Healthier life style advice

Eat well, move more, stress less and love more...

What is BMI?

Body mass index (BMI) is an easy-to-use online tool to help you estimate an appropriate body weight. It measures a person's weight in relation to their height.

The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.

Registered CDE-Optifast® Dietician

Did you know type 2 diabetes can be put into remission?

Diabetes cannot be cured, because the pancreas cells are permanently damaged, but insulin resistance can be reduced, while type 2-diabetes can be put into remission.

 

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Currently it is quite difficult to diagnose non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) because there are no specific blood tests available. First of all it is important to rule out both celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and wheat allergy before NCGS can be suspected, because some of the symptoms overlap.

Diabetes

Cornel Joubert Dietician - Diabetes Awareness

Do you have Diabetes and experience some of the following symptoms:
• Dry mouth
• Excessive thirst
• Frequent urination
• Fatigue
• Sweating and/or
• Blurred vision
This can be indicative of uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
Together we can reduce the risk of developing long-term health complications.

National Nutrition and Obesity Week

9-19 October 2019

The 2016 South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) indicated that 68% of women and 31% of men in the country are classified as overweight or obese, while 20% of women and 3% of men are considered as severely obese.

The Silent Killer

Most people consume much more salt than the recommended 5 g salt/day. On average between 9 to 12 grams of salt is used. Too much salt may increase your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks.

In order to prevent these diseases, reduce your salt intake at home by:

  • Using alternative flavorings agents during food preparation.
  • Not having a salt shaker on the table;
  • Limit intake of savory snacks;
  • Rather choose food products with lower salt/sodium content.

Herb

Let’s use less salt and start using herbs as an alternative method of food flavouring. Click below to see four of the most commonly used herbs used to flavour a variety of food, sauces and gravies.

Food is not only an essential part of life but it is always part of social interaction and must therefore be enjoyed at all times.

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