Men’s health: the top 6 health issues men worry about most

By |2017-06-13T11:27:32+02:00June 13th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

It’s said that, in general, men pay little attention to their health. We can’t confirm or deny that statement. But we’re well aware that volunteering for those uncomfortable and (let’s face it) often undignified medical checks is not easy. We’re here to help you testosterone-laden lads learn more about men’s health, and the symptoms you [...]

How candida gets the upper hand

By |2017-05-30T11:22:23+02:00May 30th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Feeling great? That’s good news – the bacteria and fungi in your gut are probably working in harmony. Feeling foggy and generally off-colour? That happy balance may have been disturbed, and your levels of the usually friendly yeast Candida albicans are soaring. How does candida get the upper hand? And what can you do about [...]

Hypertension and heart health: the salt link

By |2017-05-16T09:47:01+02:00May 16th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

6.3 million South Africans suffer from hypertension. Every hour, 10 of them will have a stroke and five will succumb to a heart attack. Poor diet and stress are culprits, but salt, it appears, is one of the principal offenders. South Africans have one of the highest rates of hypertension (high blood pressure) in the [...]

Your immune system – can you really reinforce it?

By |2017-05-02T12:28:42+02:00May 2nd, 2017|General health, Immunity|

In general, your immune system does a great job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails – a germ penetrates successfully and makes you sick. How do you build up your immune system? Or can’t you? Here’s the lowdown from the lab. What can you do to improve your immune system? The [...]

This winter, knock colds with ginger

By |2019-06-11T12:08:54+02:00April 4th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Like ducklings following their mum, the cooler weather brings colds, coughs and flu in its wake. Don’t take your sore throat or cough to the pharmacy though. Relief may already be in your kitchen in the form of a knobbly stalk of ginger. This spicy stem is one of the oldest and most popular natural [...]

Treat candida infection, the natural way

By |2016-11-22T13:51:28+02:00April 12th, 2016|General health, Immunity|

Do you know the symptoms of candida infection? Constant fatigue, digestive discomfort, weight gain, brain fog, recurring fungal infections, skin problems and mood swings – and that’s just a few of them. Find out how to treat candida infections naturally. If you’re experiencing painful and persistent gas and bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, recurrent vaginal infections, [...]

10 Ways to boost your immune system – year round

By |2016-11-22T13:51:28+02:00March 29th, 2016|General health, Immunity|

Want to boost your immune system, and that of your family, all year? Did you answer ‘yes’? It’s quite easy really. Read on… Your immune system is a sophisticated whole-body network that protects you against external pathogens. However, we all live in a world where super-bugs and toxins challenge our immune systems in unexpected and [...]

Boost your child’s immune system: a lunchbox guide

By |2016-11-22T13:51:28+02:00March 1st, 2016|General health, Immunity|

The dreaded cold and flu season will soon be upon us, and those germs just love spreading themselves around classrooms and other crowded environments. Help your children fight disease by packing their lunchboxes with immune system-boosting snacks. [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Want to help your kids fight off the phlegmy coughs and runny noses that are starting [...]

How flu affects heart health

By |2019-05-27T13:16:11+02:00June 16th, 2015|General health, Heart health, Immunity|

What do you do when you get flu? Do you battle through manfully or do you take to your bed? You’d be far better off with the second option. We investigated to find out how flu affects heart health. Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be serious, debilitating [...]

9 Common cold and flu myths

By |2019-05-14T10:32:32+02:00April 21st, 2015|Conditions, General health, General topics, Immunity|

Will going outdoors in the cold with wet hair give you a cold? Should you drink milk when you have the flu? We explored the research and uncovered the truths behind the most common cold and flu myths. The cold and flu season is starting in South Africa. Now’s the time when we remember the [...]