Pumpkin leaves, sweet potatoes, Hugo beans, baby black jacks and wild fruits have been rejected in favour of a more westernised diet of processed meats, fast food and oily treats leading to a host of health problems.
Three widows in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal – each of them hard hit by the death of her husband – have come to believe that therapy offers better healing than simply turning to medication to deal with the pain.
Ash is used as a home remedy for heartburn – however, something that could actually bring heartburn relief is fighting obesity. This is according to Dr Anish Sheth, a gastroenterologists and assistant professor of medicine at Yale University, who says people are at higher risk of having heartburn when they are obese.
Poor service levels at the Charles Johnson Memorial Gateway Clinic in KwaZulu Natal’s Umzinyathi district has been ongoing for so long that it is almost accepted as the clinic’s culture. A shortage of nurses and a confusing number system for patient queues are the main issues impacting heavily on both staff and clinic visitors.