Baobab seeds are cold-pressed to release a rich golden-amber oil which provides impressive moisturising qualities to both skin and hair. Sought after as an ingredient by many major cosmetic houses, baobab oil contains omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, vital for maintaining a healthy glowing skin. Baobab oil is plant-based and is therefore absorbed easily […]

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Drug resistance is a common problem in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. A new study shows promise that curcumin (a compound found in turmeric) may be able to help to overcome resistance to chemotherapy. Curcumin is well known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anticarcinogenic properties, but because of its rapid metabolism and elimination from […]

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It is true that the right amount of caffeine can improve concentration, but it can exacerbate hyperactivity and anxiety in those with ADHD. There’s no blanket rule for adults with ADHD consuming caffeine. If you have ADHD you don’t have to deprive yourself of your caffeine intake completely, but do practise moderation: 500 to 600 […]

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Winter is here and along with it the usual sniffles and sneezes caused by viruses that carry enough punch to lay us low for a while. Help your body, naturally, to prevent and fight colds and flu. As autumn gives way to winter, cold and flu viruses abound, and before you know it you are […]

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What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to process and change sugar consumed into energy. Insulin is a hormone which enables the body to convert sugar or glucose into energy. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin or the body fails to use the insulin correctly. There are two […]

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With acknowledgement to the British Chiropractic Association and the Chiropractice Association of South Africa Today, back pain can be considered as one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. It is therefore one of the single most important factors in time lost from work and recreation – the condition should be […]

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Organising and integrating the human body in gravity promotes wellbeing ‘If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing.’ (Dr Ida P Rolf, PhD) Among the […]

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Periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and even dementia. According to periodontist and functional medicine practitioner Dr Alvin Danenberg, simply changing diet and lifestyle habits hold the key to reversing this major health threat. In his opinion, a carbohydrate-rich diet, along with processed flour and sugar products, […]

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Suffering from back pain and tired of popping pills to ease the discomfort? Yoga could be the new answer according to recent research from Boston Medical Center, collaborating with yoga teachers, doctors and physical therapists. Trained instructors guided participants through gentle poses, including cat-cow, triangle pose and child’s pose. Simple relaxation techniques are part of […]

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By PATRICK HOLFORD and FIONA MCDONALD JOYCE The combination of eating oats, high in beta-glucans, and beans, nuts and seeds, high in plant sterols, helps to lower your cholesterol naturally. In a study designed by Professor David Jenkins (the man who invented the glycaemic index (GI)), 34 patients with high cholesterol were placed on a […]

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