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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Q.: I read somewhere that increasing my kelp intake will help me manage my weight. Is this true? Pamela ANDREA DU PLESSIS REPLIES: Kelp is well known for its role in supporting weight management in cases of an underactive thyroid gland. Kelp is one of nature’s richest sources of iodine, which is essential for the […]

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A greater number of health conscious consumers are spending time, money and consideration selecting food for optimum health and well-being. After all, seven of the top 10 causes of death are linked to diet. With recent technological advances many more researchers and health experts are pointing to the human microbiome as playing a vital role […]

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Living with IBS often turns food choices into a fatiguing challenge. New information on FODMAPs may help IBS sufferers select the foods that work best for them, while avoiding those that aggravate symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most frequently diagnosed gastro-intestinal disorders and accounts for almost a third of all cases […]

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The human microbiome, which is comprised of all the microorganisms (the microbiota) that live on and in humans, plays an essential role in determining good health. Microbes cover every surface of our bodies, inside and out. They’re on our skin, inside our noses, mouths, whole respiratory tract, plentiful in our digestive tract, reproductive system, and […]

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Easy, undemanding and prolific, a clump of lemongrass is an investment in every garden, no matter how small! A favourite in the herb garden, lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) has become more and more popular. It’s used fresh as a flavouring in many dishes and drinks, as an essential oil, and commercially as an ingredient in soaps, […]

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This favourite Indian remedy is comprised of many herbs and spices designed to fight all diseases, rejuvenate and invigorate. Long ago, an Indian sage named Chyawan lived and meditated in the forest for many years. His hair grew matted and he became covered in tree growth. One day a blindfolded princess danced by and accidentally […]

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Dr Arien van der Merwe discusses natural treatment options and stress management tools to relieve irritable bowel syndrome. This approach will help alleviate symptoms of any disorder or disturbance in digestive tract function. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a functional disorder affecting the bowel or parts of the gastro-intestinal tract. After colds, […]

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This is one plant no garden should be without. Just a small bunch of fresh leaves under your pillow will calm and soothe you so comfortingly you’ll become enchanted with it! We seem to be living in a state of continual stress. The world as we knew it seems to have fallen apart, and no […]

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A detox is not as bad as you think! And it doesn’t have to be difficult. Detoxification has been used for centuries to remove toxic waste from the body. It is a safe and proven way to increase energy levels, fitness and weight loss. It may also help prevent chronic disease and slow the ageing […]

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