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    • 10 Tips for lowering your Blood Pressure Naturally

      How can one lower your blood pressure without medication or salt? Read More
    • Clinician’s Guide to Digestive Disorders

      Almost all digestive disorders share one or more of the following underlying mechanisms: Read More
    • How Curcumin Targets Cancer

      Conventional medicine recognizes prevention as an essential element in today’s “War on Cancer.” Read More
    • Boost Your Mood without Medications

      The following recommendations are helpful for recovering from mild anxiety and/or depression Read More
    • Fight fatigue with these foods

      Are you always feeling lethargic, weak and fatigued? Read More
    • 3 Things you can do for healthy joints

      Try including the following in your lifestyle or daily activities Read More
    • 3 Easy steps to calculate your BMI

      It is important to know how to calculate your BMI if you want to control your weight … Read More
    • 3 Warm Spiced Milks & Why they’re good for you

      As adults, warm milk is rarely a drink of choice... Read More
    • Interesting facts about salt

      Excessive salt intake, often overlooked by many, can have a negative effect on your health... Read More
    • 6 Great ways to “eat clean” and lose more weight

      Eating 'clean' means choosing to eat your food in as fresh and natural a state as possible Read More
    • Beverage ideas if you are a diabetic

      Are you a diabetic and in need of some beverage ideas? Read More
    • How to protect your liver

      To keep your liver healthy you need to steer clear of potential toxins and eat a diet high in phospholipids. Read More
    • Nutrition myths: Fat-free’s dirty little secret

      ‘Fashionable Nutrition Myths' is a series of articles devoted to debunking some of the bad science that is currently... Read More
    • Can You Really Skip Breakfast? A Nutritionist Answers

      I never thought I’d need to do this, but a few weeks ago I found myself ardently—and impatiently—defending breakfast. Read More
    • The Hidden Food Intolerance That Could Be At the Root of Your Inflammation

      In this piece, a functional medicine practitioner explains how histamine intolerance could be at the root of your health issues. Read More
    • The Healthy Fat No One Talks About & Why You Should Be Eating It

      We all know the benefits of getting these essential fatty acids from our favourite animal- or plant-based sources. Read More
    • Is Eating Fibre Overrated?

      So, my answer to the question "Is fibre overrated?" would be a resounding NO. Read More
    • ​Signs that you may have a hormone imbalance

      Hormones are made by the adrenals that control the stress response which could affect your body and emotions to become.... Read More
    • Do you often feel tired and weak?

      Feeling fatigued or weak are common symptoms of many health conditions, one of which is anaemia... Read More
    • 9 Easy Ways I Improved My Digestion

      For years as a teenager, I struggled with chronic inflammation and constipation. Living with bellyaches was “normal” for me... Read More
    • ​11 Food Rules for the Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Diet

      Inflammation in the body causes or contributes too many debilitating, chronic illnesses — including Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid A Read More
    • ​Healthy weight linked to a steady sleep pattern

      Maintaining a healthy weight may have a lot more to do with our beds and sleeping patterns than we realise... Read More
    • ​How much sleep do you need?

      Getting enough sleep can benefit every aspect of your life. You’ll be alert for work, you’ll have more energy, and your overall Read More
    • ​7 Hormone Imbalances That Could Explain Your Fatigue, Moodiness & Weight Gain

      Your hormones are the messengers of your body. Each hormone sends specific instructions to every organ and helps determine.... Read More
    • ​Tips to Transition to Alkaline Eating

      Have you ever been in a swimming pool where the levels of chlorine were out of whack? It stings your eyes and makes them all.... Read More
    • ​5 Strategies for a better night’s sleep

      Having enough sleep is important for good health, but in today’s busy society, most of us seem to suffer from a chronic lack of Read More
    • ​Eat well to sleep well: Avoid these foods for a good night’s sleep

      Do you long for a good night's sleep? Here are some useful tips on foods that can negatively affect your sleep patterns when eat Read More
    • ​13 Foods You Think Are Healthy

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    • Health Myths You Still Believe About Red Wine

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    • ​12 Detoxing Foods I Always Have In My Kitchen

      Some of my favourite foods also happen to be great natural detoxifiers. I try to incorporate a few of these ingredients into my Read More
    • ​5 Things That Help Prevent Cancer

      No doubt, cancer is scary. However, the worst thing you can do is succumb to hopelessness. There are in fact things you can do.. Read More
    • ​Fibre helps keep the weight off

      Cutting calories is a known way to lose weight, but research on mice has found that consuming more soluble fibre may also help Read More
    • ​10 Myths about diabetes busted

      With so many diabetes myths and misconceptions about, registered dietitian, Ria Catsicas, helps us separate fact from fiction... Read More
    • ​5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Manage Your PCOS

      September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month, and the annual occasion always hits home for me. Read More
    • ​You’re Probably Hooked on Sugar

      When a client wants to break his or her sugar cravings, I start by asking if their cravings feel emotional, habitual, physical.. Read More
    • The Benefits of​ Superba™ Krill omega-3s

      ​Superba™ Krill omega-3s are transported and integrated into cell membranes quicker and more efficiently because they.... Read More
    • Beat Everyday Anxiety

      Neglecting your mental health is a silent killer that will cripple your quality of life. Increased stress, anxiety... Read More
    • ​Why You Should Be Eating More Garlic

      Garlic is one of the most amazing health foods I know. It’s rich in inulin, a plant fibre that both nourishes the microbiome... Read More
    • ​Why exercise is essential for diabetes management

      Alongside diet and weight control, exercise is an essential component in the management of diabetes. Read More
    • ​What the Bacteria in Your Gut Have To Do With Your Physical and Mental Health

      Our bodies are made of more bacteria than human cells, and the gut alone contains trillions of microbes (bacteria and fungi). Read More
    • ​7 Strategies to Get Great, Uninterrupted Sleep Every Night

      I'm a fitness and nutrition consultant who helps people learn how to live a healthier life. Many of my clients struggle with... Read More
    • ​10 Ways to Beat Chocolate Cravings

      Halloween is a few days away, and I know how hard it can be to stop you from reaching for the candy. Here's a dose of reality... Read More
    • ​10 Anti-Inflammatory & Disease-Fighting Foods

      Inflammation gets a bad rap, but it isn’t always bad. As a necessary bodily function for preventing illnesses, treating injuries Read More
    • ​7 Healthy Hacks to Beat Sugar Cravings

      As a holistic nutritionist with cravings just like everyone else, I’ve developed an arsenal of tactics to conquer them. Read More
    • What Your Body’s Telling You + What You Can Do

      Bloating is one of the most common symptoms I see in my gastroenterology practice, but hair loss and skin problems are also.... Read More
    • ​​The 4 Superfoods You Aren’t Eating Enough of

      We have a choice: We can choose to eat foods that feed disease, or we can choose to eat those that feed our health. Read More
    • ​Cravings: You won’t believe what your body is trying to tell you!

      We shouldn’t WANT chocolate or potato chips or sweets when we're trying so hard to 'be good' and lose some weight. Or, SHOULD WE Read More
    • A healthy gut is critical for immunity

      A healthy gut is critical for immunity as it promotes normal gastrointestinal function and protects against infection. Read More
    • High diabetes risk for 1 in 3 people

      A recent screening programme found that one in three people have a high risk for developing diabetes. Could you be at risk? Read Read More
    • ​Danger! 6 Everyday foods that could cause cancer

      Last week was a big one in the food and diet industry, as a report linking processed meats and red meat with cancer came into th Read More
    • ​Metabolic syndrome is South Africa’s new pandemic

      Ranked as the third most obese nation in the world, about 80 percent of obese adults in South Africa are likely to have metaboli Read More
    • ​How to identify a spastic colon (IBS)

      Different individuals can have different triggers for their IBS symptoms. If you suffer any of the following symptoms, you may b Read More
    • ​Could a high-fat diet lead to depression?

      A new study reveals that consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the brain Read More
    • ​Postmenopausal women get amazing benefits from exercise

      Everyone knows that exercise is good for you but now a study has found it has an even greater impact on postmenopausal women. Read More
    • Treat menopause symptoms with bioidentical hormone replacement

      Are you suffering from menopause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, lack of sleep, depression, mood swings... Read More
    • What leads to long term weight loss and health

      Our country is obsessed with dieting and working out. But despite having the most gyms, diet books, and exercise DVDs... Read More
    • Why You Crave Sweets after a Meal + How to Stop It

      I often hear from new clients that they feel stuck craving something sweet after a meal. Read More
    • ​9 Popular Food Cravings and What They Say About Your Emotions

      Rather than expressing our emotions, we tend to stuff them down with food, which our bodies translate as comfort and fulfilment. Read More
    • ​8 Causes of Anxiety & Depression That We Often Overlook

      If you’re one of the many Americans seeking relief from depression or anxiety, you’re no doubt aware just how elusive... Read More
    • 10 Foods You Think Are Healthy

      Anyone who’s ever lost a battle with a cupcake knows exactly how addictive sugar can be... Read More
    • ​14 Rules I Follow When Eating Fruit

      As sugar awareness increases, fruit has lately become more heavily scrutinized. Even though it offers vitamins, minerals... Read More
    • I Gave Up Gluten, Alcohol, Sugar, Coffee, and Meat

      Aside from the days when I was strict vegan, I’d never consciously given up anything. Read More
    • Take Control of Your Schedule

      A swirl of work emails, dinner parties and workouts leaves us little time to properly schedule the day. Read More
    • 3 Diets That You Think Are Healthy

      Diet is crucial to getting — and keeping — glowing skin, so following a healthy eating plan seems like a sure-fire path... Read More
    • 3 Key Nutrients Kids Need to Feel Super-Powered

      Certain food-like products such as artificial colorings and additives found in most conventional kid's snacks have been linked.. Read More
    • ​The Candida Diet: 8 Foods to Eat

      There is a universe living inside of you — and you might not even know it. Read More
    • ​Natural, Science-Backed Tips To Lower Your Blood Pressure

      High blood pressure has earned the name “silent killer." Sadly, it’s well deserved. Heart disease, sexual dysfunction, stroke.. Read More
    • ​Natural Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

      Sure, there's not much you can do to stop time. You can however, improve the quality of your life within the time you have... Read More
    • ​Why Low-Fat Diets Wreck Your Brain Health

      These days, we’re struggling with an undeniable epidemic of brain problems. Anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, depression, ADD... Read More
    • ​Sleep-Deprivation Is ACTUALLY Ruining Your Lif

      From your skin to your job to your relationships, sleep affects everything. But these days, more often of us are sleep... Read More
    • Foods to Eat For Great Heart Health

      Today, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America. But here's the good news: 90% of the time, we c Read More
    • ​3 Key Nutrients Kids Need to Feel Super-Powered

      Certain food-like products such as artificial colorings and additives found in most conventional kid's snacks have been.... Read More
    • ​11 Great Reasons to Eat Less Meat

      Whether you’re thinking of going vegan, vegetarian or just cutting down your meat intake, there are plenty of great reasons to r Read More
    • ​11 Clues you’re eating too many carbs

      Although, it’s quite debatable whether carbohydrates are essential for human nutrition, for most people, they’re the fuel... Read More
    • Probiotics: How they can change your child’s life

      What if your child’s temperament—aggression, shyness and moodiness—has less to do with DNA, and more to do with gut bacteria? Read More
    • The benefits of GliSODin

      GliSODin is a radical new approach to antioxidant supplementation. Read More
    • How to prevent Diabetes

      Modern life style patterns have negative effects on your health. Take these precautions to avoid getting Diabetes. Read More
    • The Benefits of Avocado

      ​You probably know that avocados are an excellent source of healthful fats, but this whole food may also have other unique healt Read More
    • Optimize your Sleep: 32 Tips by Dr Mercola

      Modern day electrical lighting has significantly betrayed your inner clock by disrupting your natural rhythms... Read More
    • Methylation: Why it is important

      Methylation is the latest buzzword in the health industry, and for good reason. It's a biochemical process involved in... Read More
    • Comprehensive 5R GI Restoration Program

      The Comprehensive 5R GI Restoration Program, created by nutraceutical company Metagenics... Read More
    • Acute Pain vs Chronic Pain

      There is a big difference between acute and chronic pain, and these conditions are managed differently... Read More
    • 7 Ways to fix your gut

      ​A healthy gut present with healthy skin. If you have imbalances in your gut, this easily reflects on the skin... Read More
    • A guide to sweeteners

      Too much sugar can be detrimental to health, rotting teeth, building fat, damaging blood vessels and stressing out the system Read More
    • What’s in your mouth?

      Most chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases are rooted in inflammation... Read More
    • Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny

      At one time scientists believed our DNA held the key to preventing and reversing disease.... Read More
    • Why Going Gluten Free Can Be Unhealthy

      Gluten free has gone mainstream. The multibillion dollar gluten-free food industry has exploded over the last few years, Read More
    • This Is What Gluten Can Do To Your Thyroid (It Isn’t Pretty)

      Hormones are the messengers and regulators of the body, determining the function of every cell. Read More
    • 6 Strategies to Eat Your Way Out Of Spring Allergies

      If you suffer from spring allergies the promise of blooming flowers and warmer temperatures may translate into watery eyes... Read More
    • 3 Signs Your “Healthy Diet” Is Making You Unhealthy

      Our collective “diet perception” is so diverse, how could any single way of eating be the only right way... Read More
    • You’re Skin Microbiome: Why it’s The Key to a Clear Complexion

      Microbes inhabit just about every part of the human body, living on the skin, in the gut and the mouth. Read More
    • How Sugar Tricks Us + 5 Things We Can Do About It

      There’s a reason why so many of us turn to a pint full of Chunky Monkey when we’re feeling lonely, depressed or stressed. Read More
    • DNA based diets

      Everyone is looking for that magic pill or special trick to lose weight and keep it off. Most of us have tried... Read More
    • The Lowdown on low carb diet

      In spite of a wide array of diet options and the differing opinions of medical and nutritional experts, most people agree... Read More
    • ​How Microbes define, shape & might even heal us

      As both a scientist and a human being, I am continually awestruck by discoveries about the power of the microbiome... Read More
    • Why you should eat more Kelp

      What if I told you that the fastest growing weed on earth-one that can grow up to 20 inches a day and doesn’t require land or... Read More
    • 9 Ways to Slow Down Aging through Your Food Choices

      ​If you are interested in living a long, healthy & happy life, you can promote your own well being by making conscious decision Read More
    • 13 Signs you have a Thyroid problem + what to do about it

      Low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, affects around 20 million Americans, and 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid issue i Read More
    • 10 Natural steps to take for your best skin ever

      The secrets behind flawless skin are so much more than what comes in a bottle. Quality, toxin-free skincare products paired with Read More
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