Sexual Health
August 22, 2020

The bad advice you need to question

“I heard from my second cousin’s friend that you can’t get an STD from…” This is like a terribly-played game of broken telephone – the original information may have been incorrect from the beginning, or lost down the line. And, with the internet, anyone's opinion can quickly become fake news. Here's what you should know.
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Headaches
August 18, 2020

Botox used to treat chronic migraines

Apart from preserving the youthful appearance of thousands of women (and men), this controversial drug can also be used to treat patients who suffer from chronic migraines, sweat and jaw clenching.
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Food & nutrition
August 14, 2020

Myth busting: How much water do you really need to drink?

What happens to your body if you don’t drink enough water? Will your organs shrivel up and die from dehydration? Where did the magic number of “8 glasses” a day come from anyway?
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Anxiety
August 11, 2020

Is worrying about being sick making you sick?

A close family member has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend's dad passed away from COVID. The news is littered with the worst-case-scenarios, and suddenly every mole, headache and rash seems like a death sentence!  All the frightening news this year can make you hyper-aware: before, you weren’t even conscious of your body, but now you feel everything - and you worry. Everyone has health concerns now and then, but for some of us, stressing about health becomes overwhelming and turns into its own problem. Hypochondria, also known as health anxiety, is worrying about your health to the point where…
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Recipes
August 1, 2020

Ostrich cubes with cashew crunch

Love the red meat, but want to cut down on your fat-intake? Then Ostrich meat is the way to go! Just add a tossed salad on the side, and you have a tasty, healthy, protein-rich lunch tomorrow.
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Depression
July 20, 2020

Are you depressed or just under pressure?

Let's face it - life can be pretty tough sometimes. Especially when 'sometimes' is the year 2020! Not all of us cope in the same way, and that is okay. Some of us take the crises in our stride. For others, the uncertainty, stress, uncertainty, and fear-driven headlines get too much, and they start developing symptoms of depression. Are you just going through a temporary struggle, or should you consult a doctor? about depression? In most instances, those hard-to-shake symptoms of fatigue, forgetfulness and feeling flustered are more likely to be signs of a burn-out, which can still be serious…
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Recipes
July 20, 2020

Low GI lentil salad with rosemary and balsamic

This low-GI lentil salad with rosemary and balsamic is healthy and delicious alternative to bread and a potato dish at a braai.
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