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WAYS TO PREVENT A STROKE

A wide variety of factors can increase the risk of stroke. It is possible to have inherited an increased genetic predisposition to having a stroke, illustrated by family history. Aging is another factor that increases risk. However, there are many risk factors that...

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INSIGHTS INTO THE SWEET DANGER OF SUGAR

It is hard to resist the instant gratification of a sweet tooth when all kinds of sweet temptations are readily available. Unfortunately, too much of a good (sweet) thing can be bad for the body’s chemistry. Harvard Medical School talks about “the sweet danger of...

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NATURAL WAYS TO REDUCE THE DISCOMFORT OF ARTHRITIS

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a condition that describes joint pain or joint disease in one or more joints in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, hips, elbows, wrists, fingers and toes. In medical terms, arthritis refers to joint...

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Higher BMI Linked To Earlier Death

Do you see yourself as fat and fit and fine? It may be preferable to than fat and unfit, but definitely not fine if you want to live long. A higher than normal body mass index (BMI) has irrefutably been linked to premature death, in a large international study that...

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Visceral, inner fat, the silent assassin !

Within our bodies lurks a silent, active and extremely dangerous assassin called Inner fat. It goes under a number of aliases – Abdominal fat, or Active fat, or Visceral fat,  as it is known in medical circles.  Visceral fat is quite bulky and hides out of reach, deep...

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The 80 percent eating habit

When trying to lose weight, there are more diets out there than one can follow in a lifetime!   Sometimes it is not only what you eat, but how much you eat that affects your weight.  Eating too fast can easily lead to overeating. A very simple eating practice...

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Intermittent fasting

In a recent blog on the benefits of walking, a thought was spared to what the human body was designed for, such as ancient man walking long distances on a daily basis in search of food and shelter. It also makes one wonder if the human body was originally designed to...

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LATEST SA STATISTICS ARE ALARMING!

South Africa presently ranks amongst the world’s top 20 fattest countries, and SA is the fattest country in sub-Saharan Africa! Seven out of every ten women in SA are overweight (BMI above 25), with four of these seven being obese, implying their BMI is over 30 (BMI =...

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OBESITY RATES SOARING

New statistics, recently released, estimate that the number of obese and overweight people in the world has jumped from 860 million in 1980 to around 2.1 billion in 2013.  This means that almost a third of the world is now overweight. Worldwide prevalence of obesity...

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