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I recently made this wonderfully refreshing drink as a pre-dinner drink on one of the first warm spring evenings of the season. We sat outside and enjoyed the balmy air, even my little ‘almost’ five year old guest Lexi loved it. If you like this drink with a little alcoholic pizzazz, just add a tot of ice cold vodka. Ingredients: 1/4 of a large watermelon, cooled in the fridge for at least 2 hours juice of one lemon grated ginger to taste 1/2 cup of ice cubes optional: a tot of […] Continue reading →

Everyone can learn to be happy – here are the steps you need to take, according to an article on mercola.com. Try them and experience the difference: Make happiness your goal The first step toward greater happiness is to choose it. You need to believe that happiness is possible, and that you deserve it. (Hint: You do. Everyone does!) Research shows that the mere intention to become happier actually makes a big difference.12 Identify what makes you happy If it’s been awhile since […] Continue reading →

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 →