Autoimmunity - Gut Bugs

I’ve had a lot of auto-immune patients coming to my clinic lately. Likely it’s a sign that the number of people succumbing to this health disorder is on the increase, although I do hope that it is also a sign that more of these individuals are not satisfied with standard medical treatment.

Ian Craig
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Overtraining in sport

I’ve just finished doing on online lecture on overtraining for the Centre for Nutrition Education (www.cnelm.co.uk) in the UK, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you. It’s a topic that is quite close to my heart because on reflection, I probably spent a large proportion of my athletics career in borderline overtraining - the recurrent injuries and infections were not by accident or ‘bad luck’ as some people might attribute them to….

Ian Craig
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12 Steps Wrap Up

So we sadly came to a close last week of the 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition course and I wanted to leave the students, and others who have followed along, with a few of the most important points to remember while following their new paths to good health.

Rachel Jesson
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Vitamin D deficiency - by Simone do Carmo, Personal Best Nutrition

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it can be stored in our body’s fat tissues. It is also the only vitamin that our body can make itself, by converting a form of cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight: this makes vitamin D more of a steroid hormone than a vitamin. Historically, vitamin D deficiency was linked to rickets in children, so it is better known for maintaining bone health by regulating calcium and phosphate levels.

Ian Craig
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Does social media help or hinder your fitness?

This blog is an accompaniment to my appearance on Carte Blanche on the 23rd April. View the video on: https://carteblanche.dstv.com/fitspiration/

The same people who five or ten years ago would be channel surfing with a can of beer in their hand each evening, are now flooding the gyms and providing companionship to our suburban roads on ‘time trial’ evenings. There has been a very welcomed increasing trend in exercise participation recently in South Africa, one that we want to harness and encourage. But, like everything when it comes to health, there is always a tipping point when this ‘good’ thing potentially becomes a ‘bad’ thing.

Ian Craig
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