Shiitake is an intelligent mushroom! I’ve said it. Call me crazy but if you were to do the research, you would support my statement. For example, a chemical in shiitake could activate various components of the immune system1,2 and modulate its response to fight viruses, cancer, arthritis and even allergies.   Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) […]

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Health bars are a convenient and very tasty way to sustain your energy when training, but how do we know which ones are good for you? Ian Craig gives the lowdown on the best of the best on the South African market. Bars, whether they be sports, energy, cereal or protein, are a fabulous way […]

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Interview between Daleen Totten and Professor Dan Burke Curcumin: ‘The emperor of anticancer phyto-chemicals’ Prof Burke: I know you’re interested in curcumin. It’s not my main topic but I’ve developed great respect for curcumin. And I’ve looked into its pharmacology for several years now. There’s a very good book, for anyone who is not a […]

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The urinary tract has a vitally important function, but it usually does its job every day without us even thinking about it. We tend to take this essential system for granted – until something goes wrong, that is. You may be surprised at how often problems, particularly infections, affect the urinary tract. It’s estimated that […]

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