There has been a lot of controversy around the safety of non-stick pans and other cookware in recent years – with good reason. Be aware of what is used in the manufacture of your pots and pans so that you can prepare your family meals safely. You may have taken steps towards eating more healthily […]

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A healthy lifestyle – encompassing the right nutrients, exercise and training, and what to avoid – during pregnancy is key to a healthy newborn. A well-balanced diet and lifestyle are vital to ensure the birth of a healthy baby. Specific nutrients and toxins influence the production and maintenance of the ovum and sperm, and therefore […]

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Commercial cleaning agents are loaded with dangerous chemicals. And they are expensive – quite apart from their potential cost in terms of your family’s health! So why not make your own? It’s not only a safer option, but environmentally responsible too. Spring has sprung, and many of you may be getting ready to spring clean […]

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Birth control pills or oral contraceptives (including those used to treat acne) frequently lead to deficiencies of the following nutrients: folic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, vitamin C, and minerals including magnesium, selenium, zinc and the amino acid tyrosine. Dr Arien van der Merwe looks at the effect of low levels of these […]

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