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Private Cannabis Use Now Legal in South Africa

private cannabis use now legal in south africa

On 31 March 2017, the Western Cape High Court ruled that cannabis should be legalised for private home use, however, the state appealed this decision, with the police, justice, health and trade ministers arguing there was “objective proof of the harmful effects of cannabis”. Nevertheless, in a landmark judgement on 18 September 2018, the Constitutional…

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Is Coconut Oil Good For You?

is coconut oil good for you

There has been a great deal of controversy in the last year over the question: Is coconut oil good for you, and should it indeed be considered a superfood? This recent downtrend in public opinion was mostly spurred on by an American Heart Association report in June 2017 effectively advising against the use of coconut oil. We…

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Does Cannabis Help for Headaches and Migraines?

does cannabis help for headaches and migraines

Cannabis is lately becoming the panacea for a plethora of ailments, with the various cannabinoids including CBD and THC possessing incredibly beneficial effects for a wide variety of conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer and even epilepsy. With cannabis becoming more widely recognised for its usefulness in treating varying mental conditions, we…

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Moringa the Miracle Tree

moringa the miracle tree

In 2008, the National Institute of Health named Moringa Oleifera the plant of the year, acknowledging that this plant deserves its reputation of being one of the most important natural sources of nutrition and healing. To date, well over a thousand studies have focused on its benefits and healing abilities, and according to a report…

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The Benefits of Using Organic Soap

benefits of using organic soap

Many people are proactively trying to minimise the number of toxins that enter their body; they eat good food, they drink purified water, they breathe purified air, and some even take added measures to detoxify their body. However, what many people don’t realise is that a great many harmful toxins can be absorbed through the…

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5 Alarming Toxins in Makeup

5 alarming toxins in makeup

Using products that are supposed to improve your appearance can sometimes do more harm than good, which is why it’s important to know about the toxins in makeup that you might not be aware of, that can compromise your health. 5 Alarming Toxins in Makeup Aluminium In addition to the potential for aluminium poisoning, a recent report claims that…

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Why Use Organic Makeup?

why use organic makeup

Why Use Organic Makeup? Choosing to wear makeup may help enhance one’s appearance and self-esteem, but it also exposes the wearer to a range of health concerns. So why use organic makeup? Research reveals that some ingredients in beauty and personal care products may be linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, but fortunately, effective natural…

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Natural Epilepsy Supplements

epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Many people with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure and may also have other neurological symptoms. The seizures associated with epilepsy can affect one’s safety, relationships, work, driving and much more. The good news is that there are treatments available that can stop or control…

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6 Ways to Avoid Asthma

6 ways to avoid asthma

How to Avoid Asthma Asthma is a respiratory condition that can significantly affect one’s quality of life. Living with asthma, one likely already knows their triggers, but there might be some you weren’t aware of. If you’re newly diagnosed and wish to keep attacks at a minimum, consider these six risk factors that can help…

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How Safe is Our Tap Water?

how safe is our tap water

This chemical is used in most countries to treat potable water, but how safe is it? We consume it daily and give it to our children, but what are the long-term effects and should we rely on the authorities to make these decisions for us? We consider these issues and more as we discuss the…

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Natural Skin Care

natural skin care

Natural and organic choices make sense when choosing your food; however the same can be said for skin care products that you put on your body. Consider all of the substances and products that may come into contact with your skin. Fabric softener from clothes, moisturisers, toners, cleansers, deodorants, fragrances, chemically treated water from showering,…

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The Healthiest Cooking Oil

The Low Down on Vegetable Oils

What are Vegetable Oils? Vegetable oils are oils that have been extracted from various seeds such as rapeseed (canola oil), soybean, corn, sunflower, sesame, peanut, etc. Unlike coconut oil or olive oil that can be extracted by pressing, these oils are extracted in very unnatural ways. We examine the healthiest cooking oil by analysing each type and…

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The Proven Benefits of CBD

proven benefits of cbd

CBD or cannabidiol is one of more than a hundred compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of substances called cannabinoids. Whereas CBD is the major non-psychoactive component of cannabis, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the ingredient that produces mind-altering effects in users. Let’s take a quick look at the proven benefits of CBD.…

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The Benefits of Organic Washing Powder

benefits of organic washing powder

Certain household products might be damaging your health, and one of those may be your washing powder, as many commercial varieties contain chemicals and artificial preservatives, all toxic to human health. Simply put, the benefits of organic washing powder just cannot be underestimated. The Dirty Truth When selecting a washing powder, it’s common to ignore…

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Are Microwaves Safe?

are microwaves safe

Cooking with Microwaves A “microwave” is an electric oven that emits microwaves, a type of electromagnetic radiation, to heat your food. Inside the appliance, a magnetron emits radio waves of a wavelength of 12cm and a frequency of around 2.45 gigahertz through a channel called a waveguide into the cooking compartment. The microwave radiation causes the…

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5 Harmful Chemicals in Sunscreen

Harmful Chemicals in Sunscreen

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so protecting it from radiation and harsh environmental contaminants is crucial to your wellbeing. Sunscreen helps to protect the outer layer of your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. However, it often contains some chemical ingredients that may be harmful to your health. People…

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7 Notable Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract

olive leaf extract

The unique molecule that its attributed to the multitude of benefits of olive leaf extract is called oleuropein, and it is a polyphenol that can protect against oxidative damage, reduce bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, prevent cancer, slow down the effects of cognitive decline. The Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract 1. Olive Leaf Extract Reduces Cancer…

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