Tuesday, March 19The Voice of London

Health & Fitness

Want to detox? You are the victim of a very clever myth.

Want to detox? You are the victim of a very clever myth.

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
One of the biggest buzzwords floating around the increasingly popular fad-diet scene is actually just medical nonsense. So why are people buying into it? Reporter: Ryan Yeo | Sub-Editor: Emre Gunes Let’s get one thing straight; there’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. Okay? There is no Cilit Bang procedure that rids you of your Indian takeaway guilt. There is no tea, however much it tastes like mud, that revitalizes your organs. It’s just rubbish. The only true type of detoxing is the medical treatment of people with life threatening drug and alcohol addictions. Detoxing is an umbrella term for a variety of remedies that claim to rid your body of toxins. Whether it’s colonic irrigation, juicing, or drinking specialty teas, people are sedated into the idea that they can flush their system

Get your custom nutrition supplements delivered to your doorstep

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Meet Evermore, a health start-up aiming to improve our health with customised nutrition supplements delivered to your doorstep.  Reporter: Alina Isachenka | Sub-Editor: Mariya Grinina With an ever-increasing number of Londoners seeking to improve their lifestyle and wellness, the market for health supplements  is on the rise. We speak with entrepreneur Axel Wehr who believes that personalised nutrition is the key to a happy and healthy living. Wehr introduces his newborn start-up Evermore and explains how  the custom-made food supplements are beneficial to our lives. https://soundcloud.com/user-553654173/evermore-is-a-startup-aiming-at-revolutionizing-our-diet

You might soon be able to check the air quality with an app

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Tech, Tech (news), Technology
Plume Labs’ current app provides an hourly air pollution forecast across the city of London. They are also working on mobile air-quality sensors. Reporter: Adrian Vasilescu | Sub-Editor: Jack Leslie They will be giving the said mobile sensors to a group of Londoners, which they can clip to their clothes and carry them around the city as part of a beta test. The sensors will stay linked to an app on their phones, which will allow them to see the current levels of air pollution as they travel. In Plume’s agenda, there is also a pending project which involves a live map of London’s air quality based on the data collected. They will be collaborating with scientists from Imperial College London for analysis and come up with measures intended to lower people’s exposure to air pollution. “T
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