Health Coacing

Symptoms of heart failure

Engine failure in a car results in instant stopping. Heart failure fortunately does not mean instant stopping for the body.  This term is a bit of a misnomer as it does not mean the heart has come to a standstill,
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Salt intake – new regulations by SA Government

Regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs came into effect on 30 June 2016.  Further reductions in the sodium content of these same foodstuffs will come into effect on 30 June 2019.  (The Department of Health published
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Resistant starch

A lesser known type of starch, referred to as resistant starch, is far more beneficial to our health than “normal” starch.  (Resistant starch = resistant to digestion.) Starch is digested and absorbed in the small intestines. It is broken down
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The strange world of gut bacteria

1.    What are gut bacteria Our bodies are crawling with bacteria!  In the gastro-intestinal tract alone (starting with the mouth and ending at the anus) there are trillions of microorganisms, about 2kg worth of bacteria,  lining this 8m long tube. 
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COLONOSCOPY – a vital health marker

Colon cancer is on the rise and very prevalent in both men and women! Every person over the age of 50 should have a routine colonoscopy, which is the best way of checking the overall health of your colon or
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Colon warning signals

The signs and symptoms of colon problems may be caused by non-cancerous conditions, such as infection, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. If you notice any of these symptoms, go see your doctor so the cause can be
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New Year Health Resolutions

Move more and exercise daily Tame stress actively Sleep more – 7 to 8 hours needed each night Much more plant material, especially with color, on your plate with every meal More water throughout the day Be more aware of
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WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

A NEW APPROACH TO MEDICINE Health is more than just the absence of disease.  “Health” means wholeness of mind, body and spirit.  True wellness and a positive vitality (feeling alive, joyful and vibrant) only comes with this wholeness of good,
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TANNING BEDS

As spring arrives, one is so easily lured to getting an early tan, in anticipation of strapless summer dresses! The Scientific American’s Board of Editors published an analysis and opinion in the April 2015 issue of Scientific American, calling tanning
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Fight or flight: The physiology of stress

During the Oscar Pistorius trial an individual’s reaction when faced with perceived danger formed part of the defence team’s legal argument.  The “fight or flight” response to danger created much public interest at the time.  But what really happens in
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