Unless you are dead, there just is NO EXCUSE! Age is Just a Number SA CALLANETICS is one of the very best exercise programmes you can do for overall fitness, flexibility, strength, posture, endurance …. and so much more with results beginning to show after just a few lessons. It will help you improve your performance in any other sport or fitness programme you might be taking part in – it is a great equalizer. Check it out on www.ctasa.org.za or contact […] Continue reading →

  Countries With Lowest Dementia Rates Follow These 7 Food Secrets Living longer we may be, but record numbers of people are experiencing cognitive decline and dementia. In fact, in mid-November, Brits woke up to the scary headline that dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. How long will it be before such headlines appear in the USA? And yet some populations in the world not only live long, healthy lives, but remain cognitively healthy too. What do they know […] Continue reading →

img_8324

Since the lymphatic system does not have a heart to move lymph fluid through the body, it depends on various other bodily functions to achieve this. There are approximately 6 to 10 liters of lymph in the body, compared to 3.5 to 5 liters of blood. Muscle contraction and movement, breathing, the pulse of adjacent blood vessels, external stimulation like massage and dry skin brushing, sufficient hydration, fresh air and sunshine and a healthy, organic, mainly raw diet,  are all necessary […] Continue reading →

… not that we did not always know it, but it is good to see backed by research! Posted by: Dena Schmidt, staff writer in Exercise News November 28, 2016 7 Comments   109 (NaturalHealth365) Everyone is aware of the benefits of exercise including cardiovascular health, improved physical fitness and emotional well-being.  But, did you know – with the rising concerns about dementia – regular exercise can improve your memory? That’s right!  Just 15 minutes of exercise per day has […] Continue reading →

perception-process

It seems like more and more people of all ages struggle with continuous anxiety and excessive worry. Although it is natural to become anxious and worry in certain situations or during times of increased stress, if this state become chronic, we clearly need to do something about it. Prayer and meditation have been scientifically proven to help us become more calm, accepting and content, as have regular deep breathing exercises; daily physical exercise (especially yoga, Callanetics and […] Continue reading →

oat-cacao-truffels

This recipe is super quick if you have a power blender or good food processor. You can shape it into balls or press it into a baking tray and cut it into squares or bars once set. It is healthy, so excellent for guilt free snacking or great to offer your guests as an after dinner treat with tea and coffee. Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats (preferably organic, gluten free if necessary) 1 cup finely chopped, pitted dates 1/4 cup raw, organic cacao powder 1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut or […] Continue reading →

seed-crackers

These crackers are dead easy to prepare without any equipment and are a great stand-by for those snack attacks. They are delicious on their own, but also go with dips, humus, vegan cheeses,  as an accompaniment to soups or salads, cheeses and even with sweet toppings. They are nutrient dense, providing ample essential fatty acids and are very satisfying – so much better and healthier than plain old potato crisps. Ingredients 200 g sunflower seeds 60 g flax seeds (coarsely crushed in […] Continue reading →

IMG_20160614_133205

Recently I received a double delivery of organic beet root in my organic vegetable box by mistake. So I looked for a recipe in which I could use a lot of beet root. I found this one for a beet root soup, which I adapted into a simpler, more healthy version, and the result was delicious – just right for a cold Johannesburg mid-winter day, when – for once – the sun did not come out, making us feel rather uncomfortable. Ingredients: 2 onions 5 medium to large beet root a […] Continue reading →

Kuerbisgemuese

My late mother-in-law Milli was a cooking and handicraft teacher. She often cooked traditional foods from the most eastern federal state in Austria, Burgenland (at the Hungarian border), where she lived all her life. Many dishes in that area have a strong Hungarian influence. But she was also ahead of her time, as long before it became fashionable, she started using whole grains instead of white wheat flour, to make meals more nutritious. Whenever Milli visited us in South Africa, she […] Continue reading →

IMG_20160513_184713

I got the original version of this recipe from my daughter Sara, who has a great collection of vegetarian cook books. I am proud to say that both my daughters have become really good cooks. We seem to have inherited this trait from  my grandmother on my mother’s side, who was always able to make the most delicious meals out of nothing. My mother (whose biggest hobby is cooking, even at age 85) told me that  in the WW II  and post-war years, when starvation was common in […] Continue reading →