Health is a delicate balance

What is unique about Health Insight?

The services offered by Health Insight are quite different from that offered by most healthcare professionals, due to the unique background and approach of Prof Nola Dippenaar. Her post-graduate qualifications in physiology, biochemistry and chemical pathology were strengthened with years of teaching medical students at universities and in keeping abreast with the latest scientific research.
This unique scientific insight is combined with the interpretation of a patient’s medical history, results of blood and other tests, lifestyle factors and health manifestations to determine the true nature of the patient’s health problems. She is then able to explain in layman’s terms to the patient the nature of the medical condition, leading to insight and understanding.
Understanding leads to motivation to take control of one’s health, and she then guides patients on the way to the improvement of their health. Historically each and every patient that followed her guidelines had experienced vast improvements in their health.
Physiology
The study of how various organs and systems function in the body.
Biochemistry
Every organ is made up of 1000’s of individual cells. Biochemistry is the study of individual cell function; and how they acquire energy to survive, function and replicate.
Chemical Pathology
Is the study of blood, urine and stool parameters. Which is a reflection of what is happening inside the body at a given moment in time. Chemical Pathology sheds light on both the physiology and biochemistry of the cells, organs and systems of the human body. It provides an instant photograph that depicts the complexity of internal homeostasis (the balance of the internal environment).
Genetic Screening
Besides annual blood tests, a once off genetic DNA screening gives an indication whether any genetic mutations (DNA spelling errors) could possibly contribute to abnormal blood parameters as measured in the blood tests.

This unique approach has over time developed in a comprehensive and integrative model of all the factors that play a role in one’s health, aptly named “The Circle of Health.”

What services do Health Insight offer?

Individual consultations

At Health Insight we firmly believe in the saying “Your health is your wealth” and we have over time developed the tools to enable individuals to take responsibility for the state of their health, their most precious possession.

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Health Presentations

A wide range of presentations on health-related matters have been developed over time and presented to local and international audiences.

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Corporate Interventions

Four different health interventions are available separately or as a comprehensive health improvement intervention, with benefits to both the employer and employees.

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Personal Health – Circle of Health

An intriguing exploration of all the factors that affect one’s health. This unique approach has culminated in a unique model that integrates all of these factors.

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METABOLIC HEALTH

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ARE NIGHTSHADE VEGETABLES BAD FOR YOU?

Flavor of the month diets seems to come and go, with social media trending specific foods to eat, or avoid altogether.  Lately claims have been doing the rounds that vegetables in the nightshade family, such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and potatoes, are bad...

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THE CARNIVORE DIET

Trending diets seem to come and go, with the latest fad diet becoming flavour of the month.  One of these trending diets is the carnivore diet, also known as the all-meat diet. True to its name, the carnivore diet implies that you only eat meat and other animal...

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SMILING IS A POWERFUL MOOD-BOOSTER

“The smile is the shortest distance between two persons.” Victor Borge. The act of smiling has intrigued scientists over the ages. The best-known earlier study in this regard was a French study on smiling, whose findings were published in 1862. The French anatomist...

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ALCOHOL WHILE BREASTFEEDING

After abstaining from alcohol for nine long months during pregnancy, many new mothers can’t wait to relax again with a long overdue drink in hand.  While the harmful effects of the use of alcohol during pregnancy are well known, much less is known about the use...

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Vinegar has been around for thousands of years.  The word vinegar is said to originate from the Latin words meaning “sour wine”, while other sources indicate it refers to the French phrase “vin aigre”, also meaning sour wine.  Whatever the original source of...

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HIMALAYAN SALT

Salt is essential for various biochemical processes in the human body.  Salt is also one of the five basic taste sensations, with its taste detected by sodium taste bud cells on the tongue. Apart from white table salt, there are a variety of different types of...

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Normally associated with the uncontrollable tremor of a hand or other unintended movements, Parkinson’s disease is much more complicated than the tremor that meets the eye.  Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that affects more men than women, and its...

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BLOOD SUGAR SPIKES

That brief surge of energy that swells in us after eating a large sugary treat, commonly known as a sugar rush, is due to a temporary rise in blood sugar.  Blood sugar spikes occur when your blood sugar first rises and then falls sharply after you have eaten and...

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