To read part 1 of this post, please go here: In part 1 of this post we started exploring some of the most common benefits people have experienced with the SA Callanetics exercise programme. Here we continue the list: Improved Strength People of any age have reported much improved strength, not just in executing the exercises, but also in daily life with their day to day tasks. This helps them to work more efficiently and leads back to the benefit of more and sustained energy. Improved […] Continue reading →

I have been teaching Callanetics since 1991 and training new instructors in the SA Callanetics Programme since 1998; and since – after all these years – I am still not tired of it, I am obviously hooked on this form of exercise. Over the years I have seen some pretty amazing results in hundreds of people. Personally SA Callanetics has kept me strong and flexible, helped me heal various injuries, and has seen me through some rather stressful periods in my life. The personal […] Continue reading →

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Healthy Halvah

Halvah is a Middle Eastern sweet, usually made from ground sesame seeds and lots of sugar. This recipe is just as delicious but nutritionally far superior. Like all the recipes I like and keep, it is quick and easy and freezes well. Ingredients 1 cup almonds 1/2 cup macademia or cashew nuts 1/2 cup raw tahini 3 – 4 tablespoons honey (or to taste) 1 teaspoon natural vanilla variation: for a lighter version use the pulp of almonds after making almond milk) Method In a power blender or […] Continue reading →

The following article appeared in a newsletter by Bruce Cohen of Absolute Organix, and is re-printed here under his permission. Since I have come across research on the same subject  several times in the past couple of years I thought it would be important for as many people as possible to become aware of what the real culprits are. Forget about cholesterol. These are the real killers … Guest Column by Dr Ahmed Haffejie I’m going to tell you a secret – something that the […] Continue reading →

Goji berries are one of the new superfoods on the market. They contain the highest antioxidant level of any food, which means they can destroy free radicals, thereby protecting the body and helping to fight diseases like heart disease and cancer. They can be eaten whole like raisins (it is best to soak them first for at least 15 minutes), or added to smoothies, fruit salads, mueslies  or baked goods. Here is a recipe for delicious raw health bars: Ingredients 350 ml peanut butter […] Continue reading →

Raw Lemon Pie

This Lemon Pie is always a hit with guests, and the best part is that it is healthy. In avocado season it is a great way to use up several avos when they all ripen at once. It is said to keep a week in the fridge, however in my house we never get a chance to verify this, as it usually gets eaten within a couple of days at most. However, if I manage to put some in the freezer before it is all gobbled up, just know that it freezes well. ingredients for the crust: 1 1/2 cups […] […] Continue reading →

This Fish Pie recipe has been adapted from a Jamie Oliver Recipe, and in true J.O. style, it is easy, fuss free, and fast to rustle up – great for when guests come to dinner, as it serves 6. It can be adapted to diary free, by omitting the cheese and adding Nature’s Choice Mock Parmesan Cheese, or make your own vegan cheese from any of the many available raw cook books, or just chop cashew or macademia nuts very finely (in a power blender this can be done within a few seconds, […] Continue reading →

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Since I am one of the worst culprits when it comes to burning the candle at both ends, and having experienced all the negative effects of sleep deprivation, this post also serves as a reminder to myself of how important enough sleep is. The tips at the end of the article are really helpful, and with a bit of self discipline it is quite amazing how one’s quality of life can be improved with a few simple steps. 1. To Improve Memory Adequate sleep improves your memory and […] Continue reading →

Freezes well – make a batch and freeze in portions. Great instead of butter. […] Continue reading →