Be smart with your sunscreen

Be Sun Smart with your Sunscreen

The sunscreen aisle of a chemist or supermarket offers lots of choices, but which one is right for you? As a private medical clinic and dermatology specialist we promote safe skin and high factor sun protection. Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two…

mole

Skin Focus | Moles

What is a Mole? Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi. Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or…

Yoga could be as effective as cycling or brisk walks in reducing the risk of a heart attack or stroke

Researchers have pooled the results of previous studies and report finding “promising evidence” of yoga’s health benefits, specifically in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well asmetabolic syndrome. Compared to doing nothing, or interventions that did not include exercise, yoga reduced body weight by 2.32kg, on average, and also improved body mass index (BMI),…

12 ailments of christmas

The 12 Ailments of Christmas

The festive season is upon us once again and we find that we are busier than ever over Christmas.   What with goodwill and merriment of the season it is a time for festivities, joy, families, presents, the perennial box of Brazil Nuts, and bountiful Turkey.  Yes, December is a veritable winter wonderland of hearty…

Stay Healthy - Eat Well

Stay Healthy – Eat Well

The standard advice from the government is to consume five servings of fruits and vegetables and three servings of whole grains daily for vitamins and minerals and the other healthful micro-nutrients in plants.  Drink five to eight 8-oz.glasses of water or 2 litres per day. Get no more than about 30 to 35 percent of your daily…