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Inflammation – what is it exactly and signals to look out for

All of us have bumped our knee, cut a finger, sprained an ankle, and so forth, some time or other.  Inflammation sets in when the body is facing an assault of harmful stimuli, for example toxins from a cut finger, pathogens like bacteria and viruses when you have a cold or flu, or other irritants […]

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The wonders and importance of water

Humans can survive for 3 – 4 weeks without food, but only 3 – 4 days without water.  Studies have shown that, in certain conditions, people can survive for a week without water.  This, however, depends on the climate, the person’s age and overall health.  The human body is made up of between 70 – […]

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Yoga… Pilates…or both?

Ever wondered what the difference and similarities are between Yoga and Pilates? Honestly, not much, except that the one is done much slower and static than the other. Let me explain. Yoga (the oldest exercise-routine to date), is a form of stretching and strengthening in a quiet, peaceful environment, where different poses are taught / […]

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Allergy or Food Intolerance? What is the difference?

More and more people are suffering from either allergy and/or food intolerances.  Many, many years ago, allergies were something alien; when a child didn’t want to eat certain foods, saying it made him feel bloated or caused a blocked nose, he was told he is “fussy.” Years later many people’s perspectives have changed, due to […]

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Meditation / mindfulness

To meditate (or become still), is a simple way of “shutting down” the little voice in your head.  It is to become still, to connect with your inner self, higher self and Divinity / God / Spirit.  There are many people for it and many people against it.  Whether you spend your quiet time in […]

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Breathing is life

We start life in this world by drawing our first breath and exhaling it (usually) with a cry! Breathing is considered the most important of all the functions of the body because all the other functions depend upon it.  A person can exist several days without food, fewer days without drinking but only minutes without […]

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Taking care of our furry- and feathery friends during winter

Wintertime is not just a time when humans struggle with dry skin.  Our furry friends can also struggle with it during the winter.  So…what to do? First of all, make sure there is enough drinking water for your pets, as well as for the birds, bees and other insects outside.  This, of course, only applies […]

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Tips for achieving your resolutions for the new year

Many of us have made resolutions each and every year…only to fail at achieving some or even all of them!  Why does this happen?  A recent study indicated that 88% of resolutions fail due to being too vague.  So, what to do to achieve your goals? Set goals throughout the year instead of only at […]

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Winter-time is here – are you ready?

Winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere; with snow on the mountains and cold fronts hitting the shores.  Now is the time to start taking extra care of everybody’s health! Start by taking extra vitamin B and vitamin C; especially a vitamin C that targets colds and flu (for example Viral Choice’s Vitamin C with […]

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“Let’s start at the very beginning…a very good place to start; When you read you begin with A, B, C…”

And when you think of fruit and vegetables?  You begin with… “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!” With winter arriving in the Northern Hemisphere one tends to go for the “comfort” foods, for example breads, pastas, and warm puddings.  It is important, however, to make sure that you and your family eat balanced, […]

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