All posts tagged: family

Keeping your dog healthy

Many of us see our pets as part of our family and look to caring for them similarly.  Of course, dogs are different than people and have a number of potential threats to their health that we do not.  Keeping your pets healthy can be a real process. You want your dog to be comfortable

[Infographic] Why Kids Need More Sleep

Children at every age aren’t getting enough sleep. In fact, they average 1.5 hours less than the recommended amount every night. While there are likely a lot of individual reasons for this discrepancy, it still has the ability to severely affect each child as they grow and development. Sleep is the key to a child’s

Eating right for your blood type

Eat Right 4 Your Type was written by Dr Peter J. D’Adamo. It was on the New York Times best seller list and a whopping 7 million copies have been sold world wide. This book has been recognized world wide and is available in 65 languages. “So?” you may ask. “What’s all this hype about

[Recipe] Red lentil curry soup

This delicious, gallbladder-friendly recipe is perfect for the upcoming cold winter nights in South Africa. It is easy to prepare and super healthy. Remember, some food types effect each of us differently. You have to find out what works for you. Don’t be afraid to edit some recipes to suit your needs. Ingredients 1 tbsp

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by almost all nations. Each era, country or race had their own interpretation of meditation, but we all did it. Meditation is a state where you either push all thoughts from your mind or where you only focus on one individual thought, usually an unsolved issue or

The benefits of Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B Complex consists of 8 B Vitamins. All 8 of these vitamins play an important role in the body and will help boost your overall well being. To explain this better, I will discuss each B vitamin on its own. B1 Thiamine – helps the body to make new cells. It also helps reduce

How exercise can improve your health

Have you ever realized that the first thing a GP normally tells you to change is your lifestyle? The reason they do this is because it is ABSOLUTELY TRUE. They are not trying to fool you, they are actually giving you the best advise ever. By improving our lifestyles we can drastically improve our health

The Truth About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a serious issue in the world of cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 54 minutes). On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she

[Recipe] Pumpkin & Pearl Couscous Tagine

This delicious vegetarian recipe is can be completed in 45 minutes and yields 4 servings. Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil 1 Red onion, halved, thinly sliced 3 Garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp finely grated fresh Ginger 1 tbsp Ras el hanout/ Garam Masala 1 Cinnamon stick 55g (1/3 cup) Currants 400g can

[Recipe] Ham, cheese & homemade pickle

This deliciously healthy lunch recipe is quick to prepare and will spice up every lunch time. Ingredients: ½ Red onion 4 Radishes 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar pinch of Caster sugar 1 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 4 thick slices White bread ½ x 130g pack Smoked ham Handful fresh parsley 2 large slices