Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer (cancer of the pancreas) is a very nasty cancer that is associated with a poor prognosis in most cases. It is most common in older people, the overweight, smokers, and those with a family history of pancreatic cancer. Heavy drinking (alcohol) has long been associated with an increased risk although more recent [...]

By |2019-07-30T15:07:47+00:00Jul 30th, 2019|Features|0 Comments

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 [...]

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, [...]

By |2019-03-18T07:23:24+00:00Mar 18th, 2019|Features|0 Comments

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. [...]

By |2019-03-05T06:47:43+00:00Mar 5th, 2019|Features|0 Comments

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland, which is involved in producing seminal fluid (part of semen). It is the most common cancer affecting men, almost always older men (it's rare under 50), but it is not as deadly as you might think: 5-year survival is 90%+ and most men with prostate cancer die from [...]

By |2019-02-19T08:45:47+00:00Feb 19th, 2019|Features|0 Comments

Cervical cancer

This is a cancer that can be prevented and one that can be successfully treated when found early. The cervix is the narrow channel between the uterus (womb) and the vagina. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection, which is spread sexually and usually causes few or no symptoms [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:14:00+00:00Feb 5th, 2019|Features|0 Comments

Movember for men

Movember is an annual month-long campaign aimed at raising awareness around mens' health. Movember is an international campaign, run in South Africa by the Mens' Foundation (an NGO charity). Movember has captured the imagination and energy of millions around the world, focussing as it does on some critical issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, [...]

By |2018-11-05T11:44:25+00:00Nov 5th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Here comes the sun

We've all heard about sun exposure and skin cancer and yet many people are still taking risks and there is some confusion in certain areas. Let's review some of the key facts: Repeated sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer. The more sun-exposure, the higher the risk. Skin cancer is the most common [...]

By |2018-10-23T09:19:39+00:00Oct 23rd, 2018|Features|0 Comments

E-cigs; what is the truth?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are all the rage. There are pop-up stores and online stores everywhere you look. Some 5-10% of adults now smoke e-cigs worldwide, and the numbers continue to grow. So what's it all about and is it safe? E-cigs heat a liquid that usually (but not always) contains nicotine, to produce [...]

By |2018-09-26T11:46:32+00:00Sep 26th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Heart attack; recognising the signs

A heart attack is a medical condition where part of the heart suffers from a lack of blood flow & oxygen. Heart attack can lead to severe disability and or death. A heart attack is a true medical emergency in that a LOT can be done to reduce and even reverse the damage, but [...]

By |2018-08-22T10:36:06+00:00Aug 22nd, 2018|Ask The Coach, Features|0 Comments