Jesse wrote a new post, Turn It Around: Everyday Positive Thinking, on the site Motivation Station 2 days, 13 hours ago
There is plenty to stress us out in our lives. Personally, you might be struggling to pay the mortgage, keep peace among your children or help your elderly parents live comfortably. In our house, the washer and […]
Lesley Scott wrote a new post, Synonyms for sugar on food labels, on the site All Good Things 2 days, 21 hours ago
If you’re taking the time to scan the ingredient list of foods you buy, you may come across sugar somewhere in there. But you should also look out for the following, which are just some of the other names […]
renierv wrote a new post, HIV Stigma, on the site HIV and Aids 6 days, 17 hours ago
HIV stigma falls under the larger category of social drivers above, but is so prevalent and has such a strong ongoing impact on the AIDS epidemic across the globe that it warrants its own commentary and […]
Terrence Stoker wrote a new post, The risk of home birth vs. the sterile safety of hospitals, on the site What's Wrong with Medicine 1 week, 2 days ago
South Africa has seen a growing number of mothers opting to give birth at home. The trend shuns overly medicalised births in preference of an intimate environment where parents have freedom to personalise the […]
Lesley Scott wrote a new post, Take some asparagus…, on the site All Good Things 1 week, 3 days ago
Asparagus is no longer just for fancy meals – add it to a variety of dishes and enjoy it the most during the month of August when it’s in season.
White, green and purple asparagus have slightly different tastes, […]
Terrence Stoker wrote a new post, Hospital safety and you, on the site What's Wrong with Medicine 1 week, 3 days ago
‘Nosocomephobia’ is defined as an excessive fear of hospitals. It would be understandable if the majority of South Africans suffered from this phobia, as stories making headlines in the health sections of the news […]
Jesse wrote a new post, Make the Best of Your Office Space: How to Stay Fit at Work, on the site Motivation Station 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Office Space. 9 to 5. Up in the Air. Boiler Room.
Some of my favorite movies explore the typical office job and the idiosyncrasies of the workplace. Take this exchange from Office Space:
Bob Slydell (a […]
Terrence Stoker wrote a new post, Paying for what you get: More isn’t necessarily better, on the site What's Wrong with Medicine 2 weeks, 2 days ago
No one wants to think about being ill or what will happen to loved ones when a dire situation arises. Yet, in order to respond effectively, we need to prepare well in advance for unfortunate, but sometimes unavoidable, occurrences. This means taking steps to cover medical costs, especially in regard to hospitals – since the most dire situations…[Read more]
VitaminPete wrote a new post, Low Vitamin D Doubles Schizophrenia Risk, on the site Health and Nutrition Blog 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Vitamin D and Schizophrenia
By: Vitamin Pete
A new study published July 22 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has determined that inadequate levels of vitamin D can actually increase one’s risk of developing schizophrenia by more than double. The study, a meta analysis of 19 prior observational studies and clinical trials,…[Read more]
renierv wrote a new post, My Baby Has HIV, on the site HIV and Aids 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Let me start off by thanking God for being able to write down my story and making me stronger in this time. I think it’s important for people to know why some babies are still being born with HIV.
I didn’t even know I was pregnant until I was about three months along. I was in a situation where I was being abused. In order to stay where I was…[Read more]
Lesley Scott wrote a new post, , on the site All Good Things 3 weeks ago
Planning on tucking into a delicious curry this week?
Choose a type based on your preference for spice, bite and richness.
Indian curries make use of cardamom, bay leaves, chillies, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, […]
Lesley Scott wrote a new post, What’s an organic food?, on the site All Good Things 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Feeling a little confused about organic foods? Here’s a quick explanation of what makes them different from non-organic foods.
Organic foods are grown using only natural products such as compost and oils and so […]
Terrence Stoker wrote a new post, Security and health in a hospital, on the site What's Wrong with Medicine 3 weeks, 6 days ago
There many factors that go into running a healthcare system, and its different parts, efficiently. Most of us already know about having the right medical facilities, properly trained doctors, and so on – but […]
Terrence Stoker wrote a new post, Stop stress at work, on the site What's Wrong with Medicine 4 weeks, 1 day ago
There is an app for just about everything these days. Some of the latest apps available are designed specifically to help users combat and control stress. Owaves, by the iPad, let users diarise stress-relieving […]
Jesse wrote a new post, 5 Apps that Make Healthy Living Easier, on the site Motivation Station 1 month ago
You carry your smartphone with you everywhere. You want to get fit. These two things are not unrelated.
An explosion of health and wellness apps take away a lot of the guess work – and lazy excuses – that […]
Jesse wrote a new post, The Skinny on Summer: How To Avoid Common Summer Diet Pitfalls, on the site Motivation Station 1 month ago
Summer is a fantastic time for food: backyard barbeques, happy hours al fresco and overflowing farmer’s markets are just a few of the things to love about this time of year, but the fact that we are out at parties and celebrations more, or that we are travelling and eating outside of our normal routines, can create the potential for unhealthy…[Read more]
Lesley Scott wrote a new post, Eating and exercise intensity, on the site All Good Things 1 month, 1 week ago
I’m often asked how eating patterns should change when exercise levels are increased.
Whether it’s running, gymming, cycling, surfing or swimming, the answer will ultimately vary from person to person, but keep […]
Terrence Stoker wrote a new post, What’s the Deal with Late Joiner Penalties?, on the site What's Wrong with Medicine 1 month, 1 week ago
If you’ve heard the rumour that if you join a medical scheme post 35 years of age, you’ll bear late joiner penalties for the rest of your life – it’s true. If you’re approaching 35 and still not covered, then you […]
Jesse wrote a new post, Time Flies in July, Don’t Let it Slip Away, on the site Motivation Station 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Don’t Let Your Vacation Time Slip Away
Was I the only person shocked to look at the calendar and see “JULY” in big letters at the top? If you can find May and June, let me know, because I seem to have lost […]
Lesley Scott wrote a new post, Using less salt in your winter comfort foods, on the site All Good Things 1 month, 2 weeks ago
With the colder weather we eat more stews, curries, roasts and soups, and the temptation to grab a big, convenient, warm takeaway instead of making a quick healthy meal at home definitely increases.
Indulging in warm comfort food is natural, but it’s important to keep an eye on salt intake as these types of food tend to have a high salt…[Read more]
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