Many women suffer severely from premenstrual syndrome with period pain, but there aren’t many GPs or gynaecologists who really take these problems seriously. Nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as neutriceuticals and herbal remedies, provide many options to manage your health challenge. DEFINITION OF PMS A varied group of physical and psychological symptoms, including abdominal […]

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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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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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When the days are shorter, greyer, and the cold has set in, it is much more challenging to get out of a warm, cosy bed and motivate yourself to exercise. Consider Hot Yoga to keep you active, fi t and happy during the chilly winter months. Exercise is not just for summer and the cold […]

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The urinary tract has a vitally important function, but it usually does its job every day without us even thinking about it. We tend to take this essential system for granted – until something goes wrong, that is. You may be surprised at how often problems, particularly infections, affect the urinary tract. It’s estimated that […]

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Juicing is a quick and easy way to consume a good volume of nutrients and vitamins, and increase your energy – in a glass! It is also fun for the family as it’s great for kids to join in. Thirdly, it is the fast track to fitness and beauty when you just don’t get that […]

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Wholefoods provide us with all the necessary nutrients to maintain good health, and fermented kefir is no exception. This cultured, natural probiotic is tasty and fun to make in the comfort of your own home. Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your inner ecosystem. It is a creamy, […]

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Birth control pills or oral contraceptives (including those used to treat acne) frequently lead to deficiencies of the following nutrients: folic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, vitamin C, and minerals including magnesium, selenium, zinc and the amino acid tyrosine. Dr Arien van der Merwe looks at the effect of low levels of these […]

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