Plant based protein benefits

Plant-based protein Who would opt for plant-based protein? The most obvious groups who might opt for plant, as opposed to animal, protein sources are vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists and those following the Living Foods Programme. However, you might be surprised to hear that, more and more, people from all walks of life and with varying […]

Healthy weight management

What does weight management mean? For many people, weight loss, slimming, dieting, shaping up (whatever you choose to call it) is a life-long struggle and involves a lot of disappointment, negative body image and, often, worry, feelings of hopelessness and damage to self-confidence. Yet, being in control of your weight and managing it in a […]

Super acai berries

A bit about acai Acai berries, previously considered an exotic fruit, have now become a virtual staple in almost every supermarket’s collection of health foods and supplements. No longer the sole preserve of health stores and delis, these nutrient-dense berries have become increasingly popular in the form of dietary supplements, food powders, shakes and juice […]

Enzymes for digestion

The process of digestion Digestion is a vital process in the body, during which food that is eaten is broken down into a simple form that can be absorbed by the body. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus are the organs that make up our digestive system. The process of […]

Do I have a weak immune system?

In this new world that we find ourselves, it goes without saying that it is more important than ever to support our immune systems in any way we can, and to take active steps to stay healthy. While we must all, of course, take the very necessary precautions of wearing our masks, washing our hands […]

How to eat a balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? Everyone always talks about “eating a balanced diet”, but have you ever wondered what that actually means? Firstly, it is important to note that a balanced diet is essential for general health and well-being, as well as for maintaining a healthy weight. How it is achieved in practice can be […]

Is dairy bad for me?

Some people swear by dairy, claiming that it’s essential for strong bones and teeth and a generally strong constitution. Others feel that their bodies react poorly to dairy, with resulting increased mucous levels, stomach pains and congestion. So is dairy good or bad for you? Well, as with most things, the answer depends on a […]

What are colon cleansers?

About the colon To understand the role of the colon, it is important to first understand how the digestive tract (of which the colon is a part) is formed and functions in the body. The digestive tract is the group of organs through which food and liquids pass when they are swallowed, digested and finally […]

Stop diarrhoea naturally

What is diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of the stool (i.e. greater looseness and water content). It is usually a symptom of an underlying illness, infection or other condition or external factor (such as poor diet or stress). Although changes in frequency of […]

Antioxidants for health

What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are beneficial compounds found in certain natural foods, such as fruit, vegetables, grasses, grains etc and even some animal products (such as fish oils). They help to defend your cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules, known as free radicals. How do free radicals damage the body? When free radicals […]