Circulation health

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Amping up your circulation

By | April 18th, 2017|Circulation health, General health|

We tend to take our blood circulation for granted. For us, it’s like lift music – always there, in the background. We know it delivers blood throughout the body and distributes oxygen and nutrients, but it takes place so automatically that we take it for granted. But what happens when your circulation falters and slows [...]

Varicose veins – the inside story

By | November 22nd, 2016|Circulation health, General health, Wellness|

Summer’s here! Time to unpack those floaty skirts and shorts. It’s great news for sunlovers, but not for the eight million South Africans, predominantly women, who are plagued with varicose veins, those winding, twisted purple clusters that make legs achy, swollen, tired and unsightly. What are varicose veins? There are two kinds of veins in [...]

Cholesterol: The fat vs sugar debate

By | October 25th, 2016|Cholesterol, Circulation health, General health, Heart health, Nutrition, Wellness|

High cholesterol and fats, we’ve long been told, are the enemy of good health. They’ve been linked with high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack and, of more importance to this discussion, increased ‘bad’ cholesterol, which can also lead to stroke. But do fats deserve their bad rap? Or should sugar be facing the [...]

Boost circulation naturally in 20 ways

By | June 7th, 2016|Circulation health, General health, Heart health|

Meet your body’s circulatory system. It’s wellbeing is essential for yours. Read on to identify the signs of a sluggish system and how to boost circulation naturally. Many people consider the circulatory system, or cardiovascular system, as simply a highway for blood. In fact, it includes a vast network of organs and vessels that carry [...]

The truth about eggs and cholesterol

By | June 2nd, 2015|Cholesterol, Circulation health, Heart health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Egg for breakfast? Yum! But do you worry about what your favourite breakfast food is doing to your cholesterol levels? New research reveals the truth about eggs and cholesterol. If you love to start the day with an egg, you’re one of millions. And if, like me, you were taught that eggs were [...]

High blood pressure? Seven tips to eat out the heart-healthy way

By | May 19th, 2015|Circulation health, Heart health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] If you’re a big fan of eating out or ordering takeaways, you’re probably sabotaging the health of your heart. Follow these seven easy tips to help you choose dishes that will help lower high blood pressure without compromising on taste. You know the drill. It’s old news. A lifestyle that contains lots of [...]

9 Foods to support a healthy lymphatic system

By | March 31st, 2015|Circulation health, General health, General topics, Lymphatic health|

Your lymphatic system is your body’s biggest drain, says US physician John Douillard. And yet we rarely consider what it does and how our diet affects the way it works. Understand your lymphatic system and how to keep it "unclogged" and "free-flowing". What is your lymphatic system? Your lymphatic system is a large and integral [...]