Herbalife Nutrition South Africa have launched two new flavours in their flagship Formula 1 Shake Mix range. The new flavours, Formula 1 Café Latte Flavoured and Formula 1 Spiced Apple Flavoured, are part of the brand’s new generation of Formula 1 flavours, first rolled out in November 2018 with the exceptionally popular Banana Cream Flavoured. This new generation of Formula 1 flavours are made with ingredients that are suitable for vegans, gluten-free, with 24 vitamins and minerals. Formula 1 Café Latte Flavoured Shake Mix will replace Formula 1 Cappuccino Flavoured, does not contain caffeine and is artificial colourant and artificial flavouring free. Formula 1 Spiced Apple Flavoured Shake Mix will replace Formula 1 Toffee Apple Cinnamon and is artificial colourant free. The Formula 1 Shake Mix is Herbalife Nutrition’s flagship product. It has become synonymous with health-conscious convenience and is an easy way for consumers to add protein, fibre and essential nutrients to their daily diet. Both of the new Formula 1 flavours are available in 550 g canisters, with 21 servings per canister. When prepared as indicated, Formula 1 Café Latte Flavoured and Formula 1 Spiced Apple Flavoured, contains 17.7 g of protein, 4 g of fibre and 24 vitamins and minerals. Formula 1 Café Latte Flavoured contains 931 kilojoules per serving while Formula 1 Spiced Apple Flavoured contains 943 kilojoules per serving. Thilo Naidoo, Country Director of Herbalife Nutrition Southern Africa said: “Worldwide, and in South Africa, we’ve seen an extraordinary response to our new generation of Formula 1 flavours. There is a rise in the number of consumers reading labels and paying attention to ingredients, this has placed emphasis on products that have less artificial ingredients. We have used this opportunity to make our Formula 1 Shake even better and expect big things from these two new flavours. We are looking forward to the ongoing roll out of the full range of new generation . . .
Herbalife Nutrition South Africa have announced a new addition to their Aloe Concentrate Drink range. AloeMax Concentrate Drink is Herbalife Nutrition’s highest Aloe concentrate drink, containing 97% Aloe Vera juice. The new AloeMax Concentrate Drink has only 9 kilojoules per serving, is free from colourants, sweeteners and flavourings and is suitable for vegans. It is a great way to encourage daily optimum fluid intake by adding it to your water. AloeMax Concentrate Drink is available in 473 ml bottles with 31 servings per bottle and is available exclusively through Herbalife Nutrition’s network of Independent Members. For more information on how to purchase products go to http://contact.herbalife.co.za/?leadtype=pr Herbalife Nutrition can be found online at www.herbalife.co.za, on Facebook @HerbalifeSouthAfrica, and on Instagram @herbalifesouthafrica. Follow the hashtag #HerbalifeSA CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
GetSavvi Health has always tried to make quality healthcare available to every person living in South Africa. Aiming to become the leader in the primary healthcare sector, GetSavvi offers various health insurance plans. These plans are package in such a way that the consumers can avail the best medical facilities at affordable rates. To ensure that every hard-working South African has access to proper treatment and healthcare, GetSavvi offers three health insurance plans – Primary Care Plan, Primary Care Plan+ and the Get Care Plan. The two former plans are focused on providing day-to-day medical benefits to the insured and their family. The Get Care Plan is a hospital benefits plan that is curated to help the insured in medical emergencies. Get Care Plan – Providing Emergency Hospital Benefits GetSavvi Health has introduced the Get Care Plan to facilitate the insured in times of a medical emergency. The hospital plan ensures that the members get the necessary hospital care during an emergency, without having to bear the burden of high hospital costs. The Get Care Plan by GetSavvi Health is priced at R250 per family, per month only. It offers the following medical benefits: • If one is injured in an accident, the Get Care Plan covers the cost of outpatient treatment. The amount covered in limited to R6,350 per person, per annum. • GetSavvi Health’s Hospital Plan covers the costs of inpatient treatment in an emergency, for both private and public hospitals. The cover is limited to R10,500 per person, per annum. • When the insured person meets with an accident, the Get Care Plan covers the costs of hospital treatment and the costs of additional services needed. The costs covered are limited to R120,000 per person, per annum. Additional Benefits All plans offered by GetSavvi Health, including the Get Care Plan, offer some value-added benefits apart from the main insurance benefits. These include: • Counselling – Members of GetSavvi Health can . . .
The oncology centre at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital in Krugersdorp has considerably bolstered its cancer treatment options, with the introduction of high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, an internally delivered form of radiation therapy for the treatment of various kinds of cancers. “HDR brachytherapy involves the application of a radioactive source in close proximity to malignant tumours in order to destroy them or reduce their size. Used to treat a range of cancers including cervical, uterus, endometrial, and oesophageal, the introduction of this technology at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital provides oncologists with an important tool in the fight against the disease,” says Dr Cindy Aitton, head of Netcare’s Cancer Care division. Dr Paul Paradza, one of the oncologists at the hospital’s oncology centre, says HDR brachytherapy is highly effective, and can be used as a stand-alone treatment in suitable cases, or in conjunction with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery and external beam radiotherapy, depending on each particular case. “HDR brachytherapy may, furthermore, be indicated after cancer surgery, to reduce the risk of the reappearance of cancers in high-risk patients, as well as palliatively, to ease problems such as cough, shortness of breath and pain in patients with advanced lung cancer,” adds Dr Paradza. “The HDR brachytherapy unit at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital is equipped with a cutting-edge SagiNova HDR Afterloader, which enables clinicians to better spare tissue around diseased sites, and improve local control of disease.” Dr Paradza explains that the HDR radioactive source is placed inside a slender tube called an applicator, and this is computer-directed to the diseased site to be treated. The source has a high radioactive strength delivering a powerful, targeted dose of ionising radiation safely to a localised area to destroy cancer cells. “The introduction of HDR brachytherapy brings with it a number of benefits for . . .
Renowned trauma surgeon, Professor Elias Degiannis, has been recognised for his extraordinary contribution in the fields of trauma medicine and critical care, and for his long and distinguished service to the people of South Africa, by being awarded the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Medal by Netcare. Prof Degiannis, whose career in medicine spanned more than 40 years, was honoured at a function held at Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg where he has worked since 1996. He has also served the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Surgery and Leratong Hospital. The Netcare Group’s chief executive officer, Dr Richard Friedland, Netcare South West regional director, Sandile Mbele, and a host of other luminaries from the medical, trauma and critical care sectors attended the event. “Professor Degiannis has had a long and most distinguished career, which commenced as a doctor with the Greek Navy back in 1975. He made a most outstanding contribution not only to the development of South African critical care medicine, but also through his treatment of thousands of trauma patients, many of whose lives he saved,” said Dr Friedland at the event. “We also honour Professor Degiannis’ considerable contribution to the Netcare Milpark Hospital Level 1 trauma centre, which is today acknowledged as one of the country’s finest, as well as his academic and teaching contribution within the critical care sector in South Africa, which has earned him local and international recognition,” added Dr Friedland. “His achievements within, and dedication to, the medical profession In South Africa deserve every recognition, and he is without doubt a worthy and outstanding recipient of the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Award.” Founded in 2011, the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Award, an initiative of Netcare in association with the Christiaan Barnard Foundation, pays tribute to doctors who practice at healthcare facilities within the Netcare Group and who have demonstrated . . .
When growing up many of us were taught the golden rules when using the toilet of wiping yourself to keep clean and prevent odours as well as washing your hands afterwards to prevent the spread of bacteria. But how clean are you? Is using toilet paper enough to give you the confidence and clean that you need? Research has shown that 63% of parents don’t believe their children are ready to go to the toilet alone when they start school. Baby Soft® understands that nothing is more important than being and feeling clean. The fear of having your child ridiculed for not wiping themselves properly and causing an unpleasant odour leaves most parents terrified. That’s why Baby Soft® has developed the Baby Soft® Clean Routine. The Clean Routine is an easy to remember 5 step guide that gives parents and children a helping hand when it comes to teaching and practicing cleanliness. The Baby Soft® 5 step guide: 1. Use Baby Soft® dry toilet paper and use 3-4 sheets per wipe until the paper is clean to avoid chafing your delicate, intimate skin. 2. Only wipe from front to back, and never re-fold toilet paper to avoid coming into contact with harmful bacteria. 3. Use 1-2 sheets of Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue to help you get and feel even cleaner. 4. Finish by patting dry with Baby Soft® dry toilet paper to protect your intimate area and achieve the right moisture levels. 5. Always wash your hands with soap and dry thoroughly, it’s the single best way to stop the spread of disease. While dry toilet paper can get you physically clean, taking extra precautions like using Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue can help you not only feel clean but also give you that extra confidence. Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue offers a fresh standard of clean that is also soothing on sensitive skin. Very importantly, Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue is flushable, and is skin pH friendly, and is available in two variants: Fresh White, with a cotton fresh fragrance; and Skin Kind, which is . . .
The collective voice of various civil society organisations and NPOs resulted in a welcome announcement during the 2018 medium-term budget speech that Value-Added Tax on sanitary pads has been abolished. From 1 April 2019, the South African public will now save when purchasing sanitary products – welcome relief to many cash-strapped households. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni’s, policy statement, tabled in parliament, read: "Earlier this year ‚ a panel of experts was commissioned to investigate mitigating the effect of the VAT rate increase on low-income households. The panel suggested that six items be considered for zero-rating‚ while pointing out that targeted expenditure would be more effective in helping low-income households. In response‚ government proposes to zero-rate white bread flour‚ cake flour and sanitary pads from April 2019.” Government was under increased pressure to zero-rate sanitary wear after the one percent VAT increase hit South African pockets hard in April this year. Sue Barnes, founder of Subz Pants and Pads and its NPO extension, Project Dignity, welcomed this announcement: “This is a huge victory for South African women and, in particular, the schoolgoers from disadvantaged communities. The increased cost effectiveness of sanitary pads – which is really a biological necessity for menstruating women – will make them more accessible to women in families who are struggling to make ends meet.” Barnes established the reusable sanitary product, Subz Pants and Pads, in 2010 when she learnt about the dire affect inaccessibility to sanitary wear was having on education for young women. The product consists of washable pads – which will benefit from the VAT cut - which clip onto an accompanying panty that can be reused for up to five years. The panty is made from 100% cotton, and the pads are made from five layers of specialised, absorption-tested fabric. Between 1 000 and 3 000 packs are manufactured in Durban monthly, the . . .
On Saturday, April 6th, Springfield Retail Centre will be once again hosting their annual Curry Cook off competition which will see 9 amateur home cooks vying for the top spot in each of the 3 respective categories - that of seafood, chicken and meat. Each contestant will have a set time to prepare and cook their dish, with ingredients supplied by the Food Lovers Market from Springfield Retail Centre. Judging the competition will be seasoned professionals who have all been involved in the food industry: Ramola Makan from Elba/Totai Appliances and renowned cook book author; the Executive Chef from the Endless Horizons Group, Gordon Manuel; Frank Chemaly – Independent Media food critic and journalist and lastly, Guy Gorrie, the Executive Chef from The Royal Palm Hotel. As part of the judging process in selecting the finalists as well as the final decision of the winners, the creativity of the dish, team name as well as the taste of the dish will all be taken into consideration. Prizes up for grabs in each category include R5000 in cash for 1st place, as well as a 2 plate gas stove sponsored by Totai, our 2nd place winner will receive R2000 and R1000 will go to the team that comes in 3rd place. Entertaining the crowds is one of Durban’s top comedic stand-up artist, Masood Boomgaard, who will be your host during the cook–off! To provide some inspiration for dishes, Food Lovers Market shares their favourite Food Lover Seafood Curry Feast recipes to help spice things up. The recipe below is super quick, simple and delicious as well as can feed up to a family of 4-6 people! Ingredients • 3 tbsp (45 ml) vegetable oil • 1 tsp (5 ml) mustard seeds • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped Curry powder with curry leaves 1 tbsp (15 ml) turmeric • 1 bay leaf • 2 fresh chillies, finely sliced • 3 onions, chopped • 1 x 400 g can of chopped tomatoes 2 cups (500 ml) chicken stock 8-12 queen prawns • 500-600 g mussels • 250 g calamari • Fresh coriander . . .
World Kidney Day takes place on Sunday, March 14th and is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. All across the globe, hundreds of healthy lifestyle events are due to take place to highlight this and why we need to live healthy lives to take care of them. Already, 850 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE are believed to suffer from various kidney diseases. Chronic kidney diseases (CKD) cause at least 2.4 million deaths per year and are now the sixth fastest growing cause of death globally. Acute kidney injury (AKI), an important driver of CKD, affects over 13 million people worldwide and 85% of these cases are found in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Around 1.7 people are estimated to die annually because of AKI. Moreover, CKD and AKI are important contributors to increased morbidity and mortality from other diseases and risk factors including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity as well as infections such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and hepatitis. Furthermore, CKD and AKI in children not only lead to substantial morbidity and mortality during childhood but also result in medical issues as our children grow into adulthood. This year, uShaka Marine World’s contribution to raising awareness will be hosting this year’s special on Saturday March 30th in partnership with health event organisers Mabliza, the SA Kidney Association and Durdoc Hospital’s Renal department. The walk is only 3km and will start at Arena 5 and end at Arena 1 at uShaka Marine World. Entrance to the walk is free. Other activities that will be taking place on the day will be blood pressure & glucose testing, kidney function screenings, a blood drive and a nutrition educational. So, join the movement, support World Kidney Day and take care of your heath. For more information, contact uShaka Marine World on 0313288000. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, March, 14, 2019: There are many barriers to mental health services throughout the world. Stigma (awkwardness at approaching doctors), limited public awareness, lack of resources, prohibitive costs, and challenges around finding the right service, and even phone number, are real. The internet has helped many by offering a private way to reach out that sidesteps the need first to overcome one's reluctance to share embarrassing and personal details with your doctor. Unsurprisingly, more and more people turn to the internet to find nearby therapists and clinics. Unfortunately, many of the directories and online resource lists available are plagued by problems. They are often managed by people outside of the mental health profession and hence are prone to misrepresenting critical aspects of the field. Others prove unreliable in that they contain outdated information or run on ancient technology that renders them difficult to navigate. TherapyRoute.com, a South African start-up, is changing this by developing a sophisticated online global platform that automatically displays your nearest therapists and other mental health service providers. The database includes clinicians and providers from all around the world. Search results are cleverly listed by distance from the visitor and are easily refined. TherapyRoute.com founder, Enzo Sinisi notes that "many people looking for services don’t know what kind of help they need. Reaching out can be confusing, and this is why we have placed a huge focus on developing an easy and relevant search that does not offer a ton of intimidating options". Results can be refined by the kind of therapist, the client group, issues treated and, perhaps most importantly, language. Communicating in your mother tongue can make therapy less daunting. The site also indicates which providers offer online services and allows users to filter results by private and non-profit facilities. According to Sinisi, "for a directory to truly . . .