It’s not only your lungs that are compromised by smoking – every organ in your body can be adversely affected. Statistics show that tobacco kills more people than AIDS, drugs, accidents and alcohol together. But even after many years of smoking, quitting can reduce smoking-associated health risk.  Many years ago, while working on carcinogenic compounds […]

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Smoking is the most preventable cause of ill health that we know, and every effort should be made to stop this destructive habit. Fortunately, in South Africa great strides have been made to curb this habit, and the Department of Health has to be congratulated on their efforts to protect the public including children from […]

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In days gone by if you didn’t pay attention in class you were whacked or rapped on the knuckles and any signs of anxiety were instantly quashed. Immediate silence, concentration and regurgitation of facts were expected and woe betide you if you got it wrong. Are you chewing fingernails, taking long breaks in between study […]

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I know all the mind games smokers play, all the defense mechanisms they employ to continue their habit, as well as the frustration and low self-esteem of not being able to give up such a bad habit’. Writing from the ‘inside’ with the passion of one who knows, Dr Lowies describes the physical and psychological […]

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The basic function of any joint is to allow for movement. When joints swell, it’s because fluid has accumulated in the joint. Bleeding in the joints usually follows some form of trauma and micro-trauma can occur due to repeated action of a joint, most frequently the wrist, fingers or elbow. Because joints contain many pain […]

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All chronically ill people have adrenal dysfunction and the adrenals regenerate in most cases when all relevant oxygen-related elements are addressed. Adrenal support (supplementation) is often necessary for months, sometimes for longer periods, during adrenal recovery. There are 10 important considerations concerning adrenal dysfunction within the broad context of oxygen homeostasis, adrenal dysfunction and healing: […]

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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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The New Year is a time to start afresh – so be brave and get rid of everything in your kitchen that could wreak havoc with your health. Restock with nutritious foods, beverages and snacks. If you don’t have forbidden products in your kitchen, you won’t be tempted to eat them in moments of weakness. […]

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Cell phone use has increased dramatically over the past 30 years with more than seven billion subscribers worldwide. This growth has raised questions over the long-term health threats these devices may pose.   Useful? Definitely. Fun? Yes. Safe? No. Cell phones have been around a long time now and it is time to consider whether […]

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The stress we live with today sucks at our very soul and saps us of our valuable energy. It is time to take stock, breathe and live realistically in order to avoid total burnout.   The term ‘burnout’ was first coined in the 1970s by Herbert Freudenberg, an American psychologist who used the term to […]

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