8 signs that you're not getting enough calcium

2019-03-09 14:49

Teenagers, older adults, and people who are chronically ill have a higher risk of developing a calcium deficiency, or hypocalcemia.

IV drips: nutrients delivered directly into your bloodstream

2017-08-01 12:52

We all want optimum nutrition – and now it is being offered in the form of an IV drip. But does it work?

Max your breastmilk

2015-10-26 10:49

Your pregnancy is over and now you can stuff your face with whatever you want - or can you? Healthy eating may be the last thing on your mind, but its impact on breastfeeding shouldn't be.

Cacao – nature's 'guilty' pleasure

2014-11-03 12:22

Get cosy with a cup of cacao. The health benefits of this superfood will make you love it even more.

Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables?

2014-06-06 15:27

Nutrition guidelines emphasize consumption of powerhouse fruits and vegetables, which are strongly associated with reduced risk of chronic disease.

5 surprising benefits of avocado

2014-02-28 15:23

Avocados aren't only tasty, they're good for you too. Here are five reasons why it's good to get your guacamole on!

Is it physically possible to survive a year adrift at sea?

2014-02-06 13:00

The story of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived more than a year adrift on the Pacific Ocean raises many medical questions. A professor of medicine and author gives his opinions on the topic.

Fast food not main cause of kids' obesity

2014-01-20 13:06

A study finds that general poor eating habits contribute more to overweight in US kids than fast foods.


Be thankful for cranberries' health benefits all year long

2018-12-01 07:00

Cranberries deliver a lot of health benefits, and a cup of raw cranberries has just 50 calories.

One-Juice in Cape Town

2016-03-29 10:23

Raw, cold pressed juices.

Red meat for athletes – part I

2014-11-17 11:57

DietDoc outlines the important role of red meat in the diet of sportsmen and women.

History of the vitamin industry: part 3

2014-10-17 09:57

In part 3 of our series on the vitamin industry, we explore the shift to naturally-derived vitamins and their significance to the body.

Rising CO2 may cut nutrient levels in crops

2014-05-08 13:37

The amounts of two important nutrients, zinc and iron, were found to be lower in wheat, rice, soybeans and field peas grown with higher levels of carbon dioxide.

Researchers discover mechanisms of bowel movement

2014-02-26 12:12

Researchers were unsure about the exact mechanisms behind a bowel movement, but new findings reveal that two sets of so-called 'pacemakers' work together to create a certain rhythm.

Levels often too high in kids' vitamins

2014-01-29 12:42

A study indicates that vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children often contain more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins.

What the donkey meat scandal taught us

2014-01-02 17:06

DietDoc comments on the donkey meat in processed products which rocked our world in 2013.

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