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Survey shows a third of respondents are vitamin D deficient

Almost a third of 2 600 South African survey respondents are not getting enough vitamin D, one of the most crucial nutrients for immunity and general health.   The online survey, conducted on behalf of Coyne Healthcare, asked a series of questions about respondents’ exposure to sunlight and vitamin intake and was based on a […]

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Green tea trends in top 10 superfoods

US dieticians have placed green tea among the top 10 superfood trends for 2017, just months after South African scientists announced they had developed arguably the world’s most potent and effective green tea extract.   A survey of 1 700 US dieticians on food trends in 2017 showed that seeds, avocado and nuts are still […]

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Lotus FM Interview

Interview on Lotus FM: […]

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Women eat, men choose sex when stressed – study

A new UK study shows that half of women surveyed turn to food to deal with stress and anxiety while over a quarter of men choose sex or porn.   The study by London’s University College surveyed 115 men and 250 women and found that 27% of the males chose sex and porn to relax, […]

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Vitamin D may ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – research

Supplementing with vitamin D may help relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as cramps, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, studies show.   And, based on research indicating vitamin D’s positive effect on IBS, a three-year clinical trial is currently underway in the UK to further establish the “sunshine” vitamin’s impact on the syndrome […]

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Low iron may be linked to “exhaustion epidemic”

Iron deficiency may be one of the reasons behind an “exhaustion epidemic” in which up to four out of five women complain of extreme tiredness, according to reports.   And, chronic tiredness has become such a common complaint that doctors in the UK have named the condition TATT – Tired All The Time Syndrome.   […]

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Almost half of SA women are obese – study

South African women have the highest obesity rate (42%) in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study.   About 14% of men and almost nine percent of SA children are also considered obese, the study shows.   Topping the list of obese nations is Egypt at 35%, while the lowest rates are in Bangladesh and […]

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CoQ10 & selenium may slash heart disease death by 50% – study

Supplementing with the energy producing enzyme CoQ10 and selenium may cut the risk of death from heart disease – which claims about 76 000 South African lives a year — by half, a study has found.   The 10-year study by Sweden’s Linköping University of 443 healthy adults between 70 and 88 supplementing with CoQ10 […]

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Green tea boosts memory and weight loss – study

A recent study has found that green tea may help improve memory and fight obesity.   The Chinese study published in The FASEB Journal, found that the cancer-fighting and most biologically active component in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), may help improve cognitive impairment and support weight loss by alleviating high-fat and high-fructose induced insulin resistance. […]

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Curcumin may help fight Alzheimer’s – neuroscientist

A neuroscientist, author and expert on Alzheimer’s disease says there is growing evidence that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may help fight the brain disorder which affects over 44 million people globally.   Alzheimer’s, which affects 750 000 South Africans, is a type of dementia associated with memory loss and other serious cognitive problems. […]

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Just two sugary drinks a week is hazardous – research

Research shows that just two sugar sweetened beverages a week may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking one a day may raise blood pressure.   A Stellenbosch University review of 36 studies found that the consumption of sweetened drinks is steadily rising worldwide, impacting directly on metabolic syndrome — a cluster of […]

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