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Time marches on . . . but what about anti-ageing?

Time marches on . . . but what about anti-ageing?

Anti-ageing creams are everywhere, anti-ageing foods are now more widely understood but what is ageing? Is it just the process of getting older or is something else going on? From a scientific point of view, ageing is the result of accumulating damage to the molecules that make up the body’s cells. If enough molecules ...

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Facing your fears – Our Relationship with Food

Facing your fears – Our Relationship with Food

Food. We love it, hate it, stuff our faces with it, go without it but whether we like it or not, we all have a relationship with food. Generally people have a fairly healthy relationship with their food but sometimes we can develop a harmful relationship to it. Food is fuel. Food is energy for our bodies and according ...

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The Silent Epidemic – Loneliness

The Silent Epidemic – Loneliness

Is Dangerous For Our Health, It Is Now Official.  GPs will be urged to make time to see lonely patients, who are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with good social network. Three out of four GPs say they see between one and five lonely people a day, according to research among over 1,000 family doctors ...

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A Fresh Palette of Ideas – Sue Potgieter

A Fresh Palette of Ideas – Sue Potgieter

January 2018….a New Year…and lots of new goals and resolutions! If you’re like me, they are made with full intentions of fulfilling them, but somehow all they seem to succeed in doing is remind me that I have no will power whatsoever!!! And yet is that true? No! If I set myself goals I usually complete them. What ...

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Stress: Friend or Foe? – Sue Potgieter

Stress: Friend or Foe? – Sue Potgieter

Over the last few months we have looked at the core imbalances in disease from a functional medicine point of view; this month we review the last one. Stress - is it a friend or a foe? As hunter-gatherers in the past, stress played a vital role in our survival, alerting us to the presence of a sabre-tooth tiger, and ...

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Steps to a Better You – Sue Potgieter

Steps to a Better You – Sue Potgieter

Everywhere you look, someone is advertising the benefits of exercise. Whether it’s pilates, tai chi, zumba, basketball, hockey, swimming, cross fit or HIIT (High-intensity interval training), the choice can be overwhelming. If you haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking for something easy that you can do every ...

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Up, Up and Away! – Sue Potgieter

Up, Up and Away! – Sue Potgieter

The flight is booked, suitcases are packed - it’s holiday time! Holidays are very important in maintaining a good work/ life balance, and a minimum of two weeks away every year is vital for your health. Holidays are a time to switch off, wind down, chill out and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation but how often ...

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Sleep & Relaxation – Sue Potgieter

Sleep & Relaxation – Sue Potgieter

Following on from last month's article, I would like to start by discussing the first core imbalance seen in disease  which  is the subject  of  sleep and  relaxation. Life has radically  changed  over the past 20 years with the introduction of smartphones, tablets and laptops and we are now 'connected' for many hours ...

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