Family Health

Farming for the future

By: Angus McIntosh There is no empowerment without knowledge (a point completely missed by our government, resulting in disastrous, so-called empowerment deals). Knowledge comes through education. Knowledge is power. On the theme of knowledge, it was an immense privilege to attend a conference in Amsterdam in June, called Celebrating Soil.

  Our frenetic lives today have left many of us feeling “empty”, looking for “more” – a connection with our past, perhaps, or our future. But are mentalists and psychics for real? The wizened old man squatting in front of me chanted an incantation and shook some small bones onto

chicken burger and obesity

  South Africa features among the top 10 countries for saltiest children’s fast food meals out of 37 countries surveyed globally. A 2015 international survey carried out by World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) and supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) investigated the salt content

contraceptive pill

Recent British research reveals increasing concern around the possible dangers of the contraceptive pills available. On the 26th May 2015, the British Journal of Medicine published an in depth study on the risk of blood clots in combined oral contraceptives. The results showed that women on the contraceptive pill are