The detox myth: Don't fall for it

2016-01-24 10:36

Juice cleanses, herbal supplements, colonic irrigation… Is our obsession with “cleansing” our bodies just a dangerous waste of time and money?

Going 16 hours without eating is the latest diet trend

2016-01-15 11:34

Here’s the deal with intermittent fasting and why you should try it.

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

2015-12-31 00:00

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.

Hillary Clinton's secret to not picking up weight on the campaign trail

2015-12-21 15:50

Hot peppers, yoga among Clinton's ways to avoid diet pitfalls common to presidential campaigns

We try low-cal, low-carb Konjac noodles

2015-11-24 08:51

In the feverish search for food that looks and taste like pasta (read carbs), food manufacturers are creating noodles out of almost nothing.

Teens who eat lots and lots of fruit may be healthier adults

2015-10-27 10:56

CT scans reveals that adults who ate more portions of fruit and veg during childood had healthier arteries 20 years later.

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.

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.


New American Dietary Guidelines widely criticised

2016-01-18 13:31

The American Dietary Guidelines are very influential and should be 'above suspicion'. DietDoc discusses the shortcomings of the latest set of Guidelines.

Make realistic New Year’s resolutions for your health in 2016

2016-01-11 11:42

DietDoc advises on how to ditch those unrealistic New Year's resolutions and replace them with a kinder and more viable alternative.

Is intermittent fasting the easiest diet ever?

2015-12-22 14:48

Intermittent fasting as a diet sounds like a lot of hard work and denial. Not so, says Dr Arien van der Merwe who found it the easiest way to slim down her growing waistline, caused by metabolic syndrome.

Worst fad diets

2015-12-07 00:00

In search of a quick fix diet before you hit the beach this holiday? You should read this first.

Low-carb diets are better for keeping the weight off than low-fat diets

2015-10-30 14:21

A new meta-analysis of 53 randomised trials definitively shows' that low carbohydrate diets are better for long-term weight loss than low-fat diets.

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.

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.

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