We invite you to explore the latest trends to maintain a healthy living environment. Our experts provide solutions to promote an environmentally friendly, sustainable home and office.
Celebrating Youth in Permaculture
‘Get more out of life by using less’: This is the essence of permaculture – an ecologically sound way of living that can be applied to households, gardens, communities and businesses. Today’s youth are embracing this concept and spreading the word.
Making your Home a Green Home
Making your home a green home. A chemical free home. More and more people are becoming aware of the environmental dangers surrounding us as part of daily life. As we become more conscious of the threats we wonder what avenues exist for us to reduce our risk. This article aims to assist you in making your home a safer, greener place and a haven in the midst of modern madness.
New Year New You
Detoxing has been practiced for millennia and is all the more important today as we live in an increasingly toxic environment. Choose a detox programme to suit yourself and start your new year clean.
Our Environment demands an Annual Detox
Our Environment demands an Annual Detox. Regular cleansing of our bodies to get rid of toxins has become an absolute necessity. Explore ways in which you can minimise the effect of our toxic environment. Our editor share some personal benefits of a detox done right.
Tips for staying Healthy during the Festive Season
Tips for staying Healthy during the Festive Season. Even though the coming weeks will almost inevitably feature late nights and indulgences, there are ways not to be totally unhealthy during the festive season. Some of these tips may seem obvious, but sometimes all we need is a little reminder and some fresh ideas …
Stess can be positive or negative. When stress sparks personal achievement or life enjoyment and appreciation (positive stress), it helps us feel enthusiastic, creative, productive and motivated. But stress can easily spiral out of control, becoming overwhelming and negative distress, taking its toll on our physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.
Detox Done Right – the purification process
Our health is a consequence of many factors, a lot of which we can control – starting with our food intake. Elson Haas moves from the need to avoid the usual bad stuff like alcohol, nicotine and caffeine, to common foods that may cause unexpected reactions.
Outwitting Allergies During Hay Fever Season
Hay fever season leaves many people feeling miserable with streaming eyes and noses and itchy throats. During this period those with heightened allergic potential also tend to suffer more from other allergens such as food allergens. Patrick Holford offers some good medicine solutions to these irritants.Eating the right foods and taking the right supplements will give you bright eyes and a clear nose during hay fever season.
Permaculture Restores Ecosystems & Communities
A Shona African community healed their damaged ecosystems by restoring their springs, rebuilding their soil and regenerating their agriculture. In doing so they alleviated poverty and malnutrition. Permaculture farming has proven effective all over the planet.
Solar energy has gained tremendous popularity during the past few years and there has been a strong focus on renewable energy sources worldwide. The sun is not only renewable, but also a constant. It is a gift that has been bestowed upon us and can be a solution to many of the problems associated with the way we generate energy.
Smoking and Vitamin C
Smoking is the most preventable cause of ill health that we know, and every effort should be made to stop this destructive habit. Some people find it extremely difficult to stop this addiction, and clinicians are faced with the dilemma that they may have to opt for the second-best option by limiting the damage done by cigarette smoke inhalation. Since smoking initiates powerful oxidative processes in the human body, research concentrated on limiting oxidative stress by adding antioxidant vitamins to the diet.
Uncovering the Dirt on Cleaning Products
Everyone loves a clean house. But have you counted the cost? And I’m not referring to how expensive they are but how cleaning products affect your health. Most household chemicals contain toxic chemicals such as ammonia, formaldehyde, propane, butane, phthalates and many others – all ingredients known to be harmful to our health. It has been said that chemicals on the skin can be absorbed by the body within less than a minute. This is scary since we are exposed to these chemicals on a daily basis.
Water: More than H2O
With the ever-growing concern about chemicals and pollutants in our water supply, should we be willing to consume tap water, opt for bottled, or consider investing in a water filter?
How to Apply Workplace Wellness
Many of us stumble from one self-help programme to another without getting any real results. Why is this? Are the programmes ineffective? No. People go on to the next quick fix or magic pill because they are counting on the external item to do all the work and provide eternal happiness, while simultaneously healing or curing them. This isn’t going to happen! Self-help means taking personal responsibility. You have to apply what you learn.
Dry Cleaning – Risks & Safer Alternatives
Governmental regulations get tighter each decade as we learn more about the environmental hazards and increased health risks associated with dry-cleaning chemicals, while industry representatives continue to deny any adverse health effects. Rose-Marie Williams reports on the situation.
Why and How to Stop Smoking – the final showdown
'I know all the mind games smokers play, all the defence mechanisms they employ to continue their habit, as well as the frustration and low self esteem of not being able to give up such a bad habit’. Writing from the ‘inside’ with the passion of one who knows, Dr Lowies describes the physical and psychological effects of smoking. He shares successful and practical ways to quit.
The Healing Power of Beethoven’s Music
The healing power of music has resonated through the human soul and body from the time of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to the present day era of cognitive science. Use the beauty of truly great music to unlock a world of emotional experience.
Digging Deeper for Human Health
A greater number of health conscious consumers are spending time, money and consideration selecting food for optimum health and well-being. After all, seven of the top 10 causes of death are linked to diet.
The Genetics of Weight Management
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa, the nation is in the grip of a countrywide obesity epidemic. Somewhere between Banting, The Blood Type diet, green smoothie cleanses, Paleo, maple syrup cleanses and the Holford Low GL Plan, we must be doing something wrong. It is time to face the stats and learn more about weight management.
The Threats of Mobile Telephones
Cell phone use has increased dramatically over the past 30 years with more than seven billion subscribers worldwide. This growth has raised questions over the long-term health threats these devices may pose.