6 Breastfeeding questions you may feel embarrassed to ask

By |2019-02-05T09:44:55+02:00February 4th, 2019|Baby health, Breastfeeding, Child health, Family, Nursing, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Women's Health|

For first-time moms, breastfeeding questions can seem like a minefield. There are heaps of questions you’d like to ask, but, frankly, feel uncomfortable about discussing such intimate issues. Guess what – you’re perfectly normal! Here are answers to six of the most commonly withheld questions about breastfeeding. 1. I have small breasts. Can [...]

PMS: How does Premenstrual Syndrome affect your life?

By |2016-11-22T13:51:38+02:00August 26th, 2014|Family, General health, General topics|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] If you’re a woman, you know all about premenstrual syndrome (PMS). If you’re a man, there’s every chance you do, too. The crazy mood changes and crippling cramps affect us all. We bring you the nitty-gritty about PMS and how best to cope with it. From mood swings to the munchies: What is [...]

Menopause: make your menopause a positive experience

By |2016-11-22T13:51:40+02:00August 19th, 2014|Family|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Menopause is a time of great change. It’s been described as ‘being like an adolescent again, but with confidence and experience’. Really? The time of life we call the menopause usually creeps up on women aged between 45 and 55, the time when the number of eggs in your ovaries drops below a [...]

Artichoke benefits and your liver

By |2016-11-22T13:51:40+02:00August 12th, 2014|Detox & Cleansing, Family, General topics|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"] [/custom_frame_center] Artichokes aren’t just for dinner. You maybe surprised to hear that the delicious leaves of artichokes contain detoxifying properties that can help support your liver. Your liver is your body’s power station. It’s your largest gland and second-largest organ (after the skin) and weighs a substantial 1.6 kilograms. It’s where the action [...]

Is breastfeeding really best for your baby?

By |2016-11-22T13:51:40+02:00August 5th, 2014|Family, General topics|

[custom_frame_left shadow="on"] [/custom_frame_left] ‘Breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of your baby’s life,’ advises the South African Department of Health. Yet just eight percent of South African mothers follow that guideline. Most moms combine breast and bottle feeds or focus on formula alone. Despite the Department of Health’s recommendation, most South African moms combine [...]

What are endorphins?

By |2016-11-22T13:51:41+02:00July 22nd, 2014|Family, General health, General topics|

What are endorphins and how do they give you a rush? We did some research to find out what endorphins are and how they improve our mood. Or do they? The brain regards exercise as a form of stress and reacts by releasing chemicals called endorphins, which are thought to be responsible for the [...]

Smell a whiff of the past and WIN!

By |2016-11-22T13:51:41+02:00July 15th, 2014|Family, General health, General topics|

Recently, we’ve been chatting about the smells that we link with our childhood: nutmeg in rice pudding, lavender in Granny’s cupboard, the incomparable waft of vanilla on baking day. I remembered walking past our local bakery and being stopped in my tracks by the rich aromas of ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon with a top [...]