Gotu Kola may help Memory, Mood, Circulation and more

By |2018-07-03T08:43:02+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Digestive system health, General health, Immunity, Nutrition|

Gotu kola, the ‘herb of long life’, is a staple in traditional Eastern medicine since medicine began. In the West, we use it to support peripheral blood flow, helping to warm icy fingers and toes and improve varicose veins. In current news, gotu kola is making a major comeback as studies confirm its benefits for [...]

Gut health: why we keep hearing about the microbiome, prebiotics and probiotics.

By |2018-06-26T13:06:53+00:00May 10th, 2018|Digestive system health, General health, Immunity, Nutrition|

Gut health is much more than having good digestion and regular bowels. A healthy gut contributes to better health in almost every other organ and system in your body. But how and why? The answer lies in the massive populations of good bacteria that live in your gut - the so called microbiome - and [...]

Vegetarian Christmas dishes for a fabulous festive season

By |2018-01-30T12:36:38+00:00December 19th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Have a very veggie festive season with our selection of vegetarian Christmas dishes that we’ve cherry-picked from the menus of some of the world’s greatest chefs. They’re not just for the festive season either – try these meat-free beauties for any happy occasion throughout the year. Open the pastry case of this Butternut squash and [...]

Men’s health: Check-ups every guy needs at what age

By |2017-11-09T10:01:45+00:00November 9th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Men’s health is often ignored until it’s too late. Your prized car, computer and cellphone need regular checks and updates, right? So does your body. Improve your chances of a long and healthy life, and peace of mind too, with regular health checks. Men’s health is not just for November. It’s a year-round issue. Dr [...]

The alkaline diet: What is it and does it work?

By |2018-06-26T16:53:01+00:00October 3rd, 2017|General health, Immunity|

The alkaline diet is making news headlines. Why? Because the modern diet is increasing the acid content of our bodies. threatening our pH levels – the delicate but vital balance of alkali and acid in our systems. Let’s discuss the alkaline diet, how it works and if it’s worth it.. If you’re getting through your [...]

Thinking of doing a detox?

By |2017-09-12T10:10:15+00:00September 12th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Are you feeling sluggish after all those comforting wintry stews and cheese toasties? Have the scales crept up a kilo or two, or three? Has your exercise plan fallen by the wayside? I’ll bet the words ‘Time for a detox’ just popped into your head. Before you give up everything, let’s look closely at detox [...]

Are you breastfeeding your baby?

By |2017-08-15T13:01:41+00:00August 15th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

If the answer is yes, then congratulations! Breast is definitely best when it comes to feeding your baby, especially in the first year. Did you know that by breastfeeding and not using formula you are doing your baby a huge health favour? Breast milk contains easily digestible fats (which give your baby energy) as well [...]

Trace minerals: what they are and why you need them

By |2017-08-14T12:05:28+00:00August 14th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

Your body needs trace minerals and minerals to keep it working properly. In general, they support your bones, muscles, heart and brain. They help your nerves to communicate, work to produce hormones and enzymes, and even support your metabolism. Here’s how… What’s the difference between minerals and trace minerals? Minerals are inorganic substances found in [...]

Corporate health: how to stay healthy and avoid getting sick at your work

By |2017-07-11T10:27:27+00:00July 11th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

It’s the season of colds and flu, a time when you simply may be too ill to go to work. You’re one of many sufferers. However, staff absenteeism costs the South African economy up to R16-billion annually. We have some suggestions that may help employees and their employers support their own and corporate health (and [...]

Men’s health: the top 6 health issues men worry about most

By |2017-06-13T11:27:32+00:00June 13th, 2017|General health, Immunity|

It’s said that, in general, men pay little attention to their health. We can’t confirm or deny that statement. But we’re well aware that volunteering for those uncomfortable and (let’s face it) often undignified medical checks is not easy. We’re here to help you testosterone-laden lads learn more about men’s health, and the symptoms you [...]