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  • A recent article written in The Guardian sports the headline “Alzheimer’s could be the most catastrophic impact of junk food”. It means you’re literally increasing your Alzheimer’s risk by eating junk food! Shocking, isn’t it! But it’s not a new theory, just a new way of putting it… In fact, about ten years ago, experts suggested Alzheimer's has such a strong link [continue reading]
    Published at 29 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • The last thing you want for your teenage daughter is a life filled with treatments for breast cancer. But that’s exactly what she’ll get if she doesn’t watch what she eats as she heads into puberty, warn experts. Research conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan found that teen girls could get an aggressive type of breast cancer – that’s usually only seen in young [continue reading]
    Published at 26 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Cancer
  • FSPs very own Invest team recently performed an experiment to determine just how much one of their colleagues was eating and spending on take-aways every month. He’s apparently the king of take-aways, always looking for a bargain and something tasty but convenient. And he eats take-aways every day. The bill he racked up for just a week was over R240, which means he’s spending close [continue reading]
    Published at 25 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Food and Nutrition
  • If you’re free from symptoms at the moment, it probably won’t stay that way. Your symptoms will return. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) say, of the people in remission of the disease, 35% will relapse and experience the debilitating symptoms all over again within a year. And if it’s not within a year, you’re 75% at risk of relapsing within ten years of going into [continue reading]
    Published at 22 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Food and Nutrition
  • If you’re worried about high blood pressure and you’re doing everything you can to prevent it, you may be doing the wrong thing. If it’s cutting out salt you’ve been worried about, new research says it might not be salt after all that causes your blood pressure to soar. So a diet where you limit your salt intake, like the DASH diet, might be a waste of time, say experts. The [continue reading]
    Published at 19 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Heart health
  • One of the biggest myths about type 2 diabetes is that sugar is the cause. But the truth is, it’s actually a disease of the metabolism, says the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. This means it’s your body’s inability to use the products of digestion, namely carbohydrates that’s to blame. When your body breaks carbs down, it’s supposed to activate insulin to [continue reading]
    Published at 16 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Diabetes
  • There's no denying that your weight affects your oral health. Studies prove that people who are severely overweight or obese have far worse oral health than individuals who maintain a normal weight. Not only is your diet packed with nutrients that may cause poor oral health, but you're also less likely to go to the dentist when you're heavy. Research says a large number of obese [continue reading]
    Published at 11 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Immune System
  • Because of your treatment and the gruelling routine in your body, your immune system takes a knock. But there are things you can focus on every day to ensure you're giving your immune support so it can support your body as it goes through the treatment. Ensure you keep your immune system in shape with these four tips... Give your immunes system a boost during lung cancer treatment with [continue reading]
    Published at 05 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Cancer
  • Your diet is extremely important to your health. There are an array of nutrients your body can't make itself and the only way you can get them is to eat foods that contain them. But what does this have to do with your mood and putting a stop to depression? Well, in today's world, there are toxins in everything. Even in things you expect to be safe for you like drinking water and food you [continue reading]
    Published at 05 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • South African youth are going up in smoke. With a whopping 21% of learners in grade 8 to grade 11 admitting they smoke in a National Smoking Survey. That means that 1 in 5 learners between the age of 16 and 19 smoke! And it’s horrifying that this number could skyrocket with the every growing popularity of e-cigarettes. But it’s not only the flavours – like cotton candy [continue reading]
    Published at 03 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Cancer
  • As an asthmatic, you know you need to avoid people who smoke, shouldn’t pet the neighbours dog and must cut down the shrub outside your home that causes your asthma to flare up. But have you noticed that no matter what you do to prevent an attack, one always crops up when you least expect it? It’s probably because of one of these lesser-known asthma triggers… Did you know about [continue reading]
    Published at 02 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Immune System
  • The treadmill may seem like the simplest piece of equipment you’ll add to your fitness routine. You simply turn it on and go, right? Not so fast… If you don’t use it right, you could waste your time exercising or worse, injure yourself! So if you’re making the treadmill a regular part of your fitness routine, don’t forget these four essential tips… Only use the [continue reading]
    Published at 01 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • Staying healthy and fit isn’t all about exercise. While it’s one of the main aspects of your overall health, just following a regular fitness routine won’t tick all the boxes when it comes to maintaining your health. Food and the fuel it provides your body is just as important. And even more important than that is fuelling your body while you’re taking part in a fitness routine. [continue reading]
    Published at 29 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • Your mental health is extremely important. And a recent study proves just how important it is! The study, posted in the Journal of Psychiatry, explains how depression is on par with heavy smoking when it comes to how it affects your health. But the problem with this is you’ll see campaigns all over the place to get people to quit smoking, but you won’t see the same commitment [continue reading]
    Published at 28 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • When you suffer from depression, everything around you seems dark and dreary. There’s just no light to lift your mood and your days simply fade into one another. Now what if we told you it was possible to take control of your mood and symptoms of depression right from the moment you open your eyes every morning? It’s possible with these five tips… Use these five tips to control [continue reading]
    Published at 28 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • You might simply chalk it up to old age that your hearing has gone on the blink and sounds have started to fade into the background. Instead of accepting that it’s your fate to try and listen more carefully, there might just be something you can do about your hearing… This because it might not be old age that’s causing sound to fade. It could actually be because of THESE four [continue reading]
    Published at 27 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Vision health
  • You might think your diet is healthy. You eat salad, vegetables, lean meat and only unrefined carbs during the week and allow yourself one cheat meal on the weekend. But could your health be taking a knock because of foods you’re not eating? It sure can! Especially when it comes to the health of your individual organs. For instance, your eye health depends on various nutrients [continue reading]
    Published at 26 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Vision health



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