Getting Younger for your Age.

Let we talk about Metformin, the wonder drug. Trade name:  Glucophage: There are many more names.   Why do I recommend it for all people with metabolic syndrome? There are several good reasons, but I will concentrate this post on the claims that Metformin induces longevity and make you younger. This is technical but bear... Continue Reading →

Yogurt; dramatic health benefit

  Patients with hypertension have a 21% reduction in strokes and heart attacks if they take more than 2 portions of yogurt per week. Article published  in  American Journal of Hypertension in 2018 Results:   Among participants consuming ≥2 servings/week of yogurt, NHS women had a 17% (95% CI: 0.74-0.92) lower risk while HPFS men experienced a... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about cholesterol.

  Normal values: Total cholesterol: < 5.2 mmol/L LDL cholesterol: < 3.4 mmol/L HDL cholesterol: >1.04 mmol/L for men, > 1.3 mmol/L  for women Triglycerides: < 1.7 mmol/L Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is essential for the life. Functions in body and why it is important to have cholesterol: Hormone synthesis: Estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones, such as... Continue Reading →

HDL Cholesterol: anti-oxidant in top gear.

How to increase your HDL cholesterol levels. Very important: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the so-called good cholesterol. There is good evidence that: HDL carries oxidized cholesterol that damage vessels from the vessels to the liver to be excreted. High HDL levels are linked to reduced heart disease. HDL is not only an antioxidant but prevent... Continue Reading →

The value of fasting.

It sounds outrageous to fast, because we as South Africans have been raised with custom to eat three good meals per day with a good portion of "mieliepap"in the morning; "to take you through the day". Surprisingly then that more and more recent studies see fasting as an important part of the solution for obesity,... Continue Reading →

Flaxseed: Protection against cancer?

 What does flaxseed has to do with cancer? When plant lignans are metabolised by intestinal bacteria they form enterolactone. Lignans are one of the major classes of phytoestrogens that are estrogen-like chemicals and also act as antioxidants. Source of Lignin Amount per 100 g Flaxseed 300,000 µg (0.3 g) Sesame seed 29,000 µg (29 mg) Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage... Continue Reading →

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