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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Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT)

“ No one can go back and make a brand new start my friend, but anyone can start from here and make a new end. ” ~ Anonymous ~ Brain Working Recursive Therapy   (BWRT) BWRT is one of the most exciting developments in psychotherapy - It is a fast-acting and extremely...

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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...

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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...

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