Category Archives: Health

Giving Back Childhood

I fell in love with this book just from its cover – so much for not judging a book by its cover – but seriously, what’s not to love about a book in aid of funds for the Red CrossWar … Continue reading

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The classic restaurant table cloth

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact. In visual literacy we make use of certain images to convey certain thought patterns. One of the classic examples of visual literacy is the use of a red gingham table cloth to portray … Continue reading

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Delicious, Modern, Healthy Recipes for Diabetes by Leanne Katzenellenbogen (Book Review)

Title:  Delicious, Modern, Healthy Recipes for Diabetes Author:  Leanne Katzenellenbogen Publisher:  Struik Lifestyle, an imprint of Penguin Random House Date:  2017 Format:  Paperback Recommended Selling Price :  R230.00 ISBN : 9781432307011 I was diagnosed with insulin resistance some years ago, … Continue reading

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Instrumental – James Rhodes’ haunting autobiography

Subtitled “A memoir of madness, medication and music“, this is a quick, but not an easy, read.  The introduction contains a warning about triggers for compulsive behaviour.  That warning is timely.  Take note of it.  I landed up doing a … Continue reading

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Expresso raises R300 000 for Reach for Recovery

My mother died of breast cancer in 1975.  Not surprisingly the fight against breast cancer is one of the main charities I support. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Expresso Breakfast Show on SABC3 held a live telethon … Continue reading

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Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, thinks pink

Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, is a woman on a mission. The fourth year medical student, who has put her studies on hold during her reign, feels strongly about the subject of breast cancer and making more women aware of … Continue reading

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Lillian Cingo

Lillian Cingo is one of those women identified by 21 Icons South Africa as one of South Africa’s extraordinary people.  A nurse by profession, a caregiver by calling, Lillian Cingo left Baragwanath Hospital to study as a neurosurgical nurse in … Continue reading

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