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5 Applications for an Immune System Deep Dive Test

By Hester Ladewig | May 26, 2022

Testing the immune system in depth is a completely different story to a simple blood count. You can have a perfectly normal blood count, that looks like this:   While your in depth test could show reds and imbalances on the same day:   This is because the immune system is much more wonderful and…

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Hair Analysis: Metals and Minerals

By Hester Ladewig | Apr 14, 2022

Your hair tells a story of your interaction with your environment.  What you inhale, eat, drink and even apply to your skin, becomes a part of your body.  As you grow new hair, what is in you is used as building blocks for the hair.  Analysing a sample of hair can give you an idea…

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Omega 3 and Fatty Acid Testing

By Hester Ladewig | Mar 25, 2022

I have been involved with fatty acid profile testing since the early 2000s and can assure you that unless you are paying close attention to your omega 3 intake, you are highly likely to have a significant deficiency. Previously it was an expensive and complicated to test, but now you can do an easy test…

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10 things you need to know about vitamin D

By Hester Ladewig | Mar 3, 2022

1. Vitamin D helps to balance the immune system The key word here is balance. This means that vitamin D strengthens the immune system in its action against infectious disease, while helping to keep inflammation and overshoot reactions under control.   2. Bone health From supporting calcium absorption in the gut to calcium re-uptake in…

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Know your Gut Health

By Hester Ladewig | Feb 16, 2022

Your gastro-intestinal tract, which starts with your mouth, continues over a distance of around 9 metres, of coiled highly functional tubes up to your anus.  On the one end you eat and taste your food and on the other end let out clever quiet farts (and sometime embarrassing loud ones) and eliminate whatever food and…

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Your genes and your immune system

By Hester Ladewig | Feb 4, 2022

Your DNA is like an instruction book. It contains the instructions for you to develop, function and grow. The instructions are made up of a varying sequence of four letters.  The four letters represent four amino acids – amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. The instruction sequence with the four letters reminds me…

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Exercise and Resilience

By Hester Ladewig | Jan 20, 2022

As my alarm clock went off this at 5:30 morning, I immediately had to do some top notch positive self-talk to get over my bad-morning-moment and get motivated for my 6:00 swim training with a friend. Add to that, that today is Friday, and it has been a taxing week. By now I am ready…

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Cloud Bread

By Embracelife | Dec 16, 2021

Ingredients: 3 Eggs, separated 3 Tablespoons cream cheese (goat’s milk or dairy) ¼ Teaspoon cream of tartar A pinch of salt Directions Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius Separate the eggs carefully, making sure no yolk gets into the whites. In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, cream cheese and salt until smooth.…

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Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia

By Hester Ladewig | Dec 15, 2021

It often starts with some aches and pains. Odd ones, unexplained. In young children it is often first thought to be “growing pains”. In older people it is blamed on stress, being over sensitive or arthritis starting to develop. Sometimes it starts as an injury or disease and then the pain seems to get a…

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Gluten free Blueberry flapjacks

By Embracelife | Dec 14, 2021

This recipe is wonderful in many ways! It is not only really easy, but other than most gluten free premixes for flapjacks, this is high in fibre, low GI and highly nutritious! Ingredients: 1 Cup gluten free self raising flour 1 Cup gluten free oats 3 Tablespoons of butter A pinch of salt 500ml Buttermilk/amasi…

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Supplements for Bones, Joints and Muscles

By Jaimi Shields | Dec 14, 2021

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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Shedding light on cancer – incl. 10 easy to follow tips

By Hester Ladewig | Dec 13, 2021

What is cancer? Our cells divide all the time replacing old cells that naturally die off. This happens much faster in growing kids and slower as we age. It also happens faster in some areas of our bodies, such as the gut lining, blood cells, nails and hair. Then again slower in others, such as…

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Fabulous Flourless Chocolate Cake

By Embrace Life | Dec 12, 2021

Ingredients: 1.5 cups of pecan nuts 250g dark chocolate (preferably 85% cacao) 1 cup or 230g of unsalted butter at room temperature 6 eggs, yolk and whites separated ⅓ cup of xylitol or coconut sugar (according to taste and health requirements) Instructions: Preheat the oven at 160 degrees Celsius. Coarsely chop the pecan nuts and…

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The power of light: The health benefits of natural light

By Hester Ladewig | Dec 11, 2021

Have you ever noticed how light affects you?  Bright natural morning light can make you feel more awake and full of energy, happy and positive or possibly even irritate you if you are tired and find it too bright.  On a cloudy day the lack of light can make you feel tired, hungry, lazy or…

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7 Supportive Supplements in Corona Prevention and Care

By Hester Ladewig | Dec 10, 2021

Here are some ideas of excellent supplements that could be helpful and protective, both as part of an infection-prevention-strategy and complimentary support if you do have a Corona-virus or any other respiratory virus infection The doses and supplements mentioned are for adults.  Many of them can also be used for children, but not all and…

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