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Keeping your immune system strong and healthy

Your immune system is your body’s defence mechanism that protects you from diseases.  In order for the immune system to function optimally, it must detect a wide variety of pathogens, for example viruses, parasitic worms and bacteria.  This must be distinguished from the body’s own healthy tissue.  When the body’s immune system is down, one […]

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Natural painkillers and remedies

More and more people are turning to natural remedies as a means of treating pain, illness and other diseases.  Over-the-counter medicines and the like, are still used, but people are looking for long-term solutions and remedies, without the side effects.  There are a huge variety of herbs and spices, as well as flower- and essential […]

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The basics of good nutrition

Nutrition is a subject that has been written, spoken and debated about, many times.  Over the years there were different opinions as to what is good nutrition exactly.  Some Nutritionists and Dieticians, will tell you that you should eat a balanced meal, where you incorporate all the different food groups.  Others will tell you to […]

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Lunchbox-ideas for everyone

It is a new year and many parents are looking for ideas to pack healthy lunchboxes; not just for themselves, but also for their children.  The internationally acclaimed chef, writer and restauranteur, Jamie Oliver, set out on a mission a few years back to transform the food served at schools all over the UK.  In […]

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New Year, new opportunities, new adventures

There are many articles written about how to kickstart your “bucket list” in a new year.  In this blog post, I am not going to focus on that.  What I’d like to write about is what a new year can become.  A new year, like a new month, is something that gives you the opportunity […]

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End of another year; how time flies

As we come to another year-end, it is time to give gratitude for the things that we got, the people we met and/or loved, and the blessings we got.  All of us go through ups and downs, but it’s the ups that counts!  What would life be without it?  The question is – are you […]

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Where to go?  The beach, the mountains, the bush or the city?

When planning a getaway, break, long weekend or holiday, there are so many things to consider:  everyone’s likes and dislikes, time of year, cost, what to do and see and the like.  There are so many places, countries and the like, that you can visit, it can be quite overwhelming to decide where to go!  […]

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Staying fit and healthy during the holidays

The holidays, especially December, is a time to rest, recharge and be with family and loved ones.  Staying healthy and fit might not be on everyone’s list.  However, if you are one of those people who would love to continue your routine, but in a more relaxed way, then here are a couple of tips […]

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December – the silly season

As we enter the last month of the year, it is as if the energies are more frantic and hurried.  Whether it is because it is almost the end of the year, or because of the holiday-vibes, I am not sure.  What I do know, is that December is often referred to as the “silly […]

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Early bird or night owl?

Are you someone that gets up when the birds are awake; or do you burn the midnight candle?  When I was a student (and I am sure many of you will agree), I much preferred staying up late and sleeping late, then going to bed and waking up early.  Nowadays, I must be honest, it […]

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