The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Beauty Article

07 Sep Detoxing: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly There is a bit of an issue with the ‘detox culture’ that seems to be rife in the health industry. This notion of ‘dirty-then-clean’ and that a 3- or 5-day cleanse will make all things in your life better is problematic. It completely misses the bigger picture of how the body functions. Now, I’m not saying we should shove detox-plans in a dark corner and never speak about them again.…

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How to Avoid Anti-Nutrient Properties of Phytic Acid in Food – Beauty Article

Do you know why we are asked to soaked almonds overnight instead of consuming them or why sunflower and pumpkin seeds provide better nutrition when roasted? That’s because there’s a compound on the skin of these nuts and seeds that prevent the absorption of important minerals like zinc, iron, and calcium from the food you consume and it’s phytic acid, also popularly called as an “anti nutrient.” Deficiencies of all these minerals are so essential for weight loss and regular…

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At What Age Should You Start Taking Collagen Supplements? We Asked Dr K – Beauty Article

04 Aug At What Age Should You Start Taking Collagen Supplements? We Asked Dr K Taking collagen has become a game-changer for so many people. This structural protein, after all, literally holds us together as the main structural component of our skin. But as we get older, our levels of collagen will inevitably decline. So how does it decline and at what age should we start to consider taking an additional supplement? Factors That Deplete Collagen Levels Before we deep…

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Lessons from the Hadza; Nutritional Ecology and Creating a Healthy Microbiome – Beauty Article

23 Jun Lessons from the Hadza; Nutritional Ecology and Creating a Healthy Microbiome As a modern society, we forget that there is so much to learn from hunter-gatherer and indigenous communities that can help us to improve our health and realign ourselves with nature. Micro Mirroring Macro Observing the Hadza; a hunter-gatherer society in Tanzania, provides evidence of a direct and interdependent relationship between ecological diversity and human health. The Hadza demonstrate that nourishing a healthy microbiome means mirroring the…

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Rest, Eat-Well & Clean During Flu Season – Beauty Article

20 May Remember To REC: Rest, Eat-Well & Clean During Flu Season As the nation’s attack on COVID19 intensifies, we simultaneously find ourselves entering the coldest season of Mother Nature’s calendar. We’re about to reinforce three things you’ve heard your whole life – but it’s good to be reminded of the reasons these three simple things help so much. HOW TO STAY HEALTHY Your strategy is going to have to be both defensive and offensive when it comes to protecting…

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Rest, Eat-Well & Sanitise During Flu Season – Beauty Article

20 May Remember Your R.E.S: Rest, Eat-Well & Sanitise During Flu Season As the nation’s attack on COVID19 intensifies, we simultaneously find ourselves entering the coldest season of Mother Nature’s calendar. We’re about to reinforce three things you’ve heard your whole life – but it’s good to be reminded of the reasons these three simple things help so much. HOW TO STAY HEALTHY Your strategy is going to have to be both defensive and offensive when it comes to protecting…

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Your Winter Wonder Planning Pack  – Beauty Article

20 May Your Winter Wonder Planning Pack  As we ring out what’s left of the warm weather, it’s important that we also make preparations for our coldest season of the year. According to weather reports, winter in South Africa will begin on Saturday 20 June, 2020. That gives us just over a month to dust off our coats and woolen blankets – if we haven’t already. We’ve also outlined some winter essentials I stock up on, just in case…

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4 Reasons Why CBD Oil Might be Just the Thing You Need Right Now – Beauty Article

18 May 4 Reasons Why CBD Oil Might be Just the Thing You Need Right Now CBD oil – not the gunk you stand in when you cross Long Street, the other kind – is made from cannabidiol. It’s one of 104 chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, that can be found in the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and mixed with a carrier oil – often hemp seed or coconut – to create CBD…

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You Can Quit Smoking – Beauty Article

21 Apr You Can Quit Smoking We’re coming up on our fourth week of lockdown. For those who strategically stocked up on what is now considered to be contraband, your initial 21-day provisions might be thinning out. Rather than lamenting your situation, why not use this as an opportunity to kick a bad habit?  Countless studies and medical professionals confirm that smoking cigarettes compromise your immune system. With the novel Coronavirus making its rounds, the best thing you can do…

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Is Celery Still A Thing? We Dare to Say Yes – Beauty Article

Celery is on the verge of A Moment when it comes to skincare. Celery. For decades, relegated to brunch cocktail accessory, a vehicle for ranch and/or blue cheese dressing, a boat for more flavorful peanut butter (and raisins). Bought in bunches when all you really need is a stalk or two for a soup base, left to languish, forgotten, in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Poor celery — you’ve had a rough go of it. But the clouds are…

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Ask Daphne (Javitch): Bloating Be Gone – Beauty Article

This week, holistic nutritionist Daphne Javitch launches a new video series, “Ask Daphne,” which opens with the overly important and underexposed topic of digestion and bloat. Perhaps best known as the founder of @doingwell, Daphne Javitch is an honest, relatable and important voice in the ever-growing world of wellness. So suffice it to say we were thrilled to collaborate on a new educational series with her. This month, Daphne will be fielding questions that our IG community previously submitted on…

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