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14th Feb, 2016

True or False Old Wives’ Tales on Beauty and Health

Can you separate the fact from the fiction?

 

“Put honey on your wounds.”

The use of honey is one of the oldest known treatments for wounds due to it’s antibacterial properties. Honey can be used on infected wounds and to treat sunburns and may prove to be a valuable alternative to antibiotics and modern medicine, as it can fight against some of the most common strains of human bacteria. 

 

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14th Feb, 2016

7 Wellness Trends to Kick Start Your Year

7 Wellness Trends to Kick Start Your Year
Some emerging trends in food and fitness for 2016

 

Kelp is the new kale

Kelp, a tasty and nutritious variety of seaweed, high in protein and vitamin B, it is the new "it" green in your diet. Organic powdered kelp – or even kelp noodles – can be found online from Faithful to Nature (faithful-to-nature.co.za), and other online stores. Or pop into your local Clicks...    READ MORE...

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4th Feb, 2016

Your liver needs a fresh start this year too!

Your liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. Responsible for over 500 functions, your liver performs essential roles with your metabolism, immune system, digestive system and your detoxification system. The liver has to filter every single substance you ingest, so over indulgence and consistent late nights mean that your liver is not getting the time and space it needs to do its job properly.

This smoothie recipe is...    READ MORE...

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4th Feb, 2016

How Massage can enhance your exercise routine

We’re all making new year resolutions that probably involve a more active lifestyle. There is good news - massage therapy is not just a luxury that you spoil yourself with once in a while but is vital in boosting your exercise regime. 

Strenuous exercise puts an enormous amount of stress on your muscles resulting in stiffness and pain.  Massage coupled with exercise will give outstanding results to your fitness routine.

There are five...    READ MORE...

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4th Feb, 2016

Post festive season detox: Tackling fine lines

Has the Festive Season left you feeling lethargic and drained from overindulgence and late nights?  January is the perfect time to kickstart your body and prepare for the new year ahead. A combination of hydration, diet, detox and a new exercice programme is exactly what you need to get you on track to starting the year feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and looking great.

Keep hydrated as this keeps your skin and hair looking...    READ MORE...

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9th Dec, 2015

Getting your body summer ready

Radiance starts from within… so to maintain a healthy digestive system, here is how:

A healthy digestive system is the key to general wellbeing.  If your digestive system is in good working order, we tend to feel great and have the energy and stamina to do so much more.  However, if the digestive system is compromised, our immune and nervous systems are effected and we can end up with a range of...    READ MORE...

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9th Dec, 2015

Prepare your skin for the summer

Summer is rolling in and the allure of long lazy days outdoors, awaits us. But before you start stripping off, prepare your skin for a safe summer.

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
Exfoliation removes dulling, dead skin which prevents pore blockage and improves effectiveness of moisturizers.  Both a natural and fake tan will last much longer after exfoliation. Always protect freshly exposed skin with a good sun protection product.

Book a full body glow exfoliation...    READ MORE...

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23rd Nov, 2015

GETTING YOUR SKIN THROUGH THE STRESS OF EXAMS

Final exams are here and the thought of sleepless nights and last minute cramming can have detrimental effects on your skin. Stress can take a toll on a person physically and psychologically, but it also can lead to dermatologic problems, such as acne, brittle nails or even hair loss.

 

When a person becomes stressed, the level of the body’s stress hormone (cortisol) rises. This in turn causes an increase in oil production,...    READ MORE...

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23rd Nov, 2015

THE BEAUTY OF VITAMIN C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has a vital role in maintaining the health of your skin. Vitamin C is key to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells, blood vessels and gives skin its firmness.  It also helps create scar tissue and ligaments, and it helps your skin repair itself.

 

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant drug that can be used topically in dermatology...    READ MORE...

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20th Oct, 2015

GETTING BACK TO NATURE

As our stress levels increase so to does the need for us to spend more time outdoors combining the effects of stress alleviation and recreation. Why is the great outdoors so good for you? Here are 4 reasons you should be breathing in some fresh, crisp air on a regular basis.

It can ease depression
Walks are linked to enhanced mental health and positivity, as well as...    READ MORE...

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