Fabulous Avocados

Although I don’t believe any food is the be-all–and-end-all, this one comes pretty close. When in season as they are now, they are at their best, and it becomes difficult not to pig out on this amazing fruit and, surprisingly, to  never get tired of it. Currently, avocado benefits have been getting a lot of … Read more

SMOKING AND YOUR BABY

Mothers’ smoking during pregnancy is well-recognized as carrying a range of serious health risks for the unborn baby including fetal mortality, low birth weight, premature birth and a range of serious birth defects such as cleft palate, club foot and heart problems. Heart defects Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects, … Read more

Why quit smoking?

Every year millions of smokers worldwide make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking for the umpteenth time.  I wonder what percentage actually do. Smoking is both a habit and an addiction and undisputedly a serious hazard to your health. Habit vs Addiction Habits are affected by your environment. Things in your daily life – … Read more

Focussing on Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10, also known as Ubiquinone, is a vitamin-like, fat-soluble antioxidant found everywhere in the body with the highest concentrations in vital organs such as the heart and pancreas. Highest levels in the heart occur at around age 20 however by age 80 these levels have reduced to less than half. One of its major … Read more

Supplements- Are they necessary?

It is gratifying to see that more and more people are realizing the need to take responsibility for their own health and are striving to prevent illness by eating healthily. Unfortunately there is a downside to this because it also means there are more people falling prey to unscrupulous profit-mongers in the food industry who … Read more

POLONY BOLONEY

polony and listeria

It’s 2018 and South Africans are reeling from the shocking news of an outbreak of deadly listeria which has claimed the lives of at least 180 people. The source of the outbreak has been traced back to factories producing processed cold meats. Although even one death from listeriosis is one death too many perhaps something good could come out … Read more

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