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What makes a good Multivitamin? How does one choose a good multivitamin with the variety of competing products on the market? The consumer is often stimulated by good marketing to choose a particular brand. However, is the consumer buying the best product available? Is it a good formulation? Is the consumer getting value for money? At BioLife Nutrition we believe that taking a multivitamin daily is a good starting point to satisfy one’s nutritional supplement needs. There are sufficient journal articles that show that a multivitamin a day can reduce the incidence of disease through improving the ability of your immune system to resist the ’foreign invaders’. Particularly viruses and bacteria that abound in the environment. The key to a good vitamin is the range of vitamins and minerals within the formulation, the number of antioxidants and the actual content of each in the capsule or tablet. BioLife Multivitamin + Anti-Oxidants (including Homocysteine lowering formula) is just that. It compares more than favorably with the best in the world and is cost effective as well. It comes in two pack sizes. One is the 30s and the other is the 180s. The latter makes for a very economical family pack. It contains a wide ranging anti-oxidant “army” consisting of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Zinc, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Green Tea, Grape Seed Oil, Citrus Bioflavonoids and Lycopene. It also contains 400iu of Vitamin D3; its Zinc to Copper ratio is 15 to 1, and it also contains 800mcg of Folic Acid. It has many supporting vitamins and minerals. It is also a vegicap made from Soya Bean Oil and is therefore suitable for vegetarians. Because of the soya bean oil it has a reasonable quantity of omega 6, an essential fatty acid good for one’s health. Each capsule is more than a 1000mg of nutrition and leaves no space for inert fillers etc.

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Dear Reader

07 Thoughts by Dr Frans Kromhout 08 Glyconutrients 11 Dr John Pridgeon writes about a healthy gut. 12 Crepe Suzette and Living Lavida 16 Dr Duncan Carmichael writes on adrenal strain 18 Liora Henen writes on Echinacea 20 Ellis Henen writes about CoQ10 21 Something on Feng Shui 26 Learn about Scientific Aromatology

Welcome to the first issue of Vibrant Life the health and lifestyle magazine of choice. We hope you enjoy the magazine and if you have any suggestions please contact us.

28 The Power of Chocolate 29 The Energiser 30 Natraloe 34 Lesley Wood writes about losing weight healthily 36 Tony Ward brings us news on hotels and restaurants to uplift the spirit 38 Stuart Thomson, Director, Gaia Research tells us more about Hydrogen Peroxide 40 Sally-Ann Creed secrets of Turmeric 44 Our giveaway page – Don’t miss it 45 Alison Effting tells us why she created Allisone Tissue Salts

Sincerely Paul De Kock

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tree flourishes in the lush forests of Brazil and its deep purple berries are one of Nature’s richest sources of anti-oxidants. Açaí also contains amino acids, Omega 6 and 9 fats and is a good source of dietary fibre. That’s why it’s known as a Superfruit. Açaí berries have been used for centuries by indigenous people of the Amazon region for increased energy, strength and stamina. Absolute Organix Açaí Powder is wild-grown in the Amazon rainforest. It’s a wholefood, not an extract. Add a teaspoon to smoothies or fruit juice and enjoy the rich, berry flavour. Absolute Organix Açaí powder is sold at leading health stores and pharmacies. Inquiries: Tel: (011) 615 9233

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Dr Frans Kromhout Sea Point Chiropractic Centre, 12 Kloof Road, 8005. Tel: 021 439 6193/4 Email:

Very Random Thoughts by dr Frans Kromhout

Our lives are nothing more than a series of moments – if you miss the moments you miss life

Relationships come to us as assignments – some last for weeks, some for a life-time – but all come to teach us big lessons to spur our growth as people

Relationships come to us as assignments – some last for weeks, some for a life-time – but all come to teach us big lessons to spur our growth as people

Our imperfection gives meaning to our lives – clearing up our weaknesses is one of the primary lessons we’re here for

If we didn’t have our weaknesses, we’d have nothing to work on as we journeyed through life. The path has no value when you have arrived

What you don’t own about yourself, owns you; only when you know and then accept all of yourself can you truly love yourself



glyconutrients Glyconutrients are plant carbohydrates (monosaccharides). There are over 200 carbohydrates (or sugars) but only 8 are essential for bodily function. These are xylose, fucose, galactose, glucose, mannose, N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylneuraminicare (a sialic acid). Glyconutrients are described as the key to proper cellular communication and proper cell function. Supplementation with Glyconutrients could prevent disease and increase the body’s ability to heal, repair, regenerate and protect itself. Glyconutrients in combination with adequate amount of other key essential nutrients can accelerate healing, improve immune function, slow down aging, improve memory, lower anxiety. Some of the examples of the exciting possibilities of Glyconutrients are:

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the hidden enemy

It always amazes me that so few people are aware that their chronic ailments may easily be reversed by simple dietary manipulation. Dr John Pridgeon

It is bad enough that this statement may be accurately applied to the lay public, but included in this ignorant group are many of our health care workers and nutritional experts. Sadly, the overall tendency amongst medical consultants, too, is to treat the effects of food and chemical intolerances, rather than manage the cause. The symptoms and diseases that mess up the quality of life may often be dramatically reduced in severity, or even better, cured by managing these delayed food allergies, which commonly cause debilitating ailments. We all eat the same foods day in and day out, and this so-called “high risk eating” pattern leads to the eventual sensitisation of our immune systems to the foods - and the chemicals so often added to food. Once sensitised, the strength of this reaction increases, until the level of inflammation is such that symptoms and diseases then develop. • Headaches and migraines • Arthritis • Weight gain and water retention • Skin diseases that just won’t go • IBS and gut problems • Auto immune diseases • Tiredness, and debilitating emotional issues VIBRANT LIFE PAGE 11

How many reading this have been told by their health professional that the common problems shown above may be effectively reduced or stopped by simply avoiding foods that cause this allergic reaction? Not too many I will wager. Our 20 year experience of our globally available ALCAT Test shows a significant improvement or cure rate of over 80%. Know which foods you react to, and avoid them. This is not rocket science, just elementary allergic theory. Simply avoid your allergic foods! The catch is that you have to know which they are first – so you might want to think about getting one of the commonest causes out of the way. If your problem is related to your immune reaction to your food, a simple blood test will enable you to undergo a unique elimination and rotation diet which will stop your problems in their tracks.



crêpesuzette INGREDIENTS 85g Sugar 1 Orange 1/2 Lemon 60g Butter 30ml Grand marnier (orange fl avoured liqueur) 60ml Cognac (or triple sec) 12 Crêpes METHOD In a heavy based sauce pan, heat the sugar until it melts and begins to caramelize. Cut a couple of strip of rind from the orange and one from the lemon and add this to the pan. Add the butter and the squeezed juices from the orange and lemon to the pan. Stir continuously until all the sugar has dissolved, leave to reduce until syrupy. Add the orange liqueur. Dip each pancake in the sauce to coat them, and then fold it into quarters in the pan. Add the cognac/triple sec and allow to heat for a few seconds before tipping the pan slightly toward the burner fl ame until the alcohol ignites. Give the pan a gentle shake and spoon the sauce over the crêpes until the fl ame dies down. Serve the crêpes warm with a little of the remaining sauce spooned over!

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adrenal STRAIN Dr. Duncan Carmichael is an Anti-Aging Doctor who delivers aesthetic medicine (Botox, Fillers, Mesotherapy) combined with health medicine (hormone balancing and food intolerance). He initially worked in Cape Town as a GP with interests in naturopathic medicine. He has since trained in aesthetic procedures in the UK and in Anti-Aging health medicine in Europe.

Adrenal strain is a concept that is well known to natural medicine, but it is only in the last 10 years that conventional medicine has come to understand it. The combined knowledge on it has led to a better understanding of this problem. Essentially, running on stress means that we are in the habit of living on adrenaline. This stress hormone buzzes our system into a state of hyper-efficiency. If this carries on for too long, then it burns us out. Every time adrenaline fires us up, a series of repairer hormones need to follow it and clean up the inflammation and anxiety that the adrenaline causes. Cortisol is the most important of these repairer hormones and at first can be over-stimulated, leading to weight gain. However, later, cortisol burns out, leading surprisingly to further weight gain, but also to energy dips, food cravings, mood dips, and possible sinusitis, hay-fever, asthma, joint and muscle aches, spastic colon, pigmentation and eczema.

Adrenal strain is an extremely common problem and one that may one day be shown to be our leading cause of illness and death. It is important to note that adrenaline is the stress hormone and that cortisol is the repairing hormone and not a stress hormone. The problems come from adrenaline stimulating too much or too little cortisol. The trick to fixing this is to switch off the adrenaline overdrive that we tend to exist on. Adrenal strain is an extremely common problem and one that may one day be shown to be our leading cause of illness and death.


Dr. Duncan Carmichael

Sea Point





COMMON NAME: Purple Coneflower LATIN NAMES: Echinacea angustifolia & Echinacea purpurea PART USED: The root CONSTITUENTS: Volatile oil, Echinolone, Alkamides, Polysaccharides, Betaine KEY ACTIONS: Immune stimulant Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-allergenic, Heals wounds, Detoxifying

Echinacea is a perennial plant which is native to North America and commonly known as the purple coneflower. It is one of the world’s most valuable medicinal Western herbs. Above all, research indicates its importance regarding its stimulatory effect on the immune system, its action thereby raising the body’s ability to counter bacterial and viral infections. Echinacea is predominantly useful for infections of all kinds and is cultivated specifically for therapeutic purposes. INDICATIONS & USES: Echinacea is relied upon mainly as an immune stimulant and is used for all types of infections in the body, most specifically the common cold, flu, respiratory problems and skin disorders. It is especially valuable where upper respiratory tract infections such as tonsillitis and laryngitis are concerned. Echinacea is also a beneficial remedy for sinus and nasal catarrhal conditions. The plant is also used as a gargle for sore throats and other throat infections. A decoction can also be made and used as a mouth wash in cases of gingivitis. It is a helpful remedy in the treatment of allergies such as asthma and is applied externally too for some skin conditions. Caution should be exercised for

people with autoimmune diseases where Echinacea should not be used for prolonged periods. PREPARATION & DOSAGE: Tincture: 20 drops 3 times daily. Decoction: 1-2 teaspoons of the root in 1-2 cups of water. Bring to the boil and let it simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes. Strain and drink hot or cold 3 times a day. Use lemon and/or honey to sweeten. Liora Henen has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology & an Honours Degree in Journalism from Rhodes University, as well as a Degree in Phytotherapy (i.e. Herbal Medicine) from the British School of Phytotherapy in East Sussex. She has been running her own health shop, Health Matters, in Sea Point, for just over 11yrs.


CoQ10 Simply put, a coenzyme works with an enzyme to produce a particular reaction. It is involved in the body’s energy cycle. CoQ10 is essential for the production of energy that keeps your body running. It is a powerful antioxidant. CoQ10 is synthesized by the body but is depleted as one ages. CoQ10 rejuvenates brain cells and may help to prevent Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease. It is also used to treat gum disease and for more than three decades it has been used successfully in Japan and by wellinformed USA and European physicians to treat and prevent heart disease. CoQ10 is found in salmon, liver and other organ meats; however one cannot get enough from one’s diet. The Packer Institute at the University of California at Berkley has done and continues doing extensive research on CoQ10 as well as other antioxidants such as Vitamin E.

It is suggested by the Institute that people over forty should be on at least 50mg daily while those with heart disease, who have lower Q10, should be on 100mg daily. Dr Folkers was the first person to isolate CoQ10. Although the technology was sold to the Japanese who now make CoQ10 through a process of fermentation, Dr Folkers continued with his research. He laid the groundwork for numerous studies that showed that CoQ10 is a promising treatment for angina, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Many physicians in the USA have incorporated CoQ10 into their treatment programmes for heart disease.

obvious that supplementing ones diet with CoQ10 should have positive results. It has also been shown that statin drugs, which are used in the treatment of high cholesterol levels, reduce the CoQ10 in the body, leading to tiredness or lethargy. It is believed by many health professionals that all those on statin-type drugs should also supplement with CoQ10. CoQ10 is known as the cellular ‘spark plug’. Just as a motor vehicle needs a spark plug to give it life, so your body needs an adequate supply of COENZYME Q10 in order to function properly. Source The Antioxidant Miracle (1999). L.Packer & C.Colman

Heart biopsies in patients with various heart diseases showed a CoQ10 deficiency in 50 to 75 percent of all cases. Since heart disease is often linked to a deficiency in CoQ10 it seems


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Simply put a coenzyme works with an enzyme to produce a particular reaction. It is involved in the body’s energy cycle. CoQ10 is essential for the production of energy that keeps your body running. It is a powerful antioxidant. CoQ10 is synthesized by the body but depletes as one ages. BY Ellis Henen Pharmacist



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People have been using Feng Shui for 3000 years in China to harness the forces of nature and the earth’s energy to improve their environment and their way of life. In a world that throws up so many challenges it has become an essential tool for many celebrities, major corporations and perhaps even your neighbor to allow them to operate at their fullest capacity in the right atmosphere. They have all used the principals of Feng Shui to improve not only their home and immediate environment, but also to positively influence their health and moods, their relationships, creativity, finances, family life, career and spiritual life. Albert Le Roux trained under Victor Helberg, a graduate of Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai, Academy of Classical Feng Shui, since 1998. He is in fact the only student to have studied under Victor Helberg in the Western Cape. Albert is also a member of the Feng Shui Society in Cape Town. He has completed courses with Roger Green from Australia and also completed courses on Flying Star Feng Shui with Master Joseph Wu in 2004.


He has worked on project in Canada and also did Feng Shui Placements for South African Exhibitors at the Sao Paulo Health and Beauty Expo in 1999. His current clients include interior design studios, travel agencies, estate agents, health shops and numerous other businesses and private homes. He also does annual Flying Stars updates for all his existing clients. If you would like to improve the flow in your business and personal life contact Albert on 073 638 5068.

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%RDA Beta-carotene 3mg Vitamin D3 400iu Vitamin E 29iu Vitamin C 80mg Vitamin B1 10mg Vitamin B2 5mg Nicotinamide 10mg Vitamin B6 24mg Folic Acid 800mcg Vitamin B12 10mcg d-Biotin 10mcg Calcium Pantothenate 5mg Calcium 66mg Choline Bitartrate 10mg Inositol 10mg Iron 14mg Magnesium 33mg Manganese 5mg Potassium 15mg Zinc 15mg Chromium 30mcg Selenium 100mcg Copper 1mg Alpha Lipoic Acid 5mg Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 5mg Lycopene 1000mcg Green Tea Extract 5mg (containing 60% polyphenois) Grapeseed Oil 10mg Lecithin 50mg Soya Bean Oil 374mg

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SCIENTIFIC aromatheraphy The term Aromatherapy was first coined in 1928 by French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé. It means the use of aromatic plants from which essential oils are extracted.

What is an essential oil? An essential oil is a very concentrated liquid extract obtained after steam distillation of an aromatic plant. What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for the improvement of physical and mental health by strengthening the body’s self-healing function. It is a natural method based on the activity of the biochemical molecules of essential oils. What is Scientific Aromatherapy? Scientific Aromatherapy or Aromatology is the science which studies essential oils and resorts to a rigorous methodology which is based on scientific data confirmed by laboratory. The close connection which links the chemical structure of an essential oil with its activities constitutes the base of aromatology. The quality standards of essential oils must therefore be established according to their impact on the chemical composition. Harvest One of the quality standards of an essential oil is the care taken in harvesting. Method of cultivation The method of cultivation affects the quality of essential oils. Only essential oils distilled from wild plants or organically cultivated plants should be used in aromatherapy. Plant selection Only the healthy plants of the required species must be collected.


Gathering Preferably, the plants must be hand-gathered. This method is more natural and gives essential oils a better quality. Harvest must take place during the vegetative stage when the plant is richest in essence. This stage varies from plant to plant; for example, mint must be collected before flowering, ie before it develops toxic ketones. The quality of an essence varies according to the moment in the day the plant is collected. For example, wild lavender and roses must be picked in the morning after dew while thyme is preferably harvested in the afternoon. Origin Essential oils are like wines! There are great essential oil vintages just as there are great wine vintages! Moreover, the soil where a plant grows largely determines the quality of the essence it produces.

Pranarôm was founded in 1975 by Pierre Franchomme, a researcher and aromatherapist known for his innovative work in chemotype research. Dominique Baudoux has been running this Belgian research business since 1991. A pharmacist by training with a passion for essential oils, he has given Pranarôm its international outlook whilst retaining the initial aim of developing aromatherapy with the scientific rigour that the discipline deserves. As a result of the strict working methodology followed by its team, Pranarôm International SA has forged for itself a place as the leader in the field of scientific aromatherapy. At Pranarôm every new batch of essential oils is analysed in the laboratory using GC-MS gas-phase chromatography to guarantee the user the highest quality 100% pure natural and complete chemotyped essential oils. Chemotype Depending on the biotope (sunshine, climatic conditions, soil composition, altitude, neighbouring plant population) a given aromatic plant can produce essential oils which are bio-chemically very different from others of the same species. Those variations in the biochemical composition of essential oils bring about the notion of “chemotype.” Two chemotypes of the same essential oil will have not only different activities but also very different toxicities. For example, Thymus vulgaris CT thujanol is very well tolerated on the skin. By contrast, Thymus vulgaris CT thymol is dermocaustic. Criteria of a good distillation Steam distillation is a delicate process >> page 43



the power of CHOCOLATE Imagine eating chocolate and NOT FEELING GUILTY!

Xocai health chocolates are a combination of the world’s two greatest super foods, raw cacao and açaí berries, to form the ultimate antioxidant products. The production of these chocolates is different from commercial chocolate as it allows the rich nutrients and antioxidants in these powerful super-foods to remain undamaged. Their manufacturing process uses cacao that is unfermented, sun-dried, non-roasted and cold-pressed, which results in it boosting eight times more total flavanoids than cacao produced with standard commercial processing. AND THEY TASTE GREAT! The Xocai range of chocolates also include products that may help you to LOOSE weight and that diabetic friendly.*

Imagine eating chocolates that: * Are loaded With Antioxidants * That Fight Free Radicals * Help to provide natural energy * Help to promote cardiovascular health * Improve Sleep * Support healthy response to inflammation * Increase your sense of well-being These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Xocai chocolates are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. To purchase these products email:

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the Energiser Vibrational frequencies of the highest consciousness held in healing Tachyon water.

An “energy healing phenomenon” created by Dr Frans Kromhout producer of the ‘Quantum Health Vibrational Range’

The Tachyon particles in this water radiate Tachyon energy – a source of free energy that includes all energies, thus allowing the intelligence of the body to self- regulate the energy flow appropriate to each organ, system and cell. This healing water has been potentized by extremely high healing vibrations which the Tachyons in turn magnify to the highest consciousness levels. If any layer of the subtle body system (energy fields) is blocked, energy will not flow freely down into the next grosser level, ultimately creating disease in our physical body. The healing frequencies and Tachyon energy in the ‘Energiser’ enables these blocked biological systems to regenerate themselves by working in harmony with the body’s innate healing power.

Three sprays taken six times per day at any time will among other effects: - align the subtle energy fields – emotional/ etheric; mental, spiritual and causal layers of our aura - re-strengthen weak muscles - facilitate the freeing up of locked joints - induce the appropriate healing frequencies required by dis-eased organs - energise the entire system, while simultaneously creating a feeling of peace The technique of Applied Kinesiology aptly demonstrates that the above effects manifest immediately following the initial dose of the ‘Energiser’

To order the ‘Energiser’ at R110 per bottle contact: Agent: Paul De Kock 0823932888 Manufactured by Dr Frans Kromhout, Sea Point Chiropractic Centre, 12 Kloof Road, Sea Point, 8005. Tel: 021 439-6193/4. Fax: 021 439-9771. Email:



NATRaLOE From the Natural Aloe Company comes an exciting new body range, NatraloePure, to enhance their existing skincare range.

This all natural range is made with certified organic aloe ferox gel and enhanced with natural moisturising oils and plant extracts and is infused with essential oils to create a holistic approach to comfort and pamper the skin. Ingredients in the NatraloePure range offer the finest in vitamins, minerals, glyco-nutrients and polysaccharides to moisturise, heal and revitalize all skintypes. Aloe ferox gel has the unique ability to transport moisture, nourishment, soothing and healing qualities to below the epidermis to hydrate dry skin. Its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties make it a beauty and first-aid treatment all in one. This incredible gel also accelerates the reproduction of the cells responsible for the formation of collagen, which is vital for

skin strength and elasticity. The products in the NatraloePure range carry an abu ndance of this revitalizing gel. Fact: the aloe ferox gel is the base of most of these products and not simply an additive! The same applies the Natraloe skincare range. All NatraloePure products are available from select health shops, pharmacies and online stores. For more information on this range please visit Fighting cellulite calls for a systematic daily routine. Start by brushing the affected areas with a good body brush before your bath/shower. Then use our Aloe Deep Cleansing Body Scrub with tumbled apricot kernels to stimulate circulation and to get rid of dead cells on the surface of the skin. This action encourages cell



regeneration and prepares the skin for the treatment of the active ingredients in our Aloe Anti-cellulite Cream. After your bath/shower make sure that you apply this cream to a warm skin. The aloe in this cream not only accelerates cell regeneration but also carries the active ingredients to below the epidermis. The combination of essential oils and plant extracts then goes to work stimulating blood flow and lymphatic circulation, leaving your skin looking silky smooth and feeling soft! Once a week take a long relaxing bath in our luxurious Aloe Anticellulite Milk Bath with aloe bitters and citrus oils. And remember, drinking lots ‘n lots of water every day is essential in the fight against cellulite! Aloe Hand & Body Lotion A rich & velvety body lotion with 25% organic aloe ferox gel as well as shea butter, almond and jojoba oils to nourish & pamper your skin. Exquisitely


scented with vanilla oil to excite the senses! Aloe Body Mousse This body butter is made to moisturise without the icky, sticky after effects often felt from an oily cream. Made with no less than seven oils including skin softening shea butter, plus the power of aloe ferox gel, this sweet smelling mousse with lime oil absorbs quickly into the skin leaving you with the softest, silkiest skin ever! Crème Body Wash Spoil your skin by washing with this luxurious, decadent body wash. Loaded with coconut oil, this cream wash will form a barrier against infections and will soften and moisturise your skin, preventing wrinkles and age spots. Rose Geranium oil brings a radiant glow to the skin because of its ability to balance the skin’s sebum.

Rejuvenating Body Mist Spray your body liberally with this refreshing and rejuvenating body spritzer. The ginger extract helps to re-vitalize tired skin and the peppermint oil will comfort and refresh the skin. Use during the day to refresh and re-vitalize or after a bath/shower to leave skin feeling tingly and alive— keeps the mossies at bay as well! Exfoliating Foot Mask Wrap you feet in comfort, sit back and relax while the kaolin in this mask draws impurities from the skin and the peppermint oil comforts and refreshes. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and finish off with a massage—the sea salt will exfoliate the skin leaving it soft and smooth.

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Most of us will at some stage feel the need to lose some extra weight, and many will find through trial and error that crash diets are a temporary solution often with greater weight gain in the long term!

how to lose weight and keep it OFF So what is the safest and best ways to lose those extra kilograms? Even if you choose not to count calories, understanding the maths can help guide you to a safer weight loss. Generally, experts recommend between 1200 – 1800 calories a day (depending on your size and activity rate). Losing half a kilogram is the equivalent of eating 3500 fewer calories, so if you can cut 500 calories each day for a week, you should lose 0.5kg. Researchers have found the more tools dieters use, the more likely they are to lose weight. Successful strategies include: • Counting calories • Increasing daily exercise (aim for 150 minutes a week or more) • Cutting out sweets & unhealthy snacks • Reducing fat intake to less than 30 % of your daily calories. • Increasing fruit, vegetables and wholegrains. • Decreasing portion sizes (work on an average size dinner plate being half vegetables or salad, a quarter protein and a quarter carbohydrates or starchy vegetables like potatoes and butternut.

•Looking at life-style changes (like a sustainable eating plan) rather than quick fixes. •Keep a food diary as in general most people underestimate the number of calories they eat by 30-50%. And the most important strategy of all: •Persistence. With a slower, steady approach you are more likely to develop the long-term healthy habits that will help keep the lost weight off forever! Focusing on long-term lifestyle changes, which you maintain, will not only aid you to achieve your goal but, more importantly, maintain it. Lesley Wood is an experience psychotherapist and hypnotherapist working from the Cape Town MediSpa. Her works uses a range of processes to shift underlying behaviour / thinking patterns to achieve long term weight loss. ‘Mindful Eating’ and education are emphasised while giving the client life-developing tools to permanently change their eating habits. All her courses are run with highly experienced dieticians and subject specialists. And her private sessions are assessed and co-ordinated with Doctors or others medical specialists when necessary.



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Product Application: A healing, anti-mucus, soothing, calming bulk laxative. Also effective in cases of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive disorders. Ingredients: Psyllium Husk, Fruitafit, Stevia, Chicory, Yellow Dock, Lemon Flavouring, Aloe Ferox Gel, Black Walnut Hulls, Passion Flower, Cascara Sagrada, Peppermint Leaf, Horsetail, Mullein Leaf, Witch Hazel, Pumpkin Seed, Althea Root, Hibiscus, Alfalfa Herb, Irish Moss, Liquorice Root Extract, Lactobacillus Bifidus, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, DDS-1 Acidophilus, Streptococcus Thermophilus, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei, Bacillus Subtilus, Enterococcus Faecium.

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HEART AND SOUL Living life to the full is a tonic in itself. With this maxim in mind I have been designated the not unpleasant task of locating beautiful, relaxing places for that all important ‘recharge’ we all need in stressful times. Now this can be over a couple of days, a long weekend or whatever is right for you at the time. BY TONY WARD


A few weekends ago, with you in mind, I spent the most relaxing time, eating (healthily of course) and drinking some of the most delicious wines South Africa has to offer. Remember that health fundis and dieticians all agree that a couple of glasses of good red wine are beneficial to one’s health. If you want to have three or four, be it on your own head! The Rockwell is tucked away in a leafy enclave just off Somerset Road in Green Point. The Rockwell offers elegantly furnished one or two-bedroomed self-catering suites, with a bed and breakfast option, at competitive rates. There is a stunning pool on the first floor and, soon to be completed, a gym and wellness area. Wi-fi internet access and remote T.V. are standard throughout. Of course, being so close to the city centre you are literally within walking (healthy) distance of all that the City, the Waterkant Village, and the V&A Waterfront have to offer. Clive Musikanth is the helpful and charming manager, ably assisted by his very professional team.

On the ground floor you will be taken by the quality and style which both restaurants, Bouillabaisse and Crêpe Suzette, will tempt you with. Both are very inviting. The charismatic owner Camil Haas has bought his wealth of experience into play, not just in the exciting menus and stunning décor. The whole ambience is delicious. The eclectic/Asian fusion (and more) which Bouillabaisse offers is breathtaking. The most difficult decision you will have to make is when to STOP! The wine lists are as comprehensive as they are excellent, making your visit a truly memorable occasion. In complete contrast, the sister restaurant Crêpe Suzette is, as you have guessed, a Parisian pancake salon but with a twist. The savoury crêpes are equally as tantalising as the sweet, presented in a somewhat different style (the French just can’t help themselves can they?). We were persuaded by Camil to try their specially imported Champagne Cider. Words fail me - just don’t miss it, will you. I promise you that a one night’s stay at The Rockwell may not change your life but it will certainly enrich it.

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35% foodgrade HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MIRACLE SUBSTANCE uses & abuses Anti-microbial to anaerobic unicellular pathogens and over time, the reproductive egg stages of multi-cellular parasites, without the relatively high toxicity of chlorine or other disinfectants and their by-products. Neutralises most types of toxic, including pesticide residues, within minutes.

H2O2 is found naturally in very low concentrations in rain and seawater and intracellularly in raw fresh seeds, sprouts, fruits and vegetables. Humans synthesise H2O2 intracellularly, in particular during metabolism and in immune responses against infectious micro-organisms.

Food-grade hydrogen peroxide is stable at 35% (120 vol. – the multiple of oxygen released by any single unit) and is free of the stabilisers, preservatives and contaminants present in the pharmacy supplied 3-12% (10-40 vol.) solutions used as skin antiseptics and hair bleaches. Only food-grade H2O2 is entirely suitable for human oral consumption and at dilutions of 1-5 drops per glass of water (up to 15 drops in polluted water survival emergencies) is safe up to 10 glasses daily and dose-dependent effective as a drinking water and systemic body disinfectant.

At inappropriate concentrations, H2O2 tastes obnoxious and causes nausea, serving as a deterrent. Inappropriate concentrations can cause blistering of the mucosae and oropharyngeal burns. Avoid consumption after eating and especially vitamin C or flaxseed oil supplementation. Suggested uses for 3% strength (50ml in a 500ml hand-pump atomizer of water) include: sterilisation and chemical detoxification of fruit and vegetables, chopping boards, cloths, sponges and kitchen sinks and surfaces. Wait three minutes, before draining (esp. fruit and vet). This strength can be sprayed on the body and rinsed off before or once itching first becomes perceptible. An excellent antiseptic skin damage monitor - all bacterial pockets will prickle and present as whitened effervescence on or under the skin, indicative of oxidative disinfection. Hydrogen peroxide is best combined with Magnesium peroxide (MO3), a powder, which unlike H2O2, is strongly alkaline, has a gentle natural laxative action and liberates 57 volumes of oxygen, which fully dissolves and assimilates, which is not possible in an acidic H2O2 medium.


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Turmeric By Sally-Ann Creed, Dip Clin Nutri.


Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its characteristic golden yellow colour, but did you know that it also has a wide range of health benefits? Turmeric comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant and has tough brown skin and deep yellow-orange flesh. It has a peppery, warm and bitter flavour, and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. It has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries as an anti-inflammatory to treat a wide range of conditions such as flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, haemmorhages, toothaches, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

An excellent source of iron and manganese, it is also rich in vitamin B6, dietary fibre and potassium. The volatile oil in turmeric is a significant anti-inflammatory but something even more potent than this oil is a compound called curcumin. Curcumin, an active component of turmeric, is comparable to strong drugs such as hydrocortisone, as well as over the counter anti-inflammatories, but does not result in toxicity within the body as these drugs do. Curcumin also provides the body with curcuminoids, which are believed to be antioxidant and antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory.

to prevent and block the growth of cancers such as breast cancer and colon cancer. Infection – the volatile oil in turmeric acts as an external antibiotic, thus helping to prevent bacterial infection in wounds. Weight – turmeric can even aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management. Liver – turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier, helping to improve the condition of the liver and protecting it against certain toxins. Alzheimer’s disease – turmeric can prevent and slow the progression of the disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.

Some Benefits of Turmeric Digestive problems – curcumin helps the flow of bile and this helps to break down fats. It can also help in the treatment and management o f inflammatory bowel disease. Arthritis – curcumin is an anti-inflammatory that helps to relieve the aches and pains associated with arthritis. Cardiovascular problems – curcumin can prevent the oxidization of cholesterol in the body and, as oxidized cholesterol damages blood vessels and builds up as plaque that can cause heart attack or stroke, preventing new cholesterol oxidization may minimise the progression of atherosclerosis and heart disease. It also improves circulation by stopping the blood platelets from sticking together. Cancer – turmeric has been shown to help reduce the incidence of skin cancer and help

Safety & Use of Turmeric Use turmeric therapeutically by simply using the powdered spice in your cooking. However, be aware that it should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction, and even though it is often used by pregnant women, it is important to check with a medical professional first as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant. Turmeric has seen a huge rise in popularity since recent clinical studies established that curcumin, the active component of Turmeric, is ten times as effective as an anti-oxidant. Not only is it a powerful antioxidant, it actually increases the way other anti-oxidants work, even those you obtain from your food. Curcumin works in two ways – it scavenges free radicals, thereby reducing the risk of cellular damage and it slows down the neurological ageing process, protects the liver, helps lower LDL cholesterol


and triglycerides (the kind you don’t want) and increases HDL cholesterol (the good form of cholesterol) and aids general wellbeing. It is a powerful, wonderful spice! This amazing yellow spice also appears to help lowers blood glucose levels so is a good adjunct therapy for those with type-2 diabetes. It has also shown promising results in treating those with asthma which is triggered by allergies as it is thought to block the response of immunoglobulin type E (IgE) antibodies, which generate the excessive immune responses characteristic in asthma and other allergic conditions. The most effective way to take this is to use heat and oil to release the active component, therefore cooking with it is extremely effective, say in a stir-fry. Cook turmeric with onions, which are a good source of quercetin, as both quercetin and turmeric have been shown to be beneficial in preventing bowel polyps. The results of a study of five patients with bowel polyps who were given 480mg curcumin plus 20mg quercetin three times daily for six months showed a decrease in the volume of polyps by 60% and in size by 50%. It is thought that turmeric turns off the trigger that encourages cancer cells to grow and spread, although scientists are still trying to determine the pharmacological pathway. Turmeric, then, is an inexpensive and effective way of addressing so many health concerns and providing so many health-enhancing benefits – it makes sense to make it a part of as many meals as you can.


“Energies 2009 and how to flow with them” Are you enjoying the ride? Do you feel as though this years’ ride is a roller-coaster without an end? Are you beginning to feel that 2012 is not a date to look forward to and that the future is filled with gloom and doom? Think again, there is so much to look forward to. Energies 2009 by Caroline Chaplin, founder of Renaissance Magazine, is available either as a hard copy book for R160 (postage included) or R100 as an e-book to help you understand the shifts in consciousness that many people are currently experiencing and walk you through ways to maintain a higher vibrational level. Researched from the teachings of the Maya and other civilizations, and containing the wisdom of current teachers, the book is designed to walk you through the remainder of 2009 and strengthen your ability to deal with current changes. For more information or to order email or 021 762 3965 Go on line to for inspirational news,articles, talks and breakfasts organized by Caroline Chaplin. You can sign up for a free newsletter as well

>> continued from page 27 demanding experiment and constant monitoring. To obtain a first quality essential oil, the following criteria must be observed: Alambic The alambic is ideally made of stainless steel, the most inert material, as copper and iron can form oxides. Low-pressure The distillation must be conducted under very low pressure, between 0,05 and 0,10 Bar, as over-oxidation is possible at high pressure. For example, the colour of essential oil of flowered thymus vulgaris varies from pale red to red-brown by increasing the pressure. The pyrogénation of woods with barks, resulting from a steam distillation at high pressure and high temperature, produces essential oils soiled with carcinogenic tar. Completed distillation The duration of the whole distillation is of great importance. Long and prolonged, it will allow collecting the “totum” of the aromatic molecules, ie base and topping notes of the essential oils. For example: ¾ of the essential oil of thymus vulgaris is extracted during the initial thirtyfirst minutes, but sixty to eighty additional minutes are required to extract the phenols. The producers are paid by kilogram of essential oil. That is the reason why many producers distill under high pressure and stop the distillation after the 25 to 30 profitable minutes. Those essential oils are frequently rectified, ie re-distilled to cleanse the oils of undesirable components and to concentrate


the most volatile molecules. This process produces faded essential oils with a less fine aroma and more side-effects. Thus a rectified essential oil of eucalyptus can contain up to 80% eucalyptol, but is more of an irritant for the bronchial tubes then a complete essential oil of eucalyptus which contains only 60% eucalyptol. Storage and preserving After distillation, the essential oils must be filtered and then stocked in inalterable hermetic tanks stored in a fresh cellar. They must only be bottled in brown or blue opaque glass bottles to ensure their conservation, safe from the light and oxygen. If you are a practitioner who would like to learn more about Pranarôm please contact Paul at For further information please visit

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why i created AllisOne TISSUESALTS I have used tissue salts on a daily basis since 1993 – and advised others on their use since 1995. In the early days I thought all tissue salts were equal, and that it did not matter which ones you used as long as you compensated for the size of the tablets if you used smaller ones.

My work involves more than just the mineral replacement aspect of tissue salts; the repair of the bio-energetic field has been something I monitor as clients are assessed at their visits. As the years passed, various new stressors emerged, most notable being the increased exposure to electromagnetic smog of technology – wireless systems and mobile phones for example. I found that people needed to take 3 to 6 times the recommended doses of tissue salts to counteract the bio-energetic stress, balance the energy field and shift the facial signs of deficiency or symptoms they experienced. The lactose base presented another problem. I encountered objections to lactose in countries such as Japan where milk and lactose products are not part of the normal diet. Locally, we mirrored the emerging western sentiment where lactose received bad press and many people took to lactose-free diets. Besides lactose intolerance, there were issues of diabetes, glycaemic load and tooth-friendliness to consider.


These challenges presented themselves to me in the form of my clients’ concerns and from participants at workshops I taught locally and abroad. Being as passionate as I am about tissue salts and their efficacy, an inner urge awakened to create the best biochemic salts possible and ensure excellent manufacturing process. I undertook extensive research, experimented with formulations and found a reputable pharmaceutical manufacturer where the international manufacturing and energetic standards I demanded would be guaranteed. The resulting AllisOne Tissue Salts are lactose-free, of exceptional biochemic and energetic quality – and highly effective, safe and suitable for everyone!

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Flugo Product Application: A highly effective antimicrobial with oxygenation effect. Dramatically effective for influenza if treated early. Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid 170mg, Beta Sitosterol 5mg, Cats Claw 10mg, Echinacea Root Extract 40mg, Elderberry Extract 40mg, Golden Seal Extract 40mg, Magnesium Peroxide 100mg, Olive Leaf Extract 40mg, Vitamin A Palmitate 5mg Zinc Gluconate 10mg.

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Product Application: Melatonin regulates the body’s biological clock and sleep cycles. It is produced by the pineal gland in response to darkness. It is useful for insomnia, ageing, cancer, jetlag, radiation exposure, seasonal affective disorder, cluster headaches.

Product Application: A natural form of sulphur that the body uses for repair purposes. Successful anti-inflammatory and painkiller. Ingredients: Calcium Ascorbate 50mg, Molybdenum 1mg, MSM 700mg. Recommended Retail Price: R116,00

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