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Jul 14

Charred tomatoes with cold yoghurt

This recipe by Ottolenghi is sophisticated, complex and so beautifully rich in flavour. Yet simple and easy to prepare – anyone of us can do it! I added some extra’s to make it a meal. Ingredients 350g Cherry tomatoes (try using different coloured ones) 3tbsp Olive Oil ¾ tsp Cumin... read more →
Jul 09

Infertility – finding a way forward

Infertility is a sensitive issue that can affect both males and females. Most couples want to start a family after a certain amount of time, and having problems conceiving can lead to frustration, stress and anxiety for both parties. Infertility is a serious issue that needs to be addressed as... read more →
Jul 09

HIV and wellness

By Dr Martie Conradie MBChB (UP), Diploma in Child Health (SA), Diploma in HIV Management (SA), Diploma in Occupational Medicine and Health (UP) HIV is nothing new to people in South Africa, but because it has a massive impact on everyone’s lives in one way or the other, a quick... read more →
Jul 09

Indoor Activities for Winter to Keep You on Your Toes!

That time of the year is approaching again, wintertime - when we prefer to stay inside our warm cosy homes instead of braving the cold. Sometimes, boredom does arise and it’s always good to have a list of great indoor activities that you can refer to and choose from during... read more →
Jun 11

Benefits of Vitamin C

By Dr Martie Conradie MBChB (UP), Diploma in Child Health (SA), Diploma in HIV Management (SA) During this time of year as the cold strikes, many people start taking more vitamins and supplements again. One of the vitamins that receives a lot of attention is vitamin C. Does it really... read more →
May 06

How does an mRNA vaccine work?

With vaccines being rolled out across the world there has been a lot of talk about a new type of vaccine, the so-called mRNA vaccine. Two were developed by Moderna and Pfizer respectively and new versions are in the pipeline for the new strains of COVID-19 that have surfaced. What... read more →
May 06

Why paediatric oral care is so important

By Dr Martie Conradie, MBChB (UP), Diploma in Child Health (SA), Diploma in HIV Management (SA) No baby or toddler will take responsibility for their dental health, even adults struggle. But this article might give you an interesting view on paediatric oral care, or maybe it will give you the... read more →
May 06

Healthier brownies

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Yield: 16 brownies Ingredients: Brownies: ¼ cup oat flour - Finely ground regular oats until it resembles a flour-like texture ¼ cup cocoa powder ¼ tsp salt ½ cup bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped (roughly 100g) 2 tbsp canola oil ½ cup granulated... read more →
May 06

Blood in the urine – Haematuria

Haematuria is the medical term for blood in the urine and it is typically described as being either microscopic or gross haematuria. Gross is a term used by pathologists to indicate something macroscopic, meaning it is visible without the use of a microscope (visible to the naked eye.) This usually... read more →
Apr 14

Wholewheat Hot Cross Buns

Easter is here, and personally, I don’t know of anything better than the smell of homemade hot cross buns during this time. There is just something about these soft spicy treats that makes you feel right at home! We adapted this recipe slightly to still get the satisfaction of a... read more →

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