Weight Management

Visceral, inner fat, the silent assassin !

Within our bodies lurks a silent, active and extremely dangerous assassin called Inner fat. It goes under a number of aliases – Abdominal fat, or Active fat, or Visceral fat,  as it is known in medical circles.  Visceral fat is
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The sugar scale (posted on 24\2\2015 by Rudi Louw)


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The 80 percent eating habit

When trying to lose weight, there are more diets out there than one can follow in a lifetime!   Sometimes it is not only what you eat, but how much you eat that affects your weight.  Eating too fast can easily
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What is the glycemic index?

The glycemic index is of particular interest to people with diabetes, as they need to monitor the carbohydrate contents of their food.  Different foods have different effects on blood sugar levels, and these effects are quantified by the glycemic index
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Long walk to health

The human body was originally designed for walking long distances – ancient man walked 10 to 16 kilometers per day in search of food and survival. Modern man would think twice or thrice about driving 10 to 16 kilometers daily
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Lesser known benefits of exercise

Fitness and weight control are well-known major benefits of a rigorous exercise routine, but regular physical activity can also assist in reducing the risk of several diseases and health conditions. Keep in mind that exercise is but one of several
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Intermittent fasting

In a recent blog on the benefits of walking, a thought was spared to what the human body was designed for, such as ancient man walking long distances on a daily basis in search of food and shelter. It also
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SUGAR – Why a proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages in SA?

  The proposed taxation of sugar sweetened beverages, recently announced by the National Treasury and widely reported in the press, forms part of the national strategy for the prevention and control of obesity by the Department of Health.  This is
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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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PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER

Most diseases are preventable, but medical attention these days is mostly on the treatment of disease, and not enough emphasis is given on how to prevent disease. Here are a few important lifestyle suggestions to reduce the risk of prostate
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