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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…

This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

June is men’s health month with men’s health week being in the week prior to father’s day. We choose the beginning of the month to focus on some of the issues, and this will be followed up next week with issues of stress and mental health. Heart health: We all feel the stresses and strain … Continue reading This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

Stinging nettle…A nutritious…tonic…cleansing and detoxifying…herb!

Where does the name come from? “The word comes from the old English word noedl, which means needle and refers to the needle sharp burning of this famous plant. Its Latin name Urtica comes from uro, which means to burn- those bristly hairs contain formic acid and causes the skin to burn.” It is an … Continue reading Stinging nettle…A nutritious…tonic…cleansing and detoxifying…herb!

Does your body need a little help?…Are you feeling run down and jagged?…A mixture of herbs and spices may be just what you need…

Here in South Africa, we have just experienced an extremely cold spell with all 9 provinces experiencing snow at the same time. Our bodies need some help to remain strong and healthy. Herbs and spices are definitely a good way to help ourselves on many levels. Regenerating herbal tea is a carefully selected mixture of … Continue reading Does your body need a little help?…Are you feeling run down and jagged?…A mixture of herbs and spices may be just what you need…

Needing an energy boost?…Have your adrenals been working overtime?…This healthy infusion may be what you need…

As our lives continue to be hurried and sometimes even frantic, the wonderful herb, stinging nettle, can be our closest friend. The following information is taken from Susun S. Weed, a trusted herbalist who lives in the Catskill Mountains near Woodstock, NY. Please view the video at the end of this information piece. Stinging nettle (Urtica … Continue reading Needing an energy boost?…Have your adrenals been working overtime?…This healthy infusion may be what you need…

Herbs to healthy, happy kidneys and bladder… Cheers!

Our kidneys and bladder are part of our body which are easy to neglect-drinking too little clean clear water passing them, and eating too much salty, refined foods. The following herbs, which are found in our kidney and bladder herbal tea, are known to have a positive, cleansing effect on these organs:- Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley): … Continue reading Herbs to healthy, happy kidneys and bladder… Cheers!

What can Herbal Infusions do for you?…Herbal Infusions for happy, healthy bodies and minds

This week I have been taking a little time to learn more about herbal infusions and what they can do for one's health. This is what I learnt:- Infusions are different to herbal teas. Herbal teas are brewed for just 10 minutes and infusions are brewed for a minimum of 4 hours. The benefits are … Continue reading What can Herbal Infusions do for you?…Herbal Infusions for happy, healthy bodies and minds