It is cold and flu season in South Africa – many people are sick for weeks, despite (or maybe even because of) taking antibiotics. Here are 9 steps you can take to treat bronchitis at home and shorten the duration considerably. Personally I strongly believe that NAC (see point 3 below) is a great preventer. Since I have experienced its benefits, I take it every winter, and so far so good!:) I would add a 10th step to the list below, ie: taking daily high dose vitamin C as a […] Continue reading →

Sweet Potato - Spinach bake

The kale and spinach in my vegetable box outside my kitchen door is growing at an amazing rate, so I have to come up with new ways to eat them in order to not get bored. Here is a yummy and easy recipe I pulled out of my own hat last week, which I will definitely be making regularly in future, as it turned out to be delicious.   SWEET POTATO & SPINACH/KALE BAKE Ingredients for 4 people 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed (no need to peel) 1 large bunch of spinach, kale or […] Continue reading →

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Peanut Butter Bars - the healthy version

If you like Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups as much as I do, then I have good news for you: here is a super quick and healthy alternative that tastes at least as good without the harmful ingredients. Ingredients:  for the peanut butter base: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used rye vita crisp bread – 100 % rye) 8 Tablespoons butter or organic coconut oil – melted (I used coconut oil) 1 cup icing sugar (I used half organic coconut blossom sugar and half erythritol) 1 […] Continue reading →

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 →

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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 →