Botanical Roots: Why you should consume lignum vitae

The lignum vitae is Jamaica’s national flower but the tree has many health benefits that may be unknown to some. Scientifically classified as Guaiacum, lignum...

The best time of day to work out or exercise?

Now, it’s time to put this theory to rest. It bears repeating that your ‘best time’ works when your body agrees. Find that time...

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat sweet potato

One food that is popular, especially among rural Jamaicans, is the sweet potato. It can be eaten roasted, boiled or fried and is a...

The best time of day to work out or exercise?

Hmmm…The short answer is there’s no ‘best time fits all’. Your ‘best time’ works when your body agrees. Find that time and stick to...

Botanical Roots: Why you should consume ‘duppy soursop’

Known in Jamaica as ‘duppy soursop’, the noni tree is native to Southeast Asia and Australasia, but is grown in most tropical countries and...

Botanical Roots: Why you should consume cerasee

The cerasee plant has been used to treat ailments in Jamaica and the Caribbean for decades. The plant is a part of the Cucurbitaceae family...

Did You Know? 10 warning signals of cancer

Early detection of cancer can save lives. Below, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in partnership with Loop News shares some warning signals of the disease. 1....

Health officials warn against growing face wax trend

Viral TikTok videos showing the emerging trend of “hot wax” facial treatments have led to warnings by some health experts. The health officials have encouraged...

Five plant-based milk recipes you can make at home

The popularity of plant-based milk is rising as more people are becoming health conscious and switching to non-dairy options. While plant-based milk may be healthier,...

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat chocho

Popularly known as chocho in Jamaica, the Chayote (Sechium edule) is a type of squash that belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It was originally grown in...

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