Tuesday 14 May 19:00
Cholesterol is found in every cell in the body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones (such as estrogen, cortisol and testosterone), vitamin D, and bile acids which are the final break-down products of cholesterol. Cholesterol also plays a vital role in brain structure and function, as 25% of the body’s total cholesterol is found in the human brain.
During this talk Prof Nola Dippenaar will share the latest insights into cholesterol and the important role that cholesterol plays, and what blood tests reveal about the true picture of cholesterol in the body and your risk for heart disease.

Discussions in 2019:

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

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.

Ticket prices:

Tuesday 14 May 19:00

R200 per person  


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