We share one reader’s story of inspiration that lead her to good health and an open heart.Joanne McLeod considers herself to be an ordinary mum of two boys, Tristan (13) and Ryan (11) and a wife to Justin, her husband of 18 years. Just like any other South African family woman. Full stop. On the… Continue reading ‘Now I run for smiles’
BLESSED WITH A STRONG SUPPORT SYSTEM: Michelle Rivera (48), diagnosed at 40“We are blessed to be alive and to have overcome cancer, with such a strong support system. I never take things for granted now.”After finding a lump in her left breast, Michelle plucked up the courage to go for a check-up. “When the doctor… Continue reading Defending My Life
How do your breasts change as you age? We talk to five breast specialiasts to find out how the breast ages in every decade, exploring what is healthy, what is not – and when you should worry.What to look out for in your twentiesExpert: Professor Justus Apffelstaedt is an Associate Professor for the University of… Continue reading Down mammary lane
“How I regained my speech after suffering a stroke.” – Liesl Mocke, 44, Cape TownThe 7th of July 2002 was the last day of my life as I knew it. I was 36-years old; a psychologist, a mother and a wife. I had been living in London for two and a half years working for… Continue reading The power of one
How seriously do you take the state of our environment? Challenge yourself to go green in one week, starting Monday!Day One: Green your eating habits!Mondays always start off with a new diet to ease the conscience of all the baddies eaten over the weekend. Start your green week challenge with an overhaul of your eating… Continue reading The 7-Day green challenge
“I’m so bored! There is nothing to do!” Do you dread hearing those words from your kids this Winter? Instead of plugging them into the latest tv-game or DVD movie, remember there are alternatives to keep them occupied. Keep this activity list handy for those inevitable rainy days. Have a bird cake tea partyBirds sometimes have… Continue reading Rainy days with kids
Feeling guilty about that snack of mixed nuts you just couldn’t deny? Well, believe it or not – there are good reasons to make nuts and seeds an essential part of your everyday diet.For many years, nuts and seeds have been given a bad name for being high in fat. Thank goodness this myth has… Continue reading Go nuts! Nuts and seeds are good for you.
It’s that time of the year when your eyes and nose run more than you do! Take up the challenge and get over the sniffles this season the natural way, with these nine little gems to get you back to feeling your healthy self again.1. Reiki, crystals and a little bit of faithUsui Reiki Ryoho… Continue reading Sniffle stoppers
Author: Charlene Yared-West, Fresh Living Magazine, March 2010, p42.
So what’s all this fuss about the raw food diet anyway? While some might say it’s just a passing fad for tree-hugging hippies, otherwise known as rawists or raw foodists, others say it’s the best rediscovery of the millennium and that it’s good news for everyone. Even so, are our bodies designed to cope with… Continue reading Life in the raw