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Movember [Part 1]

The month of November is dedicated to changing the face of men's health. Men grow their moustaches in the spirit of Movember to raise awareness about a variety of health issues concerning men. Part one of our Movember series focusses on Prostate Cancer.  ...

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Common Sleep Problems (And How to Fix it) [Part 2]

A good night's sleep is highly beneficial and essential for good health. It is, therefore, essential to address the issues that prevent you from getting the sleep you need. Part one of our Common Sleep Problems series considered the influence of bodily aches and...

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Common Sleep Problems (And How to Fix it) [Part 1]

A good night's sleep is essential for good health. You can read about the many benefits of sleep here. However, there are also many problems associated with sleep that can affect the quality of your shut-eye. Part one of our Common Sleep Problems series considers the...

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The Many Faces of Anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a mental health disorder that is characterised by feelings of excessive worry, fear, or anxiety that cause disruptions in your daily life. Anxiety can manifest in various forms and symptoms, making it vital to learn about the many faces of...

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The Facts about Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health illness which causes rapid and extreme mood swings. The individual's mood swings range between emotional highs (manic episodes) and bouts of depression (depressive episodes). Knowing the facts about bipolar disorder can help you...

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The Healthiest Oils for Cooking [Part 3 of 3]

The second part of our blog series, The Healthiest Oils for Cooking, focussed on canola, flax, palm, seed and vegetable oil. If you missed it, click here: The Healthiest Oils for Cooking [Part 2 of 3]. The last blog focusses on avocado, peanut and nut, olive and...

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The Healthiest Oils for Cooking [Part 2 of 3]

The first part of our blog series, The Healthiest Oils for Cooking, focussed on fish oil, butter and animal fats. If you missed it, click here: The Healthiest Oils for Cooking [Part 1 of 3]. The second blog focusses on canola, flax, palm, seed and vegetable oil....

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The Healthiest Oils for Cooking [Part 1 of 3]

Have you ever wondered which oils are the healthiest for cooking? This 3-part blog series sheds light on the ongoing feud about the healthiest oils for cooking and highlights some of the most important things to keep in mind when using oil. The first blog of the...

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The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is vital for both looking and feeling good. In fact, the benefits of sleep include disease prevention too. It is recommended that we should be getting between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night to enjoy the full range of benefits of sleep.   A good night’s...

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Food and Mental Health

The foods we eat have a massive influence on how effectively our minds and bodies function, either aiding or inhibiting its efficiency. Research has proven a definitive link between food and mental health. Breakfast: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the...

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The Benefits of Eggs

Eggs are not only inexpensive, they are also packed with nutrients that are good for your overall health and could be classified as a superfood. The benefits of eggs are plenty and here’s why: Eggs contain Choline which is a type of Vitamin B that is used by our...

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The Health Dangers of Kidney Disease

Every Year, the second Thursday in March is World Kidney Day. The importance of our Kidneys are often overlooked but they do play a vital role in our overall health and, when damaged, waste products build up in the body. Kidneys work by cleaning waste from our blood,...

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Raw or Cooked Vegetables: Which is better?

The battle of choosing between raw or cooked vegetables produced no clear winner yet. People continue to dispute which is better, although there is still no easy answer when it comes to consuming raw or cooked vegetables. There is also no simple answer when it comes...

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Declutter Your Fridge

Previously we posted an article with some really good information on decluttering your home. One of the things we didn't touch on though was the state of your fridge. Let's face it, we're now well into the month of January and all the leftovers from Christmas and New...

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Happy New Year – Now Declutter and Get Organised!

January is not only the start of the New Year, it is also Get Organised Month! And why not, it makes perfect sense to enter the New Year with constructive and practical New Year's Resolutions, and one of those should be to get more organised and declutter your...

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Avoid Dehydration During the Holidays

We all know what dehydration is; it's when the body doesn't get enough water. Water in our bodies is being lost all the time through normal bodily functions and processes such as breathing, sweating, and elimination. When our daily water intake is insufficient to...

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Overindulgence During the Festive Season

Our last article discussed some tips on how to make your holiday safer, but something else that we don't often consider very seriously is the dangers and discomforts associated with overindulgence during the festive season. Let's face it, Christmas and New Year is a...

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Top Tips for a Safe, Prepared Holiday

Every December the same thing happens all over South Africa – people pack their families into the car and set off for their Christmas holiday destination. And unfortunately every year during the holiday period a tragic percentage of those people experience some sort...

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Workplace Stress May Be Killing You

There are numerous stressors in the workplace, which can make you feel as if you are on an emotional roller coaster. The current economic upheaval, downsizing, layoffs, mergers and bankruptcies may be taking its toll on you. You may also be facing the pressures of new...

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What Happens to Medical Waste?

Medical waste is a type of waste that is generated by healthcare facilities such as dentist offices, hospitals, veterinary clinics, medical research labs and facilities, as well as blood banks. Medical waste is divided into the following four categories: Infectious...

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