Depression: 20% of South Africans suffer from it, and the World Health Organisation estimates depression and anxiety will be the second leading cause of disability by 2020.

Those are sobering statistics. But what can be done about it? Let’s start by understanding what depression is – and what it isn’t. It isn’t mere sadness and it affects more than just your mood. Depression’s symptoms...
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Poor sleep can't be treated until you have correctly identified the particular cause, and there are many possibilities....
You are unique, so should your medicine be.
Introducing The Compounding Pharmacy of South Africa, a R15million compounding pharmacy with a state of the art laboratory for purity, quality and accuracy. Here medicines can be tailor-made according to your unique health needs and blood results. Individualised medicines mean greater effectiveness, fewer side-effects and safer delivery systems (eg...
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A remarkable anti-ageing energising antioxidant nutrient, ubiquinol. But some types of ubiquinol are unstable so SOLAL ubiquinol uses only the best patented Kaneka stabilised brand of Ubiquinol in our product. Watch this video on the health benefits of ubiquinol. Available nationwide in most pharmacies and health shops. [ Link ]

Ubiquinol and its Effect on Energy Levels

Ever wondered why you may be feeling tired? You could be suffering from a lack of Ubiquinol in the body. Ubiquinol provides every cell in the body with energ...

If you're interested, remember that SOLAL supplies the most effective and safest form of vitamin B12, known as methyl-cobalamin, which occurs naturally in your body, not the synthetic cyano-cobalamin (which converts into small amounts of cyanide) found in most other supplements.

Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain
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Does healthy ageing begin in childhood? And I'm not referring to taking supplements. Here Donna Nakazawa, author of ‘Childhood Disrupted’ discusses how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect adult illness such as heart disease, autoimmune disease and cancer.

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Adult Illness

Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of ‘Childhood Disrupted’ discusses how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect adult illness such as heart disease, autoim...

It is heartbreaking that our kids are getting addicted to over-the-counter potentially fatally codeine-containing cough mixtures. Moms and dads, please look out for symptoms of recent agitation, insomnia, loss of interest in activities that previously were loved, aggression, irregular sleeping patterns, reduced school performance.

Cape Town school warns of new drug trend
When your liver gets hurt, it releases chemicals into your bloodstream called cytokines. Cytokines are highly damaging inflammatory molecules. Cytokines are the one of the main causes of damaged arteries and heart attacks. They also cause insulin resistance, diabetes and weight gain. So what exactly causes liver damage and cytokine release?...
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Here is an excellent chart of the main interactions that can occur between herbal medicines and prescription/over the counter conventional medicines: [ Link ]
Stress is one of the most common causes of diseases in modern times. Continuous stress can cause the body to release excessive quantities of potentially harmful and disease causing stress hormones.
Our bodies have a built-in stress response system that is designed to help us cope with short amounts of stress. But what toll does continuous stress and...
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by Dr Juliane Weber - BSc (Hons), PhD (Physiology)
If you’re on antidepressants, your romantic evening may go a little like this: a candlelit dinner spent gazing lovingly into your partner’s eyes, whispering sweet nothings, followed by you being tucked up in bed, on your own, by 9:30pm. If you’re suffering from low libido associated with your medication, you’re not alone....
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Known best as the natural substance in turmeric that gives the curry spice its characteristic yellow colour, curcumin has been found by previous studies to exert antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anticancer, and lipid-lowering effects. Gautam Sethi, from Curtin University (Australia), and colleagues completed a review of past clinical trials involving curcumin for...
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Need to take a chill pill? Now one really exists!
If you you are older than 40, these are the most important supplements you need to slow ageing and to help prevent age-related diseases.
As women and men age, our hormones responsible for heart health, bone density, immune function and brain sharpness start to wane. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, the three of the biggest killers of South Africans, superseded only by HIV/AIDS,...
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