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Answering your Questions about Obesity, Autism and Side Hustles

18 June

Answering your Questions about Obesity, Autism and Side Hustles

Tuesday 18 June
Today’s episode of Afternoon Express is all about ASK—addressing crucial topics around Obesity, Autism, and Side Hustles.

Obesity is a complex, chronic disease that affects millions globally, and in South Africa, at least half the population is overweight or obese. This puts many at risk for severe health issues like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. We’re joined by Registered Dietician Tracy Ugarchund to discuss this pressing issue. Tracy will share insights on the causes of obesity, the health risks involved, and effective strategies for prevention and management.

In another segment with Tracy Ugarchund, we’ll delve into the importance of balanced nutrition. We’ll explore whether obesity is truly a result of overeating or a misunderstanding of nutrition. Tracy will provide practical tips on making healthier food choices and managing portion sizes effectively.

Our journey of exploring often misunderstood conditions continues with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are joined by Ilana Gerschlowitz, founding director of the Star Academy Centre for Autism. Ilana will share her expertise on autism, its prevalence in South Africa, and how it is diagnosed. She’ll also discuss the support available for families and individuals with autism through her centre.

Ilana Gerschlowitz returns to talk about her personal experience as a parent of children with autism and her book "Saving My Sons: A Journey with Autism." Ilana will share her journey, the challenges faced, and the effective strategies that have worked for her family.

With the economy under strain, many are looking to supplement their income with side hustles. Pali chats with Preshan Rambridge, Executive for SME at Absa Relationship Banking, about the dos and don’ts of starting a side hustle. Absa offers tailored financial and non-financial support to help business owners thrive.

If you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast option, try our Breakfast Pancake Tacos. Made with Clover Fruits of the Forest yoghurt, fresh fruit, granola, and a drizzle of honey, these tacos are perfect for a healthy start to your day.

Known as a popular media personality, Vicky Vee Jonas is now making waves as a recording artist. She performs her debut single "Verify," showcasing her musical talent.

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