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Varicose veins – the inside story

By | 2016-11-22T17:13:14+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Circulation health, General health, Wellness|

Summer’s here! Time to unpack those floaty skirts and shorts. It’s great news for sunlovers, but not for the eight million South Africans, predominantly women, who are plagued with varicose veins, those winding, twisted purple clusters that make legs achy, swollen, tired and unsightly. What are varicose veins? There are two kinds of veins in [...]

Testicular cancer – what you need to know and how to detect it early

By | 2016-11-22T17:10:18+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Cancer, General health, Men's health, Wellness|

Testicular cancer represents just 1 percent of all cancers in men, but is the most common cancer in young men. Men are in crisis. They are dying too young. So this November, along with other organisations around the world, we’re focusing on men’s well-being to raise awareness about men’s health and how they can live [...]

Cholesterol: The fat vs sugar debate

By | 2016-11-22T17:06:12+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T17:06:02+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T17:05:44+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T13:51:23+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T13:51:23+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T13:51:23+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T13:51:23+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T13:51:23+00:00 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 [...]