As our minds and bodies develop and grow in the early years of life, move through young adulthood to full maturity and eventually begin their decline into old age, each and every phase brings with it its own particular challenges. To help you meet them, we present extracts from a series of articles on health […]

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The older people get, the more inefficient the metabolic processes become, and hence the greater the need for high-quality nutrition and supplementation. The elderly have their own specific health challenges because the body is in a constant process of ageing. Try to form an image of the ageing process, by imagining a factory that prints […]

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Dem bones, dem bones…. A few words of the old familiar lyric may bring a smile to the face, but bone decay is no laughing matter. Sandi Nye discusses the many factors – far more than calcium alone – that contribute to bone health. Preventing bone decay should start early in life, as the development […]

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Vitamin B12 is one of the most commonly deficient vitamins and affects your whole body, from your brain to your bones. The older you are, the more you need. B12 deficiency is extremely common among people over the age of 60, but it appears that even slightly lower than normal levels may be detrimental. B12 […]

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Osteoarthritis (OA) has long been regarded as a degenerative disease, a natural consequence of getting old, but more recent research is suggesting another story. Clearly ageing has something to do with the onset of OA but the story, like all of medicine, can be considered in much more holistic and broader terms. When the bigger […]

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Concerned parents are all too familiar with the sight of their children slouching off to school under the burden of an overweight school bag. Dr Frances le Roux offers advice on how to avoid resulting long-term posture problems. The musculoskeletal system of the human body is a very finely tuned piece of mechanical engineering. Every […]

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