Living Healthy

Here are some healthy eating tips from Johannesburg registered dietician Lila Bruk of Lila Bruk & Associates (lilabruk.co.za): It’s too hot for heavy, stodgy meals, so keep to lighter meals, such as salads and fish braais. Keep your eating in check by pacing yourself over the Christmas period and having

Feeling anxious? A new study published in the Journal JAMA Internal Medicine has found that dedicating an hour to meditation improves anxiety and depression symptoms. “A lot of people use meditation, but it’s not a practice considered part of mainstream medical therapy for anything,” said lead researcher Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H.,

For a long time smoking has been associated with diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general, however new research, published in The FASEB Journal, suggests that smoking can negatively affect sleep. The study aimed to show that smoking leads to changes that ultimately affect functioning of the lung’s circadian

Keeping your body free of toxins can go a long way to maintaining a healthy life.  After a festive holiday season of over-indulgence a detox is a good way to start the year eating clean. Here’s what you need to know: “Detoxing quite literally means ‘getting rid of toxins’. It’s

Age-related fat storage may make losing weight more of a biological issue than purely a motivational one, a new study suggests. Good fat vs bad fat, which of yours is winning? According to the study, the “good” fat (brown) located behind our necks and shoulders, which burns the “bad” fat

Selena Gomez is suffering from Lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks your tissues and organs, leaving you tired, depressed and achy, according to the website Podust.com. The 21-year old singer has been battling the condition for several years, “Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is

Top 8 foods that detox your body: To boost your body’s cleansing systems, Megan Bosman, a Cape Town based nutritional therapist advises that you think “clean eating” – a good amount of fresh fruit and vegetables which are high in fibre, antioxidants and phytochemicals help to cleanse your body and boost

Results of a new study, “Slower Eating Speed Lowers Energy Intake in Normal-Weight but Not Overweight/Obese Subjects”, suggests that people who eat slower, consume fewer calories. The researchers set out to examine the relationship between eating speed and calorie consumption and concluded that to eat slower could be more beneficial.