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Moringa South Africa

Moringa South Africa Moringa South Africa is intended to be an intensive but by no means exhaustive discourse into the subject of Moringa and its use as a supplement in South Africa. We have written this article for consumption by the layperson with little or no knowledge of the subject, but who has an interest…

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7 Notable Benefits of 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. 1. Olive Leaf Extract Reduces Cancer Risk One of the primary benefits…

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Are Cell Phones Really That Bad?

These days, adults aren’t the only ones with phones. In fact, many parents give their cell phones to infants to provide a portable entertainment option. So, with all those mobile devices, we ask the question: Are cell phones really that bad, and should we be concerned about the health risks? Cell Phone Hazards Smartphones emit…

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Ten Ways to Use Colloidal Silver for Healing

What is Colloidal Silver? Colloidal silver is a liquid, gel or cream preparation that is comprised of silver atoms suspended in ion-less distilled water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses. Not only does colloidal silver get…

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Breathing Techniques to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Hectic Lifestyles We often find ourselves over-worked, under-slept and in general, we live rather stressful, pressured lives. These states of stress or anxiety invoke the fight or flight mode which can be overwhelming for our mind and body. In today’s world, we are given medication to deal with the result of our lifestyles, and this…

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Top 13 Ways to Avoid Cancer

Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through the diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or yourself, according to Cansa, a non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. An alarming statistic no doubt, and compounded further by the fact that the worldwide incidence of cancer has…

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Top 13 Chemical Hazards in Your Home

The average person spends most of their time indoors, and while most people are aware of the health risks caused by outdoor air pollution, few may have considered that indoor air quality can also have a negative impact on their health. Indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five chemical hazards to public health.…

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Antibiotics Increase the Risk of Bowel Cancer

Meet the culprit that is linked to the cause of bowel cancer – antibiotics increase the risk of bowel cancer. When taking antibiotics, there are both short and long-term risks, and most of the time this only becomes evident long after you’ve stopped taking the drug. One of their greatest risks is that they are wiping…

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Food Additives: The Hidden Dangers

Over the years, food additives have become a significant concern. In total, there are more than 3000 food chemicals added to foods for preservation, colouring, texture, flavour and to improve shelf life. While each one is supposedly legal to use, the question is, are they safe to consume? More often than not, the answer is…

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Is There a Safe Level of Smoking?

There is NO Safe Level of Smoking Many people, most especially smokers are under the impression that smoking only a few cigarettes a day poses only a negligible risk to their health. They reason that it’s not like they’re smoking a pack or two a day, so what’s the problem? A study conducted by researchers of…

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How Probiotics Promote a Healthy Gut Microbiome

How Probiotics Promote a Healthy Gut Microbiome

What Is the Microbiome? Your body is host to many trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses, which are collectively known as the microbiome, and the individual constituents thereof are called microbiota. Your gut acts as the frontline of your immune system, and it is continuously exposed to new microbes and molecules that come from the…

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Natural Treatments for Eczema

What Causes Eczema? As yet, the medical community appears to have no definitive answer as to what causes eczema. People who have atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as eczema, have a compromised skin barrier that is less able to retain water and stay hydrated and is more likely to become irritated and unable to fight infection-causing…

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MSM For Arthritis: Does it Help?

What is Arthritis? Arthritis although very common isn’t particularly well understood. The term comes from the Greek words arthro which means joint and itis which translates as inflammation. Arthritis is a term used to describe a variety of disorders that affect joints, typically causing joint pain and stiffness. While it primarily is a disease of the…

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Is Resveratrol an Effective Treatment for Diabetes

Is Resveratrol an Effective Treatment for Diabetes?

Resveratrol is a supplement most people haven’t even heard of, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that science is taking this substance very seriously. So, is resveratrol an effective treatment for diabetes? We’ll examine the available research to so that you can decide. What is Resveratrol? Resveratrol belongs to a group of compounds called…

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Top 12 Pesticide Infused Groceries

Pesticide Alert! The Dirty Dozen Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases its annual Dirty Dozen List, a list of foods with high pesticide loads, or in other words pesticide infused groceries. With this in mind, these are the foods that one should most seriously consider buying organic. The group analysed data from the…

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What is Glyphosate?

What is Glyphosate? According to Wikipedia, “Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate. It is used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It was discovered to be a herbicide by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970. Monsanto brought it to market in 1974 under the trade name Roundup, and Monsanto’s last commercially relevant United…

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The Juicing Revolution

If you aren’t already an active juicer, getting started might seem a little intimidating, but we’re here to tell you that it’s easy, convenient and amazingly healthy too! For those that aren’t vegan or vegetarian, it’s a fantastic way to get more fruit and veg into your system, and for those that are, the multitude…

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The Benefits of Organic Sunscreen

We know that the sun can cause serious damage to our skin during the summer months, which is why you should consider the benefits of using an organic sunscreen. Sunscreens made without organic ingredients contain harmful chemicals that can be as damaging to your skin as the sun itself. By using an organic sunscreen that…

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Is Your Shampoo Harming Your Health?

Most people use a shampoo to wash their hair on a regular basis, however, many people aren’t aware that this common hair care product may contain ingredients that could be harming their health. For many, their choice of shampoo comes down to cost, brand, perceived effectiveness or even fragrance, however, a growing number of consumers…

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