February 13, 2018

The public may or may not have heard about the concept of so called 'mood swings' after bariatric surgery. This is not, strictly speaking, true. We have processed several observations that can explain such a manifestation after the surgery. 

The first one is that when p...

February 6, 2018

The International Diabetes Federation has just released statistics that indicated that South Africa had 2,28 million diagnosed diabetics in 2015. Over 90% of these patients are Type 2 diabetics, of which the primary driver for disease would be from an excess body weigh...

February 2, 2018

Please note that when oral contraceptives are referred to in this article- it excludes post-menopausal hormone replacements for older women. The latter is physiological replacement.

Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine (2017) published a study by Mørch and coll...

January 25, 2018

I get frustrating feedback from the newly operated on patients about not being able to handle the calcium citrate (the calcium that comes in the sachet).

Now, let us go one step back.

The calcium carbonate that we have included in the vitamin pack is more of a carrier mo...

January 17, 2018

Good news for all of the coffee pots! According to the latest studies as published in the New England Journal of Medicine, limited caffeine consumption can aid in the treatment of fatty liver. Research shows that there are health benefits for 2 cups of caffeinated coff...

January 17, 2018

We all know that diets that try to cut out food groups; or that try to sway from balanced eating usually ends in disaster. The United States News and World Report gave the crowning glory of "best diet" for the 8th consecutive year to the remarkably simple "Dash Diet" a...

January 8, 2018

Type 2 diabetes has become somewhat of an epidemic amongst the general populous and children and young adults are no exception. It is vital to know the signs of diabetes within your children and get them the treatment they require as soon as possible.

Your child may be...

January 8, 2018

Opioid abuse is one of the single most devastating epidemics that we are seeing worldwide. The frequency of patients seeking cures to chronic pain has increased rapidly over the years and, consequently, so has the amount of opioid drugs prescribed.

Opioids are incredibl...

January 8, 2018

If you have gained more than five percent of your initial weight then you need to return to your previous eating habits with immediate effect. Do not leave it until February, March, or April as it will become progressively harder to return to that disciplined eating re...

January 8, 2018

I frequently hear patients talking about how they drink five to six litres of water every day. Now, the first thing to realise is that if you have the need to drink that amount of water a day then you may have clinical diabetes already. It is vital (in this case) for y...

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