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My Columns

  • Sugar: the sweet devil

    Sugar: the sweet devil

    One-quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive,” says the hieroglyph on an ancient Egyptian tomb. I was reminded of this wisdom when I came across a paper in the British Medical Journal on how sugar consumption can [...]

  • Invest in real friendships

    Invest in real friendships

    My close friends keep me grounded, help me stay centred, remind me of what is important and make me laugh, a lot. Good friends are a necessity, particularly in the times we live in. Our everyday lives are hectic, filled with physical and emotional stresses [...]

  • Money can buy you smiles…

    Money can buy you smiles…

    There is a popular belief that the things that bring us happiness aren’t for sale. Songs have been sung about this, poetry written, and while it’s a lovely sentiment, it is wrong. Money allows us to buffer ourselves against daily worries and gives us more [...]

Want to live longer? Tame that temper

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured,” wrote Mark [...]

Vaccination isn’t just for babies

Vaccines taken during childhood don’t provide lifetime protection against diseases. That is why adult vaccination is important On 14 May 1796, English physician Edward Jenner did a [...]

Magnesium: the forgotten mineral

Magnesium is one of the most crucial minerals for our body. It is required in over 600 biochemical reactions, plays a vital role in the proper functioning [...]

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