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

By |2018-03-13T16:07:22+02:00January 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+02:00February 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+02:00October 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+02:00October 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+02:00December 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+02:00November 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+02:00November 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 [...]

The health benefits of pepper

By |2018-02-13T12:53:23+02:00March 10th, 2015|General health, General topics, Heart health, Nutrition, Wellness|

Always reaching for the salt despite health warnings? We discuss the effect salt has on your body and introduce the health benefits of pepper, the tongue-tingling dinner-table companion of your sodium-laden condiment. Salt facts: The effect on salt on your body Salt and pepper are staples in kitchens and on dinner tables throughout the Western [...]

ADHD: natural treatment and remedies

By |2016-11-22T13:51:38+02:00September 16th, 2014|General health, Nutrition|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most controversial health conditions of modern life. Drugs are generally prescribed, sometimes too rapidly. Can you treat ADHD naturally? What is ADHD According to the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Support Group of Southern Africa (ADHASA), ADHD affects eight to 10 percent of South Africans, [...]

Smoothies: healthy or not?

By |2016-11-22T13:51:41+02:00July 8th, 2014|General health, General topics, Nutrition|

You should be eating five fruits a day, or is it seven? Faced with the problem of combining a busy schedule with a good diet, many people turn to smoothies for their daily fruit intake. But are smoothies healthy? We investigated… [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Fruit smoothies are promoted as a simple way to boost your fruit [...]