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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If you ask any sports person what they are most worried about, they will generally respond with one of two possible answers: injury or illness. The consensus of most scientists is that exercise is good for you, but up to a point. Unfortunately, daily or twice daily heavy exercise training over months or years can […]

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In the list of common chronic disorders of digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ranks high in the ability to wreak havoc on the sufferer’s social life, occupation and personal comfort. The symptoms that accompany IBS (also known as spastic colon or mucous colitis) – constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence, searing abdominal pain spasms – can […]

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Q I am suffering from quite a lot of pain in my gut and sometimes I feel really bloated. Could I have IBS? I am the CEO of a big company and have a lot of stress. Should I see a doctor or are there natural home remedies I can use to treat the condition? […]

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One of the most common gut infections of all is an overgrowth of a kind of yeast called Candida albicans – a tiny microbe which has the potential to cause myriad health problems. The infection is technically called candidiasis. This is what is meant by a yeast infection. The minute microbe Candida albicans multiplies, migrates […]

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The human microbiome, which is comprised of all the microorganisms (the microbiota) that live on and in humans, plays an essential role in determining good health. Microbes cover every surface of our bodies, inside and out. They’re on our skin, inside our noses, mouths, whole respiratory tract, plentiful in our digestive tract, reproductive system, and […]

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Juicing is a quick and easy way to consume a good volume of nutrients and vitamins, and increase your energy – in a glass! It is also fun for the family as it’s great for kids to join in. Thirdly, it is the fast track to fitness and beauty when you just don’t get that […]

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is really a catch-all term for any bowel discomfort that doesn’t fit into other recognised bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or diverticulitis. There is no clinical test that can confirm IBS – rather the term encompasses a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which are abdominal cramping and […]

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Dr Arien van der Merwe discusses natural treatment options and stress management tools to relieve irritable bowel syndrome. This approach will help alleviate symptoms of any disorder or disturbance in digestive tract function. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a functional disorder affecting the bowel or parts of the gastro-intestinal tract. After colds, […]

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