A.Vogel Blog

Fresh news for a healthier lifestyle

Worst foods for an enlarged prostate

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 23 February 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Men's health
Egg Characters

What you eat can have a big influence on the health of your prostate. While some foods can help reduce the risk of developing an enlarged prostate (BPH), as well as lessen the severity of the symptoms, there are others which can actually aggravate your symptoms.

The more inflammation present in your body generally, the more likely you are to have inflammation in the prostate, so avoiding or limiting certain foods which trigger an inflammatory response is a good place to start, as well as staying clear of food and drinks which irritate the bladder and cause frequent urination. Continue reading >

Alfred Vogel’s Love of Nature: The best compost in the world

by Annmarie, on 10 February 2015, Alfred Vogel's Love of Nature
Urban Fecker holds the valuable compost in his hands, which become used as dung in the garden.

Last month our Alfred Vogel’s Love of Nature series explored the ploughing and planning stages which happen in January, this month the next step is to apply the compost…

Never shake the hand of an eager composter – they may just have been delving into the depths of their favourite compost heap to see if it feels ready to use. Continue reading >

10 ways to avoid bad winter hair days!

by Annmarie, on 9 February 2015, Beauty, Bodycare, Hair care
Winter Bad Hair Day

Not only does the harsh winter weather play havoc on your skin, it can also create some unpleasant bad hair days, which can last for months! From hat hair to split ends and frizz, damage caused by the dropping temperatures, freezing winds and the central heating being turned up high, can really turn our hair into an unsightly mess.

I know from personal experience how annoying a bad hair day can be and how much the weather can affect it. As someone who has naturally curly hair which has a tendency to frizz, I know how it feels and looks for hair go a little haywire in the winter, but I also know how to take care of it! Continue reading >

Good foods for your enlarged prostate!

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 23 January 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Men's health

An enlarged prostate is a common problem in men, especially as they mature into their riper years. Fortunately there are many strategies they can employ to improve the symptoms of BPH and protect against any further development of the problem. One of these strategies is altering the diet in line with research showing the benefits of certain food groups for men with BPH. Continue reading >

7 ways to banish your winter dry skin blues!

by Annmarie, on 22 January 2015, Beauty, Bodycare, Skin care

Our poor skin has a lot to deal with during the winter months as frost nips at our toes, howling winds redden our noses and cheeks and icy temperatures make our bodies shiver, so it’s only natural that it complains a little!

What’s to blame? That nasty combination of dry, cold weather, wind and central heating turned up to the max is the culprit and can really play havoc with your skin, leaving it feeling dry, itchy and even flaky. At this time of year your skin really needs an extra helping hand. Even the best skin care routine can falter under the pressure of the cold weather outside and the drying temperatures in our cosy homes inside. Continue reading >