Category: Health

The influence of herbal medicine on platelet function and coagulation: a narrative review.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play a central role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Herbal medicines have been traditionally used in the management of CVD and can play a role in modifying CVD progression, particularly in… Continue Reading “The influence of herbal medicine on platelet function and coagulation: a narrative review.”

The function of education…

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quote of the day

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” – Winston Churchill

Eat more fruit and vegetables!

A new report has been published stating that we are not eating enough fruit and vegetables. There seems to be a lack of focus on food and more emphasis on quick fixes. We need to bring back more focus on good quality foods. There is… Continue Reading “Eat more fruit and vegetables!”

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. Wishing you and your family all the best for the festive season.

World Diabetes Day 2014

November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD). Led by the International Diabetes Federation, the day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International… Continue Reading “World Diabetes Day 2014”

National Nutrition Week

It’s National Nutrition Week (12-18 October 2014). Are you up for a healthy challenge? We challenge you to prepare healthy meals for you and your family every day for seven days. Cook, eat and enjoy. Even if it’s only one meal per day, it… Continue Reading “National Nutrition Week”

Quote of the Day

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill”. – Buddha

Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity

Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol consumption significantly reduced fasting glucose, insulin, glycated haemoglobin, and insulin resistance levels in participants with diabetes. There was… Continue Reading “Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity”

Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries

Vorster and colleagues assessed the relationship between added sugar intake and noncommunicable disease risk factors in an African cohort study. Added sugars were defined as all monosaccharides and di-saccharides added to foods and beverages during processing, cooking, and at the table. The study was… Continue Reading “Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries”

Gluten may cause depression in subjects with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity

Gluten, the major protein of wheat, has been established as the causative agent in the development of coeliac disease, characterised by small intestinal injury and immunological activation. Gluten has also been implicated as a causal factor in the development of chronic functional gastrointestinal symptoms… Continue Reading “Gluten may cause depression in subjects with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity”

Herbal teas are on their way… Update 3

Another update on the herbal teas. I’m going to go with Dr B’s Herbal Teas 🙂 . Things have been very busy here with work so I have delayed the teas a bit. Working on the dream. Stay tuned for exciting news. PS. Happy… Continue Reading “Herbal teas are on their way… Update 3”

The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play an integral role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Diets and nutrients play a potential role in modifying cardiovascular disease progression, particularly in platelet function, and have the potential of altering… Continue Reading “The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function”

Herbal teas are on their way… Update 2

An update (number 2) on the herbal teas. I’m thinking of naming the brand “Dr Brad’s teas” or “Dr B’s Teas” or similar. My friends call be Dr B, so I might go with that…

Herbal teas are on their way… Update

I’ve always seen food as medicine and herbal teas play a very big role in supporting and improving health. I have used herbal teas in my clinic for many years. During high school I did a subject in business that allowed me to work… Continue Reading “Herbal teas are on their way… Update”