Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

Parkinson’s Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disease that causes a reduction of dopamine. When dopamine levels are lowered, it results in problems with movement. Did you know that there’s a boxing therapy available for young-onset Parkinson’s patients? But what are the most concerning warning signs and symptoms of…

9 Super Foods to Boost the Immune System

With winter just around the corner, it’s time we all started to look after ourselves a little more. Avoiding germs is one thing, but we can also try and boost our immune systems by getting plenty of sleep and eating the right foods. Here are nine foods well-known for their…

10 Tips to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year when everyone starts to get sick and pass around their cold and flu germs. Having a chronic illness means that your immune system is already compromised, which makes picking up other people’s winter illnesses harder to avoid. However, you don’t have to lock yourself away…

What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

You’ve heard of Parkinson’s disease but you may not know exactly what it is. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes a loss and degeneration of neurons. Did you know that dark chocolate can help with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease? In this video, shared by…

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