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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Pain is a symptom, often a very strong symptom. It is a personal experience, and is influenced by all that we have learned and experienced, culturally and in our upbringing. While pharmaceutical drugs are powerful and can provide rapid pain relief, they often have side-effects when used in the long term. Dr David Nye describes […]

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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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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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