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What can I give my teacher or colleague? Something meaningful…Something natural…?

It's almost the end of the year...That time of year when we say Thank You to our teachers, lecturers or colleagues for being there for us during the year. This year, we'd like to suggest that you get them something that has meaning and is useful at the same time. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (Spoiler … Continue reading What can I give my teacher or colleague? Something meaningful…Something natural…?

Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

Our heart, that amazing muscular organ that keeps our life blood circulating throughout our body. The organ that keeps us alive. I take my heart for granted and just expect it to the job it's meant to do. I think that most of us are like this, until something happens and our heart reminds us … Continue reading Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Glycerine is used to make an herbal extract (called a glycerite) instead of alcohol (called a tincture). This is a popular alternative for children’s tinctures and for people who don’t like alcohol. People with stomach or duodenal ulcers are also advised to avoid alcohol, and so glycerites would be more beneficial. Some interesting information: Glycerine … Continue reading The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

We are living in times that are extremely stressful. We seem to be inundated with wave after wave of bad news, with no relief in sight. Financial strain, out of control violence, family pressures, work pressures...bad news wherever we look. With all this bad news, how can we possibly find any good in this imploding/exploding … Continue reading Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices

It has been far too long since I last wrote a blog for Essential Herbal Products. 5 months to be exact. When I noticed this, I realised how my health has kept me wrapped up in a world of learning to live within the new boundaries imposed by my body. Let me explain... I was … Continue reading A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices

So…How Do I Boost The Function Of The Very Vital Hypothalamus?

Last week I mentioned six ways that we can boost our Hypothalamus function and this week, these 6 things will be spoken about in more detail. We need to increase our Chromium intake. Chromium is a trace mineral which we need in very small amounts and it is suggested that chromium is linked with healthy … Continue reading So…How Do I Boost The Function Of The Very Vital Hypothalamus?

The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Something I did know was that the hypothalamus is in the brain. I did Biology at school, but there's things I remembered and things I conveniently forgot. Something I remember in painful detail: OSMOSIS. Why? Because it was repeated for three years in a row. Things that weren't dealt within as much detail was the … Continue reading The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Helping to keep our bones strong through…Food, Herbs and Exercise…

As a woman in my menopausal years, I am very interested in keeping my bones as healthy as possible in the most natural way possible. In many of the books I have read, one thing that has been of prime importance is to note that minerals are vital for bone health. Bones are made up … Continue reading Helping to keep our bones strong through…Food, Herbs and Exercise…

Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(1)

Pure Therapeutic grade essential oils have various properties such as: antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial. They have an effect on our body and mind. These oils have the ability to enter the blood stream in two ways: Through massage and through inhalation. For massage, we need an aromatherapist to blend the perfect mix of oils together for … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(1)

August is National Women’s Month…We look at the women who marched on the Union buildings 60 years ago today and … we say thank you!

On 9th August 1956, The Federation of South African Women marched on the Union Building to hand over signed petitions in protest against the proposed amendments to the urban areas act. This was one of the largest peaceful and most dignified protests ever accomplished. It was estimated that there were a minimum of 10 000 women … Continue reading August is National Women’s Month…We look at the women who marched on the Union buildings 60 years ago today and … we say thank you!