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3 Ways To Lose Belly Fat - If Diet & Exercise Aren't Working
Peri Zourides authored by Shin Ohtake

Why exercise and eating aren't enough if you still struggling to lose weight around your mid section.
If you’ve been working out regularly and watching what you eat, but you STILL can’t seem to get rid of that stubborn belly fat, there may be a “hidden” cause—and it has nothing to do with diet OR exercise. 


 
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.


 
9 Healthy Cures For Cancer - Why Doctors Cannot Use Them
Andrew Wilding

There are thousands of independent case studies published by highly qualified medical doctors and cancer researches, proving that cancer is cured by healing the body. In some cases surgery is an option, but the body does not work so well when things are removed. In all cases, radiation and chemotherapy cause cancer through actual and chemical radiation. The astounding question is: why are doctors not allowed to use the cures that heal cancer?


 
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


 
A Progesterone Saga
Robert Gottesman

Why don’t I know this information about natural progesterone?  I was puzzled and a bit distressed. I am a well trained, University of Chicago physician with 25 years of practice. Why didn’t I know about the antidepressant effects of progesterone, or the diuretic effects, or the incredible differences between progestins and progesterone?


 
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.


 
Activated Charcoals Medical Benefits
Desiree Campher

This precious ingredient is very often ignored when it comes to building a medical aid kit. It is probably the safest method of treating accidental poisoning around. 


 
Acupuncture As A Therapy
Body and Mind

Acupuncture is part of the traditional medicine of China which includes herbal medicine, exercise, massage and diet. It is based on a history, philosophy and culture very different from that of the West, and over the last three thousand years has developed a unique understanding of how human beings work.


 
Allergic? - You Can Keep Your Cat!
Body and Mind

Being allergic doesn't necessarily mean you can't have a pet or that you must give up the one you already have. You can solve this problem by learning more about minimizing pet-related allergies and making some minor adjustments to your environment. Controlling allergies takes some work, but if you really want to...YOU CAN DO IT!


 
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.


 
An Introduction To The Practice Of Yoga
Jennifer Fitzsimmons

Many people perceive yoga to be merely the practice of exercise. Yoga in its entirety includes asana (exercise), pranayama (breath control), Mantra (chanting), Yoga Nidra (relaxation) and meditation. It also includes a way of living and the practice of the yamas and niyamas


 
Are You Suffering From Fibromyalgia And / Or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Aches And Pains?
Barbara Shepherd

For many years I had various minor health problems which slowly worsened until one day I got the flu and found I could not shake it off. I then became more and more ill with many severe symptoms - so severe that I was forced to resign from my job and I struggled to socialize with people.


 
Ayurveda
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.


 
Bars For Autism And Downs
Penni Du Plessis

What happens for me in my day-to-day life is very different than the world you move through. Not only do I not have filters for information and so often I’m on sensory overload, I also hear many sounds all at once, so people’s conversation, sounds of air moving, doors shutting, cars driving by, people breathing, skin rubbing on skin these are all sounds that sometimes are happening at the same volume for me. I also hear what’s going on in people’s heads I see the pictures that they project and believe me they are not always pretty.


 
Blood Pressure Explained In 10 Lines!
Shane Cass

The pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls.


 
Breast Cancer Awareness
Ann Miller

October is designated “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and there is no better time to take stock of our plan for both the prevention of Breast Cancer and early screening methods to ensure that we are as safe as possible from this dreaded disease.


 
Breast Cancer Awareness
Marcelle Southey

Every year, more and more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the most common cancers among women. Like all other cancers, early detection can lead to more effective treatment and a positive prognosis.
The month of October is dedicated to creating awareness about breast cancer, to encourage everyone to look after their health and wellbeing as well as offering information and support to those affected by the disease.


 
Bulbinella Frutescens
Jean Franklin

Bulbine frutescence is indigenous to South Africa and it grows naturally in dry conditions. It is a member of the Aloe Vera plant.The soothing sap of the leaves is used medicinally as a wound healing treatment for bee stings, bites, burns, chapped lips, cold sores, eczema, rashes and ringworm. It is also known as the anti-acne herb!


 
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.


 
Candida & Concentration
Stuart Wilson

Over the last two decades it has become clear that a great many common health problems, both physical and mental, might have a common cause – namely, the spread in the body of a yeast that lives in each and every one of us. Its name is Candida Albicans; and we will call it Candida for short.


 
Cape Aloe
Jean Franklin

 Cape Aloe

Aloe Vera gel is the juicy transparent substance extracted from the thick skinned leaves and is indigenous to Albertinia, W. Cape.

This soothing gel combined with Cucumber, Bulbinella, Horsetail, Comfrey and Menthol greatly reduces skin inflammations


 
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.


 
Channeling By Alan Bottoms
Alan Bottoms

There is a lot of talk of a shift that is coming in 2012. So many interpretations and understandings. Theories of what this might be and what it entails. From believing that nothing will happen to believing that it’s the end of the world and everything in between.


 
Chi Kung
Estie Mattheus

Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese system of exercises, which aim to stimulate the flow of energy, which Chinese healers believe travels around the body along channels known as meridians.


 
Climbing_the_mountain_to_our_own_greatness
Paula Quinsee

We all have a dream, a hope, a wish to achieve and excel at something in our lives.
But many of us seldom realise our dreams due to several factors such as our mindset, our attitude and our self-limiting beliefs.
However the only way we grow and evolve is to step out of our comfort zones and stretch ourselves into new areas we have not been in before. Not only does this open up our creativity, it also builds our resilience and ability to be flexible with change as change is the only constant in our lives.


 
Cold And Flu Fighters
Desiree Campher

Remedies of how to avoid and fight cold and flu symptoms in the changing seasons. Not only do we get winter flu but also change of seasons and summer flu. Probably the worst part of this is that you are not quite sick enough to stay at home, but still feel very out of sorts. The headaches, blocked nose and inability to concentrate, congested chest and all over body aches and pains, creates energy of total misery.


 
Colour Breathing / Colour Visualizations
Estie Mattheus

Colour breathing uses the act of breathing together with the mental focus on colour. Once you have learnt how to colour breathe you will be able to direct colour as well as a source of life energy that is contained in the breath, to any part of the body or to protect inanimate objects such as your home and belongings.

 


 
Colour Meditation
Estie Mattheus

Meditation for me is the quieting of the mind to allow for peace, tranquillity and well being to replace feelings of tension and unease. Breathe deeply for a couple of times, from the tummy area and when you feel that any part of your body is tensed up, concentrate on that area for a couple of seconds, breathing into that tension and allowing it to be released.

 


 
Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity
Linda Clarke Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn’t good for you.
 
Conquering Depression
Panu Chetty

When you're down and out and the world looks like the most miserable place to be in, all you can do is just feel uncontrollably sad and unhappy. The tears just flow at the most inopportune moments. You didn't choose to be that way it just sneaked up on you without you noticing.Now you find yourself stuck in a deep, dark, miserable hole where there seems to be no possibility of hope. 


 
Contributor - Nutrition
Brad Sly

Inflammation could be from stress and the subsequent cortisol release into the body, the swelling of joints, or the breaking down and building back up of muscle protein. Any athlete who pounds his or her body week in and week out with PRs, 1RMs, triples and doubles, sprints, long weekend runs, and the list goes on, is inflamed in some way. These activities all have a profound impact on the body. Not only do they initiate increases in strength, muscle growth, and increased endurance, but they also increase the amount of inflammation in the body.


 
Dealing With Redness
Avene

Redness: normal or pathological? Getting red in the face after making some exercise for two hours is normal. Irregular breathing is also to be expected. Sometimes the redness ambushes you first thing in the morning, or you might get all red after eating something spicy for lunch. But besides these everyday trials of modern life, why on earth does the face become red all over, in huge unsightly blotches? It's all because of some little blood vessels that cover the entire skin surface.


 
Depression
Body and Mind

Depression often lasts for a long, indefinite period of time.Feeling down at times for different reasons is a lot different then ongoing depression. Depression can last from just a few weeks to 6 months or more. Major depression, or depressive illness, is a very serious condition that often leads to an inability to function or even suicide.


 
Detoxing And Weaning Off Ssris Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Hayley Rautenbach

Millions of people worldwide suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can improve a wide variety of these conditions and, as a result, are commonly prescribed. SSRIs work by blocking a receptor in brain cells that reabsorb the chemical serotonin, thereby more of this chemical available to "amplify" its ability to send messages between nerve cells. Brain circuits that "run" on serotonin messaging are known to influence mood, but the exact way SSRIs improve depression isn't clear.


 
Difference Between Counselling And Life Coaching
Lets Live Life Coaching

People often think that life coaching and counselling are the same thing. There is a common misconception that in both, life coaching and counselling, the patient or help-seeker sits on a chair and talks about his/her problems to the life coach or therapist respectively. However, although there are one-on-one sessions with life coaches too, a life coach focuses more on overcoming problems and negativity and getting the client out of the rut towards a more positive life.


 
Do You Have Fibromyalgia Or/and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Barbara Shepherd

Do you have Fibromyalgia or/and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Or just lots of pain, foggy head, can’t concentrate, feel ‘fluey’, headaches, irritable bowel, depressionanxiety?


 
Electromagnetic Frequencies And Their Effects On Us
Debbie Fox

Everything in our world and I would hazard a guess at, the universe, is made up of frequencies. What are frequencies, they are waves of energy, and depending on the frequency of the wave, these frequencies will create a standing form, like a tree, insect , animal, fire, rock, the earth etc.  Each type of frequency creates something different like a heart, which is quite different from the frequency of the liver and the frequency of a tree is different from an animal whether it is a human animal or a horse and so it goes with all of natural life on the planet.


 
Energy Healing - Luxury Or Necessity?
Tracy White

What happens when people neglect their energy hygene? This is a graphic description of why energy healing is an absolute necessity, and anyone who has the money to buy alcohol or cigarettes, or who can afford to go to gym, or any form of entertainment, can certainly afford to tend to their energetic health. To ignore the part of ourselves which is a permanent atribute and one which we cannot live with out is irresponsible.


 
Facebook Slut?
Claudia Slattery

It’s amazing how much information I can get from this cyber-social phenomenon. I can see what women are battling with in their normal everyday lives, I can see the struggles of first time moms but I can also do all my shopping all at the click of a button. 


 
Feldenkrais Method
Body and Mind

The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, he was trained in engineering and applied physics and he took a practical scientist's approach to make the "machinery" of the body work properly.


 
Festive Season Holiday Stress
Bridget Edwards

Festive Season Holiday Stress: December holidays and the festive season is supposed to be a joyous occasion and time for celebration. In reality, and for a variety of so many people become stressed, depressed and filled with dread for a variety of reasons.


 
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.


 
Food Allergies Vs. Food Intolerances
Stuart Wilson

Food Allergy A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food -- usually a protein -- as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food.


 
Functions Of Progesterone
Sally Longden

For those who don't know all that progesterone does for us, read this very informative article.


 
Ginkgo Biloba For Memory And Concentration
Jill R. Davies

Many people these days struggle with mental alertness, concentration and even memory retention. This article zooms in on the multiple ways that Ginkgo biloba may support brain function and prevent age-related memory loss.


 
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Health Myths Busted
Bronwyn Petzer

Bronwyn Petzer busts some popular health myths to get you on track with your health.


 
Healthy Lifestyle Tips For A Natural High This Spring
Sharni Quinn Spring time is all about setting new intentions and welcoming change into your life. It's the perfect time to let go of what no longer serves you and to welcome fresh opportunities. Its time to "spring clean" your life and get your health back on track. This article focuses on practical health tips which you can incorporate into your life that will help you de-stress and boost your energy levels naturally. If you're feeling balanced and more positive you will be able to embrace life wholeheartedly, seize opportunities and get the most from your relationships.
 
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Sonja Hindley

We are exposed to and ingest a wide range of heavy metals daily, which build up over time in our bodies. Normally our bodies’ innate healing intelligence will naturally detoxify our cells, tissues and organs, but as the load becomes too large to take care of, our whole system becomes toxic and chronic symptoms begin to appear.


 
High Blood Pressure
Allan Wohrnitz

Normal blood pressure is vital to the nutrition of cells. It is necessary to force food and oxygen, or plasma carrying sugar, amino acids, vitamins and minerals into the tissues through porous microscopic capillary walls.


 
Holistic Medicine
Estie Mattheus

Our country has gone through a number of changes during the past decade. While most of these changes have been of a political nature, another kind of change is also taking place. This is in the field of healthcare in South Africa.


 
Hormonal Balance Is Essential For Good Health
Sally Longden

OESTROGEN DOMINANCE with it’s wide range of symptoms, is a MODERN AGE CONDITION that is effecting women, men, children and even the unborn foetus in this world today.


 
How Does Raw Cacao Help You Shed Those Kilos
Faithful To Nature

There’s an exciting buzz going around that chocolate can help you lose weight. Sound too good to be true?

That may be because you need to distinguish between the average chocolate you buy off the shelf, filled with all sorts of fats, starches, dairy and sugars – and then its magical ingredient cacao – the food of the gods!

This superfood in its raw form is much different and holds the key to these claims. If you are wanting to experience some chocolate indulgence plus a svelt bod, cacao is best eaten raw and sweetened with healthy sweeteners such as raw honey or agave.

 


 
How To Get Step In To Your Diamond Genius Zone
Sarah-jane Farrell

4 physical ways to support your gall bladder and liver so that you have the courage and confidence to start your year off in your brilliance and be able to consistently meet your targets. Many of you know I love working with the medicine wheel and the 5 elements in chinese medicine. I always stock up on gall bladder tonics in January for my clients, to keep the gall bladder strong. When the GB is weak you just cannot maintain targets you have set for the year. You will find yourself fence sitting, unable to take steps forward and get moving towards what you desire and require.A STRONG Gall bladder and Liver give you the strength and courage to plan and decide what direction matched where you aim to go!! The yin/yang aspect of liver/gall bladder - both governed by the wood element. This is the year of the Wood sheep so if we are to gather the energy, the vital life force with adaptability and flexibility the liver/ gall bladder communications need to be at their optimum to make this easier for you.


 
How To Have Zero Cold Days This Year
Dr Debbie Smith

t is amazing how the common cold can take so much of our healing time I want to share with you some of the main tips to help you stay healthy this winter and prevent a cold so you can use your energy and time for the health goals you want to achieve.


 
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.


 
How To Meditate: 8 Important Tips For The Beginner In Meditation
Leon Potgieter

On a therapeutic level, meditation reduces stress and chronic pain, improves sleep and mood. You are more present, more relaxed, more peaceful, healthier and happier.On a deeper level, meditation helps you see beneath the surface and changes the way you think. Your thoughts come into line with reality and this has profound repercussions on your life.


 
Hrt And Osteoporosis
John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins

There is a misperception that osteoporosis begins at menopause. In reality, bone mass begins declining in most women in their mid-thirties, accelerates for 3-5 years around the time of menopause, and then continues to decline at the rate of about 1-1.5% per year.


 
Improvement In Nerve Function Using Comra - Part 1
Charles AJ Mitchley

There is a growing awareness today of the role of coMra-Therapy in clinics specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of a wide variety of medical conditions in children. In the Ukraine, for example, coMra-Therapy has established its reputation in a number of different centres for children.


 
Improvement In Nerve Function Using Comra - Part 2
Charles AJ Mitchley

There is a growing awareness today of the role of coMra-Therapy in clinics specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of a wide variety of medical conditions in children. In the Ukraine, for example, coMra-Therapy has established its reputation in a number of different centres for children.


 
Information On Anteea Technique
Penni Du Plessis

Unblocking of ‘Time Gateways'. Are you unable to break the negative cycles in your life? No matter how hard you try? Our bodies, like computers, store everything we have ever experienced in our cells. To release the trauma and grow, our subconscious draws people or situations towards us mirroring our deepest beliefs and issues.


 
Information On Chiropractic
Body and Mind

The word Chiropractic came from the Greek words cheir and praktikos, which means “done by hands” Even though chiropractic treatments have been practiced for thousands of years, it never became a valid, written science until the latter part of the nineteenth century. .


 
Information On Electromagnetic Radiation
Body and Mind

Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) pervades the life of civilized man today.The planet and its life have their own delicate inherent electro magnetic fields which are being dramatically influenced and disrupted by the vast unnatural fields of electromagnetic radiation created by man.


 
Information On: Aromatherapy
Body and Mind

Essential oils have been used since at least 4500 BC. The Egyptians used them to create perfumes and medicines and the priests used them in the embalming process.


 
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.


 
Is Your Body Too Acid?
Allan Wohrnitz

The foods we eat, after being processed by the body, produces by-products (residues) in the blood, which are either acid or alkaline.The blood has very little leeway in maintaining it's alkalinity. If there are too much acid residues in the blood, the body has certain ways to restore the balance.


 
Itchy Scalp Remedy
Nico Redelinghuys

Nico Redelinghuys has made a great home-made remedy for an itchy scalp. His articles are not only helpful and innovative, but also quite entertaining!


 
Kidney Stones Can Be Dissolved
Allan Wohrnitz

Kidney stones can be dissolved without the need of surgery. With simple nutrition basics, one can easily apply the following data and avoid unnecessary pain.


 
Laser Light Shown To Initiate Healing Processes In Cells
Dr Arzhan Surazakov

How our physical body is able to initiate and complete its own healing is one of its most remarkable features. Even a simple finger cut initiates responses from dozens of types of cells – the smallest units in our body – coordinated to achieve specific results, such as stopping blood loss, killing foreign bacteria and preventing infection, creating new blood capillaries, repairing and regenerating skin layers. These processes rely on the astonishing intelligence of our cells and the different ways in which they can communicate and function together towards one goal.


 
Listening With Your Body
Lisa Martin

The exchange of information that leads the Thai Massage client and practitioner back to wholeness. This presence of mind is reflected in our own bodies, how we hold ourselves, our posture is relaxed and centred.


 
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.


 
Macrobiotics
Estie Mattheus

Macrobiotics literally translated means "The Great Life". A healthful way to live according to the natural order of the universe.This philosophy advocates a diet in which Yin and Yang foods are balanced to overcome disease and keep in good health.


 
Magnesium Is Nature
Allan Wohrnitz

Magnesium is a mineral found in the soil. Unfortunately today's soils are full of chemical fertilisers and this prevents magnesium to be absorbed into the soil or picked up by the plants.


 
Mammograms Versus Thermograms
Marcelle Southey

The news report I saw knocking thermograms was based on ONE case of a woman who received a false negative, indicating she didn't have cancer when in fact she did. The reporter then trotted out sound bites from a couple of radiologists (who make their living off of X-rays) to say that of course thermograms aren't good for much and women should stick to mammograms.


 
Mammography Vs Thermography
Marcelle Southey

Misinformation and misunderstanding about the benefits of thermography. A thermogram pinpoints the abnormal heat levels that cancerous and "this is important" pre-cancerous areas generate. These areas pour out excessive heat long before a mammogram or any physical examination can detect a thing. 


 
Mangosteen Health Benefits
Mangosteen.co.za

Mangosteen Health Benefits, when you first hear about how Mangosteen benefits people on a variety of health conditions, you may be shocked by the number of health-enhancing properties this exotic fruit provides. Doing your own research on this amazing fruit for the health benefits it may provide your family and friends is time truly well spent. As you take a closer look at Mangosteen, you'll find solid scientific evidence behind the fruit's many healing properties.


 
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.


 
Memory Loss
Vital Health

Memory loss is the inability to recall studies, people, objects, places, or even events that took place in the recent or distant past.As we age, there is a slowing of the retrieval system in the brain. This means that it is sometimes difficult to remember as quickly as we do as younger adults.


 
Menopause Is Not A Deficiency Disease
Sally Longden

Contemporary medicine views menopause as a “deficiency of oestrogen” disease, but Nature did not made a mistake.  The hormones most lacking at this stage of life is Progesterone which plummets during pre-menopause, throwing us into "oestrogen dominance" with all it's nasty symptoms.


 
Milk Thistle Is Back!
Bernard Brom

Milk Thistle is a remarkable herb, the benefits of which have been experienced by hundreds of thousands of South Africans and, without doubt, many millions worldwide. Like broccoli, the humble cabbage and other members of the Brassica family, Milk Thistle originates from the Mediterranean. Its use as a liver tonic has been known and documented for hundreds of years. Its unique mode of action makes it work, among other things, as a selective antioxidant in liver cells, conferring protection from the damaging effects of free radicals. UK-based magazine The Ecologist states that, “Milk Thistle is another weed that can prove a tasty addition to your supper...raw shoots can...be eaten as crudités”. Elsewhere, the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services in the USA, citing an article by Awang published in a 1993 edition of the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, eclares that, “Milk Thistle has a long history of European cultivation for food”.


 
Move Out Of Pain With The Alexander Technique
Sharyn West

In our daily lives subtle and complex psycho-physical mechanisms allow us to breathe, speak, move and go about our daily tasks automatically. That is ….. until injury, illness, the demands of repeating specific skills, or just doing your job at a desk results in pain and acute awareness. We teach a technique that helps you mind your body to move out of pain.



 
Multiple Sclerosis
Rob Mcshane

Hi! My name is Rob McShane and I have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. By February of this year (2001), I was having to use a wheelchair and my condition was declining rapidly. I thought I would be lucky to live out the year!


 
Multivitamins & The Vital Multitime Range
Vital Health

Eating a balanced diet can be a real challenge for many people with sometimes busy and hectic lifestyle. Even when they do eat what’s supposed to be a balanced diet, they have to worry about the food, since processing, storing, or even cooking basic foods can reduce the amount of vitamins and nutrients in it.


 
Muscle Relief From Strains Sprains And Bruises
Vital Health

ports are vital to our well-being, and are an integral part of our society. They serve in providing exercise, amusement and a release of stress. Many people take up a sport to keep fit and healthy.


 
Natural Wisdom For Winter-living
Wendy Young

From moment to moment there are an infinite number of changes occurring, both externally and internally. Nothing is static on the level of our everyday experience. One way we can become aware of this is through nature and the changing seasons. During winter the earth’s energy is withdrawn back into herself. It is a time of rest, storing and preparation. This is a time of being grounded, internalised and still. The weather is cold and dry - qualities that aggravate both vata (dryness & anxiety) and kapha (phlegm & sluggishness) doshas (body/mind constitutions).


 
Noster Probiotics - Antibiotic History
Neil Jackson

Now the big danger is antibiotic resistance by the infectious bacteria. The reality is that doctors have over prescribed and incorrectly prescribed antibiotics resulting in antibiotic resistance being developed. There has been no new antibiotic discoveries in 20+ years


 
Nutritional Support For Diabetics
Stuart Wilson

We all need glucose for energy and this glucose comes mainly from our food. Glucose is released into our blood after we eat, especially if it’s a carbohydrate such as cereal, bread, pasta or sugary foods.


 
Nutritional Support For Stress
Stuart Wilson

GOOD STRESS-BAD STRESS Stress can be a crippling experience but when correctly managed it can be a very positive tool. The first step to success in any stressful situation is our ability to manage our stress. There are several factors that determine our capacity to manage and benefit from stress.


 
Nuts About Coconuts
Samantha Taylor

Coconut oil, otherwise known as the latest super-natural superfood, really got my attention as it was doing the rounds on social media. Below I have listed the 5 various ways I have tried and tested the product.


 
Observational Study On Premular - Part 1
Dr. med. Roger Eltbogen

Menstrual cycle irregularities (MCIs) and the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are a common disorder in women during their reproductive lifespan. The prevalence for MCIs is about 20% in young women [1]. About 20% - 40% of women suffer from PMS, and 40% - 50% of these women are impaired in their interpersonal and workplace activities [2-5]. The cause of these disorders are still unclear, however current scientific evidence suggests that altered regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters
1Medical practice for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Solothurn; 2Medical practice for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Schaffhausen; 3ClinResearch Ltd., Aesch; 4Max Zeller Soehne AG, Romanshorn, Switzerland


 
Paleofantasy
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.............


 
Questions To Ask Your Body
Sarah-Jane farrell

Having a body is a wrongness for most churches, cults, and religions. Most say the body is useless and only the spirit is
valuable. Unless you can have the oneness of embodiment, then you have to come back again and again until you do it right. What if your body were not the ultimate limitation?


 
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.


 
Red Pill Or Bue Pill?
Sarah-jane Farrell

In our instant gratification culture, there is an urban myth circling our news-feeds, e-mails and self-help articles. This myth takes form through the web usually called “5 life hacks to happiness’ or ‘Quick fix for depression” or “7 ways to ……”.

I would LOVE to tell you that there is a tablet you could take which solve all your problems, eliminate issues, dissolve the tough feelings, thoughts and emotions;
OR that in one easy step you could wash away the pain;
OR  a magic potion which will make the chaos creators in your life disappear…


 
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.


 
Rosemary Officinalis
Jean Franklin

Rosemary is a shrub that originated in the Mediterranean area and is now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions and is steeped with myth, magic and folk medicinal use! In Elizabethan times, wedding couples wore a sprig of Rosemary as a sign of fidelity and the guests were given bunches tied with coloured ribbon to symbolise love and faithfulness.


 
Sending Out An Sos To Cut The Bs Of A Quick Fix
Sarah-Jane Farrell

Are you suffering from bright shiny object syndrome? If you are sick and tired of struggling to fill your practise consistently and spending time and money on the next course or program in the hopes that this certification will give you the success and financial freedom you want and no matter what you do you are still spinning your wheels with no more than an expensive hobby, then keep on reading......


 
Skin Disorders
Author Unknown

Skin problems are unfortunately very common in all breeds. The skin being truly the largest organ in the body, is in fact the easiest way for the body to eliminate toxins.We have been conditioned by the medical establishment that when we see any skin abnormality, it is to be viewed as troublesome and unsightly and must be gotten rid of it as fast as possible ( i.e. the usual route of antibiotics and possible steroids). When nothing but conventional treatment is used it leads to a suppression of symptoms.


 
Spring-time Skin Allergy Rescue
Down to Earth

Do you suffer from spring-time allergies? For many of us the annual blooming of plants and release of pollen into the atmosphere brings a runny nose, watery eyes and a very itchy skin. Get some handy tips on how to manage your spring allergies and to find out how our products can help reduce your skin irritations.


 
Sprouting Guide
Joseph Feigelson

Sprouting sprouts is surprisingly easy and the health benefits you reap after sowing these little seeds are enormous.


 
Strength Training For Weight Loss Success
Deborah L. Mullen

How we can lose and keep off extra fat.If you go "on a diet", what does that mean? That you will eventually go "off the diet". If you haven't changed your eating and physical activity behaviours, what's going to happen? Rationally, you know the answer, but emotionally, you engage in wishful thinking, hoping that this time you will lose the weight and keep it off.


 
Stress
Vital

The one complaint we all have in common is stress. Some people manage to shrug it off, but for the most of us it’s an ongoing battle.


 
Sugar And Sweeteners
Allan Wohrnitz

The only form of sugar the body requires is glucose. The brain runs ONLY on glucose it uses up 30% of the body's production of the essential sugar.Glucose occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables. Blood sugar levels rise and normalize after adequate fruit consumption.


 
Technology Disconnects Us From Our Bodies
Claudia Slattery

We have become so technologically advanced, yet in doing so, become so disconnected from our bodies. Has technology really helped as much as we think it has?


 
Texting Becoming A Pain In The Neck
University of Nebraska / Peri Zourides

Research into neck position while texting. In today’s technology-thirsty society, it’s rare to not see someone with their head down texting on their cell phone or reading the latest status updates on Facebook. However, too much texting and tilting your head down can become a pain in the neck for some people.


 
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 5 Levels Of Healing Naturally
Dr Kelly Brogan

Falling apart in the process of awakened women - the gift of transformation in chaotic times. How to navigate through the 5 stages of waking up in a New 5d Earth without thinking you are crazy.


 
The Benefits Of Bars
Fazila Bizior

What if change could be with Ease?

In the 3 years since I had experienced my first Access BARS session, this modality has gained much awareness and popularity as a dynamic process and tool.

Over the course of 12 years I have studied a variety of different courses and trained in many different disciplines (having accumulated enough certificates to cover a wall floor to ceiling). If there was something new, chances were I had either had a session or had attended a course on it!


 
The Cause Of Diseases
Allan Wohrnitz

In an acidic environment, diseases thrive diseases such as arthritis, gout, eczema, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, heart disease, fibromyaglia, kidney and gall stones, asthma, allergies, etc..


 
The Fear Of Failure
Lior Losinsky

Article which discusses the concepts of failure and when it's good for you. Is there such a a thing as failure when it can teach you so much? The fear of failure is so common in my clients that I often wonder what we are teaching our children regarding success and failure that makes this fear so limiting and obstructive in our lives.


 
The Growth Imperative: An Infinite Thread
Dr Walter Harry Willies

How do you grow? By trying? By knowing how to? You have the most basic instinct to grow by simply allowing it to happen.The body-mind continuum has exploded beyond belief since the conservative constraints of the pre-sixties. I grew up in a world where there was a clear distinction between orthodoxy and unorthodoxy.


 
The Human Heart- The Strongest Generator Of Both Electrical And Magnetic Fields In The Body.
Lisa Martin

The Human Heart has been proven to be the strongest eloctro-mangnetic organ in the body. If we are all made of energy, life-force than surely the heart has the most powerful influence on how we connect together as human beings


 
The Immune System
Vita Health

The best health care is a powerful immune system that stops illnesses before they take hold.The purpose of the human immune system is to protect and sustain life, so it fights every threat to your existence, from bruises, burns and colds to cancer, heart disease and serious infections – even the harmful effects of your own behaviour.


 
The Ingredients We Avoid And What We Use Instead
Down to Earth

Special care is taken to include only the purest, most potent plant actives in the Down to Earth ointment range. Plant actives that soothe, purify, heal and relieve pain. We also take special care to avoid ingredients that have shown to be potentially harmful. Why spoil a good thing, right? There are a large number of ingredients used in conventional skincare products that are suspect or known to be harmful. Companies have for decades and continue to use these ingredients because they are cheap and easy to come by - even though studies have shown some potential harmful side-effects in recent years. We highlight a few ingredients to avoid and tell you why.


 
The Joy Of Eating
Angela Deutschmann

If food is fraught with anxiety for you, associated with 'good-bad' labels and the need for major willpower, you are in a battle with yourself nearly all your waking hours.


 
The Obesity Era
David Berreby

‘The previous belief of many lay people and health professionals that obesity is simply the result of a lack of willpower and an inability to discipline eating habits is no longer defensible.’ 


 
The Role Of Essential Oils In Skincare
Marlize Nel

From freshening air to disinfecting your home and promoting weight loss, the list of uses for and benefits of essential oils are endless. They are particularly useful in skincare, delivering powerful medicinal benefits and beautiful natural scents. Find out which essential oils are repeatedly recommended for skincare and why we chose to use them in the Down to Earth ailment and skincare range.


 
The Undisputed Cure For Mrsa - P1
Information supplied by Shane Cass

Why are medical authorities so suspiciously silent about this simple sure-fire cure for the deadly new MRSA super pathogens?

Newspaper headlines around the world are now ablaze with warnings from the health authorities regarding the rapid spread of the deadly flesh-eating MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) and a number of other drug-resistant “super pathogens“ that are now steadily moving into the general population.


 
The Undisputed Cure For Mrsa - P2
Information supplied by Shane Cass

You see, the drug industry is afraid of silver because it is a completely natural substance, and in its liquid colloidal form – the best form for human use – it cannot be patented and monopolized. In fact, with a simple, inexpensive device called a colloidal silver generator, anyone can turn pure silver into the specific liquid colloidal form most useful to fighting infections and healing the human body. And it can be done for only pennies a quart!What’s more, because it is not a drug, anyone can sell it. Therefore, the pharmaceutical industry cannot maintain a monopoly on it, like they do with their overly-expensive and in many cases now-useless pharmaceutical antibiotic drugs.


 
The Undisputed Cure For Mrsa - P3
Information supplied by Shane Cass

The evidence for silver continues to grow so strongly that even the news media is being forced to acknowledge it.
For example, in late October of last year, silver was shown to cure a confirmed MRSA infection in an Albany, Georgia man whose doctor had ordered immediate surgery to remove his infected tissues. As you’ll see in the story below, the emergency surgery never had to take place, thanks to the infection-fighting power of silver.


 
The Will To Be Well
Jevon Dangeli

Right now you can chose how you wish to feel. In this very moment you can begin to heal your body and mind, and be WELL.The first step toward being well on the outside is to begin to act internally like a well person. Form your conception of perfect health (how you would look and feel), and get into the way of thinking about perfect health until it begins to have a definite meaning to you.


 
The Wonderful Benefits Of Biochemic Tissue Salts
Lee Weller

a MUST FOR THOSE In the Summer and Autumn Years... from someone in the AUTUMN YEARS... This age of extra stress.. the THREE most valuable and effective Biochemic Tissue Salts.


 
The Wonderful Benefits Of Fennel
Desiree Campher

Fennel is well known in the culinary world for its anise-like flavour, but also has natural sources of vitamins, minerals and fibre. It is renowned for its power to combat digestive discomforts. Fennel seed contains anethole, a compound that has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. The volatile oils in the seeds are known to increase the secretion of digestive enzymes in the stomach, which in turn promotes better digestion and nutrient absorption. It also acts as a mild laxative and has anti-oxidants that leap in to defend the body from free radical damage. The seed can be chewed to relieve heart burn and freshens the breath


 
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.


 
Tibetan Medicine
Estie Mattheuss

This is based on the theory that the body contains 3 substances, called humours: vital energy/ internal heat/ phlegm.When a person is healthy these 3 substances are balanced, but when they are imbalanced they turn into poisons such as desire, anger and greed.


 
Top 6 Myths About Yoga
Patricia Piper

People are often confused about Yoga and are not sure if they should practice or not, for several reasons, religion, flexibility, age...  Here are the top 6 myths around yoga explained to you in a simple way.  


 
To_do_or_die
Paula Quinsee

Intimacy is the bond or connection we have with our partner. It is the way we treat each other, how we communicate with each other, the language we use (tone of voice and words), they way we show affection (physical touch), how we validate and acknowledge each other, how we spend quality time together and how we manage conflict.


 
Tumor Growths, How To Reduce Them With Natural Remedies
Allan Wohrnitz

Abnormal growths can occur anytime in the body, especially under conditions of stress, radiation exposure, presence of parasites and poor nutrition or malnutrition .


 
Turning "hype" To Advantage
Craig Cox

How to understand, see through and use feel good hype for our own advantage


 
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.


 
Ulcers
Allan Wohrnitz

Almost any deficiency can cause an ulcer, whether diets low in calories, low in proteins or in vitamins.It has also been observed that ulcers are psychosomatic, which means times of stress like anxiety, anger, depression, insecurity, past frustrations, disappointments have triggered the onset of ulcers.


 
Unconditional Love : The Key To Self-empowerment
Ashraf Moorad

This article presents the role of Unconditional Love in Psycho-Spiritual Self-Empowerment.Unconditional Love is the vibration of Self-Empowerment. It is an energy that heals our powerlessness affectedness and reveals our creativity & inspiration. Unconditional Love is the most valuable and powerful resource in existence


 
Uses For Avocado Oil
Vicki Berry

Rich in antioxidants, Avocado Oil can be applied directly to the skin to help heal and soften damaged skin and treat dry or aged skin. This is a thick, fatty oil that is fabulous for moisturising and treating all skin (and hair) types. Avocado oil soothes the upper layers of skin and rehydrates at the same time. Dry hair will also benefit from avocado oil, as it is rich, nourishing, and softening.


 
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 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


 
Uva Ursi Benefits
Desiree Campher

Uva Ursi is known to support the kidney's ability to remove toxins and waste. It also fights infections and inflammations of the urinary tract. Uva Ursi is still the most popular herb in use today for relieving kidney and bladder infections, inflammation and kidney stones. The benefits of this product is diuretic, astringent and antiseptic properties, it reduces the accumulation of uric acid, high concentrations of which have been associated with conditions such as gout and kidney stones.


 
We Need To Talk
Paula Quinsee

How often have you heard those words from your partner and your blood has run cold expecting the worst?
Communication forms the foundation of all relationships (both personal and peer). Did you know that we communicate in several ways: 7% words, 37% tonality and 55% through our body language?


 
Weight Control And Detox Through Nutrition
Stuart Wilson

There are many factors that contribute to weight problems. Most people think it is only overeating that is the problem.There are many reasons why certain medications cause weight gain.There are also several types of medication that cause weight gain.Different people will experience different reactions to their medication.


 
What Are Tissue Salts And Their Benefits?
Eva F. Schoenfeld

Tissue Salts are more important than you think... The strain caused by barren food from intoxicated and empty soils need to be supported with micronutrients - hence Tissue Salts - then the absorption of macronutrients like vitamins and food-supplements will also be successful. Talk to us!


 
What Have You Done
Paula Quinsee

We dread it as D day draws nearer where we are meant to be at the event or engagement we've committed to or to deliver on a task we said we would do. We find ourselves leaving things to the absolute last minute, trying to avoid it in every way possible ending up feeling stressed or running around like a headless chicken.


 
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.


 
What Is Msm
Desiree Campher

Biologically active sulphur is one of the most critical nutrients for our bodies to remain youthful and energetic.  As we age, along with a diet deficient in essential nutrients, our bodies become stiff, our cells become rigid, and our overall energy begins to rapidly decelerate.

MSM is an organic sulphur compound that’s naturally derived during the earth’s rain cycle.  Sulphur is present in many natural unprocessed foods, but it’s quickly lost during the cooking process.  MSM is gaining a lot of attention due to the recent focus on longevity and anti-aging technologies.


 
What Progesterone Does...
Sally Longden

It helps prevent osteoporosis in a manner that complements estrogen. While estrogen prevents bone breakdown, progesterone actually promotes bone rebuilding by stimulating the osteoblasts (the cells that create the bone fabric itself).


 
Who Is Dr. Hulda Clark?
Desiree Campher

Dr Clark was an internationally renowned Canadian research scientist, born on 18 October 1928 in the old Soviet Union, and author who began her studies in biology at the University of Saskatchewan, where she was awarded Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude and Master of Arts with high honours.


 
Who Is Herba Farmacy- Natural Healing?
Desiree Campher

The original organisation 'Natural Healing' was founded in 1998 by Shelley Keith. The main aim was to assist Dr Hulda Clark enthusiasts to be able to obtain her products in South Africa, as importing was and still is financially impossible. Through many years of research, and in the early days, with assistance and collaboration with Dr Clark herself, Natural Healing grew in popularity and became the only true manufacturer of Dr Clark products in Africa.


 
Why Treat The Skin On Your Face Different To The Skin On Your Body
Down to Earth

It would be very convenient if you could use a "one-size-fits-all" solution for all of your skin, but they are hard to find. Why? Because skin is constructed differently in different areas and products are made to cater to those differences. In our latest blog post we examine the main differences between the skin on your face and the skin on your body, and highlight the differences in skincare products formulated for face vs body.


 
Why You Should Take Responsibility For Your Own Well-being And Happiness.
Thamini Naidoo

Often we blame other people or situations for our unhappiness. We give away all our personal power by allowing another person, or situation, to determine our life and how we feel. This often leaves us feeling helpless, frustrated an even unhappy.


 
Your Best Weight
Body and Mind

Your weight is influenced by a range of factors, such as age, sex and body frame.If you exercise and build up muscle - which is desirable - you will appear to be heavier because muscle weights more than fat. The incidence of obesity in the industrialized world sharply in recent years.