Healthy eating plays a powerful role in overall health and wellbeing. We want you to reap the benefits from optimum nutrition by cooking healthy meals. Here is a comprehensive collection of healthy, exciting recipes.
CaReMe (Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism)
When we talk CVRM and CaReMe, we’re talking about health interconnectivity. We’re saying that if we stop focusing on each of these conditions individually and instead begin to understand that treating cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases (CVRM) as interlinked, we can save lives.
Which is why we practise the CaReMe approach to CVRM where we take a new direction to prevention and treatment, and understand that cardiovascular, renal and metabolic health are each a piece of the complete picture.
Life refers to lifestyle factors and includes exercise, healthy eating, general health and wellness, and responsible routine check-ups. To see the complete picture and read more, click here
Cardiovascular health is largely centred around the prevention and treatment of heart diseases like heart failure, coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis) and heart attacks. To see the complete picture and read more, click here
Metabolic health involves the early detection, management and prevention of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. To see the complete picture and read more, click here
Renal health applies to the early detection, treatment and prevention of kidney disease leading to kidney failure. To see the complete picture and read more, click here
Take Care of you Heart
Learn how to change your path Certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases including Heart Failure. However, changing these behaviours can help… Read more
Getting started with daily exercise
Andrew Heilbrunn, head biokineticist (or clinical exercise specialist) at the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Houghton, Johannesburg, is giving us some practical advice… Read more
WORLD DIABETES DAY
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on 14 November. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO)… Read more
Why is your diet important for your kidneys?
To understand the role of the diet in kidney disease, you need to know the functions of the kidney. The kidneys’ main function is to save and regulate nutrients and The kidneys… Read more
Recipes for a Reason
Baked hake and haddock
Preheat oven to 180˚ C. Place fish fillets in baking tray. Add bay leaves,…
Preheat oven to 180˚ C. Place chicken, bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, salt and…
Peel and chop 3 mangoes. Gather the juice and pulp while chopping the mangoes.…
Tomato and carrot soup
Use Spray and Cook and slowly fry onion and garlic over low heat. Add 25ml of…
Spinach, broccoli & celery soup
Cook the spinach, celery, onion, garlic and broth together for 10 minutes. Add…
People who are active daily live longer and have a greater sense of wellbeing. Healthy eating and exercise go hand in hand in the prevention and management of CVRM diseases. For the best results in achieving overall wellness, it is important to introduce the different types of exercise to your daily routine. This section will contain all the exercise advice you need to get and stay active.
Reference from article written by AG Heilbrunn on exercise and CVRM diseases. AG Heilbrunn is a qualified biokinteticst.
The importance of exercise for CVRM
Have you taken your daily dosage of exercise? People who are active daily live…
Getting started with daily exercise
Andrew Heilbrunn, head biokineticist (or clinical exercise specialist) at the…
Why we don’t exercise
We live in an age of quick fixes, rapid results and instant gratification, where…
Why we should exercise
Benefits of exercise for your heart and for your health in general:
Wellness includes emotional and physical health. Human beings are social beings by nature and want to connect with each other. This section will contain information of several events where you can get active together, get involved through support groups, or attend information sessions about these CVRM diseases.
Exercise is Medicine
10 December 2020 - Zoom
Mended Hearts & Stroke Group - A meeting for heart disease and stroke…
We understand the health benefit of support and are committed to joining you on your Say Yes to Life journey. Get in contact with the AstraZeneca support team, we’re here for your wellbeing.