Wonder 4 Health is a 100% Black Nutritional Foods organisation based in Pretoria. Wonder Health is a division of the IZILAMANI Group, with this division having been established in 2015, and having gained exponential growth since its establishment.
Wonder Health has been operational from April 2015 and the business has grown steadily over the past months. We are currently supplying traditional retail operations within the informal sector.
Wonder Health places a strong emphasis on research and evidence based decision making, and as a result seeks information from qualified professionals. The principle of associating ourselves with well reputable and focused firms will allows us to grow and compete fairly in this diverse market. The firm is 100% Black Owned (BBBEE Level 1).The company is managed by professionals who have gained lots of experience in different fields.
It has been our observation that most people in Africa are not dying from HIV but more to the opportunistic diseases such as TB and Malaria. It is this observation that makes the nutrition food supplement an important support tool especially for malnourished people along the argument that the immune system is the first line of defence against opportunistic diseases!!!!
With Power Meal we deliver for the poor at an affordable cost – the same nutrients contained in a well balanced diet. It is the immune system that is active to stop us from getting sick, and to get us better again if we do get sick. Food is made up of different parts called nutrients, and these include:
- starchy foods, fats, oils and sugars for energy
- proteins for muscles
- vitamins and minerals for the immune system
Everyone needs to eat a mixture of all these nutrients each day – what is called a balanced diet. When a person gets ill their immune system has to work extra hard to make them get well again, so they need more nutrients than when they are healthy. This is particularly so for proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals that are important for the immune system as well as those nutrients that act as anti-oxidants in the body! Good nutrition is when we eat enough nutrients each day by eating a balanced diet.
The exact foods selected will depend on (amongst other things):
- food people know and are familiar with
- food that is affordable
- food rich in vitamins and minerals.
No single food is either good or bad, but it is the combination of different foods eaten over weeks and months and years which affects health.
All of these will have impact on the eventual nutritional health of the individual. A holistic approach is much more appropriate and effective in dealing with nutrition than the mere provision of food. One thing even in a holistic approach remains the same, that every single person’s priority in the world is the same – YOU HAVE TO EAT IN ORDER TO LIVE.
The Benefits of Good Nutrition.
- Helps to keep weight stable
- Helps delay the weight loss and wasting seen so often in the end stages of various diseases and sicknesses. Weight loss is often the event that begins a vicious cycle of increased tiredness and decreased physical activity, including the inability to prepare and consume food.
- Helps prevent muscle loss and maintain strength, so enabling the person to stay in control of their life for as long as they want and to stay active – either in paying jobs or in the household
- Helps replace nutrients :
- lost due to the sicknesses and disease itself.
- lost due to symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, appetite, loss of energy, poor quality of food.
- May help prolong time between HIV infection and progression to AIDS
- Research has concluded that weight loss and micronutrient deficiencies are associated with an accelerated progression of HIV infection to AIDS
- Improves wound healing
- Faster recovery from infections
Nutrients (especially proteins, vitamins and minerals) are needed by the immune system to work effectively and if these are available to the person then the immune system will work more rapidly in dealing with infections and attacks from opportunistic diseases.
- Person is able to deal better with medication and treatment
- Foods and nutrients can affect the way drugs work
- All medicines are best taken along with food
- Can help to deal with some of the nutrition problems of HIV/AIDS
Nutrition can be an important part of the management of symptoms such as sore mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting etc.
Other Important Considerations
For the full benefits to be felt by the person, it is important that good nutrition starts as early as possible as:
- Once a person’s nutritional well-being is compromised it becomes more and more difficult for them to catch up later when they are feeling less healthy or when they are already weakened by constant attacks of opportunistic diseases.
- It has been found that during the asymptomatic stages of attacks by opportunistic diseases, it is possible to build nutrient stores to use during the symptomatic period
- Food safety principles are important in order to decrease as far as possible diarrhoea caused by food contamination or general poor quality
It has been our observation that most people in Africa are not dying from HIV but more to the opportunistic diseases such as TB and Malaria. It is this observation that makes the nutrition food supplement an important support tool especially for malnourished people along the argument that the immune system is the first line of defence against opportunistic diseases. We believe part of the explanation lies in the affordability to eat a well balanced diet.
There is a cyclic relationship between the attacking of opportunistic diseases, general health and nutrition. So an individual with poor nutritional status has a weakened immune system and thus decreased ability to fight any infection (including HIV) which then makes them more vulnerable to infections. These infections in turn result in an increase in nutritional needs, but at the same time the person often has a reduced appetite and decreased food intake as well as an increased loss of nutrients due to the disease processes – and so the nutritional status of the person is reduced even more – and so the cycle continues.
Power Meal Flavours
The power meal comes in four different flavours.