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Protein with a five star rating

As one of the important building blocks of our body, protein is essential in every cell.  Made up of smaller components called amino acids, protein is utilised for energy, cell building, healing, hormone reactions and even blood sugar balance.  A diet with adequate intake of protein is essential for optimum health.   What is Protein? There are 22 amino acids, classified as essential or non-essential. Essential amino acids are named as such because they cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food. Animal protein sources are the best sources of essential amino acids, but it… Click here to read more


Your Inner Peace Pact

Stress, anxiety and inner turmoil seem to be a modern life curse and affect everyone from time to time. While struggling with stress and depression, it feels like you are on a treadmill with just enough energy for daily survival and no way to break the cycle. While pharmaceutical solutions may be the answer for some it may not always be the best answer for many us. Identifying your stress triggers, being open to working with some “tools” and considering changing some behaviours may be enough to help during tough times. How can you get the tools to help you… Click here to read more


Energy Injection

Even when we eat a balanced diet, sleep well and stay active, the stresses of modern life sometimes leave us feeling depleted. But there’s help at hand. Here are some simple, safe and proven ways to help restore your vitality.   HYDRATION IS KEY It sounds so simple, but often the reason we’re burned out is because we’re too busy to drink enough water. Headaches, tiredness, cramps, racing heart and loss of skin elasticity are all signs of dehydration. Summer days mean you need to up your H20 intake. Listen to your body. Feeling thirsty and a dry mouth or throat… Click here to read more


Ageless beauty

While we’re bombarded with the idea of beauty being all about youth and make-up, true beauty is ageless and radiates from within. It is at its peak when we enjoy good health, both physical and mental.   THE MAGIC OF SLEEP Research has linked a lack of sleep to accelerated aging and sometimes even premature death. Sleep helps balance our hormones (such as cortisol, insulin and leptin), keeping us young and our libido intact. Most of this rejuvenation occurs in a stage of sleep called REM (rapid eye movement), when damaged cells in our bodies are repaired. If you need… Click here to read more


The Eyes Have It

Good eye health is a vital part of our well-being, yet we often take it for granted or assume we can do little to improve it. In fact there are many factors that can have a positive (or negative) impact on eye health – and diet is the first place to start. NOT JUST CARROTS While it’s true that the beta-carotene found in carrots is beneficial to your eyes, there are many other nutrients that are also essential. The two star players are lutein and zeaxanthin. Termed “macular pigments”, they are most prominent in the lens and macula regions of… Click here to read more


Oatmeal and Milky Cleanser

                Dry skin is a common occurrence during the colder months while humidity is low. Make the most of being kept indoors by the wintery weather with some time to pamper yourself and look after your skin. Nourishment with natural ingredients is always a winner in our book, and this easy to make homemade oatmeal and milky cleanser will leave your skin feeling soft, refreshed and supple.   What you’ll need: ½ teaspoon of ground oatmeal (you can put oats into a blender and grind into fine meal and store in a jar) 1 tablespoon of Coconut cream ½ teaspoon… Click here to read more