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An orange a day

An orange a day


Do you know that an orange provides 12% of your daily intake of fibre and almost all of you vitamin C requirement, if you opt for good organic produce (seeds and soil)? It has no fat, no cholesterol and no sodium. I prefer eating an orange to drinking its juice so that I don’t lose out on this intake of fibre. Fruits are certainly beneficial, but high levels of fructose within fruit and too much can absolutely devastate your biochemistry and physiology. However, an average orange is considered neither low nor high but a medium-low fructose level of under 9 grams.


Our Looks & Our Egos

Our Looks & Our Egos


I’m sure that you will agree with me that there is now a universal use of the female body as a marketing tool. You see that on the covers of all the magazines in all the countries you visit. This has led to an obsession with the way we look and with the definition of beauty, even though only 5% of the women fit into the stereotype used. Read More→

Taking care of our health is an ongoing process


The paradigm has changed. We no longer wait until we are ill to get better. Nowadays, we are expected to take care of ourselves and stay healthy and prevent illnesses. It’s up to us to make the right choices that keep us healthy. Those choices are continuous adjustments rather than a switch that we turn on and off after a set time. Our bodies, minds, circumstances and our lifestyle too are continuously changing and we need to continue to adjust and tune our responses. Taking care of our health is an ongoing process which doesn’t come with a start date and end date. Nor should it be a diet plan that we ditch after a week or two to return to our bad habits.


Saffron *love*


I love, love, LOVE my saffron! I use it a lot in my cooking. Saffron is a popular spice, albeit an expensive one too! It is rich in many vital vitamins, including vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. It is also a good source of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Saffron can help in many traditional medicines as an antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-oxidant, digestive and more.


Your health is in your hands


Facts we need to continue to remind ourselves: nutrition, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to preventing and even curing diseases. Traditional healthcare continues to treat patients by prescribing medicines and performing surgery. This is how doctors are trained and this is how they are compensated. Healthcare corporates such as pharmaceutical and insurance companies cannot benefit from the healthy lifestyle choices we make; they can only make their money from prescriptions, operations and the like. Therefore, it is up to us to make good lifestyle choices daily, and not just react once we find ourselves ill. In the end, our health is in our hands and it costs so very little to make this simple investment. Start taking care of yourself today.