Cancer

Speaking at his Burn Fat Fast seminar, held at the Centurion Lake Hotel this afternoon, world renowned nutrition expert, Patrick Holford says that he has been studying forms of the high fat, protein and low carb diets for a number of years. While Holford doesn’t have an official nutrition qualification,

Dealing with a diagnosis that will change your life is one thing, but being told there is nothing that can be done to help you is another. 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who lives in Oregan in the USA, was diagnosed with a stage-4 glioblastoma (a malignant brain tumor) in April this

In a recent issue of the magazine we had a very special feature, which looked at the beauty, strength and inspiration behind seven remarkable women who were all fighting, or had fought, various hard times. One of these incredible women was Tyne Lankwarden, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer at

For cancer sufferers, chemo therapy is a life-saving treatment. But to many women this could also mean a childless life. But thanks to a revolutionary treatment, survivors can freeze ovarian tissue before undergoing chemo therapy. Carte Blanche recently introduced the  first African baby born from frozen ovarian tissue. But what exactly

Last Saturday, thousands of runners took part in the sixth annual Dempsey Challenge in the US, a fundraiser initiated by McDreamy himself – actor Patrick Dempsey. This year was of particular significance as the inspiration for the fundraiser, Dempsey’s mother Amanda, passed way in March. “This year’s Dempsey Challenge is

On the 1 August, Reach For A Dream held their annual Reach For Your Slippers campaign, also known as “Slipper Day” as a way of raising money for children fighting a life-threatening illness. South Africans were asked to purchase a “Slipper Sticker” for only R10 at any Wimpy outlet and

Interesting revelations by a recent  test study suggests that a Botox injection,  loved by those seeking a wrinkle-free face, may help fight cancer. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine and reported on BBC News. Researchers told BBC news that the research, tested on mice subjects, found that using

Recent research has shown that as many as one in every 33 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. This is a disease that often robs a woman of her identity, and is one that needs to

Last year Le Creuset raised a remarkable R150 000 for CANSA through their Cuppa for CANSA campaign and this year they are hoping to raise even more. Le Creuset is challenging people all over South Africa to open up their homes, workplaces and hearts by hosting a Cuppa for CANSA.

Meet our health hero of the week, 22-year-old Emily Gray, who lost her leg to cancer 10 years ago. This young Paralympian and Springbok swimmer has defied all odds by becoming a competitive athlete. She has competed in two Paralympic Games so far (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) as well as a