Many women suffer severely from premenstrual syndrome with period pain, but there aren’t many GPs or gynaecologists who really take these problems seriously. Nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as neutriceuticals and herbal remedies, provide many options to manage your health challenge. DEFINITION OF PMS A varied group of physical and psychological symptoms, including abdominal […]

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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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Skin manifestations are often a consequence of internal dysfunction Every year, one in four of us will seek treatment for a chronic skin complaint such as eczema, psoriasis, acne or rosacea, but many holistic health experts believe that addressing common symptoms such as inflammation, redness and scaly skin won’t solve the problem. A good integrative […]

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Think of an Aero chocolate compared with a solid bar – the word osteoporosis (from the Greek for ‘bone’ and ‘pore’) tells us that the affected bones have holes in their structure. Osteoporosis has been called the ‘silent disease’, progressing without any outward sign, sometimes for decades, until a fracture occurs. Today, regular bone mineral […]

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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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We are plagued by the pollutants of our modern world, which threaten our health and well-being on a daily basis. Thankfully we can turn to ancient methods of detoxification to ensure some measure of protection over toxic invasion. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a pollution-free environment, where we drank only the purest of […]

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This was another ailment I used to suffer from in a bad way. Like many diseases, there is a spectrum of severity for this particular disease. For some, hay fever means slightly itchy eyes and a bit of a sniffle; for others it means feeling like you have been run over by a truck. I […]

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According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa, the nation is in the grip of a countrywide obesity epidemic. It is time to face the stats and learn more about weight management. South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third […]

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A ‘prevention is better than cure’ way of living stresses the importance of nourishing, supporting and strengthening your body to promote vitality, instead of waiting for illness or symptoms to manifest. We as South Africans tend to dread winter, especially as it is associated with frequent colds and a vulnerable immune system. But the importance […]

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Are we alone in facing the pressures of maintaining a youthful appearance? Certainly not, if one considers the sheer size of the global beauty industry, predicted to reach the R400 billion mark within the next 5 years. This gigantic figure represents components of beauty care such as skincare products, cosmetic surgery and the latest craze, […]

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