‘A herb is a friend of the physicians and a praise of the cooks.’ ~ Charlemagne Delicious with seafood, rice, tomatoes and plays well with plenty of garlic, saffron hails from the traditional medicine found in Persian cultures. It has served mankind for millennia as both a culinary herb and powerful medicine. Saffron is known […]

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A ‘prevention is better than cure’ way of living stresses the importance of nourishing, supporting and strengthening your body to promote vitality, instead of waiting for illness or symptoms to manifest. We as South Africans tend to dread winter, especially as it is associated with frequent colds and a vulnerable immune system. But the importance […]

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Q.: I have noticed more and more that doctors no longer recommend probiotics with every course of antibiotic like they used to do a few years ago. I was chatting to some other moms and they all automatically buy the probiotics when they get to the pharmacy, without (most of the time) this being scripted. […]

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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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You probably have more friendly bacteria in your intestinal system than there are cells in your body, and they perform a host of useful functions. A healthy adult can have more than 400 species of good bacteria in the digestive tract. In total, the micro-organisms may collectively weigh anywhere from two to four kilograms. Because […]

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