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Rebounding (aka Lymphasizing)

Ever wondered why babies, instinctively, bounce? Or why do children like bouncing on a trampoline…or, heaven forbid, their beds? It is because the body wants to move and when you bounce, not only does it help to get rid of excess energy, but it is also excellent for overall muscle strength, balance (core stability), as […]

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Eye-health

More and more people suffer from red eyes and headaches related to eye strain due to computers, cellular phones and television.  In today’s modern society, it is estimated that up to 100 million workers are at risk of developing computer vision syndrome.  According to a report published in “Medical Practice and Reviews,” professionals mostly at […]

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Hotpod Yoga, Pilates in a hot studio, Aerial Yoga – what is it and is it worth doing?

For the last couple of years a new Yoga- and Pilates-trend popped-up all over the world…Hotpod Yoga.  Founded in 2013 by Nick Higgins and Max Henderson, it was brought to South Africa in 2015 by Daniela de Bruyn.  Her goal, she says, was to make Yoga more accessible to people who are not perfection-seeking yogis.  […]

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“Let thy food be thy medicine”

With the changes of the seasons, people can become susceptible to catching a cold or flu. It is important to take extra vitamin C and vitamin B-complex, to maintain a strong immune system. In the Southern Hemisphere we are slowly but surely getting ready for cold nights, while our “neighbours” in the Northern Hemisphere is […]

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Inflammation: what to do

In one of my previous blogposts, I explained what is inflammation, why it happens and which signals to look for with regards to acute and/or chronic inflammation. In this post I will discuss what can be done to minimize and/or heal the body in an easy, natural way.  I am not saying that anti-inflammatory medication […]

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Does being healthy mean being boring?

Many people struggle to keep to a healthy eating plan and/or exercise- routine; not because they are lazy or not trying hard enough, but because of outside pressure.  Why?  Well; have you ever been out for lunch or went to a dinner, where there is nothing for vegetarians?  Or have you ever been frowned upon […]

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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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