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Thinking of doing a detox?

By | September 12th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Are you feeling sluggish after all those comforting wintry stews and cheese toasties? Have the scales crept up a kilo or two, or three? Has your exercise plan fallen by the wayside? I’ll bet the words ‘Time for a detox’ just popped into your head. Before you give up everything, let’s look closely at detox [...]

Are you breastfeeding your baby?

By | August 15th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

If the answer is yes, then congratulations! Breast is definitely best when it comes to feeding your baby, especially in the first year. Did you know that by breastfeeding and not using formula you are doing your baby a huge health favour? Breast milk contains easily digestible fats (which give your baby energy) as well [...]

Trace minerals: what they are and why you need them

By | August 14th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Your body needs trace minerals and minerals to keep it working properly. In general, they support your bones, muscles, heart and brain. They help your nerves to communicate, work to produce hormones and enzymes, and even support your metabolism. Here’s how… What’s the difference between minerals and trace minerals? Minerals are inorganic substances found in [...]

Corporate health: how to stay healthy and avoid getting sick at your work

By | July 11th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

It’s the season of colds and flu, a time when you simply may be too ill to go to work. You’re one of many sufferers. However, staff absenteeism costs the South African economy up to R16-billion annually. We have some suggestions that may help employees and their employers support their own and corporate health (and [...]

Men’s health: the top 6 health issues men worry about most

By | June 13th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

It’s said that, in general, men pay little attention to their health. We can’t confirm or deny that statement. But we’re well aware that volunteering for those uncomfortable and (let’s face it) often undignified medical checks is not easy. We’re here to help you testosterone-laden lads learn more about men’s health, and the symptoms you [...]

How candida gets the upper hand

By | May 30th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Feeling great? That’s good news – the bacteria and fungi in your gut are probably working in harmony. Feeling foggy and generally off-colour? That happy balance may have been disturbed, and your levels of the usually friendly yeast Candida albicans are soaring. How does candida get the upper hand? And what can you do about [...]

Hypertension and heart health: the salt link

By | May 16th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

6.3 million South Africans suffer from hypertension. Every hour, 10 of them will have a stroke and five will succumb to a heart attack. Poor diet and stress are culprits, but salt, it appears, is one of the principal offenders. South Africans have one of the highest rates of hypertension (high blood pressure) in the [...]

Your immune system – can you really reinforce it?

By | May 2nd, 2017|General health, Immunity|

In general, your immune system does a great job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails – a germ penetrates successfully and makes you sick. How do you build up your immune system? Or can’t you? Here’s the lowdown from the lab. What can you do to improve your immune system? The [...]

This winter, knock colds with ginger

By | April 4th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Like ducklings following their mum, the cooler weather brings colds, coughs and flu in its wake. Don’t take your sore throat or cough to the pharmacy though. Relief may already be in your kitchen in the form of a knobbly stalk of ginger. This spicy stem is one of the oldest and most popular natural [...]

Treat candida infection, the natural way

By | April 12th, 2016|General health, Immunity|

Do you know the symptoms of candida infection? Constant fatigue, digestive discomfort, weight gain, brain fog, recurring fungal infections, skin problems and mood swings – and that’s just a few of them. Find out how to treat candida infections naturally. If you’re experiencing painful and persistent gas and bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, recurrent vaginal infections, [...]