Exhausted? Here are 5 reasons why

2015-08-31 00:00

Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!

Four diets that actually work

2015-08-19 13:09

Struggling to find an eating plan that kicks the kilos and keeps them off? Here are five tried-and-tested diets that could do the job for you.

Find a balance with prenatal yoga

2015-07-27 08:16

The benefits of physical fitness for birth and post-birth recovery.

Low-fat diets are dead. They only drive us to sugar.

2015-06-29 11:52

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee quietly drops restrictions on dietary fat intake and says people must rather choose foods based on their quality. Think whole dairy and nuts rather than low-fat potato chips and those with added sugars.

Here's how to not pick up that unwanted weight as you grow older

2015-06-22 14:25

A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.

South African diabetics with tight food budgets at risk

2015-06-12 09:17

The majority of South Africans struggle to afford enough food - a factor that can have a detrimental effect on blood glucose control for those with type 2 diabetes.

10 ways to prevent cancer

2015-05-14 11:17

The prevention of cancer starts with making smart lifestyle choices.

6 everyday things to avoid if you have urge incontinence

2015-05-08 08:58

Urge incontinence can be tricky to manage but did you know that some foods, drinks and medications could be making the situation worse? Watch out for these 6 triggers...

Detox day 1: “Good heavens. This was harder than I’d thought.”

2015-03-23 11:21

Violet Online attempts to go on a thirty day detox, here’s how the first day panned out...

5 reasons why I'm not going on a diet this year

2015-03-03 11:36

A diet is one way most people reach their health goals in a new year. Cath Jenkin tells us why she won't be taking that route.


Eating problems experienced by stroke patients

2015-08-27 16:18

Loss of function of any part of the body can make eating, chewing, and swallowing of food difficult or even impossible in stroke survivors.

Bring on the butter: saturated fats may not cause heart disease after all

2015-08-12 10:28

A study published in 'The British Medical Journal' has found that saturated fats like butter are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes.

New Tim Noakes cookbook for kids

2015-07-07 11:18

Will you be purchasing the new Real Meal Revolution book aimed at pregnant women, babies and children?

A vegan diet may help with diabetes nerve pain

2015-06-23 09:01

For type 2 diabetics with neuropathy, a low-fat vegan diet may help reduce physical pain related to the condition, a small study suggests.

Sex tips for normal bodies

2015-06-18 00:00

You don’t have to be a kinky contortionist with an underwear model’s body to be spectacular in bed.

Diet tips for pregnant moms – Part II

2015-05-26 11:32

DietDoc takes a look at some of the indicators of healthy nutrition during pregnancy and best practices that lead to greater success in achieving a healthy pre-pregnancy weight.

High-protein diet may be bad for heart

2015-05-11 13:50

A long-term Spanish study of older adults found that high-protein diets – think Atkins and South Beach – may be harmful for people at risk for heart disease.

How nutritious is your breakfast cereal?

2015-04-30 15:51

With so many cereal packs on the shelves, it might be hard to know which to choose from. DietDoc zooms in on the nutritional value of six of South Africa's favourite instant cereal brands.

Plant-based diet may lower risk of colorectal cancer

2015-03-12 15:03

A new study offers fresh insight into the health benefits of different types of plant-based diets that may lower the risk of colorectal cancer, particularly if it includes seafood and fish.

Globalisation is causing a shift to unhealthy eating

2015-02-24 11:42

Between 1990 and 2010, middle and low income countries saw consumption of unhealthy foods increase dramatically.

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