Vitamin D is being recognised more and more as an essential vitamin that is found to be beneficial in building stronger bones and teeth, modulating cell growth, supporting immune system function and contributing to normal muscle function. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented in many populations worldwide, including children. The main source of vitamin D […]

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Dr Sandi Nye ‘Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.’ ~ Mary Schmich, 19971 SUNSCREEN PROTECTION FACTORS Zealous advertisers advocate sun­screen products with sun protection factors (SPFs) ranging from 15 to 100+. But how much of this is scientifically validated, and how much is spin-doctoring […]

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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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Few subjects on health are as riddled with myths and misconceptions as the question of the sun and its presumed role in contributing to skin cancer. This intriguing subject deserves closer scrutiny. The sun has been demonised in recent decades as being the source of escalating skin cancers in modern times. This has resulted in […]

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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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The older people get, the more inefficient the metabolic processes become, and hence the greater the need for high-quality nutrition and supplementation. The elderly have their own specific health challenges because the body is in a constant process of ageing. Try to form an image of the ageing process, by imagining a factory that prints […]

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When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.’ ˜ Rainer Maria Rilke Ask anyone to visualise being on holiday and the chances […]

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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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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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Winter is here and along with it the usual sniffles and sneezes caused by viruses that carry enough punch to lay us low for a while. Help your body, naturally, to prevent and fight colds and flu. As autumn gives way to winter, cold and flu viruses abound, and before you know it you are […]

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