Home Gardening and the achy muscles
Oct06

Home Gardening and the achy muscles

Gardening is a passion of mine, passed down to me by my mother. Although I have no garden, my terrace makes up a good alternative. From flowering plants to many succulents, to herbs and some vegetables. Since I am working from home, no time is spent commuting to and from work and less running around for errands. Thus, I am utilizing the time for gardening.  Gardening is therapeutic for body, mind and soul. It relaxes whilst...

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Are we getting ready for school?
Aug14

Are we getting ready for school?

As Covid-19 has hit us in large numbers, the question most parents are asking is, naturally, if schools are going to open come September. Some are adamant that even if they do, they are not risking their children’s health. Others do not really have an option as fear of job losses still prevail. It is a stressful situation, and with the knowledge that stress weakens the immune system, its the last thing we needs. Keeping to healthy...

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Keeping your energy level in check this summer
Jul15

Keeping your energy level in check this summer

Summer has started and the heat has hit us. Our bodies need their time to adjust to the high temperatures whilst producing more sweat to cool down. Even our metabolic rate slows down in summer leaving us feeling sluggish and listless. Too much sun exposure especially during peak hours also contributes to low energy as it causes dehydration. How do we keep our energy up naturally? Drink plenty of water, a lack of it will result in...

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Magnesium, the vital mineral that helps us cope with stress and anxiety.
May08

Magnesium, the vital mineral that helps us cope with stress and anxiety.

It is 2020 and we are facing a virus that has created havoc the world over. Quarantine, lockdown and Covid-19 are the most used words of our time. Routine has changed in many ways – working from home or job loss, home-schooling kids and the necessary social distancing. Whatever the situation, we are all experiencing some sort of anxiety and stress. Emotional stress drains the body of magnesium.  Magnesium is wasted via the urine...

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The importance of Probiotics for good health
Apr08

The importance of Probiotics for good health

Inside each of us, there are millions of bacteria which call our body home – the internal world these organisms form is commonly referred to as ‘The Microbiome’. The human microbiome is a small, but incredibly complex, ecosystem, containing hundreds of different competing and co-existing species. In fact, our own cells are outnumbered 10-1 by the plethora of cells and microbes which live in us and on us. There is currently a huge...

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Magnesium, a vital mineral we cannot be without
Mar25

Magnesium, a vital mineral we cannot be without

A magnesium-rich body will be stronger, more flexible and better able to resist both physical and emotional stress.  Magnesium is crucial for healthy bones as it makes up part of the skeleton’s framework. Its presence in every one of our body’s cells is essential, as it’s responsible for over 300 different actions in the body. So, let us look at some of the roles magnesium plays. Mood, Relaxation and sleep Hormones such as serotonin...

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