Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach as well as the small and large intestines. Tt is usually caused by microorganisms from infected food or water, but it can also be caused by ingesting certain drugs or toxins. It usually results in nausea...

Sweeteners…sugar-coated or sensible?

With the worlds ever growing desire to know more about the things that we put into our bodies – we discuss the options when it comes to sweeteners. Sweeteners can be divided into sugars and artificial sweeteners. Sugars, such as fructose or sucrose, provide...
Festive Food

Festive Food

Festive food … feminine figure It is that time of the year again… Year-end functions                             Christmas parties,                                Holiday munchies… All these can make it fairly difficult to eat healthily and stay in shape or to loose...
Just what is the “Empty Nest” Syndrome?

Just what is the “Empty Nest” Syndrome?

Has your last child grown up and ready to leave home or perhaps already moved out?  If so you may be experiencing some mixed emotions.  Find out why the empty nest syndrome happens and what you can do about it. Just what is the “Empty Nest” Syndrome? The “Empty Nest”...
Recognising Depression in the Adolescent

Recognising Depression in the Adolescent

Adolescence can be a difficult period that is often characterised by some degree of emotional instability.  Rapid developmental changes, struggling with conflicting identities and unrealistic social expectations, may lead to uncertainty over role behaviour and...