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5 Steps To Avoid Winter Flus And Colds

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a dreaded force to be reckoned with during the winter season. Even though you may brush it off as a case of the sniffles, it is actually more serious than you may think. “The truth is that the flu is actually a relentless and possibly life-threatening disease which kills hundreds of thousands ...

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Rooibos Can Correct Common Winter Bodily Imbalances

Unsettled weather, coupled with lack of sunshine, colds and flu, and reduced physical activity are all synonymous with the winter season, but the combination of these factors can also disturb the body’s equilibrium. Incorporating certain foods and herbs such as Rooibos tea into our diet can help to naturally correct these bodily imbalances. Signs that our bodies are not in ...

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The ABCs Of Prostate Cancer & Getting Tested

By Dr Evelyn Moshokoa When it comes to prostate cancer and rectal examinations, years of unchallenged misconceptions have ignited fear in South African men. But did you know that a simple blood test can effectively diagnose prostate cancer and save your life? Another misconception is that prostate cancer is the end. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is ...

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Binge-Watching TV Can Wreck Your Immune System

There are a few daily habits, such as overdosing on TV, that can wreak havoc on the body’s ability to fight off colds and flu this winter. Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics, a leading provider of colds and flu medication, says the relatively new phenomenon of being able to watch an entire TV series all at once, as opposed ...

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Survey Shows We Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

The Bed Shop, South Africa’s largest independent franchise bed retailer, conducted a sleep survey to better understand the sleeping habits of South Africans. The survey, which ran from November 2017 until the end of January 2018, surveyed 1690 people across South Africa. The findings deliver insight into the quality of sleep that South Africans are getting. The survey showed that ...

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Debunking Flu And Flu Vaccine Myths

Winter is on its way and with it come the inevitable and dreaded bouts of flu, which means we’re also likely to encounter the many misconceptions surrounding influenza – commonly referred to as “flu” – and the flu vaccine. These are a few of the myths that have been discredited: Myth #1: Flu is not that serious Fact: Flu is ...

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How can I Manage ADHD with Exercise if I’m not Naturally Active?

Exercise does not mean hitting the treadmill or forcing yourself to jog around the track. It can be more fun and fulfilling than that. Research suggests exercise helps with the management of ADHD symptoms. But if you’re not naturally active, it can be tough to exercise regularly – and enjoy it. Exercising can improve focus and help reduce symptoms of ADHD, as well as the ...

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Back To Basics For Better Health

Modern lifestyles are a curious, and unhealthy, mixture of “stop” and “go” – most of us spend the long hours of our working days sitting, sedentary behaviour that’s considered so bad for our health that it’s been dubbed “the new smoking”; but on the other hand, we juggle busy work, family and social lives, struggle to find time for our ...

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Just Two Sugary Drinks A Week Is Hazardous

Research shows that just two sugar-sweetened beverages a week may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking one a day may raise blood pressure. A Stellenbosch University review of 36 studies found that the consumption of sweetened drinks is steadily rising worldwide, impacting directly on metabolic syndrome — a cluster of risk factors which contribute to heart disease ...

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Plant-based Diets set to be a Mega-Trend in 2018

If you haven’t watched the Netflix documentary “What the Health”, there’s a big chance you’ve heard of it, advocating the benefits of a plant-based diet and eschewing all animal products. With a host of celebrities, nutritionists and millennials singing the holistic benefits, a plant-based lifestyle is set to be the mega trend of 2018. Market research group 1010 Data shows ...

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