Apr 14

Healthspan vs lifespan: extending your vitality

By Dr Martie Conradie, MBChB (UP), Diploma in Child Health (SA), Diploma in HIV Management (SA) Which is more important to you – living for as long as possible in any condition or being healthy for as long as possible? It is a question often asked now that the improvements... read more →
Mar 09

Knowledge about the 7 stages of grief

When you lose someone you love, it’s extremely hard to imagine life without them. The loss reaches deep into your heart and mind and can almost consume you. Every loss comes with pain and there will be many adjustments that will have to be made. Knowing about the 7 stages of... read more →
Mar 09

Antibiotics – what are they?

There are some things we think about every day. What am I going to eat for dinner? How much do I have left in my bank account? Why are all my socks going missing? And there are some things we hardly think about at all. Like bacteria. Yet, bacteria are... read more →
Mar 09

How to start exercising as an adult

If I noticed anything during the pandemic, it was that people have a need to get outside and be active. Exercise is a great excuse to do exactly that, but how do you proceed if you have never been the sporty type? Choosing your Activity The best activity for you,... read more →
Mar 09

Oat flapjacks

We love breakfast and absolutely love these flapjacks! They contain soluble and insoluble fibre which help with glycaemic control and reduce cholesterol. They are extremely tasty and can also be made into waffles if you have a waffle pan. Ingredients: 2 cups normal oats 1 cup milk 1/3 cup (100... read more →
Feb 08

Health Impact of Goal Setting

By Dr Martie Conradie, MBChB (UP), Diploma in Child Health (SA), Diploma in HIV Management (SA) How often do you set goals? How often do you revisit your list? And how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Setting goals has many advantages for you and your health, but if you... read more →
Feb 08

Do and Feel Better in 2021

H2O my friend Most of us really underestimate the power of drinking water. It’s such a simple thing to add to our daily routine, but yet we forget or rather choose a different type of beverage be it coffee, soda, juice or maybe even alcohol. My experience is that drinking... read more →
Feb 08

Exploring Coronaviruses

Some colds may be caused by a coronavirus, but the word coronavirus refers to a whole subfamily of viruses, called the Orthocoronavirinae. The subfamily is divided into 4 genera, whose names were inspired by the Greeks, Alphacoronavirus, Betacoronavirus, Deltacoronavirus, and Gammacoronavirus (sadly it is the alphabet and not the mythology).... read more →
Feb 08

Divine healthy Chocolate Mousse

A satisfying chocolate mousse should be smooth, creamy, and rich – now who said you cannot have these characteristics in a healthy dessert?  We replaced the heavy cream normally used in chocolate mousse (that contain high amounts of saturated fat) with some yoghurt and milk to ensure the result is... read more →
Nov 06

Broccoli Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This green salad is scrumptious, healthy and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Ingredients: ⅓ cup chopped nuts (we used walnuts or pecan nuts) 500g vegetables of your choice, we used broccoli (broken into bite-sized florets) Cauliflower, carrots, green beans, etc also work well ¼ cup water ½ teaspoon salt... read more →

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