Health Coaching

Staying Active with Joint Pain

It is important to keep joints moving, even if you’re dealing with pain from arthritis or a lingering injury. There are various joint-friendly options for physical activity: ·         short walks throughout the day, instead of a long walk. ·         water
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Dental Flossing makes the news

Recent reports in the local and international press indicated that there is no scientific evidence that flossing your teeth prevents the forming of plaque or prevents tooth decay.  The underlying message is one of why bother flossing it there are
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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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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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PRACTICAL TIPS ON BEATING OBESITY

WHY DAILY EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT IN OBESITY  Daily physical activity improves the insulin sensitivity of skeletal muscle  Daily exercise is a very powerful stress reducer (and its free!), which  in turn curbs one’s    appetite.   Stress and obesity go hand in hand  Daily
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LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH A WEIGHT PROBLEM

Prof Robert H Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist, at the University of California, has the following advice for parents of  / and overweight children: Get rid of all sugared liquids – only water and milk Eat your carbohydrates with fiber Wait
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FOODS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER

It’s well-established that your diet can significantly help reduce the risk of developing cancer.  Growing evidence from recent studies shows that eating the right kind of foods plays an important part in helping to prevent breast cancer. CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES: Cruciferous vegetables
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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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