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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Dr Sandi Nye ‘Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.’ ~ Mary Schmich, 19971 SUNSCREEN PROTECTION FACTORS Zealous advertisers advocate sun­screen products with sun protection factors (SPFs) ranging from 15 to 100+. But how much of this is scientifically validated, and how much is spin-doctoring […]

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Hyaluronic acid, sometimes referred to as ‘the fountain of youth’, is known to many of us as a ‘hot’ new ingredient in skin creams. What exactly is it, and does it have other benefits? While researching my article on the oldest living people (‘You CAN live to be 100!’ in our October issue, page 86) […]

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We have an intricate network of connective tissue running throughout our body that serves a higher purpose than just holding us together. Ian Craig explains why. According to Thomas Myers, who wrote a lovely book called Myofascial Lines, there are three networks within the body which hold it together and allow it to function as […]

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Organising and integrating the human body in gravity promotes wellbeing ‘If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing.’ (Dr Ida P Rolf, PhD) Among the […]

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Regular cleansing of our bodies to get rid of toxins has become an absolute necessity. Explore ways in which you can minimise our toxic environment. No matter where we live and how healthy we think we are, we cannot get away from our toxic environment. It’s important to be mindful of what we are exposed […]

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It’s not just about carbs – protein is important too. Ian Craig explains why. How much have we heard about the benefits of carbohydrates in an endurance athlete’s eating armoury? We need to eat more than half of our food in a pale starchy form in order to excel at our chosen sport according to […]

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AYURVEDA This traditional healing system originated in India over 5 000 years ago. ‘Ayurveda’ is a Sanskrit word which derives from two roots: ‘vid’ which means knowledge and ‘ayus’ which means life cycle. This modality is often referred to as the science of life and longevity. According to Ayurveda all beings come from nature and […]

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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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  Osteoarthritis tends to creep up on you, gradually increasing over months or years. Stiff and painful joints are the main symptoms. The pain tends to be worse on exercising the joint and at the end of the day. Joints tend to be stiff after resting but this usually passes in just a minute or […]

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