You probably didn't know this, but the elderflower is the oldest herb cultivated by man. And, it's really an incredible herb. Whenever I'm feeling tired or stressed, I brew up a pot of elderflower teas and it does my mind and body wonders.
Elderflower is good for heightening your energy levels and relieving stress because it acts as a natural detoxification aid in your body. The herb enhances liver function, causing your body to sweat out toxins and eliminate metabolic waste. This natural process is key to helping your body feel renewed and relaxed! Here's how to brew up a pot of your own…... ››› Read more
Do you want to live to 100? Well, research shows that your diet plays a huge role in how many candles you'll blow out! The following 16 foods are all loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that've been linked to longevity. So eat up!... ››› Read more
Slathering, massaging, tapping… Does it really matter how you apply your eye cream? Actually, yes! You're not smearing a bagel - you're applying a product to the very delicate skin around your eyes. Applying your eye cream using the right technique will help target all the signs of ageing - shadows, fine lines, puffiness and sagging.... ››› Read more
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is really important to me, so a regular gym routine is obviously a must! We all know that regular exercise is beneficial for your lungs and heart, but did you know it can benefit your skin too? That's right!
Through exercising, you increase your blood flow. In turn, healthy blood flow helps cleanse your skin from the inside out! Here are a few “skin things” I always keep in my gym bag…... ››› Read more
As a South African, eating meat is in your blood. And even more so now that Tim Noakes is telling you to eat more fat!
So, at every opportunity, you're slapping a thick cut of juicy steak on the braai and devouring it with the greatest satisfaction.
But I've recently discovered it might actually be the reason South Africa is third on the list of most obese people.
You see, there's something in your steak that prevents you from ever feeling satisfied after eating.
Read on to discover what it is…... ››› Read more
I'm not going to lie: Losing weight isn't easy. And it isn't always fun (so long, office cupcakes). But that doesn't mean you should just toss your scale and give up before you've even begun!
The most important thing is to set goals that are achievable. That means instead of gunning for a big, scary “goal weight” that seems so far in the future you can barely imagine it, set tinier targets instead.
Thinking about your final goal can be so overwhelming that you go on shut-down. It's all about small goals, and figuring out what you want to do to reach them. Stop picturing what you're going to look like a year from now - you'll get there eventually! Start imagining how much better you'll feel when you forego that side of fries for veggies instead. Here's how to do it.... ››› Read more
The age on your birth certificate may say one thing, but the age of your heart is likely significantly older, according to a new report that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week.
The report explained that 3 in 4 Americans have a predicted heart age that's older than their real age, which means they're at a greater risk for heart issues, like strokes and heart attacks. How old is your heart?... ››› Read more
For the past six months, I've been using honey on my skin in homemade face masks. My face has really loved it! The purpose of using honey in my skincare regime is to cleanse my face of impurities and make-up residue without stripping it of its natural oils. It works really well as a deep cleanser! Also, honey is super nourishing and offers lightening benefits.
For the past six months, I've been using honey to cleanse my skin (yup, that's right, I've tossed my face wash), and I think you should try it out, too. Here's why…... ››› Read more
Salmon is one of my favourite foods of all time, so I just have to share this quick and easy recipe with you! I love this dish because it's so healthy yet so flavourful at the same time. The pan-seared salmon with kale chips is made extra special with a topping of sweet beetroot puree. I hope you enjoy!... ››› Read more
Kale chips make for a super healthy snack or side. They're the perfect alternative to potato chips when you're on a diet! Today, I'm going to share my vegan, grain-free, nut-free, sugar-free, soy-free, gluten-free recipe with you!... ››› Read more
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