Snaccidents Stoppers and other Great Finds

snaccident zone

The days are getting shorter and colder as we go into our winter here in Durban. Or as short and as cold as our Durban winters can get considering how mild they are. But we are spoiled and retain our full rights to complain as loudly as we can.  So we have already started  snacking a little bit more, drinking hotter drinks and eating more comfort foods. The gym is even more of a challenge.   What’s new? With winter snaccidents and exercise slip-ups tending to happen more often, we have been asking uncle Google for guidance at this difficult time. Continue Reading

Coping with Lactose Intolerance

lactose intolerance

If you are unlucky enough to suffer from lactose intolerance, you know the drill. The bloating, the runs, the wind and the cramps.  It’s not pretty. Lactose intolerance is a relatively common condition where people are not able to digest lactose, the sugar that is naturally present in milk and its products.  For most of us, these sugars are broken down in the small intestine without much fanfare.  However, in affected individuals, the enzyme lactase that is responsible for breaking down these sugars is either not present or not present in sufficient amounts to do the job properly.  The undigested sugars  pass on to the large intestine, with resulting uncomfortable symptoms.  Lactose intolerance is relatively common especially in the black population.  Medical experts think that it affects up to 70% of the adult population. Continue Reading

Detoxing in the New Year? Read this…

pear- detox

January and detoxing have become synonymous lately as we all look for the magic bullet to skinniness in the new year.  What I have learnt over the years, from both professional practice and social media, is that detoxing means different things to different people.  It can be as simple as becoming a bit more mindful of eating decisions after festive excesses. For some, it can take a darker turn, characterised by overtly restrictive long-term diets.  In the pursuit of wellness, is there middle ground?

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