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General topics of interest to natural health, nature and conservation

The good news about resistance training

By |2016-11-22T13:51:34+02:00February 17th, 2015|Bone health, General health, General topics, Heart health, Joint health, weight loss, weight management, Wellness|

Want to strengthen your bones, improve muscle tone, keep your heart healthy, lose weight and get that feel-good factor? Resistance training is suitable for everyone, and you don’t even need to go to the gym. For many years, when I was more preoccupied with my physical appearance than my health, I spent 30-plus minutes every [...]

The why’s and what-to-do’s of morning sickness

By |2017-11-28T17:45:24+02:00February 10th, 2015|General topics, Pregnancy, Wellness, Women's Health|

You’re pregnant! Congratulations! But you’ve been knocked sideways with nausea, possibly even vomiting. There’s nothing quite like morning sickness to spoil your pleasure at discovering you are pregnant. What causes morning sickness and what are the safest remedies? The initial euphoria you experience when you discover you are pregnant may soon fade when you wake [...]

10 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

By |2016-11-22T13:51:35+02:00January 27th, 2015|General topics, Wellness|

Are you struggling to get into the swing of the new year? Despite the festive season break, many of us are finding it difficult to think sensibly. These 10 steps will help boost your brain power and energy levels. 1. Exercise Get moving! Exercising encourages your nerve cells to multiply and strengthens their connections, which [...]

The healing properties of turmeric and cayenne

By |2016-11-22T13:51:35+02:00January 20th, 2015|General topics, Wellness|

[custom_frame_center] [/custom_frame_center] The principal components of Flora Force Turmerynne™ are turmeric and cayenne, exotic spices used in the fragrant cuisines of Asia, the islands of the Caribbean and South America. But these sought-after ingredients are also prized for their healing properties. Generations of people have trusted turmeric and cayenne to ease discomforts ranging from sluggish [...]

10 tips for a calm family Christmas

By |2016-11-22T13:51:35+02:00December 16th, 2014|General topics, Wellness|

A builder, a teacher, a marketing guru, a graphic designer and web designer, an accountant, a journalist, a lawyer, a cake whizz and a well-travelled gran. What do these people have in common? They’re members of my family. And we’ll be celebrating Christmas together. Can we keep it sane? First of all, let me tell [...]

Can’t sleep? Insomnia and how to overcome it naturally

By |2018-06-11T11:36:51+02:00December 9th, 2014|General health, General topics, Wellness|

Sleep, according to natural medicine practitioner Dr Joseph Mercola, ‘is one of the great mysteries of life. We still don't understand exactly why we sleep.’ We do know, however, that too little sleep can damage our health. Those precious six to eight hours of good sleep every night are vital for good physical, mental and [...]

6 Natural Energy Boosters

By |2016-11-22T13:51:37+02:00December 2nd, 2014|Energy, General topics, Wellness|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Are you too tired to get out of bed in the morning? Do your energy levels plummet mid-afternoon? Is your brain fuzzy with fatigue? Try these natural energy boosters to restore your mojo. Fatigue, doctors tell us, is one of the most common conditions patients complain about. And everyone bustling through their busy [...]

Practise gratitude: it’s good for your health

By |2016-11-22T13:51:37+02:00November 25th, 2014|General topics|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] We may not celebrate Thanksgiving in South Africa, but in the US this annual family holiday embodies the concept of gratitude. Being grateful is good if you are stressed or depressed and, as we discovered, it benefits your health too. Life in the developed world is certainly fast-paced and competitive, and it’s filled [...]

Lose weight gently with West Coast kelp

By |2017-10-10T13:38:50+02:00November 18th, 2014|General health, General topics, weight loss, weight management|

Treat your body with love and respect. So, if you’re carrying a few more kilograms than you should, Flora Force can help you to lose weight in a gentle, healthy way. With an unusual ingredient… In our blog ‘Body type: love the shape you’re in’, we discussed the differences between body types and how [...]