Combatting Constipation

Combatting Constipation
By Heidi du Preez and Justine PridayIf your intestinal motility stops, you die. Moreover, constipation is a devious destroyer of good health. It slowly, but surely, poisons every part of your body. Chronic constipation affects more than 20% of the population in developed countries and has a large negative impact...

Avocado, Sweet Basil and Sprout Salad

Avocado, Sweet Basil and Sprout Salad
dairy-free; gluten-free; sugar-free & yeast-free Serves 1 ½ ripe avocado, peeled and sliced 1 tsp (5 ml) freshly-squeezed lemon juice 1 tomato, sliced a handful of fresh watercress, washed a handful of fresh sweet basil leaves, washed ½ cup (125 ml) alfalfa and/or mung bean sprouts 1 tbsp (15 ml)...

Best natural cold and flu remedies - revised

Best natural cold and flu remedies - revised
It is important to note that most upper respiratory infections are viral related, and therefore not caused by bacteria. Taking an antibiotic upon the first signs of cold or flu will only make matters worse long-term by negatively affecting your microbiome (flora in the gut). Find below a list of...

Battling with Insomnia?

Battling with Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that regularly affects millions of people worldwide and today there are more insomniacs than ever before. But what is insomnia? In short, individuals with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. The effects can be devastating.Insomnia affects various areas of one’s life...

Molasses - Health or Waste product

Molasses - Health or Waste product
Molasses is being marketed as a health food product, high in nutrients. But molasses is actually a waste product. It is a by-product of sugar cane being processed into refined white sugar. The rationale behind selling it as a health product is that all the nutrients stripped away during the...

I feel worse, is detox or die-off the cause?

I feel worse, is detox or die-off the cause?
Surely one of the most challenging aspects of natural healing is that one might feel worse before getting better. Many people then become despondent and give up altogether. It is thus important to understand why the initial adverse symptoms are happening and moreover, how to overcome them. The words detox...

Oat Waffles

Oat Waffles
dairy-free & yeast-free Makes 10 medium waffles 3 cups (750 ml) raw rolled oats½ tsp (2 ml) unrefined salt3 cups (750 ml) cold purified water½ tsp (2 ml) pure vanilla extract1 tbsp (15 ml) honey¾ cup (200 ml) raw cashew nuts Method 1.Blend all the ingredients together in a power...

Best natural cold and flu remedies - revised

Best natural cold and flu remedies - revised
It is important to note that most upper respiratory infections are viral related, and therefore not caused by bacteria. Taking an antibiotic upon the first signs of cold or flu will only make matters worse long-term by negatively affecting your microbiome (flora in the gut). Find below a list of...

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy
What is Nutritional Therapy? Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition and health science to enable individuals to maximise their health potential. The external and internal environments of the individual are altered through diet, nutraceuticals, functional foods, nutritional supplements and detoxification. Individuals are educated to make the necessary changes relating...