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5 Powerful Reason To Eat More Slowly
Stuart Wilson

The festive period also comes with a flurry of activities that many people rush through the day, with no time for anything. When they have time to get a bite to eat, they gobble it down. This habit of eating fast has serious debilitating effects on our general health. It leads to a stressful and unhealthy lifestyle. Eating should be a slow and pleasurable experience if we are to derive maximum benefit from the food we eat.

5 Things That Happen If You Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet
Dr Debbie Smith

As many of you know I recently broke my elbow in a mountain bike accident. I am passionate about getting back to do the things I did before, including swimming, mountain biking, adventure racing and running and decided I would do anything and everything to speed my recovery up.

7 Ways Juicing Can Help You Lose Weight
Christine Phillips

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you would have no doubt heard about the amazingness of juicing. But did you also know that a juice elixir can also be a healthy and safe way to lose weight? When drunk in complement to an existing weight-loss plan, juicing provides a high level of quality nutrition, which will assist in weight-loss. Read on to find out how.

A Fresh Look At Irritable Bowel Syndrome (ibs)
Desiree Campher

In her book The Cure for all diseases, Dr Clark postulates that much bowel related discomfort is related to the proliferation of pathogenic organisms in the gut

Acid Diet Causes Dis-ease
Lee Buckle

The most common reason for a person struggling with “Dis- ease” is due to a highly acid diet. Acid is the Trojan horse of health in this day and age. A secondary meaning of Trojan horse is a "a person or thing that is designed to undermine from within." Excess acid is truly a "thing from within" that undermines or destroys the body.

Acid-alkaline Balance For Good Health
Stuart Wilson

In recent years, one of the most exciting nutritional discoveries has concerned the effect that different foods have on the body’s pH levels once they are consumed. 

Allergy To Certain Foods
Body and Mind

Informing yourself about the causes of food allergies and how to feed your child with food allergies is important in preventing reactions.Food allergies can cause serious and, in rare cases, deadly reactions in children. If your child has a food allergy, you may be worried about how to feed him or her and how to prepare for an emergency if a reaction occurs. Informing yourself about the causes of food allergies and how to feed your child with food allergies is important in preventing reactions.

Amazing Facts About Fruit And Vegetables
Stuart Wilson

Surprisingly, Nature knows best. “The news isn’t that fruits and vegetables are good for you, its that they are so good for you, they can save your life.” Adapted from David Bjerklie Time Magazine Oct 2003.

Are You Confused About Your Relationship With Food?
Linda Clarke

A discussion of where our eating habits come from and how hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming can help you to lose and maintain a healthy body weight.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - A Nutritional Approach.
Stuart Wilson

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is fast becoming one of the biggest concerns among parents and educators alike. Ritalin and similar medications have become almost standard in the treatment of a range of symptoms classified under the ADHD umbrella, but experts warn that this may not always be the ideal solution.

Wendy Young

Translated as the ‘Science of Life’, Ayurveda teaches us a way of living with insight and balance that is in harmony with our individual nature and Mother nature. It is the medical system from India which includes aspects of philosophy, mythology, nutrition, massage, herbal therapy, yoga as well as spiritual teachings and practices.

Basic On Food Intake Requirements
Allan Wohrnitz

Nutrition is the study of health. In applying nutrition to oneself, one embarks on a diet with the aim of building health and preventing illness.There are 40 or more nutrients required to build health. Valuable unrefined foods such as milk might supply all 40.The 40 nutrients are those which the body require and cannot be made in the body.

Beetroot Salmon Recipe
Patrick Williams

No cooking required, serves ten.

Best Way To Create A Healthy Cup Of Coffee
Neil Jackson

Mmm, coffee... almost everybody drinks it... some individuals have 3-4 cups per day or more. But most individuals don't think of it as a "health drink". And it's certainly NOT balanced the way most individuals create it with lots of included sugar or sugar substitutes and synthetic creamers.

Black Eyed Beans
Body and Mind

Recipe with Black-eyed beans and mushrooms, serves four.

Broccoli And Cheese Casserole
Body and Mind

healthy and delicious recipe.

Cancer: A Medical Industry In Wilful Denial
Phillip Day

There really is some good news about cancer, though you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise with all the tall tales appearing in the press recently.I have studied cancer for 25 years, given countless lectures on the subject, written books, made films, spo­ken to some of the most successful cancer doctors in the business, and actually there really is some good news about cancer, though you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise with all the tall tales appearing in the press recently.

Capsicum Or Cayenne
Body and Mind

Capsicum or Cayenne, derived from chilli peppers, is highly nutritious, containing Vitamin C and B-complex vitamins as well as iron, calcium, and phosphorous.

Cayenne Pepper And Its Benefits
Desiree Campher

If there is one herb that is to be mastered in life it is the Cayenne pepper, as it is the most powerful herb of all. There is no other herb that increases the blood flow faster, effects faster physiological and metabolic changes in the body than cayenne pepper.

Children With Picky Eating Habits.
Stuart Wilson

“It has been suggested that if junk foods are banned or kept out of reach, and good wholesome foods are available at all times, then the child will eventually eat them because he is just so hungry. A child should never be forced to eat particular ‘allowed’ foods; he should be allowed to choose from the suitable foods available in the house.

Comfort Eating
Megan de Beyer, Psychologist

Feelings of despair, panic, disbelief, guilt, of being trapped and of course boredom. Pleasure seems light years away. With this your self-esteem and your libido plummets. Imagining yourself as fun, carefree, sexy and appealing becomes impossible. We often turn to food for comfort. It’s readily available, easy to find (as you probably in the kitchen every hour) and very enjoyable!

Corporate Wellness: A Trend You Cannot Afford To Miss
Marissa Dana In the frantic and demanding day of the corporate world, employees battle to find the space and time in which to center themselves and re-energize in order to function at their full potential. Cape Town-based wellness company, Follow The Sun, is tackling this issue head on, offering a yoga & coaching-inspired ‘Healthy Habits for Busy People’ Program that assists companies in creating healthy, happy workforces and a culture of positivity and ongoing personal development and real change.
Dietary & Nutritional Strategies For The Pregnant Mother
Tabitha Hume

Strategies for the Pregnant Mother.You are pregnant, and you want to eat healthily, but it is difficult when you are probably suffering from morning sickness, feel extremely tired and seem to be craving all the wrong things! Relax- all of this is perfectly normal and there is more than one source of a particular nutrient. Firstly, let's dispel some common myths about diet and pregnancy!

Dietary Guidelines For Toddlers
Tabitha Hume

Food is more than a means of sustaining life. It is an integral part of social interaction and much depends on the presentation of the food and the attitude with which it is served.

Dr Clarks Kidney Cleanse
Desiree Campher

The Kidney Cleanse is a herbal treatment based on age-old herbal wisdom and recommended extensively by Dr Clark as PART of the treatment for a variety of ailments. It is designed to clean the kidneys of kidney stones and crystals which may be harbouring parasites and toxins and hampering it’s ability to work effectively. When the kidneys become overburdened in this way a host of potential problems may result:

Drinking Your Food Does Have Its Benefits!
Debby Humphreys

Juicing is not only super effective, but it’s also safe, healthy and something people can do every day of their lives with no adverse side-effects whatsoever. The reality is that the powerful nutritious liquid fuel trapped within the fibres of raw fruit and vegetables contains the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and amino acids to maintain health and assist during weight loss. 

Eat Better To Feel Better
Stuart Wilson

Many people are resistant to suggestions about changing their eating habits. There is a general misconception that one has to make dramatic changes to their diet in order to achieve good health. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Eating For Strength
Body and Mind

You might think that if you have bulging biceps or large lats, you can lift from the rack with the heaviest weights. This is not the case, however. If you are not fuelling your body the right way, with the right foods, you will find that you will not perform as desired with the heavy weights.

Everyday Cooking
Body and Mind

Everyday healthy and easy to cook meals.

Body and Mind

Since ancient times certain foods, such as oysters, caviar and chocolate, have been used to add spice to a person's love life.What is so special about these foods? All foods contain energy, which has a range of influences on the chemistry of our body. In Chinese medicine, salty foods such as caviar have a yang energy, meaning that the energy is warming, active and stimulating to the chakras in the lower part of the spine.

Food Allergies
Body and Mind

A food allergy occurs when the body's immune system treats a particular food as a foreign invader and attacks it.The symptoms, detecting The allergy, treatment, and living with allergies.

Body and Mind

Garlic cloves have been used for thousands of years and their use has been recorded in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, India, Russia and Europe. Garlic was dedicated by Roman soldiers to Mars, their god of war. It has been used to ward off demons.

Gluten Intolerance
Stuart Wilson

Celiac disease is a chronic disease and is usually genetic although it can sometimes be triggered by physical trauma, surgery, a viral infection, pregnancy or severe stress.

Go Vegan The Healthy Way!
Body and Mind

Veganism is becoming a widely popular natural lifestyle choice and continues to grow rapidly on a daily basis. Many scientific studies are starting to show the benefits of an all natural vegan lifestyle, some even suggesting that going vegan could result in a longer life expectancy.

Good Bacteria Vs. Bad Bacteria
Manic Organic

The human body plays host to a number of micro-organisms, most of which are our friends.This is nothing to be grossed out about. In fact, the phenomenon of living in close physical association with other organisms ("symbiosis") is as common as life itself.

Hawthorne Berries
Body and Mind

Hawthorne berries have been used for thousands of years in China to treat indigestion and is widely known as a diuretic. The parts of the Hawthorne tree used are its flowers, leaves and berries.

Healthy Foods
Body and Mind

Nutrition and health. It makes so much sense: "You are what you eat." Veterinarians know the irreplaceable link between nutrient intake and health. Actually, most of our pets eat better than most Americans.

Heart Diet
Body and Mind

An eating plan that can help keep your blood cholesterol low and decrease your chance of developing heart disease.In order to keep your LDL and your risk for heart disease low, you should start on the  The Heart Healthy Diet is an eating plan that can help keep your blood cholesterol low and decrease your chance of developing heart disease.

Herbal Parasite Cleanse For Adults, Children And Pets
Desiree Campher

In her book, The Cure for all diseases, Dr Clark makes many references to the role that parasites play in the generation of disease. She claims that because of the solvent exposure we have in the 21st century and more specifically in the past 50 years, we now have what she calls a “new generation of disease”. She calls this “fluke disease” and documents the correlation between the unprecedented migration and replication of flukes in the system with a number of “new diseases” notably cancer, AIDS, endometriosis, Lupus, Hodgkin’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Seizures, Migraines, Depression etc.

How To Maintain An Ideal Body Weight
Linda Clarke

Despite the millions of rands spent annually on weight loss clubs, diet books, diet pills, liquid diets and fancy spas still more and more people are struggling to control their weight. It seems that the more people struggle with weight loss diets, the more their weight seems to inch its way back up. The result is often weight gain to a level that exceeds the previous high weight.

Information On Nutrition
Natural Medicine

Nutrition is a part of wholism “you are what you eat”.Alternative practitioners consider nutrition and diet to be one of the most important factors in health and disease. Eating a ‘healthy’ diet that contains adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients that our body needs to function effectively, can help to promote and maintain good health, both mentally and physically and also help prevent disease.

Introduction To Nutrition
Bronwyn Petzer

Bronwyn talks about finding the right reasons to be healthy, to have a strong mind and understanding that healthy eating affects every aspect of our thinking and overall health.

Italian Doctor Curing Parkinson’s Disease With Thiamine
The person who wrote the article

Establishment medicine considers Parkinson’s disease incurable. Treatment options vary for each person depending on his or her symptoms, but they include medications, surgery, therapy and lifestyle modifications.

Kiddies Cooking
Body and Mind

A few recipes for kids.

Kids Nutrition
Author Unknown

Kidz Nutrition. Children are exposed to major health problems from their food. There are many ways for food problems to interfere with a child's normal functioning and to promote disease.

Low-carb / High Good Fat Diet May Slow Alzheimers Disease
Dr. Mercola

A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.In one recent animal study, researchers were able to induce dementia by disrupting the proper signaling of insulin in the brain. Previous animal research has shown that calorie restriction protects against aging, oxidative stress and neurodegenerative pathologies, and that reduced levels of IGF-1 mediate some of these protective effects.

Medicinal Mushrooms And Your Health
Body & Mind

You know that making smart food choices are an important part of nutrition. You literally are what you eat. Someone whose diet consists of fast food and soft drinks can’t expect their body to be as healthy and in balance as a person that eats organic foods and avoids the junk.

Melt Body Fat
Body and Mind

If you want to reduce your body fat, focus on increasing the amount of exercise you get rather than decreasing your food intake. A recent national study was done using two groups of sedentary men, one group in their 20's and the other over age 65. A lot was learned from this accumulated data and it is interesting to note that there was a significant relationship between lack of physical activity and fat. Not surprisingly, the most sedentary men had the most body fat.

Nutrition Recipes
Author Unknown

Fruity Breakfast Parfait, Spunky Vegetable Pizza, Raisin Buddy Banana Muffins and Crispy Winter Vegetable Salad, are just a few of the delicious nutritional recipes given.

Laura Miller

In the ever expanding world of nutrition and health here is another interesting look (argument) at the Paleo diet. Once again your point of view, experience and understanding will play a role in how you see the topic. Good reading to you.............

Perfect Skin Diet
Patrick Holford

A good diet consisting of fresh, untreated foods is essential for the health of your entire body, not just your skin. A good intake of antioxidants is vital for the health of your skin.

Reasons To Drink Mangosteen Juice Every Day
Breakthroughs in Health, Vol. 1, Issue 5, 2006

Establishing a Xango mangosteen intake routine can create robust health and vitality, preventing many illnesses from striking in the first place.*Improves cell communication. The xanthones in mangosteen improve the body's cell to cell communication to fight disease from attacking & spreading. It also speeds up healing & repair. *Prevents DNA damage. Xanthones have been shown to prevent DNA damage, lowering risks from carcinogens & mutagens.*Aids the lymphatic system. Helps the lymphatic system eliminate cell waste.*Keeps thyroid functioning optimally.

Reduce Cortisol To Reduce Belly Fat.
Stuart Wilson

Cortisol is created in the pituitary gland of the body and helps produce energy, regulate blood sugar and inflammation, and aid the immune system. As a result, when people have high levels of cortisol in the body, they may experience weight gain (especially in the abdomen), advanced aging, stomach ulcers and a weakened immune system.

Salad Herbs With A Difference
Body and Mind

Salad has become part of our everyday cuisine, it’s a much more exciting, and healthy, way of getting our daily intake of vitamins and minerals compared to the obligatory boiled vegetables of the past.

Savory (summer)
Body and Mind

Summer savory is a tender annual that grows up to 18 inches tall. It has small bronze-green leaves and very small white or lavender flowers. The leaves are pungent and spicy.

Stress Management
Damian Wood

The problem we are faced with is that we internalize everything. We bottle up our emotions, our fears our anger. And the person that gets hurt the most is you. People are struggling every day to deal with and manage stress. And it’s making them ill.

That Late Night Snack
Tarryn Cass

That late night snack, nothing wrong with it!
As long as you are snacking on the right foods... but that rule goes for anything you put in your mouth at any time of the day!

The Banting Diet: Low-carbing Your Way To A Healthier, Longer Life
Juliette Davidson

If you have just heard of the Banting Diet, chances are, you may have wondered whether this is just another fad diet belonging to the low-carb craze dominated by the Atkins and Paleo diets. In fact, the Banting Diet is considered the ‘grandfather’ of all these diets, having originated in the 1860s. It all began with William Banting, an English undertaker who worked for the Royal Family. Banting was having trouble losing weight – in fact, he was morbidly obese, having tried (and failed) at a plethora of diets and growing exasperated, before he took the advice of physician, William Harvey. 

The Efficacy Of Co-enzyme Q10
Stuart Wilson

Co Enzyme Q10 is one of the most important nutrients in the human body. It is afat-soluble vitamin like compound that is also known as ubiquinone, from the word ubiquitous, meaning "everywhere. It is also referred to as nature's energy spakplug.

The Real Meal Revolution
Neil Jackson

A brief review of the book 'The Real Meal Revolution' by Tim Noakes et al.

The Spice Of Life
Clicks Club Card

According to this philosophy, in winter one should eat warming, nourishing meals with spices that enhance good digestion – this in turn creates radiant health and strong immunity. Here are the fabulous four for building immunity.

Three Significant Reasons To Detox
Desiree Campher

We, know, at least instinctively, that we need to clean up our bodies and our lifestyles. Many of us feel we are not functioning at full potential or we have been diagnosed with something serious or debilitating. We have tried a host of allopathic and possibly even complementary approaches but the problems are not gone, and we have this niggling feeling that we should be able to do something more to feel better. We are right to attempt to detox, as we know our lifestyles are toxic.

Two Significant Reasons To Detox
Desire Campher

We know, at least instinctively, that we need to clean up our bodies and our lifestyles. Many of us feel we are not functioning at full potential or we have been diagnosed with something serious or debilitating.

Unprocessed Food Is Good To Stay Healthier
Flora Cox

Staying healthy is not necessarily associated with the so called professional knowledge about food and nutrition. We can find the best examples in the eating habits of the ancient age people who were not aware of the calories, nutrition, diet plans or modern medication.

Uses For Kalahari Melon Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

Sourced from Namibia where it has been used to quench parched skin for hundreds of years, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is jam-packed full of essential fatty acids that help to renew your skin's elasticity. Although very light, and naturally absorbent, this is still a very powerful oil, penetrating your skin's surface to eradicate toxins while offering gentle, yet effective re-hydration.

Uses For Neem Oil
Vicki Berry

A wonderful oil with numerous benefits, Neem contains extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Cold pressed from whole Neem tree nuts, this oil can be used in 'make your own' skin care preparations, hair care products, and in gardens for natural pest control.

Uses For Pomegranate Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

Pomegranate Seed Oil has a soft amber colour and fruity aroma. The rich and nutritious properties of this oil mean that only a small amount is needed to achieve fabulous results. Ideal for all skin types, it's easily absorbed into the skin, providing a deep and lasting moisturising effect and improving skin texture.

Uses For Pumpkin Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

High in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and zinc, Pumpkin Seed Oil makes another fabulous massage oil for providing relief for muscular aches and pains. This oil is often highly recommended by users treating skin ailments (including eczema).

Uses For Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

Red Raspberry Seed Oil can also help relieve irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It contains a significant amount of Vitamin A, making it a good carrier oil to use in essential oil blends for acne or blemished skin. Anti-oxidants that are consumed can reach the skin but, with free radical damage, being the heaviest assault on the skin, and the cause of almost all of the signs of aging, and unhealthy skin, it is beneficial to apply them topically where their protection can go to work immediately

What Are The Benefits Of Neem Powder?
Desire Campher

Neem, a leafy tree also known as the "Indian Lilac" is commonly used in traditional Indian medicine. More than 140 active compounds have been isolated from this tropical plant. The leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, gum, oil and bark all have health benefits. 

What Is Lysine
Desiree Campher

Lysine is an amino acid found in the protein of foods such as beans, cheese, yogurt, meat, milk, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, and other animal proteins. Proteins derived from grains such as wheat and corn tend to be low in lysine content. The bio-availability of lysine is reduced with food preparation methods, such as heating foods in the presence of a reducing sugar (i.e., fructose or glucose); heating foods in the presence of sucrose or yeast; and cooking in the absence of moisture at high temperatures. The average 70 kg human requires 800 to 3,000 mg of lysine daily.

Where Diets Go Wrong
Body and Mind

When we discover that we are heavier than we want to be, we have a natural inclination to eat less food. Eating less actually makes it more difficult to lose weight.

Why Should We Eat Organic Foods?
Stuart Wilson

Due to the advances in technology, anyone anywhere can have access to foods from any country, and in any season. Progressive as this may seem, it poses a major challenge to health which many choose to ignore. 

Xylitol A Bitter Truth
Daniel Jardim

Is xylitol as natural or healthy as the manufacturers would like us to believe, or are we being duped by clever marketing into eating yet more highly-processed junk?

A sweet story (or maybe not)…

Yoghurt Recipe
Author Unknown

This recipe allows you to cut the cost of yogurt from $14.00 per gallon to $2.10 per gallon (cost of milk).