All Posts by Charl Coetzee

Sugar is a drug that’s refined from sugarcane. And while we have a “war on drugs”, our taxpayer dollars actually subsidize the sugar industry, making refined white sugar cheap and widely available to the entire population so that everyone can be equally hooked. – Mike Adams These are the words of Mike Adams, also known […]

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When I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic, there were millions of things that went through my mind. Most of my thoughts fixed on prevention and what I could do to make sure that this disease did not take control of my life. Those of you who know me, know that I have been fighting the good […]

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Every year around this time, millions of people promise to change their ways, “next year will be better”. Next year I will eat less, drink less, quit smoking and start exercising. Every year we undertake to stop doing negative or harmful things to ourselves only to find that next year has come and gone and […]

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Are you planning a family any time soon? Then this is a must read, especially if you have a family history of diabetes or insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during gestation, usually when a mother to be has reached the middle of her second trimester. This type of diabetes […]

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In this day and age it seems almost impossible to determine which sugar substitute is best, there are so many to choose from and each spouts their own ‘health benefit’ claims. How do you know which one to pick and which one to discard? Here is a guideline that you can use to make your […]

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As parents we believe that we can protect our children from just about anything. The truth is, there is only so much that we can do, but luckily providing a healthy lifestyle is one of these things. As parents we can take charge of our children’s nutrition from an early age and help them avoid […]

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For most diabetics, foot care is part of their daily routine. This is no surprise as diabetes is not only a blood sugar problem, but also a disease that causes nerve and blood vessel damage. This can lead to the development of neuropathy where you lose feeling in your hands and feet. The problem with […]

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If you or a family member have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, then you have probably been bombarded with suggestions from friends and family about things ‘you simply have to buy’. We have compiled a short list of items that we think is a must for every diabetic and cut out all the fluff. The […]

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So let’s face it – these Lekker Sweets are revolutionary and we are super happy that it has made its arrival in South Africa. And what would be better than to speak to the man behind the scenes? Josef Coetzee brought the sweets to South Africa. Lekker Sweets is made by an Australian company and […]

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A few times a year a new massive diet craze engulfs us. Some of these crazes seem to be only that – a temporary craze. But some of them seem to at least hold enough truth to stick around for quite some time. Variations on the Low Carb diets have always been popular. The most […]

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