Sugar addiction – The sweet truth

By Vanessa Ascencao ( Science has now shown us, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that sugar in our food, in all its myriad of forms, is taking a devastating toll on our health. In the 1970s fats were blamed for all our weight and heart issues. So, fat was replaced with sugar. So, for the past 30 years we have been eating more sugar than ever before, our waistlines have expanded, as have clothing sizes and super-size meals! We are getting bigger and sicker!

Halitosis: how to avoid and treat bad breath.

Dr Marc Sher (B.Ch.D), Cape-based dentist and consultant to Litha Pharma provides information on halitosis and how to avoid bad breath.

Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, will be experienced by everyone at some point in their lives. The classic symptom is a foul smell that is emitted from the mouth and ranges from a mild morning breath to a severe form that can be constant throughout the day.

The perfect holiday gift from Speedo

Speedo has the perfect gifts to help you and your loved ones Get Speedo Fit this summer – from training aids and best fitting goggles to underwater MP3 players. Speedo Aquabeat underwater MP3 player Available in 4GB to store around 2,000 average sized MP3s, the Speedo Aquabeat...

New robotic surgical technology unveiled in SA

South Africa’s first robotic surgery system was launched at The Urology Hospital on Wednesday night, marking a new era in high tech health care.

Get Speedo Fit with the new Aquabeat 2

Speedo has introduced a screen to its high-quality underwater MP3 player, Aquabeat, making it easier to find the perfect music with which to get swim fit.

New robot technology set to revolutionise surgery in SA

South Africa is set to get a revolutionary new multi-million-rand robotic surgery system which undertakes highly complex surgical procedures safer and more cost effectively. The Urology Hospital in Pretoria is the first SA institution to acquire the da Vinci® surgery robotic system through SA’s Earth Medical, part of Litha Medical division in the Litha Healthcare Group Limited.

SA swimmers complete epic world first relay from Russia to the USA

Four South Africans wearing only Speedo costumes caps and goggles have returned home triumphant after completing an icy and gruelling five-day, 134km relay crossing of the treacherous Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska, USA. Ice swimmers Andrew Chin, Ram Barkai, Ryan Stramrood and Toks Viviers were part of the  international relay swim in Arctic gale force winds (at times up to 44 knots), strong currents, five metre swells and water temperatures ranging between 2◦C and 8◦C, the SA team said on their return.

Supermodel’s tip to keep eyes sparkling and moist

One of the world’s top catwalk beauties and former Victoria’s Secret super model, Miranda Kerr, has revealed that she avoids camera flash burn by lubricating her eyes with a nature-based eye drop. Quoted on website Into The Gloss, Kerr, 30, who is married to actor Orlando Bloom and who shot to prominence in 2007 as a Victoria Secret Angel, said she kept Similasan Dry Red Eye Relief in her handbag at all times for photo shoots.

Great news for women suffering from hair loss

A new caffeine complex has been scientifically shown to help stem hair loss in women, providing hope for millions of women suffering from what was once widely believed to be an exclusively male problem. The discovery is already having a positive impact on thousands of women...

Volumes of studies back Spirulina’s powerful health impact

Spirulina is well known as one of the richest sources of vitamins and minerals that nature has to offer. Now, it’s its potential therapeutic effects are backed by scores of studies and volumes of research. Spirulina has been used for centuries to boost immunity and energy,...

Look good and feel great with the Speedo AquaPulse Max Goggle

Speedo® has introduced the new Aquapulse Max goggle with IQ Fit™, a brand new goggle technology developed using the results of over 90 3D scans of human heads. The result is Speedo’s best fitting most comfortable goggle technology ever, coupled with an aesthetic inspired by...

The best dental care for your new born by Dr Marc Sher

Top tips from Cape-based dentist and OTC Pharma consultant, Dr Marc Sher for optimum dental care for new born babies and toddlers.  All moms need to know! Breast feeding makes the baby strong! The action of sucking and swallowing is very important for your baby as...

Get Speedo fit with the Fastskin³ Elite goggles

Get the revolutionary Speedo Fastskin³ Elite goggles – worn by dozens of swimmers including the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps — now in SA. The goggles are part of the new generation Fastskin³ racing system which also comprises a cap, and suit. When...

Cinnamon-based blood sugar regulator now available for halaal, kosher & vegans

Halaal, kosher and vegan type 2 diabetics now have access to a cinnamon-based blood sugar regulator, packed with vitamins and minerals. The World Health Organisation estimates that almost 350 million people have diabetes (mostly Type 2) with this figure rising at an alarming rate. Type 2...

Anxiety, fear and the dentist

If you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of visiting the dentist then it’s likely you suffer from dental phobia – a common condition which affects up to 75% of all Americans. Dental phobia is more common than anxiety, according to Cape-based dentist...

The Idea Worx appoints uber-strategist Dimape Serenyane as CEO

The Idea Worx (, one of SA’s leading strategic marketing promotions companies, has appointed veteran advertising and marketing industry guru, Dimape Serenyane, as its CEO. Serenyane, co-founder of HerdBuoys McCann-Erikson and most recently, a brand strategy specialist for Brand SA, is a multiple award-winning advertising executive,...

Use Speedo’s Biofuse Finger Paddle to improve technique

Speedo’s swim training aid, the Speedo Biofuse Finger Paddle, is ideal for improving sculling and breastroke technique, while placing less strain on the shoulders. Speedo’s Biofuse technology provides softer edges for natural flex and gives the Speedo Finger Paddle an ergonomically engineered shape which makes it...

Shaquille O’Neal slam dunks diabetes

Retired US basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal has blamed bad diet and lack of exercise for the dramatic increase in diabetes and says a healthy way of life is the only way to address the global pandemic. According to the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health...

Volumes of studies back Spirulina’s powerful health impact

Spirulina is well known as one of the richest sources of vitamins and minerals that nature has to offer. Now, it’s its potential therapeutic effects are backed by scores of studies and volumes of research. Spirulina has been used for centuries to boost immunity and energy,...

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