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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Still stuck on the same old recovery drinks? Ian Craig suggests that you try adding some colour and vibrancy to these all-so-important shakes. Protein is synonymous with recovery and is the primary ingredient in every recovery formula on the market. It is important for the re-building of connective tissues and the muscular apparatus after hard […]

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This is not intended to be an in-depth article on the management of back pain. Rather, Dr Bernard Brom shares his personal views on this problem views on his problems and shares what he has learnt about the back in over 30 years of practice as a doctor of Integrative Medicine. Back problems affect most […]

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the ‘glue’ that holds the whole body together. Learn more here with Dr Arien van der Merwe about the many uses of the different types of collagen. Collagen can be compared to a scaffold or matrix that provides strength, structure, elasticity and support […]

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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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Arthritis and rheumatism are perhaps the two most common afflictions affecting the human race. In fact, if animals could talk many of them would probably describe similar symptoms. What are we actually referring to when we say ‘I have arthritis’, or ‘I have rheumatism’? Both are ‘catch-all’ terms referring to a varied group of conditions. […]

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Tissue Salts will literally change your way of thinking about health, and how you will cope in future with every mood, every anxiety, from the day-to-day little ailments- to the bigger, more frightening illnesses that relentlessly plague us and those near and dear to us. The twenty-first century brings with it undreamt problems and situations. […]

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Basil is one of the world’s most loved herbs and is used in traditional dishes around the world. It was introduced to Europe from India many centuries ago and has never lost its popularity. Today sweet basil is the most popular of all the varieties but it is worth growing many others, such as green […]

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