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Where to get really good food and why you should

Imagine you could lose weight or change your blood fat profile (e.g. cholesterol) without changing the amount of animal products you eat, but only the diet of the animals. This might sound a bit far-fetched, but it has actually been proven to happen more than once! Studies have been done checking certain health parameters in…

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Gluten free Blueberry flapjacks

This recipe is wonderful in many ways! It is not only really easy, but other than most gluten free premixes for flapjacks, this is high in fibre, low GI and highly nutritious! Ingredients: 1 Cup gluten free self raising flour 1 Cup gluten free oats 3 Tablespoons of butter A pinch of salt 500ml Buttermilk/amasi…

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Seven a Day

Seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day has been shown over and over again to improve quality of life and lowering the risk of serious disease conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. Fruit and vegetables contain powerful health promotors in their flavours and colours. Here are some food ideas to help you get…

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Simple Spring Clean to detox your body

Spring is a great time to reassess and eliminate some of those bad winter habits that may have snuck in over the last few months. Spring clean your health by doing a simple mini-detox; put some good habits in place for 2 weeks to assist in a better feeling of health and longevity. You will…

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Health benefits of Turmeric/Curcumin

Bio–Curcumin By now most have heard about turmeric which contains the active ingredient Curcurmin and its amazing health benefits! You may have also read that in order to benefit from turmeric, that one needs to factor in absorption, this can seem complicated when you read that this involves needing black pepper and oil in order…

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Increasing your husband/partner’s chances of fertility

If you have been trying for a while with no luck, supplements could help significantly to increase the development and quality of the sperm.  Due to changes in the environment and our lifestyles, fertility problems are on the rise. You are not the only ones struggling!   Quality of health plays a major part in improving…

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Homemade Mustard Bath

Mustard baths are said to help relieve achy muscles, colds, fatigue and stress.  The warmth of the mustard increases circulation to the skin, which helps with detoxification, decongestion and can help reduce tension and pain. It is best to take a mustard bath before going to bed or spending time reading or watching a movie.…

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Cloud Bread

Ingredients: 3 Eggs, separated 3 Tablespoons cream cheese (goat`s milk or dairy) ¼ Teaspoon cream of tartar A pinch of salt Directions Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius Separate the eggs carefully, making sure no yolk gets into the whites. In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, cream cheese and salt until smooth.…

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Homemade Bath Salts

Having a warm, fragrant salt bath is a wonderful way to relax and soothe sore, tired muscles. It is easy to make and only takes a few minutes to mix together. Homemade bath salts are also great gifts. Ingredients 1 cup of sea salt or kalahari desert salt 1 cup of Epsom salts About 15…

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Winter warmer vegetable soup

This tasty soup will help keep you warm and boost your immune system! Start by frying together in coconut oil or butter: A small handful of fresh sage leaves 2-3 cloves of garlic Chop-up and add the following: A bunch of soup celery – stalks and leaves A bunch of leeks Turnips Mushrooms – a…

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10 Reasons to take vitamin D

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, can be produced in the body with sun exposure or consumed in food and supplements. Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly common for a variety of reasons. Vitamin D is involved in multiple aspects of health, including: Bone and teeth health Inflammatory control Boosts immune function Enhances mood Supports good sleep…

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Gentle and effective ways to treat vaginal thrush/yeast infection

Vaginal thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida Albicans. Symptoms can include thick smelly white discharge and burning, itching and swelling. Most women have experienced this and some experience it again and again or even chronically. (There are other infection that could cause similar symptoms and a visit to gynecologist would certainly help with…

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