There are so many different diets available, which can be very confusing when you are trying to decide what is best for you. Ultimately, however, you need to personalise and embrace your own diet. As a young exercise physiology student and middle distance runner at Glasgow University, I picked up my first copy of Lore […]

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If you are drained, rather than energised, after your exercise routine, you may be doing too much too often. Ian Craig explains the problem of exercise addiction and how you can be healthier by focussing on quality and balance rather than quantity. The land of the Cape Epic, Two Oceans, Comrades, Ironman . . . […]

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It is important to modulate oestrogen metabolism to avoid a variety of health conditions, including life-threatening diseases. The term oestrogen is used to collectively describe the female hormones, the most potent of which is oestradiol. Oestrogen affects the growth, differentiation and function of diverse target tissues – not only those involved in the reproductive process, […]

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If you are a teenager and your mood is down or if you know of a teenager who may be suffering from depression, you need to read on. With double the incidence of depression in teens compared to adults, research¹ further shows that anxiety disorders and depression are particularly high in South African teens. Although […]

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‘While the connections between the microbiome and the immune and metabolic systems are well appreciated, research into the role gut microbes play in shaping the nervous system is an exciting frontier in the biological sciences’. ~ N Soux (professor of microbiology) Live, good bacteria, or probiotics, play a vital role in how well your immune […]

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