Diabetes

Dietary guidelines for people with diabetes: Eat small regular meals throughout the day Never skip a meal Avoid foods high in sugar and simple carbohydrates Include fibre in the diet (Soluble and Insoluble) Drink 6 -8 glasses of water per … Continue reading

Brain health

Stress and stressful events are unfortunately a fact of life and you may not be able to change your current situation. You can however, take steps to manage the impact that these events have on your health. It is important … Continue reading

Bladder infections

When often get bladder infections: Drink plenty of liquids like water and cranberry juice Celery, parsley and watermelon acts as natural diuretics Avoid citrus fruits Avoid alcohol, caffeine and carbonated beverages Follow a healthy diet.  Avoid processed food like deli … Continue reading

Lifestyle recommendations for women

The first step to protect yourself against chronic disease conditions is by talking to your medical practitioner about your health risk factors and getting serious about reducing your risk. It is very important to manage chronic conditions and get recommended … Continue reading

Lifestyle recommendations for men

The first step to protect yourself against chronic disease conditions is talking to your medical practitioner about your health risk factors and getting serious about reducing your risk. The most important thing is to manage chronic conditions and get recommended … Continue reading

Calcium

Foods such as dairy products contain other essential nutrients in addition to calcium which are important for both bone and overall health. To obtain the amount of calcium absorbed from one cup of milk, an individual would need to consume … Continue reading

Hyperlipidaemia / High cholesterol

Coronary heart disease is abnormal conditions that may affects the heart’s arteries and involve the network of blood vessels surrounding and serving the heart. This abnormal condition of the arteries produces various pathological effects, which include the typical reduced flow … Continue reading

Arthritis

Arthritis may be acute or chronic. An acute attack is of short duration but may recur and develop into a chronic condition. The most common forms of chronic arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory … Continue reading

Hyperlipid Diet

Hyperlipidaemia / High cholesterol Coronary Heart disease (CHD) Coronary heart disease is abnormal conditions that may affects the heart’s arteries and involve the network of blood vessels surrounding and serving the heart. This abnormal condition of the arteries produces various … Continue reading

Terminology

Diabetes Mellitus A Complex disorder of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism that is primarily a result of a deficiency or complete lack of insulin secretion by the beta cells of the pancreas or resistance to insulin 1. Essential Fatty Acid … Continue reading

Article Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the blood glucose level is abnormally high. When blood glucose is high it is called hyperglycemia. Glucose is a type sugar that comes from foods that contains carbohydrates and is also normally present in … Continue reading

Gout Control

This guide assists to identify the symptoms and the causes of gout. What foods to avoid and what foods are recommended for treatment of gout discomfort. Gout is an inherited disorder of purine metabolism in which abnormal uric acid levels … Continue reading

Digestive health – Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)

Digestive health Fill up on fluids: Liquids lubricate the colon and soften stool so it’s easier to pass, helping to prevent constipation. Aim to drink at least 8 cups per day. Since it’s calorie-free, water is an excellent choice, but … Continue reading