Wednesday 24 July 19:00
How often, when least expected, are we suddenly confronted with the diagnosis of cancer in family, friends or ourselves. Our genetic book of life, (with its 23 chapters) that we inherit from our parents, generally plays a very small role in the development of cancer. So many other factors that talk to our genes continuously can result in disturbed metabolism that can lead to chronic inflammation and cancer.
Health is personal and there is biochemical individuality between us; however, what we bathe our genes with, through our daily lifestyle choices, will determine genetic stability and reduce the risk or further the risk of cancer development.
In this talk on cancer we will explore all areas of lifestyle intervention, including foods that speak to our genes, and can modulate signal transduction and hormone secretion, and therefore play a major role in cancer prevention.
Discussions in 2019:
27 Feb. 19:00 Understanding the human gut, the microbiome and our second brain
10 Apr. 19:00 Know your numbers
14 May 19:00 The latest insights into Cholesterol
24 Jul. 19:00 Cancer risk reduction
09 Oct. 19:00 Healthy ways to lose weight, reduce waist circumference and keep it off
05 Nov. 19:00 Brain health

Ticket prices:

Wednesday 24 July 19:00

R200 per person  


History of Health Insight:
Health Insight

This company (CC) was established in April 2006 by Prof Nola Dippenaar. A physiologist by training, with a good background in medical biochemistry, and after spending many years teaching these subjects at medical schools, she decided to take a leap and establish a health coaching company. Her academic background combined with an intense interest and passionate empathy, enables her to empower individuals and groups with insight and understanding into both the normal functioning of the human body, as well as when systems go awry and pathology develops.

Heath Insight has now been in operation for 5 years and has grown from strength to strength. Although originally based in Pretoria, in January 2013 an office opened in Gardens, Cape Town and regular visits are also made to Durban. Personal consultations, corporate projects and presentations form the backbone of this company. In addition, the Geneva program has been added to the menu, whereby health coaching has taken on a much more personal side: assessing individual needs and including insight into weight loss and weight management through genetic screening.

Curriculum Vitae - Prof Nola Dippenaar
Prof Nola  Dippenaar

Completed a BSc and BSc Hons at the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Chemistry and Physiology, followed by an MSc in Physiology and a further Masters in Biochemistry (University of Cambridge). Her PhD was in the field of essential fatty acids. Most of her working life was spent at medical schools teaching these subjects. Presently she is Professor emeritus (School of Medicine, University of Pretoria), and has established a company, called Health Insight, and consults privately to companies and individuals on the physiology and biochemistry of the human body; including health aspects, all of which empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health.

She has a particular interest in carnitine metabolism in children and adults and regularly gives talks to various societies, schools and parent groups on low muscle tone (hypotonia) in children and how to handle this condition.

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