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Making the connection between diet and mental health

According to The South African Depression and Anxiety Group, 1 in 3 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. With such prevalence, it’s important to have open and honest conversations about our mental health. “As South Africa observes Mental Health Awareness Month this July, it is pertinent to take a closer look at the connection between diet and ...

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Stronger people have healthier brains, says science

The brain-boosting benefits of exercise and regular physical activity are well known and documented. We’ve written extensively about them in previous issues, but much of the scientific research into the cognitive improvements experienced, such as enhanced memory, information processing, mood and learning, relate to aerobic exercise. These research studies generally attribute the ability of physical exercise to benefit the brain ...

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Winter warmer tomato soup recipe

Winter warmer tomato soup recipe Makes 2 servings Ingredients 8 Roma tomatoes ½ cup of sun-dried tomatoes ½ a red pepper 1 clove of garlic ½ thumb-size ginger ½ lemon juice 1 tbsp of almond sour cream Fresh basil leaves Instructions 1. Add boiling water to tomatoes to remove skins. 2. Process all vegetables (except lemon juice) until smooth. 3. ...

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Resistance training boosts mood

It’s not just endurance junkies who experience the ‘runner’s high’. Researchers from Ireland and Sweden, who pooled data from 1,877 patients and 33 randomised clinical trials, determined that participants who worked out 3 times per week, for an average of 16 weeks, successfully alleviated depression symptoms such as low mood, a loss of interest in activities and feelings of worthlessness. ...

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Exercise delivers inherited cognitive boost

Fathers who exercise before conceiving a child could pass cognitive benefits, including enhanced neuronal connections, and better processing and memory, to their offspring, according to recent findings of research conducted at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Göttingen, Germany. The study looked at the effects of exercise on genetically identical male mice and determined that it changes the brains ...

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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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Maintaining Your Health


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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