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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

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

Many South Africans have been consuming less salt daily since the beginning of the month and didn’t even know it

2016-07-29T11:16:21+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"] This is because the new law regulating salt content in food quietly came into effect from June 30 - with little to no fanfare - but inspiring hope in the Public Health Community of SA which said it was confident the fight against obesity and the high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) would be equally prioritised by the government. The amendment to the foodstuff regulations was gazetted in March 2013, giving manufacturers a three-year implementation period to experiment with reformulation and produce lower salt products that were still acceptable to consumers. [...]

Many South Africans have been consuming less salt daily since the beginning of the month and didn’t even know it 2016-07-29T11:16:21+00:00

Five Foods You Should Be Eating to Keep a Healthy Prostate (and five to avoid)

2016-06-19T10:35:11+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"] Given that the lifetime risk for Prostate Cancer in men in South Africa, is 1 in 27, according to the 2010 National Cancer Registry, any suggestions for long-term lifestyle changes that could improve a person's chances are urgently welcome. Men need to go for simple screening tests to detect Prostate Cancer. Screening results in early detection, enabling more effective treatment and a better chance of recovery. There are, however, some small steps that can be taken to help prevent the cancer – or to at least keep your prostate fit, healthy and [...]

Five Foods You Should Be Eating to Keep a Healthy Prostate (and five to avoid) 2016-06-19T10:35:11+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

Thyroid Problems and Diet

2016-05-17T09:26:05+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"] Step 1: Understanding the relationship between thyroid problems and diet The thyroid gland is one gland we cannot do without. We need the trace element iodine to regulate thyroid metabolism. Without iodine the thyroid gland is not able to make thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones stimulate oxygen consumption. This function is also called the calorigenic action which immediately indicates that this hormone increases the use of oxygen in practically all body tissues and helps to burn fuel stores and release energy help to maintain body temperature and prevent us from feeling cold stimulate the heart [...]

Thyroid Problems and Diet 2016-05-17T09:26:05+00:00

Top 10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol

2016-05-17T08:40:25+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. Attain and maintain a healthy body weight Do a simple calculation of your body mass index (BMI) at home: divide your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in meters) squared. A value between 18.5 and 24.9 indicates that you have a healthy weight, where any value above 25 indicates that you are overweight. Overweight people tend to have higher LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol levels and thus are at increased risk. Obesity is indicated by a BMI of 30 or more. [et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] 2. Replace saturated (unhealthy) fats [...]

Top 10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol 2016-05-17T08:40:25+00:00

New Year. New Resolutions. New You.

2016-01-18T12:05:21+00:00

The New Year has kicked off with a great start, and we are already more than half-way through the month of January. Do you remember the resolutions that you had made 17 days ago? Are you still on track to achieve those goals, or have you been side-tracked? The good thing about resolutions - is that you don't have to wait for the first day of a New Year to make them. You can start right now - It's About Time!   " Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. " [...]

New Year. New Resolutions. New You. 2016-01-18T12:05:21+00:00