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Kotex® pushes the South African period conversation forward

Periods are no longer a taboo subject in South Africa, and for good reason. An inability to talk openly about periods has seen thousands of young South Africans missing school due to a lack of access to essential sanitary products. As we are at last being made aware, periods are socially relevant and impact on all South African families in some way.

“The more we talk about periods, the better we can make life for South African women of all ages,” says Nthabiseng Motsoeneng, Marketing Manager within the Feminine Care category at Kimberley Clark. “The conversation needs to be open and free because it impacts everyone.

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Maintaining Your Muscle Strength as You Age
Getting older comes with its own set of challenges, where you may not be feeling as strong and energized as you used to. Generally, one tends to sometimes feel as if your body is giving up on you, and you don’t have the muscle strength to get back on your feet. So how can you help your body maintain muscle and stay strong regardless of how many candles are on your birthday cake? The answer: Good nutrition, exercise and a little-known compound called “HMB”.

Major muscle loss can begin as early as your 40s with healthy individuals experiencing muscle loss of up to eight percent per decade! The muscle loss becomes more drastic when you reach the age of 70 with people experiencing up to 15% muscle loss per decade. Your body may lose muscle even faster if you have a poor diet and have an inactive lifestyle.

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Add spice to your dinners with the new limited-edition McCain Spicy Wedges

Moms, we all know how it goes after a long week of work, school trips, making lunches and homework. Trying to find something delicious and simple to cook for dinner on a Friday night is probably the last thing on your mind. But why not switch things up and add a little spice to your Friday night dinners with the new limited-edition McCain Spicy Wedges.

The new limited-edition McCain Spicy Wedges are the perfect big bite, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a hint of spice. Made with only the best potatoes and a seasoning of combined paprika and herb spices you can expect your taste buds to tingle.

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The importance of breastfeeding for brain development

Breastmilk is best for you and your baby, and the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life; breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. It also provides babies with nutrients like omega-3 DHA that plays a role in brain and cognitive development. One thing moms should bear in mind through the process, is the importance of omega-3 DHA throughout pregnancy, and whilst breastfeeding. Ecsponent Biotech(biotechnology company that invests in products and services that promote the adoption of personalised and regenerative medicine) has introduced two important tests for breastfeeding mothers, MyOmega and MyMilk, which aim to help expectant and breast-feeding moms determine their omega-3 levels.

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