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...the full realization of a healthier you... Holistic Newsletter is brought to you by A’Dare Women Wellness Centre, to keep you up-todate with what services we have for you as well as to inform you on health issues. This January issue serves to give you more info about our centre in 2013 and all the new things we are bringing you.

Inside this issue:

Vaginal Infections


The Lotus Woman Shop


Active Lotus Wellness Group


2013 Poem


Market Research 4 for New Product Pure Romance Advertorial


January 2013


WELCOME TO 2013... Compliments of the new season to all our phenomenal ladies. The new year is upon us and we hope you are ready and prepared for it. We at A’Dare Women Wellness Centre certainly are. When we opened our doors in March of 2010, we had a vision of how we wanted our centre to be: a healthcare centre with focus on primary preventative health and screening. In simple terms, we want to see you when you are healthy and keep you healthy. Too many people are living on pills, suffering from medical conditions that could have been prevented. This year, we are going to focus on our vision and we ask that you take this up for yourself as well. Call and make an appointment for a full screening session. It takes at least 45 minutes, so please make the time. At the end of it, you will know where you stand in terms of your health and what you need to do to get healthier or to maintain your health. This will allow you to grow and age gracefully while preventing certain diseases. To assist you in living a healthy lifestyle, we bring you Active Lotus Wellness Group. Read more about it in the newsletter and join to have fun, whilst keeping healthy. This is the first initiative and we’ll be bringing you others.

our centre. This will allow you to buy certain products in privacy and you know the service we offer at our centre; for women by women. We will start with a small range and increase it as time goes by. We are looking forward to this year, hope you are to.

We will also be opening an online shop, The Lotus Woman, where we will sell women’s products and will also have them available at beautiful as the Lotus flower! You will see that this year we will be speaking about the lotus a lot. This is not a new addition. If you carefully look at our logo, you will see the lotus flower in the background, behind our free -spirited woman. So, what is it with us and this flower? The lotus flower has been a divine symbol representing long life, health, honor & good luck, purity of the body, speech and mind. It is also said to represent elegance, beauty, perfection, purity and grace, being often used in poems and songs as an allegory for ideal feminine attributes. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower

closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again and is untouched by the impurity. It starts as a small flower down at the bottom of a pond in the mud and muck. It slowly grows up towards the water’s surface continually moving towards the light. We wish you to strive to be like the lotus flower , to have inner beauty, untouched by our circumstances!

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Vaginal Infections Ladies, I want to address a condition that might embarrass us, but need to be talked about, as at some point in every woman’s life, this will happen: vaginal infection.

Dr Kgomotso Mogapi Women’s Health Practitioner

This will present in different ways:  Itchiness in & outside the vagina  Abnormal discharge (amount, smell or colour)  Discomfort during sex  Burning feeling when urinating The main cause is anything that causes a change to the normal microenvironment in the vagina, such as:  Harsh soaps (including foam bath)  Excessive inappropriate douching  Tight clothes (esp. non-absorbent ones)  Antibiotics

Water is enough for cleaning your vagina, but I know ladies want to be extra clean. Some women are more sensitive to soaps and perfumes that others, so if you HAVE to use soap, try a mild one. We have samples of Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene Wash at our practice. Come in a collect a sample for trial. We have found it to be user-friendly and acceptable to our women. Try it for yourself

So what could it be:  Candida “Yeast infection”  Bacterial Vaginosis  Vaginitis (Chlamydia, Trichomona, Viral) Don’t diagnose yourself. Visit your doctor for an assessment and correct treatment. Don’t sit at home, waiting, hoping the problem will go away.

The Lotus Woman shop Exhausted your medical aid? Or you don't have medical aid? No worries! Use any of the following cards to settle your account!!!

How many times have you been in a shop, buying a product, but dreading going to pay because you are certain EVERYONE is looking at you and what you are buying? Then you get to the till and are just EMBARRASSED! Yep, it has happened to all of us women. Which is why A’Dare Women Wellness Centre brings you The Lotus Woman shop, for all your private womanly needs. You read right. Our shop will stock exclusive women products and you will be able to buy privately online or at our centre. We will be opening on 01 March 2013, starting with a few products, then adding more as time goes on, until we open a real live shop with the same privacy, by women, for women.

Here are some of the things we’ll be selling:  Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene Wash  Home Pregnancy Tests  Sanitary Towels  Tampons  Morning After Pill  Pregnancy Pillows  Vaginal Creams & Pills  Ovulation test kits Let us know if there is anything else. We will review it, and if we are happy with it, will stock it.

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ACTIVE LOTUS WELLNESS GROUP Here at A'Dare Women Wellness Centre, we wish to assist you on your road to being healthy and living a life of abundance not limited by medical conditions. We thus bring you: THE ACTIVE LOTUS WELLNESS GROUP! What is it? A group to encourage healthy lifestyle by taking part in fun walk & runs throughout the country. What does it do? We have identified 1 fun walk/run (about 5km) for every month in 2013. Those who are members of this group will get to participate in those walks, on Saturday mornings at different venues, as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Why should I join? What are the benefits? As part of this group, you will know that once a month, you'll be taking part in a 5km walk/run. This will encourage you to walk at least 3 times a week in preparation for the big day. We are trying to select races where medals are awarded even for fun walks to encourage you. After each race, you might decide you want to do better at the next race (shorten the time you take/run instead of walking/sign up for a longer distance) and this will mean more exercise for you. This is a fun way to get your body in shape and to look forward to a Saturday morning each month where you get to just go have "healthy" fun with other women. Where do I sign-up and how much is it? Come into our offices to sign up and get your baseline assessment done: this checks your blood pressure, weight, waist circumference, cholesterol and glucose (sugar). This way, you can monitor your progress. Who knows, this could be the first step towards running the Comrades! Dare to dream, start small. You definitely want to be a part of this!!! A fun way to keep healthy. Up coming walks in 2013: February: 02/02/2013 McCarthy Toyota Run at Pretoria Rietondale March: 16/03/2013 Om die Dam at Hartebeespoort Dam April: 20/04/2013 Fun Run/Walk at the Zoo

Happy New Year 2013 Happy new year 2013. I have everything that I need. Champagne, wishes and family dreams. Praying my prayer is as bright as it seems. Let us all forgive in this brand new year. Let us hold one another so very dear. Cherish the precious best. Forget all the negative rest. We can all make a fresh start. Keeping love deep within the heart. Make this year the best we have ever seen. Happy new year 2013.

by Bridgette Williams

If you have anything you would like to contribute to our next issue of HOLISTIC, be it a short story, poetry, your experience or anything else, please send it to us by email or drop it off at reception.

...the full realization of a healthier you...

A’DARE WOMEN WELLNESS CENTRE 479 Leah Mangope Road Block C Mabopane Next to Kopeng Pharmacy

Phone: 012 701 4995 Emergency: 076 658 1379

Looking for ladies 18-35 We are looking for ladies between the ages of 18-35 to assist us with a new feminine product that will be coming into the country soon. We are looking for ladies with regular periods, who use pads and or tampons and who might be interested in an alternative product. So if you are looking for:  more freedom while on periods,  no strings  to go green (environmentally friendly)  save on costs  have sex while on periods ...then come in and ask questions under no obligation. Try the new product for free and give us feedback. We, at A’Dare Women Wellness Centre are always looking for ways to enhance your life. Your period should never get in the way of life, period. Limited products available.

Fax: 086 604 8969 E-mail:

Pure Romance is a company that allows women the opportunity to learn about their bodies and intimacy products in a safe, comfortable, FUN environment. We are a strictly ladies only, in-house party planner. Ladies get together for bridal showers, baby showers or any other reason or no reason at all, and a Pure Romance Consultants comes through with her products for you to touch, smell, taste and feel.

So, for a day/night of FUN with your girlfriends, book a party at the number below. It is free, and as a hostess, you get a gift. Book and organize a Thursday Night Ladies Party and get special rates on ALL products ;) Contact: Kgomotso 0766581379

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