Genetics do, to a certain degree, play a role in the ageing process, but it is ultimately sensible lifestyle habits that protect the prostate gland and lend vitality and verve to a man’s passing years.   We can truly alter our ageing process by the way we live. Whether we can ultimately alter our longevity […]

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Q.: As I approach the mid-50s, I realise more and more that ageing isn’t equal. Some people are really active in their 60s and 70s while others in the same age brackets really struggle with flexibility, low muscle mass and weight issues. I am a workaholic and I know I need to exercise. The thing is […]

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Typical South African lifestyle patterns may impede our health and weight management, with stress as the central focus. Ian Craig discusses the benefits of exercise, the health ramifications of excessive exercise, and balancing fight-or-flight responses with relax and repair restoration. In the Palaeolithic times, we would walk large distances every day to collect edible plants […]

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Are statins really the wonder drug they are claimed to be? They do lower cholesterol, but at what cost? It’s important to weigh up the benefits and the adverse effects. This article takes a comprehensive look at the evidence. WHAT ARE STATINS? Statins are a group of drugs developed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting […]

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Dr Brom discusses natural products as alternative, complementary and integrative. The term ‘alternative medicine’ was a useful term a decade ago, but serves no purpose today when the movement is much more towards some kind of integrative process. The term alternative medicine is no longer used by any of my integrative colleagues and will generally […]

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Once you’ve started smoking, it’s very hard to quit. Nicotine is addictive stuff. In fact, it’s more addictive than heroin. But you can cut your cravings – Patrick Holford tells you how. Nicotine produces a stimulating effect, even in small doses, and in large amounts acts as a sedative. This is its attraction: on the […]

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When the days are shorter, greyer, and the cold has set in, it is much more challenging to get out of a warm, cosy bed and motivate yourself to exercise. Consider Hot Yoga to keep you active, fi t and happy during the chilly winter months. Exercise is not just for summer and the cold […]

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We all know that exercise is good for us, but can we do too much? Perhaps even so much that we age our bodies quicker? Ian Craig takes a look at this intriguing question. I recently had a client who, when he entered my office, I pinned as being around five years my senior. From […]

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