The annual report ‘Trends in Healthy Aging – A Multi-Generational Perspective’ published by the Natural Marketing Institute’s (NMI) reveals that cognitive health has become of utmost importance and a common worry not only for the elderly, but also for younger generations. The report’s finding stems from a survey conducted in over 3 600 people in […]

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Omega-3 benefits, as well as various other fish oil supplements have risen in global popularity in recent years. Believed to improve circulation around the body, omega-3 supplements are often marketed towards improving the function of the heart as well as offering relief from inflammation of conditions such as arthritis, and so have become a staple […]

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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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We have forgotten our interdependence within our own species as well as with other species with which we share this planet. Getting back into nature with wild animals and tribal people, who have not forgotten, can help us reconnect and remember our roots with benefits for our children.   For many years the catch phrase […]

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Timing in the brain is an involved and invaluable process necessary for speech, co-ordination and the learning of intricate physical and cognitive tasks. The Interactive Metronome (IM) programme provides a platform for students to focus attention and develop mental control. Timing in the brain is quite an intricate process. Mostly located in the temporal lobe […]

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Sensory Integration (SI) is the brain’s ability to take in, process and organise sensory information that we receive through different sensory systems in our bodies. Through our senses, we develop an understanding of our world; at times, this occurs without us even being aware. Our brains must be able to organise and process information that […]

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With mounting evidence regarding the role of poor nutrition in the development of diseases and poor healing, it’s no secret that appropriate nutrition is crucial to optimal health. Our modern world is laden with pollutants – in the air we breathe, in the foods we eat, in the water we drink and in the wide […]

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Meditation stills anxiety and calms the spirit and the mind – what better tool to teach young adolescents to help them cope with the social and academic demands they face today? ‘Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.’ Christina Rosetti […]

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