Supplements for Bones, Joints and Muscles

The variety of supplements out there for bones, joints and muscles are as great as the possible reasons for needing them.  I will summarise some of the most important ones and in short why one would choose this particular supplement. Some want to perform better in sports or recover faster after training.  Others are recovering…

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Hobbits don’t get morning sickness

Ginger does not grow in The Shire. There is no ginger tea, ginger biscuits or ginger sweets. Hobbits had to make other clever plans with their pregnancy-related nausea problems. Are you pregnant, desperate due to constant or extreme nausea and tired of hearing about ginger biscuits? Continue to read. The Hobbits have shared their secrets…

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Where to get really good food and why you should

Imagine you could lose weight or change your blood fat profile (e.g. cholesterol) without changing the amount of animal products you eat, but only the diet of the animals. This might sound a bit far-fetched, but it has actually been proven to happen more than once! Studies have been done checking certain health parameters in…

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Seven a Day

Seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day has been shown over and over again to improve quality of life and lowering the risk of serious disease conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. Fruit and vegetables contain powerful health promotors in their flavours and colours. Here are some food ideas to help you get…

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Simple Spring Clean to detox your body

Spring is a great time to reassess and eliminate some of those bad winter habits that may have snuck in over the last few months. Spring clean your health by doing a simple mini-detox; put some good habits in place for 2 weeks to assist in a better feeling of health and longevity. You will…

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Increasing your husband/partner’s chances of fertility

If you have been trying for a while with no luck, supplements could help significantly to increase the development and quality of the sperm.  Due to changes in the environment and our lifestyles, fertility problems are on the rise. You are not the only ones struggling!   Quality of health plays a major part in improving…

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Gentle and effective ways to treat vaginal thrush/yeast infection

Vaginal thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida Albicans. Symptoms can include thick smelly white discharge and burning, itching and swelling. Most women have experienced this and some experience it again and again or even chronically. (There are other infection that could cause similar symptoms and a visit to gynecologist would certainly help with…

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7 Ways to boost your mood

Day-night-rhythm Your day-night rhythm and light exposure is closely linked to your mood. Try to live in sync with natural day-night rhythms by reducing bright and blue-white light (including screens) use at night and getting some natural daylight or good blue-white light in the morning. (If you struggle a lot with seasonal affected disorder or…

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Tips for cough relief

Drink water or tea such as ginger and lemon tea, rooibos tea or a herbal cough tea (there is a great variety available). Water or tea can calm down irritation and help loosen mucus. (Do not add milk or sugar to tea, because it could increase mucus production and interfere with immune system function.) Remember…

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Tips for a sore throat

Gargle with saltwater: Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in warm water and gargle several times a day. This has been shown in studies to help reduce swelling and pain, loosen mucus and help flush out harmful bacteria from the throat. Add a drop of tea tree oil to the mix to make your saltwater…

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Tips for a blocked or runny nose

Why does your nose run when it’s cold and when you are sick? One of your nose`s very important jobs is to warm the air you breathe and add some moisture to protect you. When it is cold, it tries harder and often produces more mucous in the process. At the same time, the air…

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Happy Gut: 7 steps to keep you regular

Fibre Soaked Chia seeds added to smoothies or bircher muesli Soaked linseeds added to smoothies or bircher muesli Salads for lunch, vegetables for dinner Add to salads raw grated: carrots, beetroot, apple, celery root or baby marrows   Balanced gut flora Avoid all refined sugar and flour Avoid dairy and wheat Use The Real Thing…

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Money matters

Life in sunny South Africa is becoming more and more expensive at an alarming rate. Your favourite cottage cheese might suddenly be 50% more expensive than a month or 2 ago, camping gear 20-40% more expensive and even your supplements are suddenly increasing in price! We seem to be stuck between drought and politics and…

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Why go BPA-free?

“BPA free” has become something many people are aware of and on the lookout for. Interestingly enough, most people however have no idea why they are avoiding it and what this “BPA” is. Even more interesting is the fact that many who are paying so much attention to buying BPA-free things are unknowingly covering themselves…

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How to quit sugar

Quitting sugar has so many wonderful benefits. You feel better, look better, think clearer and lower your risk of a host of nasty diseases. In spite of all these wonderful benefits, just the thought of living without sugar can make most people nervous! This because sugar is highly addictive and if you are using sugar…

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12 ways to strengthen the GUT FLORA

Your gut flora is the foundation of your immune system, it produces some of your most valuable micronutrients, it helps with digestion and supports detoxification! 1. Detoxify the gut Simply put: junk feeds the bad guys and interferes with the happy lives of the good guys. Avoid bad foods, rather have wonderful foods from nature.…

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Hormones and fats

Most people think the only connection between hormones and fat is the fact that unbalanced hormones can make you fat. This is not true! When your hormones are not balanced – this goes for both men and women – one of the consequences could be that you struggle to loose weight. However, there is much…

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Allergies

The web, the newspapers and magazines are all announcing the coming of the allergy season! Pollen is mostly blamed for allergies, while other triggers such as mould and dust are also mentioned. We are told to use anti-histamines and decongestants to control allergies. However, is that really addressing the problem or are we just doing…

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