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Rooibos Drinkers Less Likely To Suffer Heart Disease

Despite numerous advances in medical technology the prevalence of heart disease continues to escalate. In South Africa, it remains the number one killer after HIV/AIDS and deaths related to heart and blood vessel diseases are expected to increase by 41% in the next 13 years. Experts are now saying there may be merit in incorporating alternative ways to prevent and ...

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Research Shows High Heels Causing Deformity, Injury

New research has shown a clear link between high heels, foot deformity, osteoarthritis and other injuries. A comprehensive review of a host of studies on the health effects of high heels, published in the journal BMC Public Health, found that while high heels “bring psychosexual benefits to women, they are detrimental to their health.” Clear evidence “The…review provides clear evidence ...

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Combat Cervical Cancer with these Super Foods

If detected early, cervical cancer can be cured. However, early-stage cervical cancer may not show any signs or symptoms. Symptoms will only start developing when the cancer can be diagnosed by doing a pap smear or any other procedure that is used to sample the cervix. In most cases, cervical cancer is caused by the HPV infection (human papillomavirus infection) ...

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Gestational Diabetes – Cause For Concern?

Many women find that during pregnancy they are offered loads of advice on what they should be eating. From a very strict regimen of no soft cheeses, shellfish, coffee and so on, to the more relaxed approach of ‘eat what your body wants’. Then there’s the question of ‘eating for two’ or rather just eating what you usually would. Impaired ...

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Regular Pelvic Checks Vital to Detect Cancer — Urologist

Early diagnosis of pelvic cancer is vital for successful treatment and women should have regular check-ups to help detect the disease at its onset, The Urology Hospital, Pretoria advises. Pelvic cancer refers to various cancers in the pelvic area, including cancer of the bladder, anus, rectum and cancer of the skin and soft tissue. For women, pelvic cancer also includes ...

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Bootcamp for One

This is a workout that can be done at gym or at home. I love to throw together a few exercises and time myself, or count reps for 5-6 rounds. Here’s just one example of how I do just that… Don’t overthink things, just challenge yourself as best you can. Before my bootcamp ladies arrive, I love to perform a ...

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10 Tips to Get Heart Smart

By Dr. Paul Palmer, a plant-based nutrition consultant Have a change of heart this Heart Awareness Month and make small but significant adjustments for a healthy and happy life. Remember when doctors prescribed “healthy” cigarettes and smoking as a something that was “good for you”? Luckily, much has changed over the last few decades. Preventative care is fast becoming an ...

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Does Diabetes Affect Women Differently From Men?

Diabetes currently affects an estimated 4.6 million people in South Africa and around half of these are women. While diabetes affects women and men in almost equal numbers, diabetes affects women differently from men. “The burden of diabetes on women is unique, because the condition can affect women both as adults and as potential mothers of their unborn children,” says ...

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Key Nutrients Essential For Woman’s Health

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Leading nutritional author and expert Patrick Holford unpacks key nutrients needed by women to support and improve overall health, moods and energy, regardless of any hormonal ups and downs. Patrick doesn’t believe women should have to suffer just by virtue of being female. Here, he explains that there are certain nutrients women need more of at different times in their ...

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Stay Ahead of the Pack

When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery. Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vital Health Foods ...

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