Ubuntu resources

Ubuntu is about building a healing circle that optimises individual health, protects the animals and heals the environment. It is about connectedness through collaboration, community engagement participation and transformation. 

 

Our resources page provides you with insightful micro and macro nutritional information guides for you to determine the impact that nutrition has on your health. Our team aims to bring community togetherness and to promote healthier lifestyles for all.

 

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, and/or does not utilise insulin well, resulting in elevated blood sugars. 
There are a few different types of diabetes to be aware of including prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance where the body does not utilise insulin well. A type 1 diabetic will require lifelong use of insulin as their pancreas no longer produces insulin.
Type 2 diabetes has a slow onset over year and is precipitated by prediabetes.A type 2 diabetic may experience excess bodyweight, slow healing sores, fatigue and frequent infections.
Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy. This type of diabetes puts women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications and developing diabetes later in life.

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fatty, waxy substance found in the cells of your body. Cholesterol is  actually important in maintaining our overall health since it helps digest the food you eat. While your body makes this substance naturally, certain foods also contain cholesterol. 
There are three kinds of cholesterol: these are the HDL (high-density lipoprotein), LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein)
HDL is “good cholesterol”, but LDL and VLDL are both considered as “bad cholesterol”. That’s because having high levels of LDL and VLDL can actually be harmful to your health.

Why is Cholesterol potentially harmful to my health?

Having high levels of VLDL and LDL cholesterol in your body is known to form “plaque”, which sticks to the walls of your arteries. This can build up and make them narrow or even blocked, preventing the blood from flowing to your heart. This may lead to you developing heart diseases, heart attacks, and/or even a stroke.
Foods such as fried foods, fast foods, processed meats, and certain desserts are actually high cholesterol foods.
A plant based diet is proven to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in your body and reduce the chances of you developing diabetes and/or other lifestyle related diseases.

Ubuntu Wellness F.A.Q's

Yes. Our homeopathic formula is safe and harmless for small children, pregnant mothers, and people on pharmaceutical drugs. It does not interfere with the action of chemical drugs, because it is very diluted.

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Homeopathic medicines and home medicine packs (like The Blue Box) are sold in retail pharmacies and health shops throughout South Africa, including Dischem branches. They are also marketed internationally by large manufacturers like Heel (in Germany) and Boiron (in France) to assist many different complaints.

The Ubuntu Healing Diabetes Program is a 21-day intervention, which begins with each participant undergoing a detailed individual assessment conducted by a registered dietician and/or Dr. Based on the results of the individual assessment, participants then enroll onto a comprehensive education diet plan supervised by healthcare professionals.

Plant-based diets exclude all animal products, including red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy, so they are both vegetarian and vegan.

Plant-based diets offer all the necessary protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for optimal health, and are often higher in fiber and phytonutrients.

However, some vegans may need to add a supplement (specifically vitamin B12) to ensure they receive all the nutrients required.

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