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Obese or not, losing weight may reverse diabetes for all, suggests study
New research shows that losing weight may be effective in reversing type 2 diabetes for obese people, as well as those with a moderate body mass index (BMI). Around 420 million people are affected by diabetes globally, and in South Africa, about 4.5 million people have diabetes – the leading cause... Read more
The complete supplement cupboard spring clean guide
Is your supplement cupboard on your spring cleaning to-do list? Before you toss out any unused products, make sure you carefully check the sell-by and use-by (or expiration) dates because there is often an important difference. When deliberating on the quality of the products you’ll likely find in your... Read more
Safe return to exercise vital for long COVID sufferers
According to official statistics, some 3,000,000 South Africans have contracted COVID-19 since the virus first arrived in the country. Among those who exhibited symptoms, some recovered quickly while others experienced lingering health problems that lasted for weeks or even months. Those who experience longer-term effects are known as ‘long... Read more
Eat with ease thanks to ‘free-from’ foods
Food intolerances have become more common in recent years, which has fuelled a growing range of ‘free-from’ health foods. A food intolerance generally refers to an adverse reaction to food caused by an inability or difficulty in digesting or metabolising a particular food or ingredient, rather than an immune... Read more
Study shows turmeric extract may lessen Alzheimer-linked organ damage
A potent turmeric extract has been shown in new research to help lessen the potentially fatal damage from Alzheimer’s disease on not only the brain but also on peripheral organs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. At least 55... Read more
Up your antioxidant intake with these foods
Our bodies need ample antioxidants to help protect our cells and DNA from the damage caused by free radicals. While this damage forms part of various natural processes, free radical production can spiral out of control due to chronic stress – life, emotional, exercise, diet and/or environmental stresses. The... Read more
Don’t let allergies derail your training
Spring typically heralds a return to outdoor exercise as days get longer and temperatures rise. Unfortunately, this time of year also brings with it numerous airborne allergens that can add additional strain to heaving lungs during intense training sessions. READ MORE | A beginner’s guide to trail running Allergic... Read more
Manage stress and improve mental health with these supplements
October is Mental Health Month and there has never been a more important time to raise awareness about mental health and address the stigma and misconceptions that people have about mental illness. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented period in our lives, it is vital to find healthy... Read more
[OCT] ILoveBoobies Breast Cancer Awareness Virtual Race
Dates: 23 & 24 October 2021 Join this 2-day multi-discipline virtual event that benefits the ILoveBoobies Charity in aid of raising funds to educate, empower and screen disadvantaged South African women for breast cancer. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise and entry fees are used to fund the screening... Read more
Use spring to switch to seasonal eating
Spring is a wonderful time for every health-conscious eater because of the abundance of fresh, seasonal foods that become available at our local greengrocers and organic food stores. While advances in modern farming and food preservation techniques mean that we can find certain fresh foods in supermarkets all year... Read more