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Take a few minutes to listen to this song – funny, and true. If you are young, you will laugh but not yet know from experience how true these things are; if you are older, you will laugh knowingly, because you have probably, hopefully learned by experience and will be able to identify with a thing or two … but take care what type of sunscreen you use (the conventional ones are full of unsavoury chemicals, so look for a natural one (go here for a recipe to make your own) and/or […] Continue reading →

Suncreen

In my search for natural sun screens without all the harmful chemicals I came across this recipe, which I am going to try out on my next beach holiday.   Ingredients: 70 g apricot kernel oil 35 g coconut oil 35 g bees wax 100 g distilled water 2 tablespoons zinc oxide 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil Method: combine first three ingredients in a saucepan over low heat mix gently until well combined, then remove from heat add distilled water & stir until thick and smooth add zinc oxide […] Continue reading →

This dip is always very popular for whoever I make it, and invariably people want the recipe. So here it is, although there are many options of different spices and herbs one can add. Experiment and add your own personal touch. Avocados are plentiful and cheap in winter/spring in South Africa, and often they tend to ripen all at once. This is one way to process them, portion them out into different containers and freeze for use during the summer months, when avos are quite pricey. When […] Continue reading →

Spring is the time when many people suffer more from allergies than at other times of the year, manifesting in sneezing, a runny nose, nasal congestion, itching nose and post-nasal drip. These are due to an immune system’s over-reaction to certain allergens when the body produces an excess of inflammatory chemicals like histamine and leukotrienes. These are made possible by the presence of a fatty acid found in animal products, so you may want to reduce or cut out the intake of red […] Continue reading →

The tiny sesame seed contains high-powered nutrition. It is rich in calcium and a powerful nerve food. Make Gomasio, a Japanese condiment, which greatly enhances the taste and nutritional value of almost any food. It is so quick and easy to make and you can sprinkle it on salads, potatoes, vegetables, soups, stews,  brown rice, sandwiches, dip bread into olive oil and then Gomasio (instead using of using butter) … your imagination is the limit. It is said to keep in a jar in the […] Continue reading →

salt

Benefits of Using Himalaya Salt We all want to be healthy, yet most of us have some kind of an ailment, for which we consume some medication, be it for: Blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/Aids Heart, lung, kidney, intestine, liver Cancer, chronic fatigue or depression – the list goes on, and most unfortunately without improving the quality of our lives. Dr Otto Wartburg from Germany was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1931 for discovering the importance of oxygen which provides the energy for […] Continue reading →