Despite having undergone the amputation of half of her right foot three years ago due to diabetes, Morongwa Tsatsi (65) of Alexandra township still battles to follow the healthy diet required for her condition.
The Eastern Cape’s Department of Basic Education has failed on several levels, with the latest being its failure to provide food to hungry learners – sparking a school strike in the province.
Fourteen million South Africans are going to bed hungry every night. But the handover of land to farm workers in Rustler’s Valley, initiated by activists Jay and Kumi Naidoo and Gino Govender, is enabling once destitute people to feed themselves
Many South Africans don’t earn enough to afford healthy foods and end up with ‘lifestyle’ diseases like diabetes. Noma-Afrika is a domestic worker whose story illustrates that inequality permeates our diets too.
Tshimo ya Bophelo, meaning the Garden of Health, is a community vegetable garden project situated at Thebe District Hospital in Harrismith in the Free State that has proven to be such a successful venture that it has won awards.
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.
Is being hospitalised enough motivation to implement tough lifestyle changes – starting with going cold turkey on sugary drinks? We bring you the story of one man who is on the brink of this decision, while his state of health hangs in the balance.