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Hormone health

As we age our body’s hormonal function starts to decline.  Hormonal imbalance is not just caused by menopause or a hysterectomy, for example, but can also be due to other factors.  For example, stress, food sensitivities, “leaky gut,” nutrient deficiencies, not sleeping well or lack of sleep, environmental toxins, any tension in relationships, as well […]

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New Year – does it mean new beginnings?

Whenever a new year begins, we tend to say / believe that it is a start of new things; a new beginning of sorts.  In many ways this is true, for example a new year can usher in changes like moving house, getting married or going on an overseas trip.  Yet, for me personally, each […]

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End of another year

As we come to another end of another year, many of us are probably at a place in our lives where we realized that change is inevitable and that there are things in life that we don’t have control over.  Therefore, I want to re-visit and look at a few pointers that I feel can […]

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Healthy snacks for your dog and / or cat

Pets are part of the family; they are not just man’s best friend, but also loyal companions that gives love unconditionally – many lessons to be learnt from our animal friends.  So, why not treat them to some home-made snacks this festive season. Here is a healthy recipe that you can make as a treat […]

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The art, the gift, of giving

Christmas-time is a time for giving – but should it be the only time that we give presents?  Of course not; birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and many other times, are celebrated.  Life should be celebrated – to wake up every morning is a blessing; to be able to walk, to see, to hear, are all blessings.  […]

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Don’t forget yourself

As the year starts to wind down and we are getting closer to the festive season, many of us tend to run around like a headless chicken, forgetting that we also need some TLC.  I have written previous blog posts about how to take “time-out” for yourself; so, in today’s blog post I want to […]

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Re-connecting with self

More and more people are awakening today; realizing, admitting to and accepting to take responsibility for the choices they make, the road (s) they choose to walk.  All of us have inherited certain genetics and traits from our parents, grandparents and other family members.  We have our own unique personality (part inherited, part conditioned by […]

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Staying sane when everyone else is going mad

In a month’s time, Christmas has come and gone.  Tomorrow is “Black Friday- “sales and already people are cueing up and shops have started their sales already.  It is usually this time of year that, for some reason, people are more edgy, more frustrated and/or short-tempered.   Is it because it is almost the end of […]

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Diet, exercise, either / or; neither / nor…

Hundreds and hundreds of people, from all walks of life, believe that diet plays a role in losing weight.  Coupled with exercise, you not only reach your goals, but also maintain it…or so they say!  Other people say no to dieting but yes to some form of exercise and they, too, stay fit and healthy.  […]

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Ideas and recipes with spices

Allspice Allspice can be used in biscuits, drinks, desserts and other dishes: Adding a couple of allspice berries when you are making glühwein or chai tea will add warmth to your drink (perfect if you are heading into winter); Adding allspice to sweet dishes like gingerbread, apple pie or dark chocolate desserts, will add a […]

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