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 [...]

Barley grass recipe: green olive tapenade with barley grass

By |2018-02-28T12:42:25+00:00February 28th, 2018|Nutrition|

Try this easy barley grass recipe for a tasty green olive tapenade If you've been looking for a barley grass recipe, try this tasty non-smoothie recipe from Heidi Swanson of 101COOKBOOKS.com - ready in less than 10 minutes! Ingredients 30 Green olives, rinsed and pitted 1 Spring onion, thinly sliced. 2/3 cup toasted [...]

Bone broth: is it a mineral rich superfood or just soup?

By |2018-03-13T16:07:22+00:00January 30th, 2018|Bone health, General health, Nutrition|

Bone broth has been around for a while. Journalists, friends and fitness enthusiasts extol its virtues. At Flora Force, we passionately believe in the health benefits of a well-balanced eating plan. So bone broth could hardly fail to catch our attention. We wanted to find out if this paleo-lovers' favourite could be considered the new [...]

Dental care during pregnancy

By |2017-02-07T07:33:59+00:00February 7th, 2017|Bone health, General health, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Teeth / Tooth health|

Many moms-to-be are so busy preparing for their baby that they overlook their own personal wellbeing – including that of their teeth. Dental care during pregnancy is more than simply resisting sweet cravings. Here’s what all expectant moms need to know about caring for their teeth and gums. When you’re pregnant, you’re given lots of advice [...]

Cholesterol: The fat vs sugar debate

By |2016-11-22T17:06:12+00:00October 25th, 2016|Cholesterol, Circulation health, General health, Heart health, Nutrition, Wellness|

High cholesterol and fats, we’ve long been told, are the enemy of good health. They’ve been linked with high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack and, of more importance to this discussion, increased ‘bad’ cholesterol, which can also lead to stroke. But do fats deserve their bad rap? Or should sugar be facing the [...]

Iodine – why do we need it?

By |2016-11-22T17:06:02+00:00October 11th, 2016|General health, Nutrition, Wellness|

Do you take iodine supplements? Or do you rely on iodised salt for your iodine intake? If you’re undecided, this information may surprise you! What is iodine? Iodine is a trace mineral your body requires to maintain proper thyroid function (this gland manufactures thyroxine, which regulates cell metabolism throughout the body). Although the body needs [...]

Beware! Heartburn could ruin your holidays

By |2018-02-13T11:57:30+00:00December 1st, 2015|Digestive system health, Nutrition|

Do you suffer with heartburn? And is it especially bad after big meals and parties? Heartburn, or acid reflux, is an extremely common health problem. Research shows that at least 2.5 million South Africans experience heartburn every day and end up popping antacids to find relief. That figure soars in the holiday season. But there [...]

Is Kelp the superfood of the future?

By |2018-02-13T11:47:21+00:00November 17th, 2015|Nutrition|

It grows in ‘forests’ in shallow, nutrient-rich coastal waters and is a common sight lying in twisted heaps on seashores around the world. Meet kelp, the world’s next superfood. Not convinced? We investigated the research into the benefits of kelp for human survival. Let’s face facts: the world’s population is growing and growing, climate change [...]

Ditch that diet, for good.

By |2018-02-13T12:23:52+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Nutrition, weight loss, weight management|

You’ve gone high-carb, low-carb, high-fat, low-fat, all-banana, all-grapefruit, all-peanut butter (really?) to lose a few kilos. What’s next? We go back to basics to lead you out of diet despair. Eating ABCs: Why we do it. The most important reason we eat is to provide energy for our bodies to work – for our brain [...]