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April 25, 2019

One would assume that living in sunny South Africa would mean that we all get the necessary boost of daily sunshine to ensure that our vitamin D levels are optimized. Unfortunately, research tells us otherwise. A study in the South African Medical Journal indicates tha...

April 4, 2019

It is no secret that smoking kills. In fact tobacco smoke contains a deadly combination of over 7 000 chemicals that increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and many types of life threatening cancers. So why aren’t people quitting?

Global research indicates that the...

January 31, 2019

Why is Childhood Obesity Considered a Health Problem?

Photo source:https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/fat-shaming-children-gain-weight-article-1.3646278 

1. Children with obesity can be bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers. They are also more...

January 16, 2019

According to the World Heart Federation, more South Africans are dying from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases than ever before and unhealthy diets are one of the main culprits. The South African Heart and Stroke Foundation claims that unhealthy di...

October 3, 2018

“Without intervention, about 70 percent of those with prediabetes eventually develop diabetes.”

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014.

According to the Centre for Diabetes and Endocronolgy in Johannesburg, there are over 3.5 million, diagnosed patien...

September 3, 2018

Smoking restricts oxygen-rich blood from reaching your heart and lungs, which is essential during exercise. Smoking creates carbon monoxide in your blood, which restricts your body from transporting oxygen to these essential organs. Carbon monoxide stiffens your arteri...

August 20, 2018

Wondering if a chiropractor can sort out your little one’s colicky symptoms or help him sleep better at night? The truth is, there are loads of chiropractic benefits for babies. We asked a registered chiropractor, Dr Kimon Hendrikz, to share her top six after treating...

April 16, 2018

The flu season is well underway in South Africa so ZippHealth would like to enlighten you on some important facts about flu and what steps to take if you have contract the virus.

What is flu and how do you get it? 

Influenza or flu as it is commonly known is an acute vir...

January 23, 2018

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly infectious, illness that can lead to pneumonia, brain damage and even death, particularly in young babies.

Research conducted in the UK on the vaccination of pregnant women, shows that vaccinating them against whooping cough h...

January 23, 2018

The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and is responsible a variety of life-sustaining tasks. A critical component of these tasks are metabolic processes, where the liver supports the digestive system, controls blood sugar and blood flow, and regulates fat...