Step into 2024 with full responsibility for your own health
I really do hope this letter finds you well-rested, healthy, and energized. If not, let's explore ways to improve that.
A South African sun-filled holiday may not only leave you with a beautiful tan, but also toxic and tired. In addition to over indulgence (your poor liver), think about what you lather onto dry warm skin. The skin is permeable and absorbs an average of 64% of EVERYTHING we put on it. The toxins you expose your body to can potentially cause low energy levels and hormone disruption, which can certainly affect overall health.
We recommend using products that are certified organic and cold pressed oils like grapeseed or olive oil. See and feel the difference in both your body and your mind. Nourishing your skin with vitamin- and mineral-rich plant extracts is going to have a much more positive effect on mood than petrochemicals and parabens! This applies to sunscreen products as well as after-sun lotions, potions and sprays. For skin rescue advice, read Post-sun Skin Savers.
See my detox article New Year New You where I share how to cleanse with bentonite clay, make a liver flush tea and your own potassium broth along with Dr Sandi’s 4-week Detox Plan and a Detox Drink by Sally-Ann Creed. Strive to use organic ingredients for any detox program and do not underestimate the harmful effects of pesticides.
Back to School: Have you and your children eased into the first term happily? Address any stress or anxiety early on to prevent interference with confidence and behaviour. As Dr Demartini says in his article: ‘Anxiety is best explained as the inability to adapt to an ever-changing environment'. Drawing from my experience raising three children, I share valuable advice in the article Back to School with No Stress
For those of us who still make lunchboxes, see Healthy and Hearty Lunch Box Ideas and Lunch box Staples Unpacked
Pioneer in medicine: Theo Verwey – the Father of NAD Therapy It is both my passion and privilege to share the remarkable work of individuals who possess not only exceptional intellect but also profound compassion in the field of health and healing, whether they are present or have left us. Theo Verwey was undeniably a brilliant man and a trailblazing pioneer in the field of NAD Therapy.
We have SO much news to share. Be sure to look out for our newsletter next week Tuesday. Wishing you good health for the year ahead. If you're dealing with an illness, I hope you find the inspiration and help needed to address your medical condition and lead an excellent quality of life.