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A Fragrant Holiday Journey…

It is almost holiday time which brings to memory delicious smells coming from the kitchen: cinnamon cookies, spicy citrus syrup oozing out of fruit cakes. Then there is the smell of real pine trees in local garden nurseries as they replant into pots ready for the Christmas season. To get you into the Holiday mood, … Continue reading A Fragrant Holiday Journey…

Synergy oils…physical and emotional relief…and they smell good too…

What does Synergy mean? It is the interaction, or cooperation, of two or more organizations, substances or other agents. How does the word Synergy apply to essential oils? By mixing together two or more essential oils a chemical compound is created that is different or greater than any of the component parts. These synergistic blends … Continue reading Synergy oils…physical and emotional relief…and they smell good too…

Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Inflammation is a localised physical condition which is often a reaction to injury. This is called acute inflammation and helps our bodies to heal by drawing more blood to these areas. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when there has been long term inflammation. Many things can cause this, as we shall see. Chronic … Continue reading Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Exams…Stress…Anxiety…Where can you find natural help?

This time of year is very stressful for learners-no matter what your age. At the Sustainable Living Exhibition this weekend, we had a number of learners come and ask us what we would suggest to help them to relax in order to study (Matric Trials are being written at the moment). There are also older … Continue reading Exams…Stress…Anxiety…Where can you find natural help?

The Role of Herbs in Our Modern Society

In our modern world, we are under the false belief that there is one solution for all our problems. One medicine for a disease, one way to eat, and one set of practises to keep us healthy. We have also lived, for many years under the false belief that Western medicine is the superior, infallible … Continue reading The Role of Herbs in Our Modern Society

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…

Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

Gut health: This phrase is one we hear with more and more frequency as our lives become a blur of fast foods, high stress and little sleep. What defines a healthy gut? 1. Effective digestion and absorption of food.This includes Normal nutritional status and effective absorption of food, water and minerals and regular bowel movement, … Continue reading Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

It’s just a room spray…It doesn’t matter if it has synthetic scents in it…What harm can it do?

Synthetic scents or “fragrances” represent an unidentified mixture of ingredients including carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.), allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic chemicals (Neurotoxicity is toxicity in the nervous system. It occurs when exposure to natural or artificial toxic substances, which are called neurotoxins, alters the normal activity of the … Continue reading It’s just a room spray…It doesn’t matter if it has synthetic scents in it…What harm can it do?

A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

February, the month of focussing on Love: Love between, Love amongst and Love within. Some say that it is all too commercialised and sugar coated. There is definitely truth in that... Others say that it puts so much pressure on couples and if expectations are not met, it can cause a lot of pain. Yes, … Continue reading A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

Bio-dynamic Farming…An Integrative Method of Organic Farming…

Bio-dynamic agriculture is an approach to sustainable organic farming. It was inspired by Rudolph Steiner's philosophy of Anthroposophy.Bio-dynamic agriculture respects the fact that the whole universe: The earth, and the surrounding cosmic space with all its heavenly bodies form one indivisible whole and should be managed a such. For more interesting information on this form … Continue reading Bio-dynamic Farming…An Integrative Method of Organic Farming…