Obesity costs SA economy more than R700bn per year

Johannesburg – The economic impact of obesity in South Africa is more than R700bn per year, a study revealed. According to the Discovery Vitality OBEcity index for 2017, which presents insights on weight status and food purchasing behavior of Vitality members across six South African cities, the impact of obesity is not only limited to […]
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Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Odds for Obesity?

Artificial sweeteners may be less helpful than many believe in helping people lose weight and avoid health problems associated with extra pounds, a new evidence review suggests. Aspartame, saccharin, sucralose and other artificial sweeteners did not lead to any significant weight loss in more than 1,000 participants in seven clinical trials, said lead researcher Meghan […]
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The Real Truth: Antidepressants Actually Deplete These 3 Crucial Nutrients for the Brain !!

Antidepressants are one of the most prescribed medications out there. One in six Americans takes antidepressants or other psychiatric medications, most of them (84.3%) on a long-term basis. (1) This is especially concerning when using addictive drugs like Valium and Xanax. (2) That number is more than double what it was in 1999. Many who […]
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16 Foods That Boost Your Immune System

Elderberry It’s an old folk remedy. This fruit is loaded with nutrients called antioxidants, and it may help fight inflammation. In some lab studies, an extract from the berries appears to block flu viruses. But scientists caution that more study is needed. You definitely still need to get a yearly flu vaccination! Button Mushrooms They […]
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South Africans are urged by dietitians to ‘Eat Fact Not Fiction’ June 2017

Nutrition advice promising all sorts, from weight loss to healthier living and even cures for diseases, spread like wildfire across social media. In the era of ‘alternative facts’ and post-truth, ‘the latest, greatest nutrition advice’ from dubious sources can unfortunately tempt many away from accepted dietary guidelines and recommendations based on years of evidence. ‘Eat […]
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‘No money for medicines’ shock – What is going to happen to the patients ???

Patients’ anti-depressant, anti-anxiety drugs cut – but department denies shortage State patients needing anti-anxiety drugs or anti-depressants are being turned away from Provincial Hospital’s outpatient clinic and told by the nurses to buy their own drugs or that they do not need pills to stop an anxiety attack. “I have lost so much weight that […]
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Catastrophic antibiotic threat from food

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that antibiotic use in animal husbandry, poultry farming and aquaculture in the US is over four times USDA recommended levels. Meanwhile, the […]
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8 Symptoms of Endometriosis Many Doctors Don’t Recognize

Endometriosis is one of the least understood female conditions. Despite the fact that roughly 1 in 10 women of reproductive age suffers from endometriosis (equivalent to 5 million women in the United States and 176 million women worldwide) very little is known about the condition (1,2). Worse yet, about three-quarters of these women experience pelvic […]
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Future Health Now! 2-Year Total Health and Wellness Program

A 2-year Continuity Program With Reoccurring Payments Every 4 Weeks. Ever 7 Days A 5+ Page PDF Document — Written By A Medical Doctor And Naturopath — Details Strategies (from Her Seven Pillars Of Health Model) For Improving Health And Wellbeing
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