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All drugs are addictive by nature, but some are certainly more addictive than others. And while all forms of substance addiction should be avoided at all costs, it’s not unfounded to warn potential users of which drugs are most addictive and the effects of their use. Tik, or crystal meth…
The first steps on the long road to recovery are the hardest to take; you’ve committed to rehabilitation, and it’s time to stop using heroin. But stopping any drug takes a great deal of willpower, strength, and support. Especially when you start going through heroin withdrawals, which come with symptoms…
A healthy immune system is essential in fighting off infections. In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, people are becoming more conscious of their health and are looking for ways to boost their immunity to fight the possible contraction of the virus. Many articles online argue that there isn't…
Globally we have all been affected by COVID-19. In South Africa we have seen the lockdown limit purchases of all sorts of products we took for granted, one in particular, was alcohol. There is no way around it, alcohol is a driver in the economy and, although this is contrary…
My name is Michael Nkosi from Pretoria, I'm an activist, researcher and Philanthropist.  Reason for this article is to share information and give tips as to how we can flatten the spread of the Covid-19 in our households while we are waiting for local vaccines and the "broad vaccination". Below…
Only asmall proportion of SA’s population of almost 58 million can afford private medical aid – just 8.3 million lives are members of medical schemes. For those who are fortunate to hold medical scheme membership, annual premium increases are rising at a faster pace than CPI inflation rates, making it increasingly…
Meet Pharmacist Rex Dlamini who lives by a core philosophy - to give back, to do more, and to pay it forward. With almost four decades of experience as a pharmacist Rex Dlamini believes passion and patience are the keys to success. He lives by a core philosophy - to give back, to do more,…
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit medical service organisation, Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA), this April assisted Worcester Hospital, in the Western Cape, with protective gear such as surgical and N95 masks, as well as the loan of a ventilator. “It is our privilege to be able to support Worcester…
Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:49

Dr G for Goodness Sake

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Affectionately known as Dr G, Matshidiso ‘Tshidi’ Gule (37) is a qualified medical doctor, health advocate, celebrated author and entrepreneur. In 2006, her passion for improving South African’s experiences with local healthcare systems and procedures led her to found the MediSpace Lifestyle Institute; a healthcare solutions facility providing corporates and…
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:21

GLAD - Fight the flu with fresh super foods

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How to Store Ginger: Place whole, unpeeled ginger in an unsealed Glad Zip Seal Bag. Loosely close the bag without sealing and place it in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 weeks. How to Freeze Ginger: Wrap whole pieces of unpeeled ginger in Glad Cling Wrap. Place wrapped ginger in a Glad Zip Seal Bag or…
What are Skin Pigmentation Marks? Skin pigmentation marks are a build up of melanocytes (cells containing melanin) under the skin typically referred to as freckles and age spots on the hands, face and body areas. Different types of laser can be used depending on the type of pigmentation. If pigmentation is…
Monday, 18 May 2020 12:00

The Human Brain

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When you look at the human brain, you need to understand that there is a difference between the conscious and the subconscious and one of the concepts about the subconscious is that there is no time in the subconscious, everything is in the present.  So when you have a memory…

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