Preventing, Treating and Managing Renal Disease

A tenth of the global population has some form of kidney disease – a condition that is preventable if diagnosed early, treated correctly and managed carefully along with a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Kidney failure in South African adults is mainly due to inherited Hypertension or Type 2 Diabetes – 10 000 people die of kidney…

The Importance of Nutrition in the First Trimester

Maintaining a healthy diet when pregnant helps to protect the mother and her developing baby from immediate and long-term risks. Good nutrition is most important immediately prior to conception and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (including the very early stages, when the woman is unaware she is pregnant). Importance of a healthy diet…

Coping with ADHD

According to health experts, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioural conditions to kick off during childhood. However, it does not just affect children — ADHD is something that people of all ages can suffer from. However, because it is most common in children, it’s important to know how, as a…

Protecting against eye strain

In 2016, we spend plenty of our time staring into glowing screens. Whether it’s our phones, tablets or televisions, or the many hours we sit in front of computer screens at work, our eyes are almost constantly operating at top efficiency for long periods of time. One of the more common side effects of this is…

Bone Health: Keeping Your Skeleton Strong

When it comes to having better bone health, and protecting yourself against osteoporosis, women are unfortunately at a distinct disadvantage. While the effect of bone loss, or thinning bones, is a natural part of ageing, it is important to do your best to mitigate these factors through healthy diet, plenty of exercise and regular medical…

To have children, or not

“I don’t want to have children.” In 2016, it’s a phrase we are starting to read and hear more and more — from men and women alike. Currently, we are experiencing a surge in discussions around parenting and child-rearing, between those who would like to, and those who wouldn’t. The whys of choosing to be…

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Men can experience ED as a result of stress or emotional or relationship difficulties, but more consistent ED can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. The risk of ED can increase with age because of naturally…

BIO + KINETICS = Life Through Movement

A biokineticist’s primary function is to improve your quality of life through exercise and movement. When should you consult a biokineticist? If you: suffer from a chronic disease such as heart disease, hypertension, arthritis or diabetes suffer from orthopaedic conditions that prevent you from optimising your quality of life had surgery and are finding it…

Vaping – Help or Harm

Vaping — the common slang that describes using an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. It’s been modeled as the far healthier smoking option and the number of young people using e-cigarettes doubled between 2011 and 2012. But are they better for you? The research around the issue is inconclusive and sits at the centre of a…