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Simple and complex carbs – which is better?

Maxine du Plessis Carbohydrates are a major macro-nutrient and one of your body’s primary sources of energy. Some weight loss programs discourage eating them, but the key is finding the right carbs — not avoiding them completely. You may have heard that eating complex carbs is better than simple carbs. But nutrition labels don’t always […]

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GAPS diet

Maxine du Plessis Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS) is a condition which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. This term was created by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and […]

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When was the last time you checked your blood pressure?

Having a simple blood pressure check could save you from suffering – and possibly dying early – from a stroke, heart attack or another chronic condition. May 17th is World Hypertension day with the theme “Know Your Numbers”. Furthermore, the World Hypertension League, together with the International Society of Hypertension is promoting May Measurement Month. […]

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Do you have asthma and don’t know it?

Do you regularly experience breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing? You may be one of the many people that have asthma and are undiagnosed, and therefore untreated. This could be restricting your activities for the rest of your life – and cause death in the event of a sudden, severe attack. World Asthma Awareness Day, […]