If you thought you have to guzzle down five cans of fizzy drinks a day to do damage to your health, think again! According to a surprising study that was presented at Kidney Week 2013, it only takes two cans a day to do a number on your kidney function…
The researchers behind the study also found that fizzy drinks can boost your risk of cardiovascular disease and even mortality. Needless to s... ››› more
When it comes to many different aspects of your health, zinc is an absolutely essential mineral. It helps with hormone production, growth and repairment, facilitates digestion and boosts immunity. And these aren't even the most notable benefits of this remarkable trace mineral…
Zinc also acts an anti-inflammatory agent in your body and therefore has significant therapeutic benefits for chroni... ››› more
When you step inside the pharmacy, do you feel overwhelmed by the towering shelves of vitamin and mineral supplements? You may even wonder “which ones are effective?” or “are they worth the money?”
If you want to live a healthier life and avoid heart disease, these are good questions. So let's take a look at which supplements you should add to your diet or medicine regimen for your hear... ››› more
In South Africa, heart disease is right up there with diabetes and HIV Aids as a leading cause of death. The good news is that we're now educated on how we can prevent heart problems like heart attacks and strokes.
Healthy habits like following a nutritious eating plan, exercising regularly and managing your stress levels can make a huge difference when it comes to preventing cardiovascular p... ››› more
Out of all the healthy greens out there, kale is definitely the king! One of the most nutrient-dense superfoods that ever existed, you can bet that kale has remarkable medicinal properties.
Keep reading to learn about the nutrients and antioxidants in this potent green superfood, as well as how it can help fight off cancer and heart disease.
Four reasons to eat more kale
#1: Kale is load... ››› more
Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Here's some good news for you then: You can lower your blood pressure naturally through making a few simple dietary changes!
Sodium, for example, has always been a blood pressure bogeyman, which is why extensive research suggests swapping out high sodium foods for low ones. Other research shows that power minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium are... ››› more
Your doctor may tell you that the health of your heart has much to do with your genetics, but there are actually a number of other factors involved, too. That's right - the saying that goes “genetics load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger” is 100% true!
Factors including your diet, fitness levels and even environmental exposure can contribute to heart-related conditions such as hig... ››› more
It's time to pay attention to a disease no-one
is talking about…
Are your children getting taller - or are you just getting shorter?
Your muscles whither and waste as you age, and it puts you at risk of arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and many more horrific disease...
There's an easy and natural way to protect your muscles as you grow older
... ››› more
Did you know...
The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute,100,000 times a day, 3,600,000 times a year, and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime? Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck over 32 km. In a lifetime, that's equivalent to driving to the moon and back!
I'm sure you do know that heart disease is the number one killer in South Africa;... ››› more
- Eggs are back on the menu!
- New research finds eggs don't cause high cholesterol. But only if you eat them the right way.
- Here's how to prepare your eggs to avoid high cholesterol…
One large egg yolk contains a staggering 186mg cholesterol. That's the same amount you'd get in 6 tablespoons of butter!
So you can see why, since the 60s, eggs have had a seriously bad rap and were link... ››› more
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