Archive for the ‘Expat health advice’ Category

Whether you are attracted by the high annual salaries, relatively low living costs or tempted by the warmer climates, you would not be alone in the desire to relocate to Africa. For those seriously thinking about moving to live in Africa, there are two very important things to bear in mind:

If you are relocating abroad, finding the right health insurance is in your To-Do List (or at least it should be!). Most often, price and coverage are the main aspects people compare when deciding upon different companies and policies. However, the one factor that many forget to consider is customer service, which can actually make […]

Statistics collected by WHO state that between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers are reported globally each year. These cases are a direct result of skin damage caused by overexposure to the sun. Although women don’t win an award for their efforts either, it seems that men are the […]

As a citizen of a licorice-consuming country, I was pleased to find out that our oh-so-beloved sweet is not only delicious, but also has a surprising number of benefits (especially where your teeth are concerned). Studies have found that the natural chemicals in licorice, an extract from a the root of a plant called Glycyrrhiza Glabra, can […]

Sexual health. For some people the mere mention of it is enough to send a shiver down their spine. For expats, while still suffering from the same fears about getting tested, enjoy the added frustration of having to learn the ins and outs of a new health system, navigating where to go, who to talk […]

This April, National Soy Foods Month, organized by the Soyfoods Association of North America, takes place for the fifth year running. Being the most consumed, used and grown legume in the world, soy appears to be one of the most popular health products that people enjoy in different cuisines across the world. This month, why not […]

Meditation is now a standard practice for success and health, even families can benefit from simple meditation to lessen the chaos in their lives. Although making a toddler sit still for a couple of minutes may seem highly unlikely, family meditation can simply be remaining positive when things feel unbalanced. For expat families this is particularly important […]

Shelves are stacked high with different supplements and vitamins but have you ever wondered how healthy or useful they actually are? To be honest, I have always been a little hesitant about taking supplements and vitamins. However, I decided to start taking Evonia vitamin capsules after they were recommended to me by a friend. These capsules are produced […]

Tired of being told how to sleep? Quite frankly, so am I. So when I woke up this morning to find yet more groundbreaking research conducted by the National Sleep Foundation of America posing the question: How much sleep do we need? – I couldn’t help but scoff. This was undoubtedly to tie in with the fact that […]

Whatever the reasons for moving country, whether it be for work or pleasure, health insurance should be of paramount importance to everyone. As an expat, standard travel insurance is not inclusive enough, although it can cover travel among several different countries on a short term basis, it will not offer the complete health coverage an […]

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