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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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How Can I Reduce My Breast Cancer Risk?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s is important to learn how to be pro-active in reducing your risk and what factors increase the prevalence of breast cancer. According to the World Cancer Research Fund breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide, with over 2 million new cases in 2018. Approximately one in eight women worldwide will develop breast cancer during...

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Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics – The Low Down

I recently wrote a blog introducing the fascinating topic, DNA and your diet, explaining the interconnected role that food and genes play in our health and longevity. It was here where we went back to basics and spoke about our genes and how they contain our blueprint and coding, determining which proteins will be produced in our bodies. These proteins act as instruction workers, working...

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DNA and Your Diet- What’s The Fuss About?!

Are you a chronic dieter, constantly trying to lose weight yet never quite reaching your weight goal? How often do you go to the gym with a training partner, partake in the same exercises, but do not see the same results? Do you have a pharmacy in your bathroom cupboard, treating all your ailments, and have you ever spent the time unpacking the possible reasons as to...

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The Secrets to a Longer and Healthier Life- Lifestyle in The Blue Zones

Images courtesy: bluezone.com, healthytravelblog, Nearshore Americas,costaricavilla.com   Living into your 100’s may not seem so appealing, especially, where in most westernized countries today, this may mean living with numerous chronic diseases and high medical expenses. With 48% of deaths in South Africa resulting from non-communicable diseases, according to the WHO , maybe the question you should be asking yourself is “what is the secret to living a healthier...

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