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The female egg cell is the largest cell in the human body. It is about 175 000 times heavier than the smallest cell, the male sperm cell. You can calculate your BMI by taking your weight / (height x height).

Remedy Focus

Sepia officinalis is a homoeopathic remedy made from the ink of a cuttlefish. Cuttlefish flush deep red when agitated. As a remedy it is often used to treat conditions related to hormonal changes like hot flushes associated with menopause.

I am a peri-menopausal woman, is there anything that I can do to prevent osteoporosis?
There is a lot you can do to prevent osteoporosis. The experts recommend the following:
  • A balanced diet
  • Calcium (1000 to 1500 mg/day) is important to attain peak bone mineral density in the young and prevent bone loss in the aged
  • If required, vitamin D can be added in a dose of 400 to 800 IU daily
  • If magnesium deficiency is present (for example, in diabetics, alcoholics or those who are using diuretics), magnesium should be supplemented
  • Limited alcohol consumption
  • No more smoking
  • Avoiding drugs which are toxic to bone
  • Taking up physical exercise and (in the elderly) preventing falls to limit osteoporotic fracture
National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa
PO Box 481
Tel. (021)-931 7894
I have been told to follow a ‘balanced diet’, what are the guidelines for a ‘balanced diet’?
The following 10 points are broad guidelines for a ‘balanced diet’:
  1. Reduce your total fat intake, particularly your intake of saturated fats
  2. Ensure adequate intake of mono- and certain poly-unsaturated fats
  3. Reduce your intake of foods high in cholesterol
  4. Reduce your intake of foods high in trans fats
  5. Increase your fibre intake
  6. Use sugar and foods high in simple carbohydrates in moderation
  7. Use less salt
  8. Eat a variety of foods
  9. Drink alcohol only in moderation and regularly rather than in binges
  10. Drink enough water or other fluids throughout the day (let thirst be your guide - remember that drinking too much water can actually be dangerous)


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