Nutrition

From healthy recipes for the family to immune boosting foods, this section will help you maintain a healthy eating plan.

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Boost your adaptive immune system today

Did you know that your immune system comprises two parts: the innate system that you’re born with, and the adaptive immune system, which develops over time to protect you against

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Achieve healthy weight loss in 2023

Forget crash diets and cutting out entire food groups; a Mediclinic dietitian can help you achieve your weight-loss goals and keep the extra kilos off once and for all. There

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Why binge drinking is bad for you

Never mind the popular wisdom and urban legends; avoid the trap of binge drinking this festive season with expert info and advice.   In the journal Alcohol Research, binge drinking is

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Dehydration is a serious risk for the elderly

Did you know older people have a higher risk of developing dehydration? A Mediclinic specialist explains why it’s dangerous and how to keep your relatives safe this summer. Becoming dehydrated

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Your guide to pre-, pro- and post-biotics [INFOGRAPHIC]

Prebiotics, probiotics & postbiotics are natural, health-promoting gut bacteria that have a symbiotic relationship with the human body.

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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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5 Health hacks to try today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just because you’re pressed for time, doesn’t mean your health has to suffer. Here are some tips and tricks to make being healthy easier, from experts in physical and mental health.

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Healthy weight, healthy you

Shedding kilograms makes you feel better both physically and mentally, promoting a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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New year, new you!

A new year often signifies a fresh start. Setting realistic health goals is the first step towards a happier you.

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Why Vitamin D is essential to overall health [INFOGRAPHIC]

Responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate, Vitamin D plays a vital role in your overall health and is essential for bone density, building your immune system and regulating cell growth, among other key biologic functions.

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Alcohol: how much is too much? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Excessive alcohol consumption can have devastating consequences, especially over the festive season. While moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most adults, here we look at the many ways

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The science behind your pregnancy food cravings [infographic]

Food cravings in general are caused by the regions of the brain that are responsible for memory, pleasure, and reward. An imbalance of hormones, such as leptin and serotonin, can also cause food cravings.

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