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Balancing and stretching the family budget

There’s no doubt that we’re going through tough economic times as a country at the moment. One thing to take comfort in is that we’re all going through the same as a collective rather than as individuals. The family budget will probably be the hardest hit during this time. There are no quick fixes, but it’s … Continue reading Balancing and stretching the family budget

DHA: Essential Fat for Your Brain

What is DHA? The omega-3 essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid, aka DHA, is one of the building blocks of every cell in your body. It’s a vital structural and functional component of your skin, eyes, and brain health at all stages of life. For decades DHA has been accepted as an important dietary supplement during … Continue reading DHA: Essential Fat for Your Brain

Oil Pulling: A natural antibacterial mouth wash for sore throats

Our mouths are the source of a large number of germ that eventually make their way into the rest of the body. The immune system can take a beating during the winter months and especially with the added stress of Corona Virus in the air. Therefore, it’s important to keep the mouth clean and what … Continue reading Oil Pulling: A natural antibacterial mouth wash for sore throats

Post Traumatic Stress is real for teens

Teenagers who have experienced trauma can be psychologically wounded by what they have seen, felt or endured. Yet, they do not always receive the attention, support and care that they would have if they had been physically wounded or were ill. The result is that the stress of the experience and the weight of suppressing … Continue reading Post Traumatic Stress is real for teens

Make your lockdown exercise outing a family affair

Your marathons have been canceled, your cycling group is in lockdown and you now have a classroom in your lounge.  But all is not lost, you can still get out in the mornings for some much-needed exercise between 6 and 9, so why not bring the family along too?  What better than some fresh air, boosting the … Continue reading Make your lockdown exercise outing a family affair

The Big Brain Workout

Every brain changes with age, as do mental function. We look at how lifestyle and nutrition can minimise the effects of ageing. BY HELEN CLEMSON Did you know that the brain is a muscle and you can train it to assist you to create the life you desire? Helen Hansen, a kinesiologist who specialises in … Continue reading The Big Brain Workout

5 Supplements that work wonders for Brain and Memory Health

Did you know that the human brain uses more energy than any other organ in the body? While the brain represents only 2% of total body weight, it accounts for more than 20% of the body’s total energy expenditure. We’ve put together 5 supplements for a healthy mind.   Brain Power* Goodhealth Goodhealth Brain Power … Continue reading 5 Supplements that work wonders for Brain and Memory Health

Mushrooms make the best pan-pals!

While social distancing, washing hands often and not touching your face are the prescribed ways to combat the spread of COVID-19, being aware of your overall health and striving for optimal nutrition allows the immune system to function at its best! There’s also the upside that cooking makes you happy. A recent study published in … Continue reading Mushrooms make the best pan-pals!

Exotic tomato and chickpea pasta salad

Delicious, nutritious and deceptively simple recipes to guide you on your path of leading a healthy lifestyle through good eating. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 250 g chickpea pasta 150 g baby spinach 600 g small exotic or multi-coloured tomatoes, halved 8 red salad onions/scallions, chopped (leaves included) 120 g sundried tomatoes, chopped handful chopped fresh parsley … Continue reading Exotic tomato and chickpea pasta salad

How do I moisturise my baby’s skin?

Your baby’s skin is sensitive and delicate and needs special care Those early weeks with a new baby can be magical… and exhausting. You’re still working out how to hold a slippery baby while you wash their delicate skin, and you’re learning what they like and don’t like (clue: they’ll definitely let you know). You … Continue reading How do I moisturise my baby’s skin?

A digital Detox

SWITCHING OFF TO SWITCH ON It’s tempting to think that the only people who need to unplug are those completely addicted to technology. Everyone can benefit from reducing screen time. Various studies have shown that overusing technology is bad for your sleep, your relationships, your productivity, and your self-esteem. By Mariza Halliday Being too dependent … Continue reading A digital Detox

Tips For Nurturing & Nourishing Your Bump With A Well Balanced Diet

Did you know a little one’s first 1000 days are the most significant for their health and development? So, mummies to be who eat a balanced and varied diet can really have a positive impact on their baby’s future health and eating habits. This can be a daunting thought, but Organix, a brand dedicated to … Continue reading Tips For Nurturing & Nourishing Your Bump With A Well Balanced Diet