Digestive Health

Natural solutions and advice for digestive health.

Fermented Foods and Your Immune System

If you think that the Raspberry Kombucha Cocktail you sip over a girls’ brunch is cutting edge or innovative, the Chinese actually have a 9,000year head start on you. Fermentation as a practice may not be ground-breaking, but the research around it certainly is. Ancient Fermented Foods for the Modern World Fermented foods have been …

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Fast Relief from Heartburn in 2019

After a delicious meal and a festive family get together, there is nothing worse than the debilitating discomfort of heartburn. It’s that burning sensation in your chest, just behind your breastbone. Heartburn can easily be triggered by the foods that you eat, especially those that are fatty, spicy, or highly acidic. No matter what the …

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The Body Detox: Detox Your Body from the Outside In

When it comes to our health, many of us wish that we could simply hit the reset button and start over (in the pre-cheesecake era for example). This is when we turn to the Body Detox. Vegetable juices, maple syrup and lemon-juice drinks, and (shudder) salt-water cleanses.   Did you know that our skin is …

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Tips from the Lifestyle Health Team: Travel Essentials for a Healthy Holiday

Let’s be honest, the majority of us are working towards a holiday at any given point. Be it the weekend, the long weekend or a heavenly week or two of annual leave, we all have a mental countdown in place. Holidays are meant to be enjoyed in good health. There is nothing worse than being …

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Honey: The Sweet (and the Bittersweet) Facts

“Farm-to-table” and “locally-sourced” are the terms of the season, and these terms could not be more important than when it comes to honey. Would you believe that an estimated 90% of the products on our shelves in South Africa are imported? Imported honey tends to be cheaper and tends to remain liquid for longer. This sounds like a …

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5 Steps to your Best Valentines Day

Whether you are celebrating Valentines, Gal-entines (ladies only) or Singles Awareness Day, we all deserve a smooth evening. Here are our top tips to have your best date ever:   Digestion in check. No bloating, burping or cramping should be allowed on Valentines Day. Ever. When choosing your meal, remember to avoid common triggers (gluten, …

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Spice Up Your Health

I’m sure we can all agree that there is nothing worse than bland food. I mean, who doesn’t love a good, flavourful Durban curry? However, there may be more than just flavour stored in your humble spice rack. Many herbs and spices have been extensively studied for their health benefits, and some are even used …

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