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Top 10 Tips To Avoid High Blood Pressure

2018-07-24T14:16:50+00:00

High blood pressure is very common at menopause, and oestrogen dominance is often the cause. Rebalancing hormones naturally can help bring blood pressure back to normal and so can these simple prevention techniques. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, dietary strategies will be crucial to controlling your levels. Avoiding processed foods (due to their being high in sugar/fructose, grains, trans fat and other damaged fats and processed salt) is my number one recommendation if you have high blood pressure. Instead, make whole, ideally organic, foods the focus of your diet. As you reduce processed foods, and other sources of [...]

Top 10 Tips To Avoid High Blood Pressure 2018-07-24T14:16:50+00:00

World Diabetes Day 2016

2018-07-24T14:21:13+00:00

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to: Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical [...]

World Diabetes Day 2016 2018-07-24T14:21:13+00:00

South Africa’s Department of Health Has Decided to Tax Sugary Drinks

2016-09-09T10:52:21+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] As part of the 2016 budget, the South African Treasury has decided to tax sugary drinks. But the taxation of sugar-sweetened drinks will start in 2017 only. It is believed that the levying of taxes will help minimize the growing epidemic of oral health problems and non-communicable diseases. Local as well as international experiences have proven that taxing sugary drinks, tobacco and alcohol can positively influence consumer behavior. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that children and adults should reduce their consumption of free sugars to less than 10% of their [...]

South Africa’s Department of Health Has Decided to Tax Sugary Drinks 2016-09-09T10:52:21+00:00

Tax could offer hope in SA’s obesity crisis

2016-08-24T18:06:12+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] SOUTH AFRICANS are facing health risks because of obesity. This is increasing at an alarming rate as a result of the consumption of sugary drinks. Professor Karen Hofman, director of Priceless South Africa, says the findings of research they have conducted show that inaction over the intake of sugary drinks could lead to a growing obesity epidemic. She says projections indicate that by 2017, there will be an additional 1,2 million obese adults in South Africa, with more than a quarter of this due to increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). [...]

Tax could offer hope in SA’s obesity crisis 2016-08-24T18:06:12+00:00

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men

2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The best way to prevent a diabetes diagnosis is to start living a healthier lifestyle, such as eating healthier food and going to the doctor to get checked for prediabetes or high blood pressure, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. people also can help themselves by staying physically active through walking, riding a bike, swimming, etc. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology have teamed up to raise public awareness of the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol. To have a good sense of your [...]

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men 2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

Diabetes – What Should I Eat?

2016-05-17T09:44:44+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] 1.  Diabetes & Nutrition The food that we eat is digested and provides our body with a variety of nutrients and energy measured in kilojoules. Carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose which is the main source of energy for our bodies. Proteins are broken down into amino acids which are needed for growth and repair of the body. Fats are broken down into triglycerides which are used for energy and a variety of functions within the body for example hormone production and for keeping cell membranes healthy.Following the digestion of [...]

Diabetes – What Should I Eat? 2016-05-17T09:44:44+00:00

World Health Day 2016

2016-04-05T08:36:19+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). World Health Day. Observed by all Member States of the World Health Organization.   WHO is focusing this year's World Health Day, on 7 April 2016, on diabetes because: 1. The diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing in many countries, with the documented increase most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries. 2. A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective [...]

World Health Day 2016 2016-04-05T08:36:19+00:00

Learn More – Diabetes

2015-11-30T08:55:50+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases that involve high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Every cell in your body needs energy to function. A healthy pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. When you eat, insulin is released into your bloodstream. Insulin helps to distribute glucose throughout your body. It also moves excess glucose to your liver for storage. Without insulin to move the glucose around, it builds up your bloodstream. This leaves your cells starved for energy. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a variety of serious complications. These include [...]

Learn More – Diabetes 2015-11-30T08:55:50+00:00