High fat food – friend or foe

Use low fat dairy. Give up butter. Stay away from margarine. Limit saturated fat intake. Use olive oil. Today’s fat messages seem to be forever changing and causing confusion amongst consumers. The reason behind all the confusion about dietary fat is due to its...

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Breastfeeding

In light of National Women’s’ month and World Breastfeeding Week 1 – 7 August 2019, I want to uplift all the amazing women out there and focus on the mothers. Carrying little humans and bringing them into life is one of the most admirable wonders for those who have...

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Snoring

We all know someone who snores and have all at some point been kept awake by it. But while we feel like we're the only ones suffering a poor nights sleep, the person snoring is also likely to suffer a poor night’s sleep as well . The prevalence of habitual snoring...

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What is a normal Blood pressure?

Traditionally a normal blood pressure (BP) has been cited as 120/80 but it is in fact more of a range that we consider normal, between 140/90 being the upper limit and requiring monitoring and lifestyle changes, and 90/60 being the lower limit which may make one prone...

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Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism Individuals adopt a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons including cultural, ethical or religious beliefs; economic reasons; taste preferences; and/or for certain health benefits. Different types of vegetarian diets that exist: Dietician, Melissa...

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What is Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT)?

BWRT® has been designed to remove unwanted emotional responses from memories that are deeply troubling and to create new, adaptive neural pathways that do not have the old undesirable emotional responses attached to it. The therapy extends the neural pathways so that...

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Incontinence and Physio

Urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency of urination and increased night time urination are common problems that women face.Treatment usually starts conservatively with behavioural modifications and diet adaptation, followed by pelvic floor exercises. Your Women’s...

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Carbohydrates, Health, and Weight Loss

Many people cut back on carbohydrates in an effort to either loose weight, or for other health reasons. But how does this effect our health in reality? About carbohydrates There are three different forms of carbohydrates found in food. Some food contains more than one...

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Hayfever

Hay fever – or allergic rhinitis, as it is also known – is characterised by inflammation of the nasal airways, which occurs when an allergen – something to which the sufferer’s immune system is especially sensitised – is inhaled and causes a type of allergic reaction....

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Recipe Substitutions

FEMINA HEALTHS' Dietician, Melisa Ludick shares these handy tips with us. Dietician, Melissa Ludick. There are many ways to make your recipe healthier without compromising on quality or taste. The following steps set out in the table below can help you to: - Reduce...

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