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With National Nutrition Week running from 9-15 October, employee wellbeing services provider HealthInSite, along with functional food brand, Futurelife,  have released a South African Wellness Review which draws fascinating correlations between dietary choices and other health-related behaviours. The study, which looked at a demographic sample of 6 000 South Africans, showed that

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A column written by the YOU doctors – Dr Mehmet Oz is the host of The Dr Oz Show, and Dr Mike Roizen is chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. WORRY-FREE PROTEIN Proteins are essential building blocks for muscles, internal organs, blood cells, hormones,

The renowned Hoodia weight-loss supplement that’s been making headlines may not be as popular in Southern Africa as the rest of world, according to Craig Fairweather, Category Manager at Dis-Chem Nutrition. Fairweather told Longevitylive, that while the product may have been popular a few years back, this is no longer


The second day of the Vitafoods Africa conference, which facilitates conversation between key stakeholders in the CAMs, natural medicine, health foods and supplements sectors, is currently underway. Today’s topic: why we need to watch how much salt we eat and how much is too much. We are constantly being pushed and

A new study conducted by Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and published this month in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, suggests that Hoodia-based weight loss supplements may impose dangerous side effects for its users. Hoodia is a cactus-like plant that grows primarily in the semi-deserts of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and

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Looking after your heart is key to your health. Tomorrow,  26 September, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital will be embracing Heart Awareness Month, by offering free  heart talks and health screenings between 10am and 2pm. Dr Suzette Fourie, a cardiologist at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, will be sharing advice and

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A new study by Oxford suggests that roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergic reaction than raw peanuts. Scientists say chemical changes caused by the dry roasting processes may prime the body’s immune system thus sparking future allergic reactions. However, more research is needed before you consider swapping

Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may provoke a stage for diabetes in some people by preventing the way in which their bodies handle sugar; this is according to a study released by Journal Nature ( The study conducted by researchers in Israel suggests that the sweeteners change the composition of normal, beneficial bacteria

There is a lot of hype around the Banting way of life, which has been adapted to the Tim Noakes diet or Low Carb, High Protein, High fat, no sugar way of life. While there has also been much speculation surrounding the sustainability of this type of diet, it has proven to