Add these to any lunch box and your child will be good to go. CHEESE My rule with cheese is ‘if it looks like it came from a cow, it’s on the green list.’ White cream cheese and cottage cheese qualify. Hard cheeses like cheddar and soft cheeses like chervil (goat’s cheese) are fine additions […]

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We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, […]

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Dr Sandi Nye ‘Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.’ ~ Mary Schmich, 19971 SUNSCREEN PROTECTION FACTORS Zealous advertisers advocate sun­screen products with sun protection factors (SPFs) ranging from 15 to 100+. But how much of this is scientifically validated, and how much is spin-doctoring […]

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The skin is the body’s largest organ and acts as a sponge, absorbing approximately 60% of what is put on it. To ensure good health and well-being avoid skin care products that contain toxic ingredients. Through the application of a large variety of beauty and skin care products we expose our skin, and body, to […]

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Are we alone in facing the pressures of maintaining a youthful appearance? Certainly not, if one considers the sheer size of the global beauty industry, predicted to reach the R400 billion mark within the next 5 years. This gigantic figure represents components of beauty care such as skincare products, cosmetic surgery and the latest craze, […]

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Did you know that when a person coughs, air may move through the trachea at a speed of more than 480 KPH? The cough reflex is a natural physiological response to irritation. It is an important defense mechanism that plays a major role in maintaining the integrity of the airways and can be voluntary or […]

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Are we alone in facing the pressures of maintaining a youthful appearance? Certainly not, if one considers the sheer size of the global beauty industry, predicted to reach the R400 billion mark within the next 5 years. This gigantic figure represents components of beauty care such as skincare products, cosmetic surgery and the latest craze, […]

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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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It’s all too easy to give up on your healthy eating plan while you’re travelling. But with just a little bit of effort and willpower, and some wholesome and nourishing food choices on hand, your holiday needn’t turn into a dietary disaster. Dr Elson Haas has some tips. When I am travelling by air and […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine sees illness as a sign of disharmony within the whole person. Water is central to restoring harmony as it is the carrier and mover of chi. With the ever-growing concern about chemicals and pollutants in our water supply, should we be willing to consume tap water, opt for bottled, or consider investing […]

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