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Cholesterol: The fat vs sugar debate

By | October 25th, 2016|Cholesterol, Circulation health, General health, Heart health, Nutrition, Wellness|

High cholesterol and fats, we’ve long been told, are the enemy of good health. They’ve been linked with high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack and, of more importance to this discussion, increased ‘bad’ cholesterol, which can also lead to stroke. But do fats deserve their bad rap? Or should sugar be facing the [...]

Iodine – why do we need it?

By | October 11th, 2016|General health, Nutrition, Wellness|

Do you take iodine supplements? Or do you rely on iodised salt for your iodine intake? If you’re undecided, this information may surprise you! What is iodine? Iodine is a trace mineral your body requires to maintain proper thyroid function (this gland manufactures thyroxine, which regulates cell metabolism throughout the body). Although the body needs [...]

Circulation health: 5 exercises to improve your circulation

By | September 27th, 2016|Fitness, General health, Stress, Wellness|

Your circulation health can suffer if you are desk-bound all day. Try these 5 simple exercises to improve your circulation and general wellbeing (and help prevent an expanding bottom!) Your desk job could be killing you! Sounds dramatic, but the health drawbacks of sedentary desk jobs are common knowledge. In fact, emerging research indicates that [...]

Liver detox: 13 Signs you need one, and how to do it

By | September 13th, 2016|General health, Liver health, Wellness|

Liver detox - is it really necessary? Your body is after all perfectly capable of cleansing itself. But today’s world is full of toxins, and your waste-removing organs – liver, kidneys and skin – become overworked. They may need a helping hand... How do you know if your waste-removal system, especially your liver, needs a [...]

Looking after your bladder and kidneys

By | August 30th, 2016|Bladder & Kidneys, General health, Wellness|

Along with your liver, your kidneys and bladder are your body’s waste removal system. They eliminate waste products found in your cells and help get rid of toxins – not only toxins derived from food, pesticides or a contaminated environment, but also those caused by stress. So it makes sense to look after these organs [...]

Treatments for allergies – 10 all natural options to relieve allergies

By | August 16th, 2016|allergies, General health, Wellness|

Spring is just around the corner. Yay! Or not, if you’re one of the millions for whom spring means itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and a streaming nose. Help is at hand – we bring you 10 all-natural treatments for allergies. The change of seasons can be a mixed blessing. Spring and autumn may be beautiful, [...]

Breastfeeding – making the world’s children healthier and smarter

By | August 2nd, 2016|Detox & Cleansing, General health, Wellness|

Breastfeeding is important. It’s one of the most satisfying activities you can do with your baby – and one of your body’s most miraculous functions. Breast milk provides your newborn’s first immunisation, helping to prevent diarrhoea, chest, ear and other infections, and disease; it promotes good brain development and your child’s ability to be educated; [...]

Winter detox: Try this mini midwinter cleanse to beat the winter blues.

By | July 19th, 2016|Detox & Cleansing, General health, Wellness|

Happier to chill on the couch rather than walk the dog? Winter’s tummy-warming dishes are certainly comforting, but they can leave you feeling lethargic. Find your inner glow with this mini winter detox – it will help cleanse your body, rejuvenate your skin and perk up your energy. What a mini winter detox entails We’re not [...]

Ginger health benefits: 10 healthy reasons to add more ginger to your diet

By | July 5th, 2016|General health|

Love ginger beer? (Well, the type that contains genuine ginger.) Hate it? Either way, the pungent root that flavours this drink and is used by cooks everywhere is one of nature’s most powerful spices for good health. Let’s talk about ginger and its health benefits … you may even learn to love it! Ginger is [...]

Migraine: What it is and 10 ways to relieve one naturally

By | June 21st, 2016|General health|

Migraine sufferers know all about the signals - nausea, confusion, impaired vision. Then the throbbing, pounding headache and the exhaustion that follows an attack. But what exactly is a migraine? And what can you do to prevent or relieve the symptoms when they appear? What is a migraine? In South Africa, one in five employees [...]