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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My ex-wife’s new partner smokes, and I’m worried about the effects of passive smoking on my children. How serious is the risk? Liam   DALEEN TOTTEN REPLIES: Exposure to cigarette smoke is harmful to children and has been linked to a number of problems, including glue ear, asthma, infections and even some childhood cancers. Let’s […]

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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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Drug abuse knows no bounds – it wreaks havoc in the lives of both substance abusers and their families, leaving broken minds, souls and hearts in its wake. A supportive natural modality, known as Acudetox, is available to release sufferers from the grips of their addiction. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and […]

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²‘Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul are open.’ ~ B.K.S. Lyengar The origins of the ancient science of energy healing are rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism, and date back to the time of […]

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Spring is known as the time for new beginnings and rejuvenation, and for the shedding of winter sluggishness and the traditional concept of ‘spring-cleaning’. It is also an ideal time to engage in cleaning up the internal environment of the body. Environmentally we live in a relatively toxic soup – whether we like it or […]

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Did you know that when a person coughs, air may move through the trachea at a speed of more than 480 KPH? The cough reflex is a natural physiological response to irritation. It is an important defense mechanism that plays a major role in maintaining the integrity of the airways and can be voluntary or […]

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A bout of flu or a cold every year helps to detox the system – believe it or not, it’s actually a good thing! If your health isn’t compromised, and you help your body fight the infection by giving it the rest it needs, you should sail through. But what are the possible complications of […]

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Commercial cleaning agents are loaded with dangerous chemicals. And they are expensive – quite apart from their potential cost in terms of your family’s health! So why not make your own? It’s not only a safer option, but environmentally responsible too. Spring has sprung, and many of you may be getting ready to spring clean […]

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