November 2022 Volume 1 / Issue 199

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    November 2022 Volume 1 / Issue 199
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    Editor's Letter

    The writing is not only on the face

    The most obvious sign of ageing is most likely visible wrinkles. But there are other signs that show the body systems are not dealing well with the stressors of life and these include: insomnia, weight gain, food sensitivities, moodiness, memory issues, lack of libido and energy, reduced mobility, dull hair and skin…

    One of the most successful approaches to ageing is bio-identical hormone (oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone) replacement therapy. Integrative medicine doctors and various specialists in Age Management Medicine take into consideration nutritional status, DHEA, growth and thyroid hormones, cortisol, insulin levels and so on. Hormonal levels (too high or too low, as well as in relation to one another) are investigated by means of blood and/or saliva tests. We are so complex and unique as individuals that integrative doctors will have to vary their approach in dealing with the process of ageing. After careful evaluation, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may be prescribed in an effort to restore the body’s hormonal levels.

    Bio-identical oestrogen and progesterone are bio-engineered from natural plant products and contain the exact same chemical structure as hormones occurring naturally in the body and will gradually produce a biochemical change that will result in more energy and a feeling of well-being if that approach is appropriate for that person. The ultimate goal of any integrative approach, with hormones generally only part of the protocol, is to reach balance on social, spiritual, emotional and physical levels. Despite all the medical progress, we need to take an active part in our ageing process and do everything we can to slow down time and remove stressors. Make sure you keep your body in optimal nutritional status and your hormones in balance.  Age should not be defined by a number, but by our energy levels. See the article by Dr Ruth Hull: Healing your hormones.

    Phytoceutics™ launches in South Africa

    Phytoceutics™ (Swiss holding company of Coyne Healthcare) will unify Coyne, brands it represents in South Africa like Similasan and Terranova, and attract other high-quality international brands to join its portfolio. See more on this in our news and notes section, click here.

    Rooibos research gets funding boost

    Scientific research into the health benefits of Rooibos have been boosted with a R4.8-million investment from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), which will be matched by the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), taking the combined funding to R10-million.

    The investment is aimed at unlocking the potential socio-economic value of Rooibos. For more info on the partnership and research on Rooibos, refer to our news and notes here.

    Rooibos news and notes November

    Wellness Warehouse Introduces: How Can We Help?

    Wellness Warehouse shoppers are encouraged to ask for a consultant in store for assistance and support in navigating the often overwhelming field of personal wellbeing. These knowledgeable in-store Wellness Warehouse consultants are dedicated to assisting shoppers in making lasting positive change according to their lifestyle, goals and concerns. You, our reader, can now also access these consultants online by booking a complimentary 20 minute consultation. Book your 20 min consult now.

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    Our authors receive no payment or any other form of remuneration from us or from the industry. They take time out from their busy schedules to write articles – and then we insist that they meet our deadlines, submit extra references, answer endless queries from reviewers and copy editors, and respond to the letters we receive from you, our readers. Here’s to all of them! May their tireless and tremendous efforts bring them well-deserved rewards.

    Yours in Healthy Living

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    Diabetes and Glucosamine

    By |2022-11-07T10:35:57+00:00October 18th, 2022|

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    Diabetes and Glucosamine: I have diabetes and have been told I shouldn’t take glucosamine for joint pain – something to do with the fact that glucosamine is made in the body from a sugar. Will it be safe to take it and monitor my glucose levels?

    Healing your Hormones

    By |2024-04-10T11:44:59+00:00October 29th, 2022|

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    Happy hormones are necessary for good mental and physical health. Yet, we tend to rather abuse these special chemical messengers through an unbalanced lifestyle. Dr Ruth Hull explains how you can pamper and heal your hormones, simply and naturally.

    Traditional African Medicine

    By |2022-11-10T09:01:03+00:00November 2nd, 2022|

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    The Cinderella of herbal cultures is at last making a splash at the party! While much traditional African herbal lore has been lost, we have some powerful and exciting remedies for a wide range of conditions, some of which are more popular overseas than they are locally. Dr Frank Müller lists his top ten.

    Stress Strategies

    By |2024-02-23T15:25:31+00:00November 7th, 2022|

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    Stess can be positive or negative. When stress sparks personal achievement or life enjoyment and appreciation (positive stress), it helps us feel enthusiastic, creative, productive and motivated. But stress can easily spiral out of control, becoming overwhelming and negative distress, taking its toll on our physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

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