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Fermented Food

Most of us haven’t thought about PH levels (acid/alkaline levels) since high school science labs when we inserted little PH strips into a variety of liquids and waited to see what color they would turn.

There is a basic understanding… Continue reading

How healthy is your fish choice?

In South Africa we need to be more discerning of our fish choices. Sustainability is a vital ingredient of good seafood. It is important to know our fish species on the red list and to know what the conservation status… Continue reading

Epilepsy a holistic approach


65 million people live with epilepsy around the globe. The word ‘epilepsy’ is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘to be seized, to be overwhelmed by surprise’. Epilepsy sufferers may experience recurring seizures. Anyone can have a seizure, if… Continue reading

BASIL vs Tulsi’s Many Wonders

Basil is praised for its health promoting and disease preventing properties.  It is the sacred basil that has captivated the imagination of man, long before the times of Rigveda for good health and its environmental benefits.  This plant… Continue reading

Facing Fats

. . .  From seed to oil . . .

Over the years, natural unrefined oils have been replaced by bland, refined oils without taste. Since inception of the industrial revolution we have come believe that oils should be… Continue reading

Hormone Harmony

Today more and more women are suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Whether it’s polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS), infertility, or hot flushes, these problems all stem from the same culmination of stressors. In fact problems with adrenal stress, thyroid disorders, reproductive… Continue reading

Cookies, Cocaine & Culture

For all those health conscious readers, there was no way to avoid tripping over the combination of Oreos and cocaine. Many recent headlines suggest in essence that Oreos are as dangerous and addictive as cocaine. Are they? The answers are… Continue reading

The Futures in Fennel

Sweet, anise-flavoured fennel seed together with thyme, nettle and mugwort has been revered as one of nine Anglo-Saxon sacred and health benefiting herbs. It was believed to aid in weight loss, and used as an appetite suppressant during long voyages… Continue reading