In days gone by if you didn’t pay attention in class you were whacked or rapped on the knuckles and any signs of anxiety were instantly quashed. Immediate silence, concentration and regurgitation of facts were expected and woe betide you if you got it wrong. Are you chewing fingernails, taking long breaks in between study […]

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Daleen Totten interviews health food specialist Rachel Jesson on nourishing connective tissue and boosting nutritional needs. She discusses the difference between broth and stock. Avoid buying commercial stock and opt for home made stock – one of the best bioavailable forms of nutrition. Please follow and like us:

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The Little Shot with a Massive Impact! One of the most popular new super drinks of the 21st century is wheatgrass. I say ‘new’, but wheatgrass shots have in fact been around for centuries. The famous Swiss Dr Bircher-Benner was using powerful green juices as far back as the 1800s, and it is reported that […]

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Once you’ve started smoking, it’s very hard to quit. Nicotine is addictive stuff. In fact, it’s more addictive than heroin. But you can cut your cravings – Patrick Holford tells you how. Nicotine produces a stimulating effect, even in small doses, and in large amounts acts as a sedative. This is its attraction: on the […]

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Daleen Totten interviews Justin Williams about the marvels of mushrooms. Q I was surprised to learn that mushrooms contain tannins, a polyphenol found in wine and tea. It was generally thought that foods rich in tannins have low nutritional value, but recent research indicates that it is due to inhibiting nutritional intake. Does this mean […]

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the ‘glue’ that holds the whole body together. Learn more here with Dr Arien van der Merwe about the many uses of the different types of collagen. Collagen can be compared to a scaffold or matrix that provides strength, structure, elasticity and support […]

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Juicing is a quick and easy way to consume a good volume of nutrients and vitamins, and increase your energy – in a glass! It is also fun for the family as it’s great for kids to join in. Thirdly, it is the fast track to fitness and beauty when you just don’t get that […]

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Joint pain and inflammation are symptoms that will concern nearly each and every one of us eventually. Arthritic pain and inflammation are not particular to humans, but also affect other mammals – even wild mammals that eat only natural food. This evidence indicates that joint pain and inflammation may be caused by infectious organisms that […]

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There is so much information out there on supplements – what to take, how much, who needs what – that it can be confusing to sift through the research and separate the facts from the marketing hype. Michele Vieux, athlete and fitness trainer, helps athletes decide which supplements should be taken. I’ve spent a lot […]

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Marketed as a superfruit and as a health food, the goji berry is now easy to find on supermarket shelves. Only a few years ago the berries, which came from Ningxia Province in China, were virtually unobtainable and could only be found in specialised health shops – often with much hype and many claimed benefits. […]

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