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I NOW CARRY CONFIDENCE WITH ME WHEREVER I GO – THANKS TO MY WEIGHT LOSS

 

“Joining The Diet Everyone Talks About lifestyle programme is the best decision that I’ve ever made for myself.  Losing weight is not easy but it can be done.  Once you’re in the right mindset, a good lifestyle program and an exercise routine will help you lose weight.

My name is Tania Parker and I am 25 years old.  I joined The Diet Everyone Talks About lifestyle programme because I was just tired of being overweight and not being able to do things with my friends.

INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH AS IT IS YOUR TRUE WEALTH

Good health is a form of complete physical, mental and social well-being – when both your body and mind are functioning well and in unity. Being healthy is very important and necessary to effectively do your day to day activities. Physical health starts with a healthy diet filled with nutrients, minerals and vitamins, a consistent exercise routine as well as generally taking good care of yourself. However, practicing good health is not a process which is based on your physical well-being only.

 HAEMOPHILIA – WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID

Haemophilia is a rare disorder when your blood does not clot effectively – due to a lack of blood-clotting proteins.  When you have haemophilia, you may bleed for longer after an injury for example.  People with haemophilia don’t need a special diet but they need to eat well and maintain a healthy weight

 

HEALTHY EASTER OPTIONS FOR YOUR KIDS

The Easter season is known to bring all things sweet, decadent and delicious, but this Easter holiday doesn’t have to increase the sugar levels in your kids. You can keep breakfast, lunch and dinner healthy while filling those baskets with Easter goodies and treats.

Easter is about creating a fun environment for your kids by giving them exciting, sweet treats to feast on. However, it is very important for parents to make sure that these treats are healthy because too much sugar can have a negative impact on your child’s health.

 

ENSURE YOUR CHILDREN ENJOY EASTER – THE HEALTHY WAY

Easter is upon us and this is the time when children get caught up in the hype of the ‘Easter hunt’ where baskets are filled with chocolate eggs, bunnies, sweets and other decadent treats. However, these treats are loaded with sugar, preservatives and unhealthy trans-fat which are bad for the body.

The reality is that you can’t completely exclude the chocolate and sweet treats because this is what Easter treats are all about. As parents, you want to make Easter fun for the children by giving them tasty treats that they will enjoy but it’s important to make that these are healthy.

HOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH

With June being National Blood Donor Month, it is important to know how your blood type is a key factor that influences many areas of your health and well-being. Knowing your blood type is important for understanding how your body reacts to the food that you eat as well as your sensitivity to diseases. Your blood type can help you understand the mysteries of your health, physical vitality, longevity and even stress levels.

 

Keep your weight constant this festive season.

In the festive time with more outings and visits to family and friends it is very easy to forget about your healthy food choices.

This festive season beat the holiday bulge with these easy tips.

  • Be sure to avoid snacking and eating of the baddies, by insuring you eat before you go out.

BACK TO SCHOOL – A TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

It’s that time of the year again, when children are back at school from the long and no doubt sugary snack filled festive season. With that in mind, it is important for parents to consider key health options that will help ensure a great start to the school year for their children. When it comes to preparing and packing nutritious yet interesting lunch boxes, a lot of parents suffer. Coming up with an appealing lunch box that is not full of fatty and sugary foods can be quite the challenge.

HOW THE HEALTH OF YOUR PANCREAS CAN AFFECT YOUR WEIGHT

The pancreas is an organ located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach. It is surrounded by organs such as the liver, small intestine and liver. It is surrounded by major blood vessels such as the portal vein, the superior mesenteric artery and the celiac axis which supply blood to the pancreas and other abdominal organs. About 95 % of the pancreas consists of exocrine tissue that is responsible for producing pancreatic enzymes for digestion.

 

CREATE AN EVERLASTING IMPACT ON MENS HEALTH ISSUES THIS MOVEMBER

Movember is an annual event that involves the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer as well as other illnesses such as depression. 

WHY OVERALL HEALTH IS SO IMPORTANT

Being physically healthy means that your body is able to function like it’s supposed to, with no pain or discomfort.  Being in good health is very important and is necessary to effectively do your day to day activities.  Physical health starts with a good diet, an exercise routine as well as generally taking good care of your well being.

Easy Low-Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

This Easy Low-Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe can be made in about 15 minutes! It can be served by itself as a quick lunch, or as a side dish. This recipe can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, dairy free, whole-30, Atkins, Paleo, or Banting diet.

 

HOW OBESITY AFFECTS REPRODUCTION IN MEN AND WOMEN

Did you know that being overweight can significantly affect your chances of conceiving? If you’re trying to get pregnant or intend to start trying in the next few years, healthy eating and regular exercise can help boost your fertility. The father’s weight can also affect your chances of getting pregnant because sperm quality is slightly worse than that of men with a healthy BMI.

Fall in love with your health

February is known as the month of love, but it’s also ‘Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month’. This makes it the perfect time to try out some positive lifestyle changes to fall in love with your health.

Many people put their health on hold, only to worry about it later, when something goes wrong. This month is a reminder to be proactive about balancing diet, exercise routines and taking some time to relax.

5 Simple ways to keep your heart healthy (and happy!)

Following a heart healthy lifestyle benefits blood circulation overall health.

The food you eat and the amount of physical activity you take part in can affect the overall health of your heart.

 

INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH
AS IT IS YOUR TRUE WEALTH

September is national Oral Health Month which is the perfect time to pay extra attention to your oral hygiene routine.  Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums can play a role in decreasing your risks of health issues such as a heart attack, stroke and poorly controlled diabetes. 

HOW GOOD ORAL HYGIENE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR OVERALL HEALTH

September is national Oral Health Month which is the perfect time to pay extra attention to your oral hygiene routine. Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums can play a role in decreasing your risks of health issues such as a heart attack, stroke and poorly controlled diabetes. 

HOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE
AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH

With June being National Blood Donor Month, it is important to know how your blood type is a key factor that influences many areas of your health and well-being. Knowing your blood type is important for understanding how your body reacts to the food that you eat as well as your sensitivity to diseases.

 

DEDICATE THIS WOMEN’S MONTH TO YOUR OWN HEALTH AND WELL BEING

A woman’s health is her total well-being and can be affected by factors such as workload, nutrition, and stress. Women play a critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of their families but hardly have time for themselves.

Focus On Your Health And Wellness This Woman’s Month

Women play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of their families. It is also important for them to make their own health a priority.

Why the Aspartame Fuss??

Aspartame is a low-calorie artificial sweetener that is commonly used as a sugar substitute in various food and beverage products. The safety of aspartame has been a topic of debate and research for several decades.

 

Woman are the backbone of health in their homes

Today’s women play many different roles. Some as working professionals, some stay-at-home moms, some as single working mothers and others – a combination of roles. What they all have in common is being a driving force for their families when it comes to health.

My work performance has improved thanks to my weight loss

“I had no confidence at all, I was always aware of my weight which depressed me.”

Meet Henry Pake, a 28-year-old electrician who decided to become a better version of himself by losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.

The importance of men’s health.

Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country in June.  The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to promote the prevention of health problems by encouraging early detection and the treatment of illnesses amongst men.  This month is dedicated to educating people on what can be done to improve health in boys & men.  Some often also delay seeing a doctor for symptoms of any health problems and put off routine check-ups. 

 

Maintain your weight this Winter

Winter is well upon us and this is the season when we get tempted to indulge in warm, comfort food such as carb-filled dishes, puddings and other decadent delights.
More time spent indoors, less sunshine and cooler temperatures all have an effect on our eating patterns and food cravings. Eating too much comfort food leads to weight gain and the awful possibility of not fitting into any of your clothes come, Summer.

How the health of your mouth is important for your overall health.


Taking good care of your mouth, gums and teeth may decrease your risk of health issues such as a stroke, heart attack and poorly controlled diabetes. Bacteria can travel from the mouth and into the bloodstream which causes a disease called bacteraemia (bacteria in the blood).

Hints and tips that will help you fight diamets

Diabetes is a long-term condition where a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because the body does not respond properly to insulin or because the insulin production is inadequate.  Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) that comes from carbohydrates in the food that we eat for energy or to store glucose for future use.

HAEMOPHILIA – WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID

Haemophilia is a rare disorder when your blood does not clot effectively – due to a lack of blood-clotting proteins. When you have haemophilia, you may bleed for longer after an injury for example. People with haemophilia don’t need a special diet but they need to eat well and maintain a healthy weight. The goal is to keep your joints healthy and strong and to keep extra weight off in order to avoid bleeding in vulnerable joints and muscles. Excessive weight puts strain on your joints and also increases the amount of replacement therapy needed to prevent or treat a bleed.

Seven deadly sins of sugar!

“Now is a perfect time to take stock of your health. Changing your lifestyle feels right, right about now! Exercise and diet are vital in achieving a more balanced lifestyle, but while we embark on this journey, there are some common mistakes people make when it comes specifically to sugar consumption. It is also important to note that sugar itself (even if you are not going on a diet) is harmful to your health. An excess of sugar not only leads to weight gain but also blood sugar problems, an increased risk of heart disease and many other dangerous conditions.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & ITS EFFECTS ON THE HEART


It is important for us to manage our high blood pressure so that it doesn’t affect our hearts. The number one cause of death associated with high blood pressure is hypertensive heart disease. Your heart has to work extra hard to pump blood with every extra kg that you are overweight. This causes the heart to become thicker and stiff – making it less able for it to do its job properly which could result in heart failure. Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped working however – it is a serious health condition. With heart failure, the heart’s pumping power becomes weaker than normal.

THE IMPORTANCE OF
HEALTH FOR YOUTH 

With obesity being such a health hazard, it is important for the youth to adopt healthy eating habits.  Proper nutrition is crucial during teenage years as young people have different nutritional needs than adults due to the hormonal changes that their bodies go through.  Improving the health and well-being of the youth will have a positive impact on their current as well as their future productivity.  Poor nutrition decreases the youth’s ability to learn and progress through life. 

Have a healthy pregnancy with these hints and tips

Pharmacist and diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About  Gert Coetzee, says it’s important for pregnant women to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle as a healthy and nutritious diet during pregnancy as it reduces the risks for both them and the baby.  Pregnant women who eat well and exercise regularly, are less likely to have a complicated pregnancy.

Fight Tuberculosis by changing your diet

Recently released reports have found that TB (tuberculosis) and diabetes remain the top two killers among South Africa’s population.Tuberculosis remains the world’s leading infectious killer, being responsible for the death of approximately 1.7 million people a year.  We all know that you need to take your medication every day in order to beat tuberculosis but getting the right nutrition can help speed up the treatment process as poor nutrition can encourage the persistence of TB. 

FOLLOW A DIET THAT WILL HELP YOU AVOID LIVER DAMAGE FROM HEPATITIS

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver that is commonly caused by a viral infection. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to liver cancer. Other possible causes of hepatitis may occur as a secondary result of medications, toxins, drugs and alcohol.

DON’T SIDELINE YOUR HEALTH THIS VALENTINES DAY

February is known as the month of love, a time when couples spoil each other with chocolates and confections in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  All these sweet treats are filled with sugar which has negative health effects.  Eating too much sugar can lead to weight gain, an increase in the risk of heart disease as well as diabetes.  On this day of love, you are most likely to consume more carbohydrates, sodium and cholesterol when dining out, as opposed to having a healthier homemade meal.

PRIORITISE YOUR HEALTH THIS FEBRUARY

February is Healthy Lifestyle Awareness month – a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of healthy living through good nutrition and regular exercise.  Being healthy is not just about eating enough fruit and vegetables, it’s also about relaxing and spending quality time with your loved ones – as this contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle and well-being. 

KEEP YOUR HEALTH INTACT THIS FESTIVE SEASON

The festive season is upon us. It’s a time when friends and families come together and often have more social gatherings than usual and often these get togethers involve consuming excessive amounts of treats!  Eating out is also usually on the agenda for most during the festive season, with people being likely to overindulge. We also tend to drink more alcohol and sugary drinks this time of the year and these can have a negative impact on our health and well-being.

EAT IN GRATITUDE FOR YOUR BODY THIS FESTIVE SEASON

For most people, the festive season is probably not the best time to start going on a diet. As we all know, the festive season is a time when families and friends come together and have social gatherings that usually involve indulging in excessive amounts of decadent food and treats. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes less of a priority for most people at this time of the year. The festive season is the perfect time to regroup and think about what you can do to better yourself for the new year. Make it a point to not just focus on your physical well-being but your mental well-being as well.

 

HEART FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

As the saying goes, you are what you eat, so taking the time to create some heart healthy habits is beneficial for everyone.  Having an unhealthy diet that is high in saturated fats, sodium and trans fats, significantly increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

DIET AND NUTRITION TIPS FOR HAEMOPHILIA

Gert Coetzee, pharmacist and diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About comments on haemophilia and the nutrition suitable for it.  Haemophilia is a genetic disorder where your blood does not clot normally as it lacks sufficient blood clotting factors.  People with haemophilia bleed for longer after an injury as opposed to someone whose blood clots normally.  The biggest health concern regarding haemophilia is internal bleeding if you have suffered a severe injury. 


Boost Your Kidney Health With These Hints And Tips

The aims of the campaign are to raise the awareness of kidney disease as well as to promote kidney health.  Our kidneys are bean-shaped organs, located in the lower back on either side of the spine. They are important as they work hard to dispose of all the excess salt and waste products.  In addition, our kidneys release hormones that regulate blood pressure and stimulate red blood cell production. Kidney failure leads to excess water, salt and toxins which can really negatively affect the body, often resulting in debilitating kidney conditions.

Breast cancer and preventative foods

Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women around the world. Whether it’s through you, a friend or a family member, breast cancer may touch your life. Early detection and progress in treatment has led to improvement in the survival for women of all ages with all stages of breast cancer.

Hospices provide help and support to patients and their families.  It is a place that aims to give a sense of care and control to people who are at the end stage of a terminal illness such as breast cancer.

THE DIFFERENCE IN HARD & SOFT BELLIES IN MEN

Men are more likely than women to develop big bellies as they age. Some have soft bellies and others have hard bellies. As men reach middle age, their testosterone levels will inevitably begin to decline. Low testosterone causes middle-aged
men to develop the tell tale ‘pot-belly’.


DON’T LET OBESITY COME BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR HEALTH

Obesity is a medical condition that happens when a person carries excess weight that might affect their health. Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to see if a person has the appropriate weight for their age, height and sex. A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 indicates that a person is carrying excess weight.

Health tips to help reduce PMS symptoms

Being healthy can help reduce premenstrual syndrome symptoms, says Gert Coetzee, a pharmacist and diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About.

Premenstrual syndrome, also known as PMS, is a combination of emotional and physical symptoms that occur before and during your period. That time of the month when women experience skin breakout, tender breasts and mood swings.

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT


Award winning clinician -Wilma Lodder has been working as a clinician at The Diet Everyone Talks About clinic in Westville (KwaZulu Natal) for the past six years.  She is now based at the Fourways branch in Douglasdale.  Wilma has played an important role in helping hundreds of people shed unwanted weight.

A TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

It’s that time of the year again, when children are back at school from the long and no doubt sugary snack filled festive season. With that in mind, it is important for parents to consider key health options that will help ensure a great start to the school year for their children.

ADD THESE SUPERFOODS TO YOUR DIET

In order to prevent breast cancer.  Breast Cancer Month is an annual health campaign organised by breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease.  Breast cancer is a common cancer in women but some men also get it. 

HOW SERIOUS IS HEALTH TO THE YOUTH

Young people tend to engage in risky behaviour that may negatively affect their health. Environmental and social factors contribute to these behaviours which become lifestyles that lead to chronic illnesses. They are often unaware of the damage that comes with risky behaviours such as smoking, drinking alcohol, eating junk food and not being physically active.

KEEP YOUR DAD HEALTHY THIS FATHER’S DAY

As Father’s Day approaches, we struggle with deciding what to get our fathers. This is a time when we would normally give our dad ties, cards, expensive whiskey or cologne in recognition of everything that they’ve done for us. Do things a little differently this Father’s Day – give your dad the gift of a healthy heart and body.

5 foods that help with oral hygiene

Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums can play a role in decreasing your risks of health issues such as a heart attack, stroke and poorly controlled diabetes.  Not practicing good oral hygiene can cause bacteraemia – a disease caused by bacteria traveling from the mouth and into the bloodstream. 

Superfoods that can help you maintain the health of your kidneys

Superfoods can help you maintain the health of your kidneys.  Gert Coetzee, pharmacist and diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About comments on how a healthy diet can help maintain the health of your kidneys.  Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine, just below the rib cage.

TAME YOUR PMS CRAVINGS!

One of the best ways to treat PMS symptoms is by sticking to a healthy diet.

GERT Coetzee, a pharmacist and diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About, says being healthy helps reduce premenstrual syndrome symptoms.

Die begin van my nuwe lewe…

‘n Kykie na die verlede… Ek was altyd oorgewig aangesien dit deel was van ons familie. Dit het my nie juis gepla nie want almal het my so aanvaar. So 2 jaar gelede was my ma opgeneem in die hospitaal met gan-green. Sy was baie oorgewig met hoë bloeddruk en diabetes. 

How healthy are your healthy options?

So you’ve embarked on the road to leanness and health and are gearing up to reach your wellness and weight goals by eating the right foods, exercising and taking time to de-stress. A word of caution from Gert Coetzee, founder of The Diet Everyone Talks About – who says many accepted healthy options have in fact little evils lurking within them!

THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH FOR YOUTH

With obesity being such a health hazard, it is important for the youth to adopt healthy eating habits.  Proper nutrition is crucial during teenage years as young people have different nutritional needs than adults due to the hormonal changes that their bodies go through. 

Have a healthy pregnancy with these hints and tips

 

Pharmacist and diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About Gert Coetzee, says it’s important for pregnant women to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle as a healthy and nutritious diet during pregnancy as it reduces the risks for both them and the baby.

Don’t Let Obesity Come Between You And Your Health

Obesity is a medical condition that happens when a person carries excess weight that might affect your health. Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to see if a person has the appropriate weight for their age, height, and sex.

Trading chocolate and sweet treats for a healthier heart & sex life this Valentine’s Day.

It’s the month of love… and Healthy Lifestyle Awareness month too, so treat yourself to a few small diet changes that make a big difference. Making a positive change in your health doesn’t have to come with expensive gym memberships and unrealistic expectations.

5 Small diet changes that make a big difference

It’s the month of love… and Healthy Lifestyle Awareness month too, so treat yourself to a few small diet changes that make a big difference. Making a positive change in your health doesn’t have to come with expensive gym memberships and unrealistic expectations.

5 Anti-inflammatory foods to add to your diet

Adding these low-carb, anti-inflammatory foods to your diet can help improve high blood pressure and your weight loss efforts! If you’re following a low-carb diet to lose weight or just improve your overall health then it’s time to take it to the next level by adding a few low-carb eats and treats that also help to curb inflammation in the body

Fight diabetes with a Healthy
diet & lifestyle

Diabetes is a condition where has a high blood sugar (glucose) level in the body.  Diabetes a disease that occurs when your glucose (also known as blood sugar), is too high.  Blood glucose is the main source of energy for your body and comes from the food you consume. 

Prevent breast cancer with a healthy diet and lifestyle

Prevent breast cancer with a healthy diet and lifestyle

October is breast cancer month, an annual health campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and it occurs when cells in the breast tissue change and keep reproducing.