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Optimum nutrition when breastfeeding

As soon as they fall pregnant mom’s-to-be are advised to start taking nutritional supplements to help meet their increased nutritional needs. Dietician, Andrea du Plessis advises that nutrition during breast-feeding is vitally important, for the mother as much as for the baby. The energy, protein, and other nutrients in breast-milk come from the mother’s diet […]

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STUDY: Omega-3, B vitamins, and slowing the brain’s decline

B vitamins can help many older adults with mild cognitive impairment, but only if they have good levels of omega-3 fatty acids. While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team has now found that having higher levels of omega-3 fatty […]

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Combat winter ailments the natural way

Some health problems, such as colds, flu, dry skin or eczema, arthritis and back pain, are triggered or aggravated by the cold weather we experience in the winter months. Consider recommending natural options to help patients’ bodies deal with these cold weather ailments. COLDS AND FLU The common cold, including chest and head cold, as […]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month so we’re celebrating fathers, brothers, sons, and husbands with a closer look at some products tailor made just for them. REVITALISING CARE Eucerin® Intense Anti-Age Male skin faces daily stresses and therefore needs special care. New Eucerin® Intense Anti-Age revitalising moisturiser fights first signs of ageing. The light, non-greasy, […]

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Studies back spirulina’s powerful health impact

Spirulina has been used for centuries to boost immunity and energy, support skin, eye and bone health and for overall wellbeing and vitality. Spirulina is well known as one of the richest sources of vitamins and minerals that nature has to offer. Now, its potential therapeutic effects are backed by scores of studies and volumes […]

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Boost brain power ahead of exams

Its exam time again which means you may encounter more moms asking for assistance in choosing safe supplements for their children to take to aid in concentration, memory, focus and improving their all-round brain energy. While there is no miracle drug or supplement that can guarantee they’ll pass their exams, the right nootropics may improve […]

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Bruising

Sometimes quite painful, but mostly just a little embarrassing, bruising occurs frequently in men, women and especially children and is often caused by something as trivial as bumping into the bedside table. As long as the bruise is not as a result of more serious conditions, it is fairly harmless and nothing more than a […]

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Calcium and Magnesium

Minerals Vital for Healthy Bones and Muscles Calcium performs numerous important functions in the body and works synergistically with magnesium to ensure efficient absorption of minerals. Both are essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles and are concentrated primarily in the bones. Of all the nutritional supplements available, calcium is probably the widest known: most […]

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Joint-pain can be debilitating and enervating and cause extreme discomfort. Anyone afflicted with pain caused by degenerative joints will attest to this. Durban-based journalist, Adrian Rorvik, has suffered from knee problems for most of his life. “I was told by doctors that my knee cartilage stopped developing at ‘fish’ stage in the womb,” he says. […]

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Bone Health

In spite of bone health not being on everyone’s healthcare agenda, it is an extremely important point to consider. The body’s skeleton keeps the body in shape, holds the muscles together and ensures that we maintain a healthy posture. It protects the body’s organs and stores calcium which is needed for many other metabolic functions […]

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