Your immune system – can you really reinforce it?

By | 2017-05-02T12:28:42+00:00 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 | 2017-03-31T11:24:36+00:00 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 | 2016-11-22T13:51:28+00:00 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, [...]

10 Ways to boost your immune system – year round

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:28+00:00 March 29th, 2016|General health, Immunity|

Want to boost your immune system, and that of your family, all year? Did you answer ‘yes’? It’s quite easy really. Read on… Your immune system is a sophisticated whole-body network that protects you against external pathogens. However, we all live in a world where super-bugs and toxins challenge our immune systems in unexpected and [...]

Boost your child’s immune system: a lunchbox guide

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:28+00:00 March 1st, 2016|General health, Immunity|

The dreaded cold and flu season will soon be upon us, and those germs just love spreading themselves around classrooms and other crowded environments. Help your children fight disease by packing their lunchboxes with immune system-boosting snacks. [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Want to help your kids fight off the phlegmy coughs and runny noses that are starting [...]

How flu affects heart health

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:31+00:00 June 16th, 2015|General health, Heart health, Immunity|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] What do you do when you get flu? Do you battle through manfully or do you take to your bed? You’d be far better off with the second option. We investigated to find out how flu affects heart health. Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be [...]

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 [...]

Cough: What type of cough do you have?

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:41+00:00 May 27th, 2014|General health, Immunity|

It may be annoying to have an irritating cough, but coughing is an important part of your body’s lung-cleansing mechanism. You’re coughing to keep your airways clear of unwanted phlegm and inhaled foreign matter. [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] However, there are so many different types of cough that it can be difficult to interpret if they are [...]

Colds and flu: the natural way to avoid them or recover quickly

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:43+00:00 May 20th, 2014|General health, Immunity|

Colds and flu are among the most common infectious diseases in the world. Triggered by hundreds of different viruses, and not by bacteria, they are usually spread by hand-to-hand contact between people, or by touching objects that harbour the opportunistic pathogens, more than by coughing or sneezing. But there are ways to avoid catching these [...]