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The connection between your gut and your brain

The connection between your gut and your brain0


Foods that feed a healthy gut

Foods that feed a healthy gut

Whether you have a digestive disorder or not, keeping your digestive tract healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your body.

If your gut works efficiently, your body will get its energy from the food you eat. And not just energy – it also helps the immune system fight off disease and keeps other important processes going, such as blood clotting, the fighting off of inflammation, cell division and heart contractions....



Save your gut – save your life

Save your gut – save your life

It's not just an army that marches on its stomach – you do as well. And gut health affects so many more aspects of your life than most people think.

Millions and millions of fungi and bacteria and other organisms live inside your gut – in your intestines and your colon. Yes, it's a bit creepy to think about it, but without them you wouldn't survive very long as these good bacteria truly are responsible for making your body work. ...



The hidden dangers of diarrhoea

The hidden dangers of diarrhoea

Getting diarrhoea is nothing unusual, but if left untreated, it could be life-threatening.

Everyone gets diarrhoea or loose stools from time to time. It's just human. Mostly it clears up by itself within two to three days with the help of some over-the-counter medication.  But when does it become dangerous?

Diarrhoea c...



How healthy is your braai?

How healthy is your braai?

Most South Africans don’t need much of an excuse to light a fire. But when last did you consider what your Saturday-night braai could be doing to your health?

 



Healthy grilling tips

Healthy grilling tips

Braaiing or switching on the grill to cook your food quickly at a high temperature? Follow these simple steps to keep your meal as healthy as possible.

Cooking makes food more appealing, easier to digest and, quite often, healthier.



How healthy is it to eat smoked and processed meat?

How healthy is it to eat smoked and processed meat?

Preserving meat with smoke adds flavour and rich colour. But eating smoked or processed meat too regularly can come at a price.

If you love tucking into bacon, kassler chops and smoked chorizo sausages, you’re probably well acquainted with the wonderful flavours that smoking can impart to meat.

But, as with all high-fat, high-salt and cured meats, smoke-cured meat should be eaten in moderation. 

“Smoke is composed of many wonderful compounds,...



How to tenderise meat with lemon juice

How to tenderise meat with lemon juice

Lighting a braai? Make your meal as healthy as possible by using lemon juice to tenderise your meat.

Humans have been cooking meat over open fires since ancient times and, today, braaiing is still as popular as ever.

In recent years, however, research has shown that exposing meat to high temperatures and cooking foods for prolonged periods over the coals may generate cancer-causing substances called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

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‘Emotional clutter’ - rubble that hinders an intentional life

‘Emotional clutter’ - rubble that hinders an intentional life

Our health is affected by our psycho-social well-being. This is not news. When we become self-aware and mindful, we may be able to recognise how ‘emotional clutter’ could prevent us from having healthy lifestyles of intention and simplicity. 

In a world that is hectic, busy and hurried, simplicity is not. (In) a society that is rushing to gain more, satisfaction with less may be regarded as counter-cultural. It is however not always the physical clutter that makes you stumble in your search of such simplicity, but the ‘emotional cl...



Youth Month: How to keep our youngsters safe and secure

Charnel Hattingh, National Marketing & Communications Manager at Fidelity ADT
Youth Month: How to keep our youngsters safe and secure As the country celebrates Youth Day on 16 June, a tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprising in Soweto, it is an opportune time to consider the safety of our own youth in 2019 - particularly in light of the recent stabbing at Forest High School in Gauteng. “Safety is a priority and must be top of mind for everyone, particularly teenagers and young adults who are especially vulnerable to crime,” says Charnel Hattingh, National Marketing & Communications Manager at Fidelity ADT.…


New legislation will infringe on the constitutional rights and welfare of 17 million people

Bench Marks Foundation
Johannesburg - 4 June 2019: A new piece of legislation, the Traditional Khoisan and Leadership Bill, which is in its final stage of enactment, will see millions of people lose any democratic rights the constitution infers upon them, says the Bench Marks Foundation. The Bill builds on previous legislation that re-entrenches the power of traditional leaders throughout the former homelands. It will allow them sole decision-making authority over their ‘subjects’, an estimated 17 million people living within the tribal boundaries. This means they will be able to sign deals that bind all the people within their tribal jurisdictions without having…


Fighting Government’s Proposed RABS Bill: APRAV and Legal Professionals Join Forces

Fighting Government’s Proposed RABS Bill: APRAV and Legal Professionals Join Forces
Despite intense opposition, the government is pushing for adoption of a Bill that could reward drunk drivers and have disastrous implications for road accident victims. South Africa’s Road Accident Fund (RAF) may be poorly administered, but many are describing its proposed replacement, the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS), as unconstitutional and appalling. Opposition parties staged a mass walkout when the RABS Bill was put to vote before the National Assembly in December 2018. Nonetheless, the ruling party continues to push for its adoption. Now the Association for the Protection of Road Accident Victims (APRAV) is partnering with legal professionals, including…


Anti - Corruption Unit ACU investigates Hawks for Racketeering in 'Undercover Billionaires' Tshakoane Case.

Anti - Corruption Unit ACU investigates Hawks for Racketeering in 'Undercover Billionaires' Tshakoane Case.
Anti - Corruption Unit ACU investigates Hawks for Racketeering in 'Undercover Billionaires' Louis Jr Tshakoane Case. In a recent turn of events the Hawks similarly known as the Specialized Commercial Crimes Unit in Johannesburg based in Eloff Street has been flagged by the ACU Anti-Corruption Unit of South Africa for its involvement in the fraud investigation against the Undercover Billionaires International Crypto-Currency business which sells UMC digital virtual coins to the public according to the framework outlined by the South African Reserve Banks Position Paper on digital virtual currencies in 2014. A sophisticated illegal syndicate using State resources and bribes…


A question of political legitimacy: only 47% voted

Citizen Surveys
The public are now well aware that the recent 8th May national election received the lowest voter turnout since South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, with only a 66% turnout. Citizen Surveys, the leading South African marketing and social research consultancy specialising in national research studies, had estimated the lowest voter turnout scenario at 63%. This release unpacks and answers the below three important questions demanding answers following the poor voter turnout: 1. How legitimate is the South African democracy if so many people did not vote? 2. Do the voting age population (aged 18 and older) believe that…


Committee Against Torture examines the situation in South Africa

South Africa had enacted the Prevention and Combatting of Torture of Person Act in 2013 GENEVA, Switzerland, May 1, 2019/ -- The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its consideration of the second periodic report of South Africa on measures taken to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.Introducing the report, John Jeffery, Deputy Minister at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa, recalled that the horror of torture was embedded in South Africa’s history and that its past bore memories of widespread and institutionalized torture, which…


#MenAreTrash: Serial entrepreneur launched a boy’s foundation

#MenAreTrash: Serial entrepreneur launched a boy’s foundation
Nicolas Manyike said, “Not all men are trash. Society focuses more on grooming girls to behave and be good girls, who will be good wives one day in future, what about boys?” Following the highly published death of Karabo Mokoena and string of other femicides, a twitter movement ‘men are trash’ gained prominence. CEO of public relations company, Tale PR & Communications, an award-winning publicist, property investor, serial-entrepreneur and philanthropist Nicolas Manyike has launched a foundation that will focus on boys. Manyike said, “Not all men are trash. Society focuses more on grooming girls to behave and be good girls, who will be good wives…


South African Immigration Changes 2019

South African Immigration Changes 2019 and 2020  The frenetic reporting on the current election season will end next week, and major policy announcements, so crucial to te recovery of the South African economy, will go unnoticed. The likelihood of changes to South African Immigration laws and regulations is quite high, based on the White Paper published by the South African Government.  In addition, the intermittent communications through Home Affairs Head Office, various public statements and the deliberations at the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, indicate that amendments may happen soon. The two imminent issues are: 1) The updating of the Critical Skills…


Tony Leon to join the campaign trail with DA Gauteng

Tony Leon to join the campaign trail with DA Gauteng
For three days, 23 – 25 April, former Leader of the DA, Tony Leon, will campaign across Gauteng. Leon led the Democratic Party, and later the Democratic Alliance between 1995 and 2007, building the DA into the official opposition in South Africa, and into a party for all people. Media is invited to cover Leon’s campaigning as follows: Tuesday, 23 April 11h30 – Door to Door – Eldorado Park (Meeting point: Waterpan Crescent, Eldorado Park; End Point: Spruit Avenue Park, Eldorado Park) 14h00 – Business Lunch in Houghton (Location: 1 Long Avenue, Glenhazel, Johannesburg) 18h00 – Townhall in Centurion (Leriba Lodge, 245 End Street, Clubview, Centurion)…


A Free Online Legal Document Drafting Tool For NPO’s Launches

How the JusDraft platform works
Epoq Legal (South Africa), a pioneer of online legal services, is proud to announce the launch of JusDraft. JusDraft is a real-time, online legal document drafting tool designed for South African non-profit organisations who need to create court forms, contracts, wills and more without the need for an attorney. According to Statistics South Africa there are 120,227 registered NPOs in South Africa. 94.7% of these serve the communities in which they are based, and 40,8% of these are classified as social services. These organisations operate in a demanding world where delays and costs involved in traditional document drafting can have…