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General topics of interest to natural health, nature and conservation

Flora Force Natural Medicine: A brand you can trust

By | 2016-06-30T12:19:31+00:00 May 4th, 2015|General topics, News, Press Release|

Flora Force Natural Medicine: A brand you can trust Concerns about the quality of herbal supplements are often raised in the media. In February, the topic was once again brought into the public arena when the New York State Attorney General’s office accused GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal [...]

9 Common cold and flu myths

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:34+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Conditions, General health, General topics, Immunity|

Will going outdoors in the cold with wet hair give you a cold? Should you drink milk when you have the flu? We explored the research and uncovered the truths behind the most common cold and flu myths. The cold and flu season is starting in South Africa. Now’s the time when we remember the [...]

9 Foods to support a healthy lymphatic system

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:34+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Circulation health, General health, General topics, Lymphatic health|

Your lymphatic system is your body’s biggest drain, says US physician John Douillard. And yet we rarely consider what it does and how our diet affects the way it works. Understand your lymphatic system and how to keep it "unclogged" and "free-flowing". What is your lymphatic system? Your lymphatic system is a large and integral [...]

The health benefits of pepper

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:34+00:00 March 10th, 2015|General health, General topics, Heart health, Nutrition, Wellness|

Always reaching for the salt despite health warnings? We discuss the effect salt has on your body and introduce the health benefits of pepper, the tongue-tingling dinner-table companion of your sodium-laden condiment. Salt facts: The effect on salt on your body Salt and pepper are staples in kitchens and on dinner tables throughout the Western [...]

Glaucoma: the thief of sight

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:34+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Eye health, General topics, Wellness|

Did you know that glaucoma can lead to you losing as much as 40% of your vision, without you even realising you had glaucoma? That’s why this condition is called the ‘sneak thief of sight’. What exactly is glaucoma, and how can you prevent it? What is glaucoma? 
Glaucoma is not one but a family [...]

Touch benefits newborn babies: how your contact can make a difference

By | 2017-11-28T17:52:09+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Baby health, General health, General topics, Wellness|

Did you know that science has shown that early contact and touch benefits newborn babies? Do you remember the moment of your birth? Probably not. The experience of being born is one of life’s greatest mysteries. But one thing is certain: the path any human travels is affected significantly by the way in which their [...]

The good news about resistance training

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:34+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Bone health, General health, General topics, Heart health, Joint health, weight loss, weight management, Wellness|

Want to strengthen your bones, improve muscle tone, keep your heart healthy, lose weight and get that feel-good factor? Resistance training is suitable for everyone, and you don’t even need to go to the gym. For many years, when I was more preoccupied with my physical appearance than my health, I spent 30-plus minutes every [...]