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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Most people are aware of the importance of healthy fats and oils in the diet. The ‘fat wars’ have been waged relentlessly in print and social media and books – but what makes a fat good or bad? In the past, there has been much confusion over fats and oils, with people even selecting vegetable […]

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People are often confused about exactly what an EFA is, what it does, and why it is (or they are) important in the human diet. Then, just to add to the puzzle, there’s the often contentious debate about which fatty acids are actually ‘essential’. Sandi Nye takes a look at these fascinating molecules. Are only […]

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Healthy fats are not fattening – they’re de-fattening. Healthy proteins are not fattening – they’re de-fattening. All starches are fattening; all forms of sugars are fattening. If you are in very good health, yes, you can continue to have your fruits but try to consider a healthy protein, for example, cheese, before you have blueberries […]

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– a natural and fascinating substance which is used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries, amongst others. Glycerine is an extremely versatile substance which merits a light physical and chemical explanation and a discussion of its many everyday application functions. WHAT IS GLYCERINE? In short, glycerine is a transparent, odourless, viscous/thick liquid with a […]

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Healthy fats are not fattening – they’re de-fattening. Healthy proteins are not fattening – they’re de-fattening. All starches are fattening; all forms of sugars are fattening. If you are in very good health, yes, you can continue to have your fruits but try to consider a healthy protein, for example, cheese, before you have blueberries […]

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Thank you for a great and informative mag. Your article on ‘fats and oils’ in the April 2017 issue was excellent! This is the first time that I read that seed oils are actually ‘trash’. I have been using hemp seed oil as it is claimed to have many health benefits (Google it!). Since your […]

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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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