Dr Colin Burns

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About Dr Colin Burns

Colin was a medical practitioner (GP) from 1988 to 2000. Since then he has worked in the wellness field, designing, developing and delivering various products and services. Out of clinical practice for many years now he no longer practices medicine formally but retains a keen interest in helping people become more-well versions of themselves. He acts as a wellness coach and not as a medical practitioner today. Colin's approach and philosophy is based on empowerment: the notion that people only need a little help to make choices they usually already want to anyway - it's about respect and support rather than instruction or correction. Colin lives at the Vaal Dam with his wife Cathy. He spends time walking mountains, cycling, motorbike riding, kayaking, sailing and always looking for better & better balance.

Shayne Hollenberg

My stories starts a few years back. I have been participating in sport my whole life, soccer, cycling and now running, from 5km and now I run Marathons and Ultra Marathons. I have many injuries caused by sport, snapped Achilles Tendon on my left leg, broken ankle in two places on my right leg, [...]

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Debbie van Zyl

My name is Debbie van Zyl and I work in GTI.  I have not struggled with my weight in High school (I actually asked my parents to get me something to gain weight  -  which never happened). I only started to gaining weight after my son was born and I started to eat anything [...]

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Marietha Hoeflich

On 11 February 2019 I shared my story on Facebook because this was the exact day that my transformation route started 2 years back, on 11 Febuary 2017 and 20kg heavier, that I joined Forever Strong Fitness Training & almost died that day.  The trainer decided it was burpees only training…..for someone who did [...]

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Mechelle le Roux

Unapologetically resilient In 2013 at 25 years old I suffered a stroke, initially I was misdiagnosed with an anxiety attack due to my age and as the symptoms progressed 24 hours later an MRI revealed a blood clot on my brain, with a combination of reasons such as lifestyle, hereditary Hypertension, stress etc., however [...]

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Why is lifestyle change so hard?

We all want to be well, or more well. Perhaps it's more exercise, better sleep, less alcohol, losing weight, coping with stress more effectively, quitting smoking, or something else. But we all have that list in our heads, you know, the "I'd be really well if I could change xxxyyyzzz" list. But we have [...]

Nutrition 101

We all want to be more well, or more well. "What we eat, we are" (as Yoda might say) is a truth for us all and almost everyone wants to eat well. For many it's about weight loss, for some fitness, for some specific medical conditions. But for everyone, general health & wellness is [...]

How often to eat?

This is a question we are often asked. A review of research will throw up some conflicting and potentially confusing results (and beware of all the fads and crash diets and general "nonsense" out there). So let's try to present a balanced view... Most experts have long recommended these guidelines: Eat three main meals [...]

Weight loss: online resources (links & apps)

Weight loss is important for many of us (truth be told, more than half us want or need to lose weight). Most of us actually know, more or less, how to lose weight - we know to eat less, exercise more, avoid junk & fast food, eat veggies, drink water, etc. - but we [...]

Know your numbers (before they kill you)

Health & wellness biometrics are the key and most commonly used measures of health & wellness. We usually include Body Mass Index (BMI), Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Blood Sugar here. These are sometimes also known as 'silent killers' because they can cause an increased risk of serious (potentially deadly) conditions like heart attack, stroke, [...]

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Colon cancer

Colon cancer (cancer of the colon and or rectum) is the third most common cancer worldwide, affecting approximately 5% of people in their lifetimes. It affects mainly older people (men slightly more at risk than women) with the main risk factors being diet (processed meats, red meats, alcohol), lack of exercise, smoking, and obesity. [...]

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