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5 steps to a slimmer waist
Most of our body transformation efforts are disproportionately focused on changing our outward appearance. This means we try to reduce the body fat stored under our skin (subcutaneous fat) and increase our lean muscle mass. That combination delivers the sought-after toned physiques to which we aspire. The truth lies... Read more
Scientific support for intermittent fasting grows
Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach that continues to grow in popularity for its effectiveness in weight loss and health improvement. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that intermittent fasting can reduce a person’s risk of chronic lifestyle diseases such as insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and... Read more
These potential health benefits of exercise run more than skin deep
We all choose to exercise for different reasons. While most of us hit the gym for a better body, others exercise for improved sporting performance. Then there are those who work up a sweat for the numerous health benefits that physical activity impacts. Whatever your reason for staying active,... Read more
5 signs that your health sucks
Modern medicine is highly reactive as we tend to only see our doctor once we’re sick. Well, why not turn the tables on ill-health by being more proactive? Your body constantly gives us warning signs of waning health, long before we get seriously ill. You just need to know... Read more
The lowdown on keto
The world of nutrition and supplementation is an ever-evolving environment with new research emerging every day. A lot of focus recently has been on the ketogenic diet and the benefits of high-fat, low-carb eating with moderate protein. If you’re considering this approach, it is important to obtain the correct... Read more
[Recipe] Creamy Apple Oats
Eating right is about more than just your waistline. Your diet is also essential for optimal health. In this regard, there are numerous potent ingredients that deliver outsized health benefits, like oat beta-glucan. This soluble dietary fibre is the active ingredient in oats that may reduce the risk of... Read more
2020 trends: digital detox, mental health & quality CBD oil
Digital detox, improved mental health, scientifically-backed CBD oil and predominantly plant-based diets are among the top health and wellness trends for 2020, say three leading local health experts. Flexitarian in focus Nutritional consultant, Vanessa Ascencao, says a largely plant-based “flexitarian” diet will continue to gain popularity. She recommends that... Read more
New tech helping improve early prostate cancer detection
New technology is helping improve early detection of prostate cancer – the most common cancer among South African men, with one in 19 at risk at developing it in their lifetime. According to the Cancer Association of SA (CANSA), prostate cancer is on the rise with main risk factors... Read more
Buchu properties promote men’s health, reveals new research
November is Movember. It’s when men around the world grow moustaches to raise awareness about men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, and mental wellbeing. Prostate health should be top of mind all year round, with more than half of South African men at risk of developing... Read more
Love your liver by eating more of these superfoods
As far as organs go, the liver isn’t one we pay much attention to. In fact, most people who are quizzed aren’t sure exactly where in the body the liver is situated and what its exact function is. Yet, the liver is, in fact, one of the hardest working... Read more