Eating disorders affect all different types of people, negatively impacting their mental and physical health as well as their productivity and relationships. Dr Sarvani Pather, a psychiatrist at Akeso Crescent Clinic, explains what elements could lead to Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia (BN), as well as any tell-tale signs or symptoms and what the recovery process looks like.
With our lives constantly getting busier and busier, cooking wholesome and healthy meals every day can become tiring, or there is just no time. Servd Fresh is all about taking the planning, shopping, prepping and cooking out of your daily routine by delivering meals of the freshest quality right to your doorstep. Their food is healthy, balanced, delicious and comes in fully biodegradable packaging! They helped us put together 5 ways to eat your way to a summer body and how they can help, should you need a hand.
For years, we’ve been told fat is the enemy. Now, high-fat, low-carb diets have put it at the top of our shopping lists. So what’s the real skinny on fats?
Whichever way you peel it, fruit and veg are at the core of good health, well known to reduce the risk of chronic degenerative diseases, including hypertension, heart problems, Type 2 diabetes and even some cancers. That’s where juicing comes in. Fasting fans list five main benefits … and dietitians give their responses. So, is juicing worth the hype?
A certain sugary carbonated cola beverage was introduced to the world as a tonic in the late 19th century. Fast-forward nearly 100 years: as waistlines began to expand at a rapid rate, people became more and more concerned with watching their weight.
High cholesterol puts strain on the heart – a risk factor that contributes to around five heart attacks every hour in this country. Between 150 and 195 South Africans die every day due to cardiovascular events and strokes, but we can change that by getting savvy about what we put into our bodies. Arthur Ramoroka, a registered dietitian in Joburg and a spokesperson for the ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa), tells us how.
Think you’re gluten-intolerant? Do your homework before cutting out food groups. Found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye, gluten is the protein that gives dough its stretchy consistency when you knead it, and helps breads and cakes keep their shape. But while it may do your baking a world of good, some people cannot stomach it. We asked dietitian Nazeeia Sayed to separate the wheat from the chaff.
If you want to shake off the last of the winter padding, the best you can do is nourish and support your body with wholefoods, says Mpho Tshukudu, a dietitian based in Rustenberg and a spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). And there’s not a detox in sight – if you manage your lifestyle well. It’s time to start the summer slim down!
Food provides the energy that fuels the body, so it makes sense that nutrition should form a fundamental part of any exercise programme. Dietitian and spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) Vanessa Clarke explains which foods you should eat – and when – to meet the nutritional needs of your training routine.
There are many different types of headaches and migraines. Some are caused by stress, muscle tension or hormones; while others are linked to certain foods. These trigger foods affect blood flow to the brain, creating pressure that can cause pain. Alex Royal, a Cape Town dietitian and spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), explains what to eat – and to avoid – to help prevent the ache.