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KNOW YOUR CYCLE

KNOW YOUR CYCLE

Talking about menstruation is still a taboo. Hushed voices and whispers is how we communicate. It is extremely important to be aware and know how the monthly menstrual cycle works. This brief blog post highlights the basics of the menstrual cycle.  What is menstruation? Menstruation is the elimination of the endometrium (the thick uterine lining) through the vagina. The menstrual…

INSULIN – THE BASICS

INSULIN – THE BASICS

Our body is regulated by a wide variety of hormones that ensure optimal functioning of the body. What is insulin and what is its function? Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is needed for the use or storage of body fuels (1). For this very reason, insulin is known as an anabolic hormone. Anabolic hormones are those…

SUPPLEMENT SERIES #2

SUPPLEMENT SERIES #2

We are back with our supplement series for the month! Incase you haven’t read our previous article, click here. This month we will be covering some supplements that are seen very commonly in households. Do you and your family take these supplements? If so, are they really necessary? 1) Multivitamins: Multivitamins are supplements that usually contain a combination of vitamins…

SUGAR ADDICTION

SUGAR ADDICTION

Eating this causes weight gain. Eating this increases cravings. Eating this gets you addicted to it. Meet the new villain in the health and fitness industry, sugar.     White sugar has got a bad reputation in the health industry for a while, since we moved away from fat. Leaving aside weight gain, white sugar or sucrose has been said…

MINDFUL EATING

MINDFUL EATING

You’re eating a banana while working. You suddenly notice an email from your boss that you haven’t replied to. You shove the banana down your throat and your fingers swiftly start typing a reply, while you struggle to chew the banana. You are done typing a few seconds later, but notice that your banana is gone! You check under your…