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 [...]

Arthritis: 10 ways to ward off joint disease

By |2016-11-22T13:51:41+02:00June 10th, 2014|Bone health, General health, Nutrition|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Arthritis is one of the most common joint diseases in the world – it severely compromises the quality of life of thousands of people everywhere. The word, which means joint inflammation, is used as an umbrella term for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, most notably osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Is there anything [...]

Basic Chicken Soup

By |2016-06-30T12:28:41+02:00May 21st, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

Chicken soup, flavoured with garlic and onion (both virus-fighting veggies), is a sick-bed staple. We found US entrepreneur Martha Stewart’s version of chicken soup really tasty and oh-so-simple Add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to give it an extra healing oomph. [divider_top] Acknowledgements & Photo credits [divider_top]

Vegetable Bean Soup

By |2016-11-22T13:51:43+02:00May 14th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_right] [/custom_frame_right] Beans, beans, beans. From sugar beans to butter beans, kidney beans and all the beany goodness in between, there’s no getting away from the fact that beans are nutritious, delicious and versatile. They are chock-full of soluble fibre, magnesium and potassium – all excellent ingredients for lowering blood pressure and improving overall heart [...]

Mothers Day Omelette with Fried Sage and Gruyére Cheese

By |2016-11-22T13:51:44+02:00May 7th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Show your mom how much you appreciate her by cooking this terrific Mothers Day omelette for brunch on Mothers Day. Any other day will do too! She’s guaranteed to love it and you’ll have added an excellent recipe to your repertoire. You’ll find the recipe here at Acknowledgements & Photo credits Photo [...]

Sweet potato and chicken soup

By |2016-11-22T13:51:44+02:00April 30th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Boost your immune system with this really good soup made with mellow-flavoured sweet potatoes and that well-known "sick-room" staple – chicken. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 large onion, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, crushed 
2 teaspoons ground curry powder
 1 teaspoon ground ginger 
4 carrots, sliced
 500 grams sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped [...]