Healthy Drinking Habits

Healthy Drinking Habits

The festive season is soon upon us and while it’s a great time to relax and unwind, its sometimes easy to let those drinks just add up a little to a bit beyond our comfort or safe zones. It may be quite sobering to realise just how much alcohol is safe and recommend....

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Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Contributor: Melissa Ludick, The alkaline diet, also known as the acid-base or the alkaline-ash diet, is marketed to the general public as a way to lose weight and to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. It is said that if...

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High fat food – friend or foe

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

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?

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

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)?

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

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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