Detoxing has been practiced for millennia and is all the more important today as we live in an increasingly toxic environment. Choose a detox programme to suit yourself and start your new year clean. Are you hoping for a clean start in the New Year? Detoxification is one of the first steps to take if […]

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Skin manifestations are often a consequence of internal dysfunction Every year, one in four of us will seek treatment for a chronic skin complaint such as eczema, psoriasis, acne or rosacea, but many holistic health experts believe that addressing common symptoms such as inflammation, redness and scaly skin won’t solve the problem. A good integrative […]

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Add these to any lunch box and your child will be good to go. CHEESE My rule with cheese is ‘if it looks like it came from a cow, it’s on the green list.’ White cream cheese and cottage cheese qualify. Hard cheeses like cheddar and soft cheeses like chervil (goat’s cheese) are fine additions […]

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The Mediterranean and Paleolithic diets have been interpreted as diets but they are not diets. They are lifestyles and eras. Paleo supposedly excludes grains and dairy, but other information shows grain and dairy use during the Paleolithic era. Food content of The Mediterranean diet consists of a lot of vegetable matter grown locally, fish from […]

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Q.: I read Dr Sandi Nye’s article on grain consumption with interest, and was shocked to learn that she considers legumes, nuts, dairy products, potatoes, tomatoes, brinjals, peppers, peas, lentils and peanuts undesirable foods because they contain lectins. What are vegetarians to eat if they cut all these foods out of their diets? I was […]

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Q.: I need advice on how to treat itchy pompholyx (or vesicular) eczema on my hands. I have a history of atopic eczema – it disappeared when I went abroad for 10 years, but 3 months after returning to South Africa I developed intensely itchy vesicles on my fingers. This was 3 years ago. I […]

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Q.: I recently discovered that one of my favourite (Camphill) yoghurts is not pasteurised. I generally don’t eat much dairy but find that I benefit from eating high-quality alive yoghurt. Is eating unpasteurised yoghurt or labaneh safe? Surely one needs to heat milk to clear it from any ‘nasties’. I some- times make yoghurt at […]

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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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While milk, or more accurately lactose, intolerance has recently increased in prominence as a problem in the Western diet, things are never as simple as they appear. A recent conversation threw an interesting light on a preconceived idea. A colleague and I were chatting about cow’s milk as part of a human diet, and I […]

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It is important to modulate oestrogen metabolism to avoid a variety of health conditions, including life-threatening diseases. The term oestrogen is used to collectively describe the female hormones, the most potent of which is oestradiol. Oestrogen affects the growth, differentiation and function of diverse target tissues – not only those involved in the reproductive process, […]

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