New standard set for fertility treatment in South Africa

New standard set for fertility treatment in South Africa

Supreme Fertility combines DNA testing with consultations, lifestyle guidance and supplementation to help couples conceive

A new standard has been set for fertility treatment in South Africa. Announcing Supreme Fertility– the new fertility programme that delves into the root cause of struggling to conceive and helps couples becoming the healthiest they can be in order to fall pregnant. Supreme Fertility combines DNA testing with consultations, lifestyle guidance and supplementation to help couples conceive naturally.

It is estimated that approximately 50% of infertility cases are caused by genetic issues. Supreme Fertility is unique in its approach in that, before any intervention, a DNA test is done on both the hopeful mother and father to determine what their genetic make-up indicates about their ability to conceive. The good news is that with this starting point, doctors are often able to identify possible genetic weaknesses and biological challenges very quickly and prescribe a course of treatment.

Supreme Fertility provides an affordable 6-month programme, including DNA testing, aimed at couples with unexplained infertility, with a personal or family history of infertility and/or miscarriages, and when physical causes of infertility have been excluded, or before trying in vitro fertilization. The ideal time to do this is pre-conception, to ensure the optimal health of both parents.

Supreme Fertility equips patients with an understanding of infertility linked to female factors such as recurrent miscarriages, implantation failure, and the potential genetic causes of these, such as disrupted circadian rhythms, retaining heavy metals, Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, uterine fibroids and more. By providing a list of screenings, one is able to determine if any of these are evident. In this way, further hinderances to falling pregnant are eliminated.  For males, genes can shed light on why they may experience low sperm motility, low sperm count, sperm DNA damage or hormonal imbalances. The programme also provides suggested solutions to help manage or overcome these.

Supreme Fertility builds on exactly that and enables both the mother and family to optimise their health and well-being in order to increase their chances of natural conception. The programme includes lifestyle guidance and supplementation for both potential parents in order to help them conceive. Many over-the-counter vitamins can greatly benefit the process if taken from the onset of trying to conceive. A specific set are recommended.

Pre-natal vitamins almost always include folic acid, an essential nutrient that helps prevent devastating birth defects. However, what is not so commonly known is that approximately 50% of individuals’ bodies are unable to convert folic acid into folate, the form needed for it to be effective.  Supreme Fertility has launched a folate supplement to address this important concern. This is merely one example of the solutions proposed by the programme.

Because eating is such an important part of equipping the body with the strength to conceive, dietary recommendations are included for both him and her. This programme not only suggests what to eat, and what not to eat, but also makes recommendations about individual micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to ensure that the body can redirect this energy.

Lifestyle changes such as the use of cell phones, laptops, air filtration, stress levels and an optimal BMI (body mass index) are recommended as part of this unique programme. Additionally, a recommended detoxification of one’s house, food and personal care products as well as what to look out for on labels, is included. And while the adage “self-care” if often used loosely, Supreme Fertility specifies the importance of this in specific ways.

To read more about the Supreme Fertility programme, click here.

To book a consultation with a Supreme Fertility specialist, email Debra Langley at support@supremefertility.co.za

Dr Anjana Bhana Aesthetic & Dental

Dr Anjana Bhana Aesthetic & Dental

As the founder of Dr Anjana Bhana Aesthetics and Dental, Dr Anjana Bhana has been a thought leader in the medical and aesthetic industry for almost a decade.

With an inherent passion for aesthetic excellence, Dr Anjana Bhana is locally and globally renowned as one of the most recognized and respected aesthetic and medical professionals in SA. Her passion for her profession and her patient-centric approach sees her educating and making informed choices for their skin, beauty, and aesthetic needs. Dr Bhana prides herself on ensuring that each and every one of her patients receive the very best in carefully tailored treatments, specific to their needs.

As a mother to two young children, a wife, a Dental Practitioner for the State, and an Aesthetic Doctor, Dr Anjana Bhana manages to balance all her roles while continuing to break the glass ceiling with her work.

She has served as a trainer, a speaker, a thought leader as well as hosted numerous webinars and is as a member of the provincial health steering committee for her clinic on Hygiene protocols and implementing guidelines during the global COVID19 pandemic.

Dr Anjana Bhana is well respected as one of the country’s leading Aesthetic Professionals by her peers and industry professionals.

Her pursuit of aesthetic excellence and a continuous path for professional development means she is continually working to improve her craft. “Aesthetic Medicine is my passion and I take every opportunity to study and grow my skills.”

Dr Bhana has completed the only South African registered postgraduate course in Aesthetic Medicine -the Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with Distinction/Cum Laude. As one of the leading aesthetic practitioners in South Africa, she is a qualified Doctor of Dental Science and Aesthetic Medicine, having attained her BDS from the University of Witwatersrand.

Her additional qualifications include a course on Maxillofacial orthopaedics and orthodontics, the ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support in 2016 and the Practical Project Management in 2010 through the UNISA school of business.

She is a sought-after national and international speaker. is the current lead trainer on Plate-let Rich Fibrin in South Africa and was also hand-picked for a Hyalual Masterclass with Swiss expert Dr Viktor Shavlak and has lectured and demonstrated to dentists on Hyalual Xela Rederm.

Her Aesthetic treatment offering includes:

  • Platelet0Rich Fibrin & Plasma (PRP & PRF)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Botox & Fillers
  • Jett Plasma
  • Redermalisation
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Skinboosters
  • Microneedling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • IV Drips
  • NCTF Hair Rejuvenation
  • Skincare

Her commitment to ensuring her patients feel and look like themselves is what holds her in such repute with all she treats. “In today’s world it is easy to get wrapped up in what we call Snapchat Dysmorphia or Instagram Face, these are unrealistic expectations of facial features, which are modified using various apps and filters. My approach is to ensure that each and every one of my patients’ treatments are enhanced to suit their unique profiles,” says Dr Bhana.

“More often than not, what may work on a celebrity or influencer may not necessarily work on your face proportion, profile, or shape. When I do a lip filler, for example, your unique profile is taken into account and your lip filler is advised and treated accordingly. Sometimes going bigger isn’t always better. I usually recommend starting subtle if you are unsure and increase as time goes on, based on your personality, proportion, and preference. You still want to look like yourself, with a cuter pout. Voluptuous isn’t for everyone, do you Always!” adds Dr Bhana.

Please note that Dr Anjana Bhana Aesthetics has strict pre-screening protocols and safety measures in place for your well-being. Dr Anjana Bhana Aesthetics offers virtual consultations, this is an easy way to chat mask-off in the comfort and safety of your own home. The consultation includes a bespoke treatment plan that helps Dr Bhana identify the best possible treatment and skincare plan for you.

Book your consultation on 083 978 5888, 087 149 0914. Find us at 25 Hennie Alberts Street, Alberton, Johannesburg. Follow @Dr_Anjana_ Bhana on Instagram and Dr. Anjana Bhana Aesthetics and Dental on Facebook.

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Pilani Bubu Wins SAMA for Best African Adult Contemporary Album

Pilani Bubu Wins SAMA for Best African Adult Contemporary Album

On Tuesday 04 August 2020, South African Singer-Songwriter Pilani Bubu was announced as the winner of Best African Adult Contemporary Album for her Folklore – Chapter 1 album at the 26th Annual South African Music Awards (SAMA).

The SAMA ceremony was held on 3 – 7 August 2020 and unlike previous years, the show aired as a five-night event. Hosted by actress Dineo Langa and comedian Donovan Goliath, the virtual show kept the viewers entertained and glued to their television screens.  

The contemporary folk-soul singer expressed her excitement on social media and said, “It feels like a long exhaling release, ushering in an even deeper breath of reflection and gratitude for the last 10 years strides. This is that marker in the road where we refuel and draw strength for the continued journey. Thank you to all for reflecting with me and your kind words and blessings are well received.”

Pilani released her third album ‘Folklore-Chapter 1’ in November 2019. The singer stated that this is a proof of concept for the work that needs to be done in celebrating and preserving our heritage through the technology of music.

“This is an affirmation that this project series, is an important and sacred piece of work, and when done right could serve its intention for more. I am motivated to continue my work in creating more chapters, curating folkloric content, that future generations can cherish, learn and share,” she says.

The album and its repertoire were birthed from the singer’s international travels and shows. Digging deeper into her roots and origins, Pilani shares stories of South African people in the modern social context, starting thought provoking conversations about men, women, children in our culture, as well as restoring identity. The music is interweaved with poetry and spoken word, interpreting our folklore.

The project marks the beginning of a social platform: Folklore Community to restore the culture of storytelling in African homes and communities to empower and enlighten future generations with positive constructs and knowledge of ourselves to bring a greater sense of self and confidence. The album holds two radio singles: ‘Boom Che’ – celebrating the strength of women and ‘Baile’, as response and call to stop domestic violence and the abuse against women and children. Pilani is currently working on the documentary series to drive this agenda through her #folklorefireside events and literature and audio-visual content packaged for the cause #folklore #theartofstorytelling

The Miss SA top 10 Finalist ‘Queens’ Have Been Revealed!

The Miss SA top 10 Finalist ‘Queens’ Have Been Revealed!

Finally, the number of contestants vying for Miss South Africa has been narrowed down to 10. This exciting announcement was made by the organisers on Wednesday the 5th of August 2020.

The Miss SA 2020 top 10 finalists are:

Aphelele Mbiyo (24), a Mthata-born Integrated Marketing Communications graduate from Joburg. Also, from Joburg, in Soweto is Busisiwe Mmotla (27), a Senior & FET Phase teacher, who graduated from the University of Johannesburg.

Representing the Capital City (Pretoria) is Chantelle Pretorius (24) a full-time international model with a diploma in nutrition and is working towards finishing her B.Com Business Management degree.

From Cape Town, we have Jordan van der Vyver (24), an international model who usually spends half the year working overseas.

From Chatsworth, KwaZulu Natal, but Joburg based, is Karishma Ramdev (25), a  medical doctor at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.

Lebogang Mahlangu (24) represents Soshanguve, Pretoria. She is a food scientist working in research and development for a large multi-national. And from Butterworth, Eastern Cape is Melissa Nayimuli (24) who resides in Sunninghill, Johannesburg where she works as an account manager for a marketing agency.

From Tshwane, Centurion is Natasha Jourbet (23), a B.Com in Marketing Management graduate working in PR at a firm of attorneys.

From the north is Shudufhadzo Musida (24) from Ha-Masia in Limpopo. She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pretoria and is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.

Lastly, there is Thato Mosehle (25) from Klerksdorp in the North West. She is a doctor currently completing her internship to become an anesthesiologist.

Miss South Africa 2020 will be the 62nd edition of the Miss South Africa pageant. The final will be held on 24 October 2020 and screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic. Sasha-Lee Olivier will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Organisers also confirmed that for the first time in the history of the pageant, the contestants who make the top 3 will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants, namely Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational.

Mikaya – Cute Loungewear and Pyjama Trends You’ll Want To Wear All Day!

Mikaya – Cute Loungewear and Pyjama Trends You’ll Want To Wear All Day!

Formal clothing has taken a back seat these days to loungewear and pyjamas. Consumers are now seeking ways to feel better in their work-from-home uniforms during the coronavirus pandemic.

Created by mom and her two daughters, Mikaya makes trendy, good quality pyjamas, loungewear, and bean bags that are unique, vibrant, high quality at a reasonable cost. For loungewear, the brand focuses on effortless dressing and they have a great collection.

Quality sleep is a new luxury for millennials and comfort continues to be important and Mikaya offers designs that are aesthetically pleasing. Their range of products facilitates calm and comfort and their soft sleepwear sets are made with lightweight refined natural materials.

Mikaya also makes a variety of giant bean bags which can be customised to suit your space!

For more on these products, visit:

https://www.instagram.com/mikaya_products/