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  • World Glaucoma Week


    This week the world celebrates World Glaucoma week, focusing on promoting early detection and raising awareness about the condition.

    So what is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is referred as a "silent blinding disease". When the eye's optic nerve gets damaged, a group of eye-related disorders crop up, which are identified as Glaucoma. It happens when the front part of the eye builds up fluid. This extra fluid increases pressure in the eye causing damage to the optic nerve. When left undetected, Glaucoma may lead to irreversible loss of vision. The glaucomas cause progressive damage to the vision; they do so without warning till later in the disease process and while treatment is effective in arresting the disease, it cannot reverse damage already present. The earlier the diagnosis, the less damage is done and the more vision there is to save.

    How do you prevent Glaucoma? Regular eye exams are the best form of prevention against significant glaucoma damage. In general, a check for glaucoma should be done:

    • before age 40, every two to four years
    • from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years
    • from age 55 to 64, every one to two years
    • after age 65, every six to 12 months

    Anyone with high-risk factors should be tested every year or two after age 35. Those at higher risk include people of African descent, people with diabetes, and people with a family history of glaucoma. You are at increased risk if you have a parent or brother or sister with glaucoma.


    How do you treat Glaucoma? Treating Glaucoma involves using prescribed eye drops as well as oral medication. The use of cannabinoids in conjunction with the medication to treat Glaucoma has been found to very effective. Read the independent studies on the effectiveness of using cannabinoids to treat Glaucoma here: and to make your own informed decision.


    What is CBD? The hemp plant produces over 400 organic compounds, the 2 main groups of compounds being Terpenes and Cannabinoids. The 2 most common cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is, therefore, one of the most prevalent compounds found in the hemp plant but is completely non-psychoactive (unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)). Ongoing scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions and has already been used by many people around the world as an effective health supplement.

    Is CBD right for you? CBD oil is becoming a popular health supplement. You can use it as one of many natural-derived compounds aimed at enhancing the quality of life. However, as it is the case for most natural compounds, the reaction to CBD is individual. You don’t know if it will improve your wellbeing and alleviate your problems until you try it.

    Cannabex has a range of CBD products to help support your health. In conjunction with your prescribed Glaucoma treatment, we recommend you add Cannabex CBD capsules. Each capsule contains Anhydrous Hemp Oil, Corn Starch, and Magnesium Stearate. Take 1 capsule 2 times a day.


    Find out how beneficial CBD is for your health by buying the Cannabex CBD capsules online here

  • How salt can cause High blood pressure

    World Salt Awareness week hopes to raise awareness of the dangers of having too much salt in your diet. Salt contains sodium which plays an important role in the body’s processes. It maintains the fluid balance in our cells, contracts our muscles, transmits nerve impulses, and helps our digestive system absorb nutrients. Unfortunately, we tend to consume too much salt which leads to many health risks, including high blood pressure, which is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and is responsible for 62 % of stroke and 49 % of coronary heart disease. There are currently 6.3 million South Africans living with high blood pressure, with roughly 130 heart attacks and 240 strokes occurring each day. But according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA, up to 80 % of these cardiovascular diseases could be prevented if the people had changed their diets. Armed with the right information, you can proactively work at lowering your salt intake and avoiding high blood pressure and the associated cardiovascular threats.

    How to best reduce Salt intake? The first obvious step is to reduce the amount of salt you cook with and consume with your food, but did you know that a lot of the food you buy already contains salt? Read the labels of the food you are buying to see what the salt content is. A simple way to tell is to see how much salt the item contains per 100 grams. More than 1.5 grams of salt (0.6 grams of sodium) is high, while 0.3 grams of salt (0.1 grams of sodium) is low.

    It is never too late to reduce your salt intake and adjust your diet. There are also natural ways for you to reduce your blood pressure.


    Sela High Blood Tea

    Sela High Blood Tea with Hibiscus has been specially formulated to support heart health.

    Traditionally used to:

    • Reduce high blood pressure
    • Improve heart health


    Hibiscus sabdariffa (Calyx) Roselle is a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion, in which it may be known as carcade. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based sub-shrub. Traditionally used to support blood and heart health


    If you have high blood pressure you might feel tired and dizzy, although it doesn’t always have obvious signs. When you don’t know you have it, and it stays high, it can damage the blood flow through your body, which may lead to stroke, heart disease and heart failure. Lifestyle plays an important role in lowering high blood, heart health.


    Sela High Blood tea can be bought online here or if you do not wish to drink tea you can drink Sela High Blood mixture daily instead

  • Caring for your Kidneys


    On the 8th of March we celebrated World Kidney Day. A day to remind us all of how important our kidneys are and how prevalent Kidney disease is. According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2015, chronic kidney disease was ranked 17th among the causes of deaths globally, and in many countries, chronic kidney disease is now among the top five causes of death.

    What do they Kidneys do? The kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. As kidneys fail, waste builds up. Symptoms develop slowly and aren't specific to the disease. Some people have no symptoms at all and are diagnosed by a lab test. Medication helps manage symptoms. In later stages, filtering the blood through a machine (dialysis) or a transplant may be required.

    “Our kidneys filter waste and excess fluids from the blood which are then excreted in the urine. When someone has chronic kidney disease, their kidneys are unable to perform this critical function so they need intense renal replacement therapy (dialysis), or kidney replacement (transplant surgery)”, says Julian Khazamula, Unit Manager at Life Renal Dialysis based at Life The Glynnwood

    So what causes Kidney Disease?  In most cases, the kidneys can be affected by medical conditions such as high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes and heart disease. Kidney dysfunction may result in increased toxins and fluid build-up in the body resulting in cardiac and liver failure, damage to nerves, osteoporosis or death.

    What can you do to reduce the risk of Kidney Disease? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will assist in keeping your kidneys healthy. Here are some lifestyle tips for you to follow:

    1. Maintain your ideal weight.
    2. Ensure you are eating a healthy diet which includes sufficient fresh fruits and vegetables and not too much salt.
    3. Try to exercise regularly.
    4. Avoid any anti-inflammatory medications and use alcohol in moderation only.
    5. Know your numbers: blood pressure, fasting sugar and cholesterol, body mass index.
    6. If you have any chronic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension or HIV or if you are on any long-term medications, you should be examined and have blood tests and urine dipstick every 6 months.

    Sela knows that looking after your kidneys is important and have specially formulated their Bladder and Kidney Range to help you cleanse your Kidneys.


    Sela Bladder & Kidney Tea

    Sela Bladder & Kidney Tea with Buchu has been specially formulated to assist bladder and kidney health.

    Traditionally used to:

    • Cleanse bladder and kidneys
    • Improve general health

    If your kidneys and bladder are in good shape, you’ll feel clean and clear from the inside out, while keeping up your energy and a sharp mind. However, when there are problems affecting your bladder and kidneys, they can cause painful urination or urine leakage at unwanted times. Drink Sela Bladder & Kidney Tea to help flush and purify your kidneys.

    You can buy the Sela Bladder and Kidney Tea online:

    Sela - Bladder & Kidney Mixture

    For those of you who are not tea drinkers or want on the go Kidney support, then Sela Bladder & Kidney Mixture is the answer for you.

    Buy the Sela Bladder & Kidney Mixture online:




  • Caring for your Pet’s Dental Health with Regal.


    If your dog’s breath smells foul, don’t ignore it or write it off as caused by something they ate, that odour might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. Keeping your dog’s teeth and gums healthy not only eliminates bad breath, it also improves their overall health.

    Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

    There are many ways you can care for their Dental health, brushing their teeth is one of them, but not every dog is willing to have their teeth brushed. Regal knows that caring for your dog’s teeth and gums is an important part of keeping them healthy which is why they have brought out their Doggy Dental Range, aimed at helping you look after your dog’s dental health.


    Doggy Dental Remedy

    The Doggy Dental Remedy is a liquid with delicious beef and peanut butter flavouring and has been formulated with four herbs traditionally known for treating the buildup of plaque and tartar and preventing gum disease. This dual-action herbal remedy coats the teeth and gums and has an antimicrobial effect to assist in removing and preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar. It also aids digestion and ensures your dog’s breath stays fresh. Keep your pooch healthy and those tails wagging!

    Using Doggy Dental Remedy to care for your dog’s dental health is as easy as adding the required dose to your dog’s food daily based on his/her weight. If your dog is suffering from acute conditions you will need to increase the dose to 2-3 times daily until the symptoms clear. Once the symptoms have cleared you can put them on a maintenance regime of a daily dose of 5 days on, 2 days off, or 3 weeks on, 1 week off to ensure their teeth and gums stay healthy.

    Order the Doggy Dental Remedy here


    Doggy Dental Chews

    For on the go owners and dogs, Regal’s Doggy Dental Chews are another way to maintain your dog’s dental health and freshens their breath. Doggy Dental Chews


    • Removes plaque and tartar
    • Maintains healthy teeth and gums
    • Freshens breath


    This delicious treat comes in 3 flavours: Green = mint    Red = beef     Beige = chicken


    Order here

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