Panic Attacks and how to recognise them – Part 1

You have a sudden sense of impending doom together with uncontrollable anxiety.  Your chest feels tight, your heart starts pounding, you are dizzy, have shortness of breath and nausea.   You may interpret these symptoms as signs of a heart attack or fear you are...

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Adolescents and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are fairly common during the adolescent stage of development.  Concerns with body image and weight control may lead to the development of disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia.  This is due to the determination not to become obese. Obesity:...

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Trauma and responses to trauma

What is Trauma? Trauma is an event that is experienced as: outside the range of normal human experience causes emotional/physical distress  involves a threat to the life of the person or others and  feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror *not breaking your...

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Menopause – from a dietary perspective

Menopause may be a difficult time in many womens lives as they battle through all the symptoms and hormonal changes such as disruptive sleep, low energy, mood swings, and hot flashes, to name a few. Some women claim that it’s the beginning of a new and exciting life...

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Menopause

In light of Womens month - we are tackling the subject of menopause again as it is a hot topic at FEMINA HEALTH. Menopause - This is the time in every womans life marked by a decrease in reproductive hormones. Periods become less regular and then stop altogether. The...

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Oats, Glorious Oats!

Cold winter mornings call for a nutritious hot breakfast, oats remain a favourite in many homes worldwide. Oats do not only leave you feeling satisfied and energised for a sustained amount of time, but it also have many other health benefits: Because of its high fibre...

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Are you one of those moms who always has to listen to “My child eats almost anything on his plate, because he just loves his food”, while you are thinking “Where on earth did I go wrong?!”. Well Mom, you are not alone… in the real world it doesn’t quite work as easily...

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An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure

The winter is slowly crawling closer, and we are getting aware of more coughs and sneezes around us. While we are wiping our shopping trolleys to a bling and washing our hands several times a day, the possibility of catching a cold or flu virus still exist as they are...

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Exposure to the sun

The feeling of sunlight on our skin conjures up feelings of summer holidays and fun times, and we feel glowing and healthy. However, too much sun can come with its downfalls. Sun contains UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays which affect the skin in a number of ways.  ...

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Salt!

Our body tissues are made up of vast number of cells which require enough salt to function properly. Salt plays a vital role in transporting water around the body, and in transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. However, as with most things,...

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