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When to say adios – or not – to old make-up

I don’t know about you, but there are days when I like to go make-up free.  I don’t even put any creams on!  Why?  Because I want my skin to breathe.  The same goes for my nails; when I take the old nail polish off, I wait a day or two before putting other nail […]

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Lemons are not just for lemonade

When it comes to lemons, thoughts of fish and chips, lemon meringue and many other dishes, comes to mind.  Yet, lemons have much more uses than just baking with it, or flavouring a dish or water.  If you love eating avocado, but don’t like it when it gets brown, then simply cover the open part […]

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Hair loss:  when is it not normal?

Losing hair when you brush or wash your hair, is normal.  As the seasons change, we often lose hair (just like animals).  However, if we lose more hair than normal, it is always a good idea to sit down and figure out why.  Stress, chemical treatments, medications and diet play a huge role in whether […]

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Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is charcoal that is treated with oxygen at high levels, to make it more porous.  It is a by product of burning coconut shells, bamboo, olive pits, wood, or other substances.  The best activated charcoal to use is organic and made from coconut shells.  When it is processed at these high temperatures, the […]

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April-festivals

All over the world, people are celebrating different things.  For some, this time of year is a time to remember the exit out of Egypt, for others it is the resurrection of Jesus.  Whatever it is that is celebrated, there is one common theme and that is rebirth.  Nobody really knows, for example, why a […]

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Meditation:  still the chatter and listen

Meditation is as old as the mountains.  For many, many years people across the world, of all ages, for different reasons.  In Westerns countries, more and more people are drawn to meditation.  People are seeking a way to still the chatter in the brain; a way to destress and sleep better.  However, these are but […]

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Tissue oil’s many uses

Tissue oil is a wonderful remedy to have in your cupboard.  Made of a combination of omega oils, found in a variety of plants, including flax, marula and rose hips.  There are many brands to choose from, but a favourite of mine is Justine’s Tissue oil and tissue oil-soap.  Tissue oil is mostly known for […]

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Seasons are changing…

With the Equinox, comes seasonal changes.  In the Northern Hemisphere, people are getting ready for spring, whilst the people in the Southern Hemisphere, are getting ready for winter.  Although it is a natural cycle that occurs every year, some people struggle with these changes.  Some don’t like the dark, long winters (no matter for how […]

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Archetypes

An archetype, according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, is “an original model or a very typical example.”  Often referred to as a person’s shadow side, an archetype is the energy pattern or motif, contained in a person’s subconscious mind.  Your conscious mind is the part of the brain that you use every day, to make […]

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Natural Antibiotics That Our Ancestors Used Instead of Pills

Oregano and the oil of oregano You’ve probably used oregano as a flavouring in your favourite Italian dishes without even realizing the health benefits that it contains. Beyond its antibacterial properties, oregano can help with digestion and aid in weight loss. An oil that is found in oregano, Carvacrol, has been found to fight the […]

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