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The Hello Doctor Team

Food & nutrition
December 6, 2013

I’ve got 99 problems, but going vegan ain’t one

If you were looking forward to binging this holiday season, wait till you hear what Jay-Z and Beyoncé have planned. Instead of going all out, the happy couple have decided to go on a 22 day vegan challenge – which will end at Christmas. Jay-Z took to his blog, Live and Times, to explain the reason for their radical decision. "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way,” he wrote. (more…)
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Recipes
December 6, 2013

Pan-seared tuna with lime pepper crust

Tuna is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Omega-3 fats also help lower blood pressure and regulate your heart rate. Aim to eat omega-3 rich oily fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel 2-3 times a week. In this recipe, tuna can be substituted with salmon steaks. (more…)
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General knowledge
December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

President Jacob Zuma has announced that the former President Nelson Mandela passed away peacefully at 8:30pm on Thursday evening in the company of his family. “Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed,” said the President in a live address to the nation. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss". (more…)
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Recipes
December 5, 2013

Vegetarian stuffed and baked peppers

Looking for a tasty vegetarian meal for supper? Try this! Roasted peppers are great as a main meal or as a side meal with fish or salad. (more…)
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Skin
December 5, 2013

Help, my baby has sunburn!

If your baby is under the age of 6 months they shouldn't be exposed to direct sunlight. If they are older than 6 months it's vital that you keep them protected from the sun - make sure they wear a high SPF sunblock specially formulated for delicate skin, and cover their skin with protective clothing. Babies and infants have incredibly sensitive skin, and sunburn easily, so take care. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
December 5, 2013

Take care while travelling these holidays

Drive safely. Take regular breaks to stretch your legs. Check your car tyres. Stop if you feel tired. Do these sound familiar? Probably, they’re some of the road safety awareness messages we hear all the time, especially when December holidays roll round and everyone is travelling. Road safety messages and checks are there for a reason, to help ensure you get to your destination safely. With that in mind, and with holidays just around the corner, here are our top road safety checks for driving these holidays. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
December 5, 2013

A broken heart really CAN affect your health

Going through the trauma of losing a loved one affects you mentally, physically and financially. Your see-saw emotions can lead to stress, which in turn can lead to a number of serious health conditions. This type of trauma can also bring on an illness in an otherwise healthy person, or aggravate an existing physical illness. (more…)
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Recipes
December 5, 2013

Peppers stuffed with corn and crab meat

A colourful, tasty recipe you can share with your friends, and it has the added benefit of being trigger-free if you’re asthmatic. (more…)
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Thyroid Disease
December 5, 2013

How diet affects hypothyroidism

With Hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is under-active and doesn't produce enough of the thyroid hormone. In the process, the body produces less heat and the organs function below optimal levels, which results in symptoms of fatigue, lethargy, weakness, difficulty concentrating and feelings of being cold constantly. Less energy also means decreased activity levels, which can further contribute to weight gain. (more…)
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Foot Care
December 4, 2013

High heels: Here’s why you should give your feet a break

There’s little more satisfying than putting on a killer pair of high heels to make a woman feel confident and ready for the day. The thing is, high heels aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and every season they seem to get higher, with narrower heels and less support. Over time this can (unfortunately) cause long-term problems. We take a look at the most common issues women face by ‘subjecting’ their feet to the stress of high heels on a regular basis. (more…)
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