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  • Is it IBS, or something more serious like colorectal or ovarian cancer?
  • If you suffer from persistent bloating, cramps and irregular toilet habits, you may have concluded that you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But here's the thing: sometimes IBS symptoms stop being simply IBS and turn into something much more serious, such as colorectal or ovarian cancer. Read on for four medical issues that your IBS symptoms could be trying to make you aware of, accordi... ››› more
  • [21 April 2017]
  • FDA stresses the need to develop new IBS therapies
  • According to the Government Employees Medical Scheme's (GEMS), only 20% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) around the world seek medical attention. The same statistic applies to South Africa in particular. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says this is of concern because IBS, a disorder that involves your colon and causes symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain, affects ove... ››› more
  • [19 April 2017]
  • Is it risky for diabetics to have the odd cheat meal? A dietician explains...
  • You're diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You're at a birthday party and the cake is served. What do you do - reach for a slice or politely say, “no thank you”? Can you have your cake and eat it too? We turn to Leanne Katzenellenbogen, a dietician and nutritionist based in Sandton, Johannesburg, for the answer... Diabetics can have a cheat meal every now and again – as long as they follo... ››› more
  • [27 March 2017]
  • Six key dietary tips that will stop your skin from sagging and help you age beautifully
  • You'll notice that as you age, your skin stops producing supportive fibres like elastin and collagen - which give your skin its firmness - as efficiently as it used to when you were younger. The result? Stretched, sagging skin... yikes! Luckily, there are a key dietary changes you can make to get your skin back into shape or prevent it from sagging in the first place (prevention is better than ... ››› more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • Add these four foods to your diet to prevent psoriasis flare-ups
  • Psoriasis is a skin condition that occurs when your skin cells replicate too quickly, resulting in dry, itchy whitish scales. If you suffer from psoriasis, you're probably hoping that one day you'll find a solution to relieving and healing your skin... Here's the good news - by simply adding a few skin-loving foods to your diet, you'll be well on your way to preventing psoriasis flare-ups and h... ››› more
  • [12 December 2016]
  • Ghee, oysters and other foods that help heal inflammatory skin conditions
  • There's no doubt about it - there's a profound connection between the foods you eat and how they affect your skin... For this reason, getting plenty of antioxidant-rich produce and healthy fats in your diet as well as drinking enough water and avoiding common allergens like dairy, wheat and soy is a great game plan! But what if you're already following this plan and are still suffering from ... ››› more
  • [01 December 2016]
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