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Before you make a ‘to do’ list of everything you can do to boost your metabolism, it may be wise to find out what you are doing every day that is slowing down your metabolism. Andrea du Plessis gives some valuable tips on how to boost your metabolism, naturally.
Your body’s metabolism relates to vital bodily functions as well as physical activity that require energy. Your metabolic rate gives an indication of the energy expenditure by your body to maintain these actions and activities.
The challenges of ‘weight category sports’ are intense. Not only do you have to receive shots, but you nzeed to diet as well. Ian Craig shares one of his most rewarding athlete experiences.
A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to work with one of the warmest personalities of British sport, a boxer by the name of Ross Minter. It’s funny how those who can punch the hardest can also smile the most! Ross at the time was the English Welterweight Champion and he presented himself in front of me no more than eight weeks before his bid to contest for the WBU Welterweight World Title. His main aims were to make weight easier prior to his fight and to stop falling ill so much. He weighed 73 kg at the time and had to weigh-in at 66.6 kg: no pressure!
We ladies love our hair, indeed for many women it is their crowning glory; so when those beautiful tresses start to thin, it’s panic stations. Fortunately, however, there is help at hand.
Hair loss in women is common but this does not make it any easier to bear. Society dictates that a good head of hair is an important part of your physical appearance. For a woman to lose her hair is therefore very distressing and can cause a serious blow to self-esteem and confidence.
Treating terminal cancer patients in an integrative way can have enormous value for the patient as well as for the partner, family and caregivers.
When conventional cancer therapy is no longer able to offer the patient any further hope or chance of improvement, an integrative medical approach has a great deal to offer. I have had many patients who were given a few weeks to live and then survived years longer than predicted.
I was asked to put together something seasonal from the farm for the festive season. Ideas around comfort food entered my mind – light, nutritious and convenient. I thought of chicken broth – a nurturing soup with light dumplings – not the heavy stodgy German canoodle – followed by the convenience of an easily digestible trout, and dairy-free eggnog coconut milk ice cream for dessert . . . well I will just say that we are not going to end on a light note!
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