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It EGGcellent News

“Don’t have more than three eggs per week”, “Have as many eggs as you like”, “Only have the egg white and not the yolk”. Well. Which one is it, because this is damn confusing! It’s amazing how a tiny, oval food item, that is found in so many foods, has caused such controversy. The real question is, do eggs deserve all the bad rep that they...

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Collagen – The Low Down

The collagen supplement market is booming with people using it to prevent sports injuries, improve muscle mass, enhance skin elasticity and strengthen hair and nails. But do you know what collagen is, how it’s produced in the body or its function?! Before you decide to add this powder to your breakfast smoothie, let’s take a few steps back and understand the basics.   What is Collagen? Collagen is the...

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10 Tips On How To Create Healthy Little Eaters

Recently, I have been doing talks for parents at school and in the workspace on how to create healthy little eaters. Every parent wants their child to be healthy and happy. The question is, as a parent, how do you promote this in a balanced way that enhances long-term health physically, emotionally and mentally.   Today we are faced with a double-edged sword dilemma when it comes to...

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7 Ways To Make Your Meal Optimize Gene Behaviour

The other day I was writing an article for a newspaper on how to make a family meal ‘nutrigenomically active’. In previous blogs I discuss what the fuss about DNA diets is all about, nutrigenomics, bioactive ingredients and the affect it has on our health. Don’t panic if you have no clue what I’m talking about. I’m going to do a quick recap. Today, trending topics include DNA...

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Juicing- The Low Down

Whether you are juicing at home, buying cold-pressed off the shelf or simply buying freshly squeezed juices from restaurants and green grocers, drinking your fruit and vegetables is on the rise. Juicing may seem like the latest craze; however, it has been around for donkeys’ years. Claims around juicing being good for detoxification, weight loss, gut health, increased nutrient intake and cleansing are everywhere. The real question...

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Gut Health- The Low Down

It’s the start of a new year. Many of us set new goals when it comes to our health and weight. Some continue efforts to optimize their current wellness status and others don’t even know where to start. The first and best place to start, regardless of where you are with your health journey, is always from the top, and by this, I mean the key...

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Eight Tips for a Healthy Braai

There is nothing better than that smell of a braai, or barbeque for some, wafting through the air. During the early summer evenings, I bear witness to my husbands’ excitement when his nose turns towards the smoky, sweet aromas of our neighbour’s braai, followed by his rapid disappointment when he realizes we not having one. When one thinks of a braai, they immediately think of boerewors rolls...

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Bioactives- The Low Down

What is the deal with broccoli? Why are berries so good for you? Is a tomato just a thing that people love or hate? The way I look at food today is completely different to how I did in the past. Many of you who have read my previous blogs, have come to one of my workshops or see me as a patient, know I absolutely love...

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To Soy or Not To Soy?!: Soy – The Low Down

One of the questions I often get, is whether one should be eating soy products or avoiding it. There is a lot of mixed research around soy products, some studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between soy consumption and breast cancer risk, while other studies have shown an increased risk or no effect. In fact, soy products have been in the spotlight with regards to...

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