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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Executive chef Christiaan Campbell and Boschendal’s horticulturist and food garden manager Megan McCarthy talk about how best to grow and enjoy tomatoes. Christiaan: Tomatoes are at their best mid to late summer. I’m very passionate about where our food comes from and obviously the health of the soil. The tomatoes are picked here at Boschendal […]

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Oil pulling is a simple and relatively inexpensive treatment that effectively combats yucky bacteria lurking in the mouth and simultaneously strengthens gums and whitens teeth. This tried and tested biomedical method of intensive cleansing and detoxing has been enjoying a modern resurgence since the early 1990s, when it was popularised by Ukranian MD, Dr Fedor […]

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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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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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Q I have been hearing more and more about how a poor diet may cause dementia and am getting really concerned about my memory. I have noticed that I forget things. I sometimes make a mental note to take something with me when I leave home, but forget to do it a few minutes later. […]

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Medically, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are classified as different diseases, but in the natural treatment approach, they’re considered similar. The primary aim of natural treatment is to suppress or control the pro-inflammatory factors through food supplements, herbal remedies, diet adaptations, exercise and stress management while the underlying mental-emotional blocks are made conscious in order for […]

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