In this issue of SA Home Owner Health we share expert medical advice on staying in tip top health. We talk nutrition for kids, how food affects our moods, debunk the mysteries around supplements and superfoods, we share how to zone your home for a healthy balance and we talk to family medical practitioner Dr Daniel Israel, on page 15, who says an at-home medical kit is a non-negotiable.
Dr Israel advises that your emergency medical kit should be governed by two principles: to quickly contain emergencies; and to safely address the “vicissitudes” of the body conveniently.
Professor Andre Mochan, a neurologist at the Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital in Johannesburg, shares alarming statistics around stroke and how to reduce your risks of having one.
We also share the personal account of a 40-year-old woman who says that her heart attack looked nothing like what we see on TV. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, five people have a heart attack and 10 suffer from a stroke every hour in South Africa. More people in our country die from cardiovascular disease than from all cancers combined. Read more about this on pages 18 and 20.