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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We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, […]

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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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Hyaluronic acid, sometimes referred to as ‘the fountain of youth’, is known to many of us as a ‘hot’ new ingredient in skin creams. What exactly is it, and does it have other benefits? While researching my article on the oldest living people (‘You CAN live to be 100!’ in our October issue, page 86) […]

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The skin is the body’s largest organ and acts as a sponge, absorbing approximately 60% of what is put on it. To ensure good health and well-being avoid skin care products that contain toxic ingredients. Through the application of a large variety of beauty and skin care products we expose our skin, and body, to […]

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, your liver is considered to be your master organ. It is involved in almost every process of your body. The liver is involved in the digestion of food, enzyme activation, hormone production, protein production, immune cell activation, storage of vitamins and iron, and blood sugar storage and regulation. Your liver is […]

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Hormones are Nature’s molecular messengers. We literally cannot survive as a species without them. I care for my patients with menstrual and menopausal abnormalities with nonhormonal oxygen therapies. I do so because I get far superior long-term clinical results with this approach. To save the human species from extinction, Nature created a rather simple design: […]

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Some diseases and conditions are commonly considered to be exclusive to the domain of women. Who would ever think of men getting breast cancer, or osteoporosis for that matter? Men often think that their bodies should work like a well-oiled machine, and thus find it difficult to cope when they malfunction – even more so […]

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It is easy to say that menopause is merely a state of mind until it actually happens and you feel there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Although menopause is a natural process, and you know you are not alone, the symptoms persist year after year, and then it really is not that […]

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It is important to modulate oestrogen metabolism to avoid a variety of health conditions, including life-threatening diseases. The term oestrogen is used to collectively describe the female hormones, the most potent of which is oestradiol. Oestrogen affects the growth, differentiation and function of diverse target tissues – not only those involved in the reproductive process, […]

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