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Gut health

AnxietyMental & Emotional Health
April 8, 2019

Is your anxiety linked to your gut health?

Most of us don’t pay much attention to the microorganisms that live in and on our bodies. Yet, these miniscule bugs play an interesting role in keeping us healthy. If you live with anxiety or any other mental health conditions, controlling the balance of microorganisms in your digestive system could potentially help improve your symptoms.

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Infections
March 20, 2019

How to keep worms out of your stomach

The thought of having a parasite crawling around in your body can be quite scary, but you're not alone; parasites are more common than you think.

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Gut & digestion
March 20, 2019

Could you be suffering from SIBO?

SIBO refers to “small intestine bacterial overgrowth”. It is normal for bacteria to grow in certain parts of your gut and intestinal tract, but when these bacteria develop in the small intestine, symptoms appear.

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Food & nutrition
January 23, 2019

Is soy really good for your health?

There are good reasons why many vegans and vegetarians swear by soy. It’s versatile, packed with protein and other nutrients, plus, it makes a tasty meat alternative. Although soy is lauded for its many benefits, it comes with a few negatives, too. Let’s take a look. The good Soy is a legume. But, unlike many other legumes, it’s an excellent source of plant protein. Soy is naturally cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat, making it a healthy, plant-based alternative to meat. Soy can boost your fibre intake, which helps to sustain a healthy colon. Soy contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which…

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Skin
November 27, 2018

What your skin is telling you about your health

Your skin reflects your health. Imagine a mirror that echoes from the inside out; chances are that if you’re generally unhealthy – the evidence shows up on your skin. As your largest organ, your skin needs (and deserves) the best care and nourishment. Your diet plays a vital role here. What you put in is what you get out. So, watch what you eat to avoid any unexpected “guests” showing up on your face and body. Some skin issues are way beyond your control, but for the most part, there are ways you can give your skin a healthy boost.…

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Skin
April 20, 2018

Is your skin condition caused by parasites?

Hear the word parasite and your first reaction is probably “Eww!’’ And with good reason. A parasite is an organism which eats, reproduces and secretes just like other organisms. They are an advanced species, which can survive and breed while remaining undetected. It makes sense, then, that these little critters can make your life very difficult, causing different health issues. There are more than one thousand parasite species. Depending on their type, they eat different things. There are large parasites which are usually worms and small parasites which are microscopic. Some of them live off the food we eat and…

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InfectionsNews
March 5, 2018

Listeria outbreak: Get rid of these meats immediately!

Have you recently bought Viennas, Polony, Frankfurters or ANY processed meat? Get rid of it immediately, or return it to the shop where you purchased it. 180 people have already died from Listeriosis contaminated meats produced by Enterprise foods and Rainbow chicken.  The facts: Any processed meat from Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken could be contaminated with Listeriosis. If you bought any processed meats from shops like Checkers, Woolworths or Pick n Pay, make sure you return the meat to the shop, or dispose of it ASAP. 948 people have been infected, and 180 people have died from Listeriosis infection.…

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Healthy Lifestyle
October 24, 2017

Health trends in the new year

You’re all about your calorie counter and walking tracker, and those gadgets certainly spurred you on your health journey. What’s on the horizon for 2018? Here are a few health bandwagons to jump on. Hush up Boost your health this year by staying quiet. Silence is set to be one of the hottest health trends. This ranges from silent eating to silent yoga. At the 2017 Global Wellness Summit lifestyle experts focused on silence wellness destinations and spas. Their take: “Future destinations will need to put a deeper, more comprehensive focus on the true “art of living” - from helping…

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Gut & digestion
June 29, 2017

Why do we pass gas?

“Flatulence” is the medical term for releasing gas from the digestive system through the anus (farting). Each day, the intestines produce between 500ml and 2 liters of gas, which needs to be passed out at regular intervals to avoid discomfort. What’s in the wind? Gas produced in the intestines is made up of several different components: The primary components of gas are 5 odourless gases: nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, and oxygen. The unpleasant smell comes from gases such as skatole, indole, and sulfur-containing compounds. Your gas is flammable! This component is caused by hydrogen and methane gases. Everyone has…

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Food & nutritionGut & digestion
February 3, 2017

How to beat the bloat

You’re excited for a night out with your friends, but your mood immediately deflates when your bloated tummy starts acting up. Bloating is a result of excess gas in your intestines. There are many possible causes for this discomfort, ranging from air swallowing, overeating, and hormonal changes during PMS, to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and food intolerances. Bloating can be annoying, but you can banish the swell. Bloating culprits: Greasy foods Your quick takeaway from the drive-through could be the reason for the bloating. Greasy fast foods like chips, fried chicken and deep-fried treats (hello samoosas!), can cause ballooning because…

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