Daleen Totten interviews molecular biologist Dr Daniel Meyersfeld on genetic testing, specifically Nutrigenomics ​(​ personalized nutrition ​) and Pharmacogenomics ​(​ personalized ​drug prescription). ​They discuss the benefits of genetic testing for personalized healthcare interventions​ ​ and how to access these services in South Africa. Please follow and like us:

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The body’s ability to adapt successfully to stress is a hallmark of good health. Substances called adaptogens have a remarkable ability to help our bodies modulate the stress response and adapt effectively. Rhodiola is one of the most well-studied adaptogens, and its effects on human health are remarkable.   Rhodiola or golden root grows in […]

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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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A tailored training and nutrition programme that lies within your personal limits can go a long way to improving your performance. Coming from the sporting field, I have always been thoroughly aware of the term overtraining. It’s something I thought might be a problem for elite athletes who were routinely training two to three times […]

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Are you familiar with the mid-morning blues? That feeling that even after eight hours of sleep you could have used at least another two? You may be deficient in magnesium. Along with sodium, potassium and calcium, magnesium is one of the four macro-minerals, essential to all life. A study in the 1960s by American physician […]

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The mind – and its emotions – is a fascinating realm to work within. When we realise that the mind and body are really one entity, it becomes very easy to nourish the mind through nutrition. Ian Craig explores this fascinating subject through personal experience. My first aha moment, when it comes to the mind […]

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  The origin of salt therapy, known as halotherapy, dates back to the mid-19th century when it was used to relieve asthma, lung disease and allergies. This natural, non-invasive treatment is still used today to enhance health and well-being. Inhaling the healing properties of salt can sometimes make halotherapy (‘halo’ is Greek for ‘salt’) a […]

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There is so much information out there on supplements – what to take, how much, who needs what – that it can be confusing to sift through the research and separate the facts from the marketing hype. Michele Vieux, athlete and fitness trainer, helps athletes decide which supplements should be taken. I’ve spent a lot […]

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This is one plant no garden should be without. Just a small bunch of fresh leaves under your pillow will calm and soothe you so comfortingly you’ll become enchanted with it! We seem to be living in a state of continual stress. The world as we knew it seems to have fallen apart, and no […]

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Biomesotherapy (BMT) (biopuncture) is a therapy in which homeopathic products are used together with stimulation of specific points of the body with a saline solution via injection. Most of the injections are given under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the muscles. Certain points such as acupuncture and trigger points are used along with specific local […]

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