Can Constipation Cause Back Pain? Exploring the Causes of Back Pain and Constipation

constipation back pain

Understanding How Constipation Can Cause Back Pain Experiencing back pain can be a profoundly debilitating ordeal, and while the root causes vary, it’s worth noting that constipation can cause back pain. In some cases, this discomfort is not indicative of a grave health issue, yet the incapacitation it causes cannot be understated. It’s crucial to recognise … Read more

Is Samp Healthy to include in your diet?

Samp for Weight loss

In South Africa we braai. If you don’t like it, you … actually, no. Everyone likes it. But braaivleis is not our only culinary indulgence. A slow-cooked potjiekos paired with steaming samp truly hits the spot as well. Can you say comfort food? Unfortunately comfort food often means “beware, this will make you fat”. Considering … Read more

How to Slim Down with Mango Leaves

mango leaves and weight loss

Bright, sweet, juicy – mangoes are glorious summer fruit. But here’s something you didn’t know: move over oranges, as mangoes are one of the highest food sources of vitamin C. Known as the king of fruits, the mango is packed with nutrients, delicious, and low in calories. But did you know that mango leaves are … Read more

How To Lose Weight by Running


Nineties rocker Alanis Morissette once said that being a runner makes it impossible for her to get depressed. You either agree with this, or the thought of running makes you depressed. Either way, running burns calories, which makes it an acceptable activity in our books. Here’s how to do it right. Can you lose weight … Read more

Can constipation trigger fever?

constipation and fever

Constipation is a common digestive issue that most of us suffer at some point in our lives. It’s an uncomfortable business, often accompanied with abdominal pain. You might find that you have a fever as well, despite it not being a typical symptom of constipation. So what is really happening? This article will explore the … Read more

Can antibiotics cause constipation?

Can antibiotics cause constipation

Exploring the effects of antibiotics on the digestive system Sometimes we have no choice but to rely on medication to save the day, only for side-effects to sabotage us in the end. Antibiotics are celebrated for their ability to combat bacterial infections, but some doctors will suggest a probiotic or even just some yoghurt along … Read more

Do carbs really make you gain weight?


It’s the dirty word of dieting: carbs. Pretty much everyone agrees. Cutting carbs is the way to go if you need to lose weight. Whether you just slow down or cut them out completely doesn’t matter, but the carbs have to go. But consider this: what if everyone is wrong?  What are carbs, exactly? Carbohydrates … Read more

Can you out-train a bad diet?


“I might as well have an ice-cream, I’m going to the gym later.” If only it was that easy. But, burning the calories of one Magnum will take 32 minutes of jogging, 57 minutes of squats, or 57 minutes of push-ups. Easier said than done. Does exercise mean you can eat what you want? So … Read more

How do I lose weight with insulin resistance?


The body positive movement proclaims that all bodies are beautiful, no matter their shape. And they make a good point, we should go through life loving ourselves. Part of loving ourselves, however, should be staying healthy. Yes, a bigger body can be healthy, but it is certainly at risk. Conditions like diabetes and heart problems … Read more

Can stress make you gain weight?

cortisol stress and weight gain

We all have days where life just goes wrong. On those days I tend to forget about all my health goals and reach for a bag of crisps, and yes, I’ll have some dip with that as well, thank you very much. And it works a charm. I feel better. But the effects are devastating. … Read more

Folic Acid Benefits You Should Know

what is folic acid good for

What does almost every article about being healthy have in common?  Most of these articles will inform you to religiously eat your greens. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach hold the key to longevity and vitality. One of the reasons for this is that these veggies are high in folic acid. So what makes folic acid … Read more

Is moringa really a ‘miracle tree’?

benefits of moringa

Can moringa be the key to a slimmer, healthier you? Do you know about the hidden health benefits lurking in moringa? Perhaps you do, or perhaps you are thinking ‘Huh? What is that?’. According to some, it’s a bit of a miracle. Keep reading, let me explain. So, what is moringa exactly? Sometimes nicknamed the … Read more

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