Vitamin D is being recognised more and more as an essential vitamin that is found to be beneficial in building stronger bones and teeth, modulating cell growth, supporting immune system function and contributing to normal muscle function. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented in many populations worldwide, including children. The main source of vitamin D […]

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Hormones are Nature’s molecular messengers. We literally cannot survive as a species without them. I care for my patients with menstrual and menopausal abnormalities with nonhormonal oxygen therapies. I do so because I get far superior long-term clinical results with this approach. To save the human species from extinction, Nature created a rather simple design: […]

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‘When we are dealing with an essential oil and its odoriferance, we are dealing directly with a vital force and entering the very heart of the alchemy of creation.’ (Marguerite Maury) The 40 weeks of pregnancy are a profound and blessed state of being for most women. This is a time for ‘mum and tum’ […]

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– an investigation into the positive health benefits of regular exercise Exercise plays an important role in all the phases of life, not just until you pass your driving test! Ian Craig gives some good reasons to get moving, and suggests some exercise options. Not all that far back in the evolution of humankind, exercise […]

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With acknowledgement to the British Chiropractic Association and the Chiropractice Association of South Africa Today, back pain can be considered as one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. It is therefore one of the single most important factors in time lost from work and recreation – the condition should be […]

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Chocolate and coffee provide a luxurious and indulgent element in the lives of many. Some call them foods, others drugs; some deem them to be healthy, others a risk. Whatever your perspectives, these two products, each derived from a bean of sorts, provide endless fascination and debate. Let’s take a look at what makes these […]

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While Nature placed a mother’s breast near her heart, meaning that her milk is the food of love for the baby, breastfeeding can initially be painful. Music encourages relaxation and milk flow, and relieves anxiety, fear and tension. Breastfeeding is the best possible start for a baby. The baby loves the closeness, security and warmth […]

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When faced with a water crisis, one starts to look for ways to keep safe, clear drinking water in the tap and to keep the vegetable patch behind the house alive without the use of municipal water. A grey water system is a solution, but don’t forget – use natural cleaning products. Grey water systems […]

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Today motherhood is more complex than ever, with women attempting to juggle children, career, relationships and their own health, often even without the support of family or community. Yoga, however, can restore peace of mind and keep the body supple and toned, ready to welcome that important new little being into the world. With the […]

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It is easy to say that menopause is merely a state of mind until it actually happens and you feel there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Although menopause is a natural process, and you know you are not alone, the symptoms persist year after year, and then it really is not that […]

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