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10 Tips to Get Heart Smart

By Dr. Paul Palmer, a plant-based nutrition consultant Have a change of heart this Heart Awareness Month and make small but significant adjustments for a healthy and happy life. Remember when doctors prescribed “healthy” cigarettes and smoking as a something that was “good for you”? Luckily, much has changed over the last few decades. Preventative care is fast becoming an ...

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Give Joints The Attention They Deserve

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World Bone and Joint week takes place from 12 to 20 October 2017, offering the opportunity to give your joints the attention they deserve. Joints are the connections between the bones that allow you to bend, walk and sit. Therefore making sure that your joints are kept in tip-top shape should be a priority. “Joints should be tendered to as ...

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Sugar More Dangerous Than Gunpowder

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The estimated mortality from diabetes was 5 million people in 2015, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This far exceeds the estimated deaths from war and violence. “Yuval Noah Harari could not have been more accurate in his book Homo Deus when he said that sugar is more dangerous than gunpowder,” says Dr Larry Distiller, specialist Physician/Endocrinologist and Principal ...

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Fat But Fit Lowers CVD Risks

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South Africa has the third highest incidence of heart disease in the world. In fact, every 10 minutes, a South African has a heart attack and a fatal heart attack occurs every 45 minutes. Andrew Heilbrunn, from the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s Biokinetic Centre in Johannesburg, says inactivity and low physical fitness contribute substantially to increasing rates of heart ...

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Maintaining Your Health

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It’s extremely important for men to understand the risk factors of their overall health. Many health conditions can be prevented or treated if detected early enough. The most common health problems which affect men and their risk factors include: Prostate cancer: Excessive alcohol intake. Having a diet which is high in fat and low in fiber. Smoking. Being overweight. Lack of ...

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Strenuous Exercise May Cause Hair Loss – Expert

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Excessive exercise places enormous energy demands on the body which may result in hair loss*, says leading global hair expert, Dr Adolf Klenk. Klenk, who discovered 16 years ago that caffeine protects against hair loss*, said hair may come under intense stress during physical exertion. “During high-intensity exercise or sport, muscles consume a huge amount of energy, draining the rest ...

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Caring For Your Beard In Winter

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Winter is the perfect time to grow a beard, mainly because it gives you a few extra minutes in bed every morning as you don’t need to shave before leaving for work. Just like one’s skin, beards also suffer the wrath of winter. The cold can leave them dry and damaged and, in some cases, unmanageable. South Africans living in ...

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Give Your Immune System A Vital Boost

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As healthcare becomes increasingly expensive, prevention is the way forward for many consumers. And, with winter around the corner, now is the time to make sure your body has the support it needs to combat winter ailments. The immune system involves a complex system of cells that are distributed throughout your body, explains Andrea du Plessis, nutritional expert at Vital ...

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Beards as Dirty as Toilets

According to a study conducted by a New Mexico microbiologist and reported on by Action 7 News in Albuquerque, the average beard contains just as much faecal matter as a toilet does! Microbiologist John Golobic conducted swab tests of several men’s beards, and while some of them contained normal bacteria, others were comparable to toilets. “I’m usually not surprised, and ...

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Hard vs Soft Bellies

Men are more likely than women to develop big bellies as they age. Some have soft bellies and others have hard bellies. As men reach middle age, their testosterone levels will inevitably begin to decline. Low testosterone causes middle-aged men to develop the tell tale ‘pot-belly’. Testosterone helps build muscle mass which means that low levels of testosterone can cause ...

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