Shiitake is an intelligent mushroom! I’ve said it. Call me crazy but if you were to do the research, you would support my statement. For example, a chemical in shiitake could activate various components of the immune system1,2 and modulate its response to fight viruses, cancer, arthritis and even allergies.   Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) […]

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As our minds and bodies develop and grow in the early years of life, move through young adulthood to full maturity and eventually begin their decline into old age, each and every phase brings with it its own particular challenges. To help you meet them, we present extracts from a series of articles on health […]

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The New Year is a time to start afresh – so be brave and get rid of everything in your kitchen that could wreak havoc with your health. Restock with nutritious foods, beverages and snacks. If you don’t have forbidden products in your kitchen, you won’t be tempted to eat them in moments of weakness. […]

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Summer has arrived in its full glory, but long, sunny summer days and outdoor activities can leave your skin dry, scarred, spotted and pigmented. Try these natural tips to prevent and soothe sun-damaged skin.   The beating sun can dry your skin, not to mention cause you to sweat more, so staying hydrated is very […]

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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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The body’s ability to adapt successfully to stress is a hallmark of good health. Substances called adaptogens have a remarkable ability to help our bodies modulate the stress response and adapt effectively. Rhodiola is one of the most well-studied adaptogens, and its effects on human health are remarkable.   Rhodiola or golden root grows in […]

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Executive chef Christiaan Campbell and Boschendal’s horticulturist and food garden manager Megan McCarthy talk about how best to grow and enjoy tomatoes. Christiaan: Tomatoes are at their best mid to late summer. I’m very passionate about where our food comes from and obviously the health of the soil. The tomatoes are picked here at Boschendal […]

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The older people get, the more inefficient the metabolic processes become, and hence the greater the need for high-quality nutrition and supplementation. The elderly have their own specific health challenges because the body is in a constant process of ageing. Try to form an image of the ageing process, by imagining a factory that prints […]

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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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Spring is known as the time for new beginnings and rejuvenation, and for the shedding of winter sluggishness and the traditional concept of ‘spring-cleaning’. It is also an ideal time to engage in cleaning up the internal environment of the body. Environmentally we live in a relatively toxic soup – whether we like it or […]

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