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December 2011



Recipes, table ideas, meal planning

Meet Nadia, wellness customer service manager


COMPETITIONS health tips training ideas


HOLIDAY WITH MORE LOVE Inspiring activities family rituals



GIFT ISSUE Offers valid from Thursday 1 December until Sunday 31 December ‘11. Selected items may not be available at certain stores. We reserve the right to limit quantities. E.&O.E.

Just Wholefoods was founded 22 years ago with the vision of providing good quality vegetarian foods free from artificial colourings and flavourings. • • • •

Products adhere to strict rules of the EU organic food production requirements. Over 80% of products available are organic Organic VegeBear's were given Best Buy status in the Ethical Magazine’ survey of “Sweets and mints” (MAY/JUNE 2011) 1st place awarded for the Confectionery and Snacks Category of the 2000 Organic Food Awards with VegeBear’s - fruit jellies.

No added preservatives No artificial colours Organic Selection Vegan Vegetarian

No artificial flavours GMO FREE Convenient Great Tasting

now available at Wellness Warehouse


Wellness Scented Soy Candles Beautifully scented soy candles that double as a healing skin balm are now available in the Wellness Warehouse own brand. Presented in attractive boxes, the heavenly scented candles are a ‘green friendly’ absolutely natural product with more than just ambient appeal. Soy is a longer burning alternative to standard wax that excludes paraffin oil and harmful chemicals. As a byproduct of soybean agriculture it also has renewable and green-friendly qualities. These candles can be used as a nourishing moisturiser by massaging the melted wax into the skin. As soybean burns at a lower temperature than normal wax you can pour the wax onto your hand and massage it onto your skin.

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FRAGRANCE FREE for those who prefer LAVENDER for a calming relaxing chilled atmosphere ROSE GERANIUM for a romantic intoxicating effect LEMONGRASS for an uplifting and energising experience

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publisher's letter


Give a little Phew, it’s the end of the year and time to relax, recharge, have parties and bond with family. It is also a great time to take stock and embody some of the principles that define this season: sharing, caring and giving to others. Giving gifts is one of the ways we demonstrate these principles. Follow some of our guidelines to make sure your gifts count, make them heartfelt and full of meaning. Then of course there is always the challenge of excess, that comes with celebration. Practise prevention and balance, and guard your health.

Also be aware that some people may feel lonely or depressed during this time, reach out to others and be inclusive with your festivities. Doing your part for charities will help spread goodwill during this time. Traditionally this is a chance to reconnect with far-flung family members and friends; it’s also a time to reconnect with yourself. In the Gift issue we encourage you to come up with new ways of doing an old thing, by being adventurous in your food and menu choices and creating next generation traditions that can endure for years to come. We also encourage you to make healthy and love-filled choices this holiday season by looking after your body, mind and soul. For me, this is a time for slowing down and enjoying the simple pleasures. It’s also a time for reflection and gratitude for what this earth has provided. Spending time with loved ones, I realise just how blessed I am. Making me aware that being responsible for my own health isn’t just about me, it’s also about honouring those who love me. So look after yourself this festive season by making the best choices possible for your health. Most importantly, infuse laughter and joy into everything you do. The health boosting effects of laughter are immense and such fun too. Yours in wellness Dr Sean Gomes


Light & Festive - Whether planning an elegant dinner party or a hippie-chic picnic, choose food and flavours to create an adventure of delight.


Protected & Prepared Fun-filled days come with an excess of food, drink and activity, make sure you protect your body from too much of everything.


Make your Gift Count Think more carefully about the act of giving; follow our tips to give a gift worth receiving.


The Playground - Tap into some creative exercise ideas using the beach as your fitness playground.


Make Family Time Count - Take time, spend time and make up for lost time by doing things together and finding out what’s important to each other.

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Home Spa - Janine Garner sets the scene for a home Spa experience destined to turn on your bliss buttons without blowing your budget.


WIN a Kalki yoga ritual range, environmentally friendly product hampers for baby, meal vouchers for Moyo restaurant


Pair delicious canapes with sparkling wine

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WIN one of 10 HAMPERS valued at R300 filled with environmentally friendly products to disinfect and sterilise baby’s nursery, protect your family from dust mite allergens and an additional product to protect against mosquitoes.

SoPure Laboratories Mitefree products drastically reduce the effects of the faecal particles of dust mites which humans and pets are often highly allergic to. Dust mites are commonly associated with asthmatic, respiratory and allergenic problems. SoPure Laboratories is the only natural patented disinfection and sanitisation product of its kind. It eliminates viruses, bacteria, fungi, wild strains of yeasts as well as moulds using technology that processes water without the use of chemicals or additives. You can drink it, wash with it, inhale it, use it in steam and ice, in food and to disinfect surfaces. Each hamper contain the following products: • Mitefree dust mite spray 250ml • Mitefree travel-size allergen spray 50ml • Mitefree laundry additive 1litre • SoPure nursery disinfectant 125ml • SoPure sterilizing fluid 1litre • SoPure nursery hand sanitizer 500ml • SoPure Mosquito Repellant 125ml

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Two people stand a chance to win a hamper from Kalki containing a morning or evening spa ritual. The combinations and synergy of the essential oils in our Spa blends will impart a sense of wellbeing, uplift and rejuvenate body mind and spirit. In the morning… Light your incense as a blessing for your day and under a shower of warm water, lather yourself in the rich softening foam of the shower gel, then envelope yourself in the luxurious body lotion that will leave you delicately scented and renewed. Use the pulse point throughout the day to prolong this effect. In the evening…. Light your aromatherapy candle and incense, lace your bath with the essential oil blend to soothe tired muscles and feel your tension soak away. Then massage the body oil into your skin to rejuvenate and nourish. Kalki is Soulful Decadence.

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to the value of R250 each Nativa’s Digestive Complex is specifically formulated to help the body curb incomplete digestion. It also acts as a colon cleanser. Probiotics support digestion and help the body curb yeast overgrowth and unhealthy pathogens. Probiotics also counter conditions caused by anti-biotics e.g. diarrhoea. They help with inflammation, hyper-sensitivity in the digestive tract, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. Many different ingredients like ginger, papain, garlic, fennel, pectin and more help with digesting fats and protein, clean the colon, calm the digestive tract, combat bacteria and parasites and reduce bloating and spasms.

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Festive LIGHT &

"Rather than labouring for ages in the kitchen, choose to spend more time with your loved ones"

Although traditional dishes may get you feeling all warm and fuzzy, customary holiday feasts are heavy on the digestion and can leave you with post menu exhaustion.

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you can make yummy jam from watermelon rind. Add a dash of unrefined brown sugar, a cup of water and the zest of a lemon to diced watermelon rind, simmer for a few hours and there you have it. 6

FLAVOURS to create an adventure of delight > everything you need to live life well


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I'll drink to that... and that and that Granny Alice Traditional Christmas treats in a wheat-free variation. Fruit loaf, Christmas pudding and fruit mince pies taste exactly like you would expect them to, only yummier. Granny Alice R3195 Mini Fruit Loaf Mini Christmas Cake R2695 R4995 Mince Pies 6's

Waverley Hills Go for a full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or a Cab Sav/ Merlot. Vanilla, red berries, spices, honey and sweet black cherries dance on the tongue. No preservatives means it is best enjoyed chilled and immediately. Shiraz 2009 Gold Veritas Award winner. An intense purple centre and pink rim tells of the sweet plum and black cherry aromas rounded off by smoky and spicy notes of French oak. Waverley Hills Organic Wines Cab Sauv/Shiraz '10 R5295 Sem/Sauv Blanc '10 Shiraz '09 R5495 Rosé '09 Cab Sauv '11 R4995 Brut Vintage '09

DV Artisan Chocolate Crafted by the De Villiers family in the beautiful town of Hermanus on South Africa’s Whale Coast, DV Artisan Chocolate is one of the few ‘Bean to Bar’ micro batch chocolate makers in the world. DV Artisan Chocolate Boxes Assorted 50g R3995 R9995 Gift Box

R4795 R4495 R9995

Stellar Organics Sun-ripened Muscat d’Alexandrie grapes are partially dried on beds of organic straw and Rooibos, and then rehydrated in their own juice. This dessert wine is best chilled and served as an aperitif with rich cheeses or even poured over vanilla ice-cream. Stellar Organics Heaven on Earth Organic Wine 375ml


Zari Pure Pleasure With the backing of years of research from the Cape winelands, Zari grape juice is made from only the finest 100% Muscat grapes, naturally sweet, refreshing and filled to the brim with nutrition and anti-oxidants. Zari White Sparkling Grape Juice 750ml


Red Sparkling Grape Juice 750ml



Dunk Call for comfort food with Dunk’s Macadamia Choc chip cookies and white and brown star cookies. Use these delightful stars as innovative table decorations. Dunk Iced Glittery Stars 14's R2695 Macadamia Choc Chip Cookies 275g


Madacasse Many consider Madagascan cocoa to be the best in the world. Madacasse have a range of chocolates to suit any palate. With 63%, 67%, 70%, 75% and 80% cocoas, as well as a delectable milk chocolate and the must-try sea salt & nibs. Slabs Assorted 75g R3995

Selected items not available at all stores. Items not listed at a particular store can be ordered for you or bought online.

Oscar Juicer

Joseph Joseph

The Oscar Juicer is a revolutionary achievement in juicing. Independent laboratory tests confirm that the Oscar “single gear” cold press juice method extracts substantially higher nutritional content than centrifugal juicers.

Index tabs on the chopping boards are illustrated with different food types– vegetables, fish, meat and cooked foods. It is dishwasher safe and won’t blunt your knives.

Oscar Juicer

Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Board




Tefal is an energy saving water filter dispenser that provides both hot and cold water. Tefal Quick Cup


Jelly Belly

Just Wholefoods With a range of wholefoods from jelly cubes to custard powder and simply exquisite soups in a mug or vegetarian burger mix, this is simply the wisest choice to make when preparing for your festive menu. As an in-between treat for little ones, Vege bears are a worldwide favourite and a staple for the pantry. Just Wholefoods Jelly Crystals Assorted 85g


Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are the world's number one gourmet jelly bean and the first choice for those with a discerning taste. Jelly Belly Assorted Pack 100g Flip Top Assorted 150g Assorted Gift Box 125g

R2795 R3995 R5495

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“The Salt of the Earth” contribution by Health Researcher: Sue Visser.

ORYX desert SALT comes from our own soil, out of Africa, from the heart of the earth. We all need to get down to earth and enjoy the simple, time honoured foods and medicines that are given to us in their most natural form. Salt is both a food and a medicine and without this vital mineral we could not exist. To the connoisseur, each type of salt has a unique composition and imparts a special flavour to certain foods. This is why chefs of international standing send for ORYX desert SALT. They know how special it tastes, even if they are oblivious to the extra minerals and trace elements it provides. They may not even appreciate how this salt helps to balance their blood pressure and prevent restless legs, muscle spasms and cramps. They do know that their culinary creations never tasted so good when they used plain old table salt. Some of us are salt snobs, and like to keep a collection of different types of salt from around the world. We know that sea salt provides us with the key minerals: sodium and chloride plus trace

elements and sometimes a little iodine. Unfortunately a lot of this salt needs to be highly refined in order to remove contaminants such as sea gull droppings, rotten debris or even particles of dead animals from it. (Natural may mean just that: untreated, with extra “nutrients”). Refined salt is known as table salt, a highly denatured product. So much so, that it produces an acidifying effect and can contribute to sodium retention and high blood pressure complications. Do not pass this salt! Meanwhile back at the Kalahari Desert at a very remote and pristine salt lake, unique salt crystals are forming in the blazing sun. This is where ORYX desert SALT is harvested. Minerals washed out of the dwyka rocks below the earth’s surface flow with three underground streams into a sacred lake. The water evaporates very quickly from the 111% solution, leaving a complexity of minerals and trace elements. It sparkles and will do so on the best of dinner tables around the world. The local Kalahari community gives thanks for the donations which are given via the Transfrontier Parks Destinations Foundation. The picture of the Oryx

antelope as a logo is a proud symbol of how this salt also helps to sustain these magnificent desert animals. Instinctively the Oryx visit the salt pans to top up on valuable minerals and electrolytes to survive the desert heat. We too, now have access to this wonderful and ancient salt. We can use it in the kitchen as well as the medicine chest. There is no reason to fear such a salt. It is a vital component of every cell. Our body is made out of a 70% saline solution. Salt maintains our cellular fluid balance, both within and without each and every cell. A natural salt such as ORYX desert SALT helps to keep us more alkaline because it provides us with sufficient magnesium and potassium as well as other vital trace minerals. It is well tolerated by people with an iodine sensitivity that may have a bad reaction to other types of salt. But most of all, ORYX desert SALT comes from our own soil, out of Africa, from the heart of the earth. Let us share this sacred salt and become the “salt of the earth.” (Copyright Samantha Skyring )

“Salt imbalances can make us very ill, and we need to embrace the ‘salt of the earth’ in order to replace these vital minerals.” - Sue Visser, Nature Fresh

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Simply 100% pure Olive juice

Our extra virgin olive oil is extracted only using natural methods and through cold pressing technique. The olives are grown on the BIO-DYNAMIC principles:

plant by the moon

re-use waste to feed the soil

Igadi Extra Virgin Olive Oil 187ml R59.95 Igadi Extra Virgin Olive OIl 1l Pouch R119.95 Available at Wellness Warehouse

fertilizing from the cattle on the farm



UNFILTERED competition

WIN a week-end retreat with Palesa Wines UniWines Vineyards produce a selection of top-quality wines from grapes sourced in the Breedekloof where the ancient alluvial soils, crisp mountain air and sun-drenched days produce grapes of astounding quality. Their range of wines especially Palesa, Meander and Ankerman are becoming increasingly popular among South African wine lovers and in various international markets.


UniWines Vineyards offers you the chance to win a weekend in our valley. From 10 to 12 February you and a partner will stay at the Dwarsberg Trout Haven. Here you can explore the Valley, fish in the river, taste wine at our cellar or just relax. Oh yes, and your cottage will be stocked with a selection of wines for you to enjoy.

Just answer the following question: In which wine region is the UniWines Vineyards winery? To enter visit and submit your answer


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CANAPES & SPARKLING WINE Add some festive flair to your entertainment style with some elegant canapes. Pair them with Stellar Organics sparkling wine and you are all set for an evening of social success. CHICKEN SATAY


SWEET POTATO & PROSCUITTO CANAPES MAKES 16 PIECES PREPARATION: 15 mins COOK TIME: 40 mins 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 8 wheels 1 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp mayonnaise lemon juice to squeeze 8 slices of proscuitto 16 pieces of ripped rocket Heat oven to 200°C, oil and season sweet potatoes, then roast for 30 mins. Add a piece of rocket on the top of each potato wheel, then fold the ham pieces on top of the rocket. Add lemon juice to mayonnaise and put a generous dollop on the ham. (gluten free, low fat)

CHICKEN SATAY MAKES 5 PORTIONS PREPARATION 30 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins 4 skinned and deboned chicken breasts 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp chili paste 2 crushed garlic cloves 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp xylitol 1 lime halved ½ lime sliced 15 skewers 5 shot glasses SATAY: 1 tsp canola oil 1/2 small brown onion finely chopped 1 crushed garlic clove 1 small finely chopped red chilli 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup water 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp brown sugar Slice each chicken breast into 4 strips and marinade with soy sauce, chilli paste, garlic, oil and xylitol. You can leave this for up to a day, (minimum 2 hours). Thread each piece

onto a bamboo skewer. Cook for 15 mins in preheated oven at 180C. While cooking make the satay. Heat oil in saucepan on medium heat. Add onion, cook for 5 mins, add garlic and chilli stir well for a minute and remove from stove. Stir in Peanut butter. Put on low heat and add water, lemon juice, vinegar and xylitol. Stir until sauce thickens. Pour equal amounts into shot glasses. Pour lime juice onto the skewers and put 3 in each shot glass. (high protein) Stellar Organics Sparkling Extra-Dry is a pale straw-coloured organic sparkling wine with lively bubbles. Faintly sweet flavours of citrus and apple indicate well-integrated fruit. The Sauvignon Blanc lends a fresh crisp acidity whilst the Chardonnay adds some fullness to the wine. Pair with canapés, spicy curries, oysters and poultry dishes.

WIN one of 5 delectable hampers of Stellar Organics bubbly and artisanal chocolate from Chocolats Marionettes, the leading chocolate and wine pairing specialists. Chocolats Marionettes bars are the very best of the best, handmade in Knysna using the finest ingredients. To enter, sms the word STELLAR to 33282*. Competition runs from 1 December 2011 to 31st January 2012. Terms and conditions apply. *Sms's charged at R 1.50 each. Proceeds of the competition go to the community development projects of the Stellar Empowerment Trust. For more information visit or find us on Facebook at Stellar Organic Winery.


everything you need to live life well



Dr David Segal. MB ChB (University of the Witwatersrand), FAAP (USA), FACE (USA)

“Patients ask me why new Symbio-D was developed. The answer is quite simply our modern lifestyles are killing us. No matter how much exercise you do and how much care you take to eat a balanced diet your body is still under attack. Because, unfortunately the modern environment we live in, is toxic.

up the collateral damage we all suffer from, from everyday living. Then, secondly it boosts the body’s natural defence system to protect you further, each day of your hectic life.

Formulated in two comprehensive and complementary doses, a vegagel and a capsule, Symbio-D should be taken once a day. You’ll feel much better because you are much better. Fitter, to take on whatever the modern day throws at you. I recommend it to all my patients. And what’s more, they recommend it to their friends as well. Because it works wonders.”

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"Don’t forget the sunscreen"


Protected Prepared Get your fill of holiday de-stress energy by spending time outdoors playing

did you know? When your body loses 1% of water, you feel thirsty; when you’ve lost 2%, you’re definitely dehydrated.



t’s the time of year when the world slows down and gets into a chill-out holiday mood. Everyone heads for the outdoors to soak up the rays and enjoy freedom from the year’s cares and worries. Fun-filled days come with an excess of food, drink and activity, make sure you protect your body from too much of everything.

FLUID MOTION Too much sun, alcohol and activity in the December weather can leave you dehydrated. Essential electrolytes are lost when whenever we lose fluid. Even if you don’t think you’re sweating too much, dehydration can happen and causes everything you need to live life well

headaches (that’s the hangover feeling you get after a big night on the town), fatigue, dizziness and more. To prevent dehydration, make sure you drink regular glasses of water. Don’t wait until your body signals thirst - drink water regularly. Most athletes know the vital part hydration plays in performance, that’s why water stops are essential during marathons. If you do find yourself feeling a little woozy after a long day in the sun, get hold of a rehydrating mixture. Drink water with added minerals. Be wary of sports drinks, although they contain electrolytes, some of them contain added sugar that can make the dehydration worse.


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SLATHER IT ON Protection from the sun is vital so be sure to use a good all-round sunscreen, and reapply every 20-30 minutes (even if it does say its waterproof). Most sunscreen’s SPF number only relates to UVB rays, which are responsible for burning the skin. UVA rays have the deeper effect of creating wrinkles. Then there is the biggie, skin cancer, too much sun is a major cause of skin cancer. The skin is the body’s largest organ; make sure you protect it well.


IN EXCESS To protect your liver from the excesses of too much rich food and alcohol, take silymarin extract, a powerful antioxidant derived from milk thistle. Alpha lipoic acid is a brilliant antioxidant and N-acetyl-cysteine increases blood flow to the liver, improving nutrition. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory that prevents build up of excess fat in the liver.


Keep a few bananas on hand – they’re rich in electrolytes and potassium, which help with dehydration and muscle cramping. Watermelon, that favourite summer fruit, is not only a fat free treat, it’s also full of electrolytes and amino acids. It is a natural moisturiser and has many vitamins like B6 (B6 is thought to assist with anxiety, so if your family overwhelms you over the holiday season, serve up loads of watermelon to keep tension at bay).

PACK A BAG Keep a bag packed with outdoor essentials like rehydrate powder, sunscreen, lip protector, mosquito repellent (just in case the day is so good you stay out late), and some dried fruit treats, or healthy rusks for an energy boost or to settle rumbling tummy. Got a question for our professionals? visit

In a saucepan on low heat combine: •

70 grams of apricot kernel oil • 35 grams of coconut oil • 35 grams of bees wax

Mix gently until all ingredients are combined, then remove from heat and add 100 grams of distilled water. Stir until thick and smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide and 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil. Leave to set and store in a dark coloured glass jar.


Your body needs vitamin D, which is generated through the action of the sun's rays on your skin. Get your quota by spending 5 to 30 minutes sunning your face, arms, back and legs twice a week.



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TREAT YOURSELF TO GREAT HEALTH QUESTION I wake up choking and can't breathe. It feels like I am drowning!! It takes so long for me to get my breath back that I almost feel like fainting during the choking. Please what causes this, what can I do to avoid it? After I get my breath back my throat is so sore. Nicci

ANSWER Dear N From your question it sounds like you may have an acid reflux problem or an incompetent valve between your oesophagus and stomach, allowing stomach acid to leak upwards. I would need to conduct a full history and examination before I can confirm a diagnosis and offer any solutions. You can contact me via www. for an appointment.

Twenty three easy-to-use remedies cover a wide variety of everyday ailments. A comprehensive information booklet explains treatment in detail. The Blue Box treatment kit also contains a herbal antiseptic solution for cuts and abrasions. It provides for: allergies, hay fever, sinus congestion, colic, teething, nausea, diarrhoea, shock, indigestion, coughs and colds, sore throats, headaches, constipation, insect stings and bites, morning sickness, dizziness, injuries and many more. Pegasus The Blue Box Homeopathic Treatment Kit ..................


V.M.T 30c (Vertigo, Morning & Travel Sickness) ............................................


In the interim try to reduce foods and drinks that increase stomach acid production (animal products, alcohol, smoking) and increase your intake of alkalising foods - i.e. green vegetables. Many thanks and warm regards Yesheen Singh MBChB (UFS), MBA (UCT)

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Choose a powerful anti-oxidant like Milk Thistle Herb Extract and Milk Thistle Dandelion Complex as a preventative measure especially if you are planning to have a party night. Milk Thistle is high in anti-oxidants and has incredible liver protecting qualities. Suitable for vegetarians. Solgar Milk Thistle Herb Extract 60caps ............. Milk Thistle Dandelion Complex 50caps ..

R13750 R18750

Add energy, libido and a great mood with Siberian Ginseng. This brand uses no herbicides, pesticides or fertilisers to grow the herb. A pure manufacturing process equates to the purest tincture of Siberian Ginseng.

Phyto Force Siberian Ginseng 50ml .................

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100% pure astaxanthin is the ultimate antioxidant and natural anti-inflammatory. It contains Astaxanthin, Vitamin A (as betacarotene), Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) and Lutein. The Real Thing

Too much rich food might call for a little help and Nativa’s Digestive Complex has been specifically formulated to help your body curb incomplete digestion. Nativa

Use this beautiful colour chart showing the chakra points and integrating Western, Eastern and African healing styles. Integrating Healing Styles

Guarding your skin against harmful sun rays is highly important. Use a strong sunscreen whenever you leave the house. Cipla Lamar

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Exfoliac Sun Spf 50+ Mat ....








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Slow calorie absorption from food, lower the GL of your meal, and help regulate bowel function using the highly absorbent plant fibre Glucomannan, (from the Konjak Root). It binds to the food you have eaten and helps move it through the system. Patrick 11:25:43 Holford PM Carbo-Slow Fibre 90caps ..




Be smart and use the power of prevention, especially when it comes to your liver. The exceptional benefits of Milk Thistle are attributed to powerful antioxidant properties, boosting health and well being. Metagenics





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UDO’s 3 6 9 oil blend is a special blend of carefully chosen, natural, unrefined EFA rich oils with a pleasant nutty buttery taste. This is the ideal unrefined food oil for healthy functioning. Sanaka Udo's Oil Liquid 500ml ..... Udo's Oil 90caps .............

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Get your metabolism to function at its healthiest with the help of Symbio-D. A disordered gut can lead to excessive calorie harvesting and alter the body’s energy balance storing fat unnecessarily. Trials show regular intake of Symbio-D can reverse this effect.

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"This year, make a

decision to give wisely and go for heartfelt choices."

Make Your Gift Count Time + Energy = Love. You don’t have to go on a mad shopping spree to give a gift worth having

favourite tip Do your shopping early making sure you get a number of extra gifts for unexpected occasions or surprise guests. 18


ver the festive season, many of us get to hone our acting skills as we open yet another gift we don’t need, and perhaps don’t even like. The strain of finding a suitable present for a distant cousin who lives in the Amazonian rain forests and is coming home for the holidays, or the old biddy who’s at every family gathering but nobody is really sure who she actually is, can be somewhat stressful and can also be expensive. Follow our tips to give a gift worth receiving. everything you need to live life well


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Annually, millions are spent on useless and unwanted gifts wrapped in reams of colourful paper. This year, make a decision to give wisely and go for heartfelt choices. If you feel obligated to give gifts to certain people, take a moment to visualise each person and focus on an aspect of them. Think of what they speak about most, what they do most and what they love. You can’t go wrong with food or body products. Make up a small hamper of favourite things, themed to a favourite colour or interest. It’s not difficult to tap in to at least one area of someone’s personality and it’s much more meaningful and often cheaper to get something truly heartfelt rather than a gift under obligation.


When it comes to those you love, add some words. Create an anagram of their name, using each letter to describe a quality you like about them. People love feedback about themselves and this will show caring thought behind your gift. Choose a number of carefully thought out presents. If your recipient loves roses, match a rose scented handmade soap, a rose patterned tea pot, a rose infused syrup and perhaps even a rose bush.

Take time out to teach someone something – from showing your granny how to send an e-mail to teaching your child to make puff pastry, the time you take out of your schedule to share knowledge is truly lovefilled.


If someone you know is struggling to get into a healthy lifestyle, offer some help. A book on yoga or healthy eating, a massage voucher, a gym pass, a selection of healthy teas, a juicer, a sprouting system or aromatherapy burner are all inspirational gifts that will encourage a new healthy lifestyle habit.


There are hundreds of listed charities that cater for a variety of different needs. Find a local one in your community and make a donation, either of your time, skills or money. Within all these charities, the silent angels who are on the ground 24/7 caring for those in need are so often ignored. Show your love and appreciation by giving one of these special people a gift they’d never think to get for themselves.

Confession is good for the soul and journaling has become a popular way for people to log their dreams and desires. Give out blank journals with personalised quotes and tips written intermittently in the pages of the journal.

FAMILY FANDANGO DON’T PANIC Aunts, cousins, steps, in-laws and various combinations of family members all show up over the holiday period. There is bound to be some tension when everyone is present. As the drinks flow and food settles, gripes and irritations may just rise to the surface. Don’t panic, this is a special occasion that doesn’t happen every day. It will soon be over and doesn’t necessitate conflict. Take deep breaths, remember that you love them all, and rise above potential issues or irritations. Aim to make sure everyone feels comfortable and at ease.

BE GRATEFUL Keep things positive by employing the American Thanksgiving ritual. Over a meal, get everyone to express what they are grateful for over the past year. This sets up a healthy basis for good conversation.

SET UP A ROSTER Sometimes managing to spend time with every in-law, sibling and parent isn’t easy, especially when there are divorces and re-marriages that complicate the numbers. Divide up the celebrations and make sure you include all sides of the family. Offering to host celebrations at your home might make things easier. You can then bring everyone together at the same time. 19


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Make your festive season shopping totally stress free Draw up a list of everyone you need to shop for, find the perfect option for all the women in your life and get everything you need in one go - body products are always a fabulous option. Do the same for the men in your life. Add two or three extra gifts to have on hand for unexpected occasions. Stock up on sellotape and wrapping paper and there, it's done.

Wellness We asked Wellness Warehouse Customer Service Manager, Nadia Jappie what she loves most about the festive season? Nadia: I absolutely love connecting with people and the festive season creates the perfect opportunity to meet new people and re-connect with old friends and family.

Use candles to create ambience during your festive occasions, the right lighting creates a perfect atmosphere for intimacy and besides that, candles are fabulous gifts that everyone loves. Wellness Lemongrass Soy Candle R99.95

Within Bring some heart into your Christmas with these beautifully crafted decorations. Make peace and love your prevailing intentions. Within String with 5 Wooden Hearts R100 Perspex Christmas Decorations 2's R30

Small Heart with Lint R130

Gift Cards Say it with words. Make time this season to say what you mean with a few words singling out how much you appreciate your loved ones. Gift Cards Large R25 Medium Tag R10 Small Tag R10


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My gold heart is a pretty, small 9 ct gold dipped heart. The shining heart symbolizes the love and compassion inherent in each of us.

Everybody loves Antjies, you can’t go wrong with a gift from Antjies handmade collection of body products. Heavenly smells added to the knowledge they are contributing to community upliftment is an extra feel-good factor.

My Gold Heart Open Heart on Silk R179.99

Antjies Bath Salts Gift Box R120 Mens Gift Pack R99

Kitchen Towel Set R120 Luxury Pamper Gift Box R149.95

Wellness Drop some delicious smelling aromatherapy oil into the burner, light it up and you will infuse the whole room with an uplifting fragrance. Wellness Wellspace 10ml R79.95 Burner R85

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Soil Give someone you love an all over body treat with a selection of products from Soil. Soil Balancing Baobab Body Lotion 300ml R140 Bath Salts 350ml R140 Body Wash 300ml R110 Bath Oil 350ml R220

This organic duo of handsoap with lotion will delight your recipient, not only for the organic contents but special plant ingredients like Baobab Extract and Kalahari Melon. African Organics Handsoap and Hand Cream Duo Pack R75

Linda's Journal

Baobab Oil

Spark the idea of abundance by gifting someone with the possibility and potential of endless abundance. This journal is the perfect way to illustrate your feelings of goodwill.

Baobab Oil is a fantastic all-round healing and beauty aid. It is packed with Vitamin D, Palmitic acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid and has all the Omega's - 3,6 and 9. Add it to Body Creams, Lotions, Massage Products and Cosmetics.

Linda's Journal R160

Baobab Oil Organic Pure Baobab Oil 5ml R32 30ml R90 50ml R116 100ml R191

Wellness Gift Card Give someone what they really want by allowing them to choose for themselves. A Wellness Gift Card makes a delightful present and you can load it with whatever amount you want.

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"The beach is the perfect venue for group sports"

by Sharni Quinn wellness ambassador

head for the beach Staying on track with a good exercise routine during the holidays can be challenging. Social engagements, family commitments, year-end parties and hectic holiday schedules add a dose of stress and often, an extended waistline.

WORKOUT TIP Working out while travelling or visiting relatives can sometimes be difficult, prepare a routine you can do in a bedroom or confined space, a couple of stretches, sit-ups, lunges and press-ups will get your blood flowing. Wherever you are, walking is almost always an option. If you are staying with family, grab all the kids and play a game of tag.



ead for the beach and combine calorie-burning exercise, destressing, social activity, fun and quality moments with the family. With a little bit of planning you can maintain a good fitness level over the ‘silly season’ and remain inspired to get back to your normal routine in the New Year. Tap into some creative exercise ideas using the beach as your fitness playground. The beach is the perfect venue for group sports. Invite your friends and have fun with games and activities like volleyball, soccer, Frisbee or bat and ball.

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Volleyball - For an extensive all-over body-workout volleyball is the answer. It is cardio driven and all over toning at the same time. Working your legs, arms and back muscles but also enhancing stomach muscles – playing volleyball regularly means you could end up with a flat belly and beach body in no time. Bat and ball -Bat and ball on the beach is entertaining and something anyone can do. Playing beach bats can be done at any age, at any fitness level and at a low or high intensity. Long rallies with your partner will build strength and fitness and intense bursts of activity will burn calories. Uneven sandy surfaces improves balance, stability and focus while lunging and reaching for the ball. Sandcastles - To maximise family time, delight in enjoyable activities together with the kids. Building sand castles is a wonderful way to bond, be creative and benefit from gentle, relaxing exercise.

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E.C.O Prana Yoga Mat each R49995 This lightweight, recyclable Earth Conscious Offering Yoga Mat aligns a mindful yoga practice with a toxic-free manufacturing process. The two-toned, patterned surfaces have great cushioning, will hold your poses and won't absorb sweat.

Expect your body to react differently with a beach workout, says Gary Brazina, a Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. "Your muscles have a tendency to accommodate your normal workout so if you're doing the same routine all the time, it gets stale, and you don't get the gains a lot of people are looking for," he says. "This is a way to keep things new, fresh, and challenging. It puts the fun back into the workout." So organise a busy beach schedule, have some fun in the sun whilst keeping the extra holiday kilos at bay. Remember to not take it all to seriously though‌ it is holiday time after all.

Shiva Rea Daily Energy Yoga DVD

R109 each

Use these seven, 20-minute sessions to encourage time on the mat every day. Depending on your mood, you can choose which session will benefit you for the day.

Mandy Ingber Yogalosophy

R109 each

Celebrated yoga and fitness instructor Mandy Ingber offers an all-new, unique programme that will sculpt sleek muscles and unwind your mind.

sea air If it is silence and solitude you seek then taking a long stroll on the beach is the best way to clear your head and soak up the fresh, sea air. Jogging or walking on the beach sand creates more resistance than being on the road or flat surface and is great for a leg and buttocks workout. Be sure to stand up straight, keep your abdominal muscles tight, stride from the hips and try not to walk on a slope, suggest the experts.

Yogitoes Yoga Accessorie

R550 each

A super absorbent, hygienic layer designed to go onto your yoga mat to prevent slipping. Different colours, styles and designs are available giving you the choice of a yoga accessory that will make any session a joy.

Health Back Bag Microfibre Bag Microfibre Baglet

R229 R129

A unique teardrop shape distributes the weight of your bag evenly along the length of your back. Microfibre is especially resistant to wear and tear.

Havaianas Mens Sandals Womens Sandals

R450 R250

Gorgeously funky and incredibly comfy, Havaianas have been creating happy feet for over forty years. The wide range of styles and colours will keep your feet moving this summer.

Healthy Back Bag Textured Nylon Bag Textured Nylon Baglet

R199 R99

The non-slip strap ensures they stay in position. Soft material moulds perfectly to your body shape. The baglets are a very cool take on the old-style moon bag.

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In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. Eva Burrows

Use holiday time to strengthen family relationships.

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ake time, spend time and make up for lost time by doing things together. Find out what’s important to each other and appreciate quality interaction. Engage the whole family by maximising on fun.

LAUGH A LOT Take a leaf out of the yogic laughter tradition. Laughter yoga was developed by Indian physician Madan Kataria in Mumbai in 1995. Five members grew to 8000 clubs worldwide. Some of their techniques include playful exercises that encourage eye contact and soon spirals into hilarious giggle sessions. Use false laughter or even everything you need to live life well

recorded laughter, both are infectious and will have everyone joining in. Alternatively get hold of a comedy or U-tube clips to lighten up the atmosphere.


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OLD FAVOURITES Bring on the board games. There’s nothing like a good round of Monopoly or Scrabble especially if it is raining. A rousing game of Pictionary or some challenging card games will add to quality bonding. Puzzles are especially engaging. Clear a space in your living area for a giant size puzzle. Whether the picture is easy or complex, few people can resist searching for ‘just one more’ piece, and the sense of achievement when something fits is exhilarating.

Green Toys Blocks Set R340 Green Toys makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.

COOK UP SOME COMPETITION Pair your family members in an assortment of combinations (Granny combined with nephew, or mother with new sonin- law) and get everyone to participate in a family cooking competition. Task the duo with planning the menu, setting the table, cooking and washing up. You are bound to get some delicious meals without arguments about whose turn it is. It also generates an element of excitement when teamwork and competitive elements are introduced.

Alex Princess Sticky Foam Kit

R8995 each

Allow children endless fun with these gorgeous princess stickers. They can stick them in a book or use them to identify their belongings.

Alex Draw In The Tub Crayons

R55 each

Keep bathtime fun with non-toxic crayons that draw on the bath tub but can easily be washed off.

CAPTURE MEMORIES Dressing up for photo shoots can be great fun. Get the family to all wear white or black, or to dress in fancy dress of period costumes. Take some traditional posed pictures using props like giant boxes or balls. Instead of storing the photos digitally, print and hand them out.

HEALTHY CONNECTION Connecting with people, being loved, giving love, touching, cuddling and laughing are all activities that increase your level of oxytocin, helping you feel fulfilled and in touch with yourself and others. Oxytocin is associated with the ability to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships and healthy psychological boundaries with other people.

Tiny Love My First Rattle Assorted

R65 each

Tiny Love rattles take the common rattle up a notch with a variety of added extras. All the rattles are easy to grip and include extra features to titillate baby's senses and curiosity.

Organix Finger Foods R2195 Organic Multigrain Hearts each A healthy, tasty, heart shaped snack for kids with organic multi grain nutrition. Keep this handy solution on hand for hungry tummies.

African Baby Carrier Assorted Styles

R42995 each

Babies are happiest up close and snug to their caregivers. This carrier provides 100% support for the babies head while sleeping and correct development of the child's spine and hips. It is comfortable and has an optimum weight bearing design.

Organix Mighty Meals Assorted

R4995 each

A whole range of different meals lovingly packed full of chunky ingredients you can see and your toddler can bite into. Mighty Meals are are wholesome and created using the finest organic ingredients.

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HEAD OUTDOORS FOR AN AL FRESCO EXPERIENCE If you have an over abundance of guests, solve your space dilemmas by heading outdoors.


t doesn’t have to be your own garden; you can converge on a park or wilderness area. Eating outside tastes better and is a fabulous way of accommodating kids. Make meals simple by planning bite size finger foods, quiches, terrines, fruit skewers, boiled eggs, mini pitas with inventive dips, couscous, bean, potato or rice salads or even sushi rolls. Pack items in separate containers and sauces in screw top bottles. Spread out a few big blankets, bring a pillow for the possible hangover/ tired/headache victim, Add a few extras to your list like insect repellent and sun block, bin bags, wet wipes and sun umbrella. Pack distractions like a Frisbee, playing cards, back gammon and of course a camera for some happy snaps. Bring essentials like the bottle opener, enough cutlery, chopping board and some ice. People generally have much more fun especially for those who aren’t that sociable and can get away with reading a book or running around in the surroundings.



is a popular middle Eastern dip served with pita bread, crudites or with baked potatoes. Not only is it delicious but high in nutrition as well. Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas; 1/4 cup drained liquid tinned chickpeas; 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice; 2 tablespoons tahini; 2 cloves crushed garlic; 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper; 3 tablespoons olive oil Preparation: Drain chickpeas, save liquid from tin. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Place in a bowl and drizzle some olive oil over the top. Add a few olives on top if desired.

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Developmental toys that nurture and stimulate baby's skills and development as they play.

Electronic Play Book

Follow me Fiona and Follow me Fred

Both parent and baby will enjoy this Electronic Play Book with a world of shared communication and a unique respond-to-touch interactive function. This will encourage motor skills, understanding cause and effect, language development and more. R219.95 each

Kids love this self-rolling puppy which features a multi-directional, accordion-shaped body that can be set to move in a straight line or in a circular motion. Colorful buttons trigger music and cheerful doggy sounds. Follow me Fiona and Follow me Fred will help enncourage baby to crawl by barking and playing a friendly tune. It also promotes fine motor skills and cognitive and emotional abilities. R250 each

Super Mat

Super Mat is an extra large, cushioned activity mat with a variety of textured materials, adjustable mirror and a slew of features for fun-filled stimulation. Super Mat is a versatile play area, fit for indoors or outdoors activities as it is also waterproof. R399 each

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A colorful range of wooden toys that stimulate children's imagination in a magical way. Peace of mind knowing its non toxic paint.

Let’s go for fun adventures while developing imagination. A Ride on Violette or a Rock on Violette will enhance the sense of balance. Rock on Violette R399.95 Ride on Violette R434.95

Colorful wooden Push and Play Rabbit Wagon to collect toys and push around the house. Encourages the walking faze. R499 each

Bright and attractive colours on this Activity Garden Table will keep children busy exploring, learning, and having fun. All kinds of different interactions including shape sorter, stacking with collapsible stick, hammer game, the brain teaser and zigzag activity. It is the perfect toy for shape and colour recognition, problem solving and fine motor skills. R349 each

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Party Tips by Janine Garner


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his time of year is all about sparkling lights, glitter and festive parties. Janine Garner brings us some simple tips on how to glam up and look your best this holiday season.

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out towards corners (light complexions may want to try silvery grey shades, while darker complexions may prefer gold and bronze shades). Then apply a highlighter cream or powder to your cheekbones, brow arch and to the corners of your eyes. Before adding mascara, curl your eyelashes and add some dramatic eyeliner.

Pout perfect

Healthy, radiant skin will compliment any party outfit and make you feel confident. Eliminate dry or dull skin by exfoliating from head to toe. This will leave skin looking revitalised and rejuvenated. Add glow with an illuminating cream or tinted moisturizer. For a natural and healthy glow wake your body up with a brisk run the afternoon before an evening out. For an even more lasting solution, why not get a safe sunkissed look by trying a salon spray tan.

Nail it

Rev up your festive outfit with an eye catching red lipstick or gloss. Not only is it a Santa-approved colour, but it's a simple way to glam-up your look. Red is also a colour that almost everyone can wear, the trick is finding a shade that’s perfect for you. Just remember that when sporting red lips you should try to keep the rest of your make-up minimal, this will ensure that your look is sophisticated rather than overdone. Undoubtedly the best way to accessorize your lips is with a sparkling white smile.


Take your everyday make-up from daytime to party time by adding a sparkly eye shadow to the center of your eyelids and blending it


Too little sleep after too many cocktails can leave your skin dull and dehydrated. Avoid bad post-party skin by alternating your drinks with water and steering clear of sugar-filled beverages during the party. No matter how tired you are, always remove all your make-up before going to bed and apply a moisturising night cream. Although it may be hard, avoid caffeine the morning after a party and rather opt for lots of water, fruit juices or herbal teas packed full of antioxidants.

2. REVIVE TIRED EYES This trend first originated in Japan and involves inhaling unscented or aromatic oxygen. High oxygen content is believed to rejuvenate, increase energy levels and reduce stress.


Sometimes the only way to hide the evidence of a big night out is to use some skillfully applied makeup. Mask your dark under-eye circles and blotchy red skin by using a concealer and foundation. A white eyeliner on the inner rim of your eyes will make you look wide and awake. A simple sweep of illuminating blush will help disguise dull and sallow looking skin.

Brighten up your nails by embracing bold colours and fun new trends. From playful nail wraps by Incoco to longer lasting organic gel nails (like Shellac or Gelish), going wild with your manicure and pedicure this festive season is not only easy but highly recommended. Since bright colours will draw attention to your nails, be sure to keep your nails neat and freshly polished.

Pep-up your peepers

Post party beauty tips

Between the family gatherings and constant late nights, it is easy to start feeling stressed out. The more you stress, the more it shows on your skin. Minimise stress by getting enough sleep (at least 7 hours a day), taking a multivitamin, exercising, going for a relaxing massage or making time to meditate for a few minutes a day. Most importantly during the rush and madness of this holiday season, don't forget to enjoy yourself!

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Look Better than Ever Be daring and flirt with your wild side. Dress up, make up and get ready to attract the time of your life. Everyone knows you feel good when you look good. Pay some attention to grooming, show off your best qualities and step out in top form.

VICTORIAN GARDEN Heady and heavenly aromas mark the Victorian Garden range of body-pleasing products. Active botanical extracts from various herbs, flowers and other organically grown plants are used to gently cleanse even the most sensitive skin. Available in Watermint, Lavender, Double rose and Orange. Victorian Gift Bag including Soap, Mosquito Repellant Lotion, Handwash and Hand Cream R179

AHAVA GOLD RESCUE Treat someone with a beautiful gold gift bag containing: Purifying Mud Mask 25g: Rich in organic mud and energising minerals from the Dead Sea, this perfect gentle-action cleanser penetrates deeply through surface skin cells to draw out impurities. All in One Toning Cleanser 30ml: This 3-in-1 lightweight milky cleanser balances the skins pH, effectively cleanses makeup and impurities and removes eye makeup without irritating. Extreme Day Cream 4ml: Natural active ingredients from the Dead Sea and the Himalayas protect against environmental aggressors and minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles or Deadsee Water Mineral Hand Cream 25g: Witch Hazel extracts smoothes skin and Allantoin heals dry cracked skin and blemishes. Ahava Gold Rescue Soft Bag with Cleanser 30ml, Mud Mask 25g and Extreme Day Cream 4ml R150 Ahava Clutch bag with Cleanser 30ml, Mud Mask 25g and Hand Cream 25g R160

DERMALOGICA is the skin care system researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute. Known worldwide as the "professionals' choice," Dermalogica gift boxes are more than just a gift – they are the beginning of a journey to great skin. Dermalogica Active Moisturiser Pack R675 Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Pack R720 Dermalogica Super Rich Repair Pack R925

JUICE BEAUTY STEM CELLULAR REPAIR MOISTURISER This advanced moisturiser is a blend of fruit stem cells that deeply penetrates the skin to repair DNA damage. It also encourages new cell growth to powerfully firm skin and eliminate wrinkles. Antioxidant-rich fruit juices, fat-soluble Vitamin C and plant oils work together to hydrate and improve elasticity for lasting, age defying results. Juice Stem Cellular Repair Moisturiser R700

M.Y. The perfect gift for home pampering, for organising and travelling, My 3-in1 PVC black bag has spaces for all you need, with all the basics covered. MY 3-in-1 PVC black bag R149 MY P-dot organiser R179.95 MY Eye Gel Mask R49.95 MY Mini Sponges R45 MY Pedicure Set R99.95 MY Brush Set Pink R69.95 MY Nylon White Sponge R22.50


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The Silver Edition range from Bio Passion is a heavenly collection of fragrances housed in a range of body washes, gels and emulsions. Products are all from natural origin; are certified for quality and contain organic ingredients.

LIME & GREEN A burst of freshness from lime and a concentration of health benefits from green tea create a crisp fragrance.

VANILLA & LEMON The sweetness of vanilla and the fresh feeling of lemon create a perfect mix of subtlety and energy.

BAMBOO & WATER LILY The combined purity of water lily and the protective action of bamboo is guaranteed to give maximum benefit to your skin.

BEMA BIO products are: • • • • • • • • • • •

100% of natural origin, without chemical nor synthetic substances With extracts from organic agriculture Preservatives and colouring agents free No foaming aggressive agents (SLS/SLES) Dermatologically and microbiologically tested at the University of Ferrara (Italy) Not tested on animals (ingredients nor the final product) Nickel, chromium and cobalt tested to avoid any risk of skin allergies NO GMO and no synthetic additives inside Dioxin free Without polar solvents (propylene glycol, alcohol etc.) Colourant free BEMA BIO is Quality Certified and organically certified. This certification supports the healthy sustainability of mankind and the protection of the environment thanks to the use of natural raw material and the reduction of environmental impact.

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Products made in Italy

LOTUS FLOWER Known as the ‘flower of forgetfulness’ to help you forget and wash away anxiety, stress and tension.

ARGAN & ORANGE BLOSSOM The fruit of Morocco will regenerate your skin and the flower of Sicily will lift your spirits.


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gifts for everyone Jasmine and Neroli – intoxicatingly enticing scents all wrapped up in richly intense hair treatment, soap and solid perfume. Treat your inner and outer sanctuary.

Maroma Sumaya Spa Candle and Soap Gift Box R165 Maroma Sumaya Spa Hairtreatment Gift Box R364.99 Maroma Sumaya Spa Soap and Solid Perfume Gift Box R165

Maroma Spa Joy Gift Box R295

Simply sumptuous – deeply sensuous natural soap for luminous skin and seductively scented solid perfume. Only the purest elements of nature are used. Maroma True Rose Gift Box R154.95

A spa in a box, filled with joy - deliciously luxurious and a perfect gift for all out pampering. Encapsulate the renewal of body, mind and spirit by transforming an everyday routine into a meaningful ritual.

Maroma Men Tonka Vetiver Gift Box R235 3 Aromatic Soaps Gift Pack R154.95

An enthralling aromatic gift set for the man in your life. Sensually indulgent and enchantingly rich. Maroma Men Cedar Lavender Aromatic Gift Box R235

It’ll be difficult to give this one away, so why not just spoil yourself. Maroma products are environmentally friendly, there’s no need to feel guilty for indulging.

Botanical essences offer therapeutic benefits optimising mood and providing a sense of wellbeing. Relaxing, soothing, invigorating and rejuvenating.

Maroma Patchouli Solid Perfume R95


Captivate the senses with renewal options to suit the time of day, the season and your mood. Take time to indulge in life’s simple pleasures.

Devi Votive Candle R125

The fragrances are as rich and spicy as an Indian bazaar. Twenty four hours of clean burn time with no wax or soot. The candle is made from 100% renewable resource palm wax with a cotton wick - all contained in a recycled glass luminary cup. The luminary can be reused by dropping in a votive or tea light. Kalki Big Votive Candle each R315

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Using the gift of emotions

By InnerlifeSkills® Master Coach Glenn-Douglas Haig

After almost three decades of scientific research, Dr. Candice Pert (who discovered endorphins in our bodies) has proven that our emotions are triggered by bio-chemicals and that these bio-chemicals are found throughout our bodies. The same receptors that line the cells of our brain, line the cells of our intestines, liver, lungs, heart and our entire body. What this means is that our memories, fears, joy, grief, excitement, happiness and all other emotions are stored and experienced in our bodies. They are our body’s gift to help us navigate this life.


t last it is a scientific fact that we can be “heartbroken” or have “butterflies” in our tummies, or feel “love sick”. Our emotions correspond with feelings in different parts of our bodies and this is a great opportunity for us to listen to ourselves and create perfect health, mental calm and emotional bliss. If we pay attention to our bodies, we can heal ourselves of depression and anxiety and create calm, joy and a lightness of being. The key here is to not deny our “negative” emotions. We tend to think that to live a fulfilled life, we always need to be in a state of perfect emotional lightness - not angry, not sad, not mourning... but if we could live without these feelings, would we be able to love, to care, to grow, to create? We are here to be human, to experience the widest range of emotions and feelings that we can so that we may evolve into masters of life. By simply understanding our bodies are like roadmaps of our emotional health, we can focus our attention onto any part of us that feels “tight” or “stuck” or even painful, and lovingly soothe, heal and release the emotion that resides there. Our mental focus and loving attention are all we need to heal ourselves from emotional pain.

discomfort. What we should be doing however, is sitting quietly and allowing ourselves to really feel the emotion and then to act on it. If you are angry, feel it, pick up a pillow and scream into it, if you are sad, put on the saddest song you know and cry about it. It’s ok. It is what we need to do. Then once those feelings are released, you can lovingly tend to that part of you that feels the hurt and so heal and move forward with renewed peace and lightness. Dr. Pert has actually measured how “negative” emotional chemicals are reduced in the cells of people who mentally focus and send loving attention to themselves while “positive” emotional chemicals are increased. It is no longer some new-age mumbo-jumbo, it is a scientific fact. So give yourself a little love these holidays and accept your body’s gifts of emotions – they are there to help you be all that you can be.


COACHING SESSIONS FOR WELLNESS WAREHOUSE CUSTOMERS Looking for new perspectives or purpose? Looking for a way to re-connect with yourself? Curious about Life Coaching and what it could do for you? InnerLifeSkills® coaches will be in residence at Wellness Warehouse on Kloof Street on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to support you on your journey.   Send an email to to make an appointment with an InnerLifeSkills® Coach today! InnerLifeSkills® (ILS) - developed over 20 years, uses proven processes to empower people to find their inner resources and put them into positive action. For more information go to  

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EARTH LOVE Make your gifts into green gifts by choosing products that don’t harm the earth. By doing this you will help spread awareness of environmental issues and at the same time surprise your loved one’s with inspiring and innovative gifting.

The Garden Canvas introduces living plants in a creative and sustainable artwork, adding life in succulent creations perfect for home or the office or to give as a gift. Heart Tin R120 Small Glass Dish R80 Small Round Glass Dish R70

World Gaia This state-of-theart solar powered weather station includes a clock and calendar. It has the World’s first solar powered barometer made possible with highly energy efficient technologies.

Solar Weather Station R99.96

Sharan Wide 35 Pinhole Camera R195

Pin Hole Camera R195



Fabulously inventive hand-crafted products made from reclaimed materials. These products create employment and provide individualised craft or décor items.

Add these unique and funky tin cut-outs to enhance any part of your home from the kitchen to the garden.

Large Bag R580


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Angel with t-light R79.95 Tree Bookstand R215

Cupcake County


Cupcake County has an incredible range of sewing kits designed for little hands. Original, crafty and fun accessories appeal to both kids and grown-ups.

Tintown does things the good ol’ fashioned way starting each design on a piece of paper where it gets the love and attention it deserves before growing up to become part of our gorgeous range.

Decorative Lovebird Clock R399

Make a Cupcake Kit R83


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Ashanti uses tribal fashion trends and sustainable materials to inspire their range of homeware and art. Great tribute is made to their craftspeople both in the design and manufacturing process. Pen with Ostrich Feather R82 Toothpick Holder R52 Birds Nest small R249.95 Ball of String R179.99 Wooden Platter R320

Pick out one of these adorable vases, they come in long and short sizes and have endearing drawings of animals and fynbos making them a perfect addition to any home dĂŠcor theme. Small Bowl R65 Planter R115

Wellness This magical plant has the highest carbon converting capacity in Africa. By growing spekboom you are contributing to reversing your carbon footprint.

Spekboom R4995 Wooden Box R6995

Tall Vase R190 Short Vase R150

Afri Bags Afri bags are handmade by skilled village people in Madagascar who have been doing raffia work their entire lives. The bags are environmentally friendly, made without electricity using raw materials collected near the villages. Villagers, out of need, have used all their resources to create products that are strong, practical and affordable. Small R20 Medium R40 Large R65 X-large R95


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drifting away in the special float pool at Sculpt Aesthetics and Wellness Centre. This is just one of the special features of this upmarket Wellness centre with professionals highly qualified in anti-ageing and regenerative medicine.

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"Lady Bonin's Tea Parlour brings you exceptional quality imported and locally sourced loose-leaf tea. Each tea tells a story about its source, sharing worlds with each magical sip. The teas can be re-infused up to two times allowing you to enjoy the age old experience in a modern lifestyle."

We all strive to lead a balanced life - health, family, friends and careers, and yet we neglect an important aspect, creativity. Suite 402, The Equinox, 154 Main Road, Sea Point 8005

Doodle creative space

Unlocking your childs’creative potential

At Doodle Creative Space we believe that everyone is creative... so come and unlock your creative potential. We offer Pottery, Mosaic, Painting, Printing and Crafts Arty events: birthday parties, stork tea’s, kitchen tea’s, teambuilding, kids holiday programs You can choose between: Classes, Sessions, Workshops and Projects. From Beginner to Intermediate level and for all ages from Children to Adults At your convenience - Open mornings and evenings and weekend mornings.


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Unlocking your creative potential

Above Lazari’s 221 Buitenkant Street Vredehoek Tel: 0845 333 569 Email: Website:

It’s the Holidays and time to be creative... Develop your child’s individual creativity through pottery, painting, mosaic, drawing and mixed media in a fun, friendly and comfortable environment by an experienced art teacher. Classes teach spatial perception, hand eye co-ordination, observational skills and techniques in an hour and a half from R120, if 2 consecutive sessions are booked you pay R230 which includes a snack and juice. All classes include a finished piece. Siblings at a discounted rate. A full holiday program and further information available on or contact us via email to or 0845 333 569. Studio in Gardens, Cape Town. *Reference this advert when you book and receive a 10% discount.

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Free Yoga Class Come join us for a Free ‘Introduction to Yoga’ session at Wellness Warehouse. Sharni Quinn, one of our Wellness Ambassadors, will be sharing ancient Yogic wisdom on how to create a strong, toned, flexible body as well as a de-stressed, calm and peaceful mind.

Date: Saturday, 10th December 2011 Place: Wellness Warehouse Events Space

50 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Time: 9-10:30am

Cost: FREE

Places are limited so please contact Sharni Quinn to book – 071 954 2816 or

Join our studio classes or teacher training programme to embark on an empowering physical journey. We cater for all ages, levels & genders. 082 789 0272 / 082 929 7696 HOST YOUR EVENTS at the events area at Wellness Warehouse in Kloof Street. Use this convenient location for your talks, workshops and demonstrations. For enquiries contact Candice on Tel: 021 418 1222


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The Wellness Warehouse Green Living Range is a collection of natural cleaning products that are kind to the environment and safe to use in your home. All our cleaning products are biodegradable and perfect for grey water use. Wellness products are selected to meet the highest possible quality standards necessary to ensure your satisfaction.

Our products are free of:

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STORE LOCATIONS Wellness Warehouse Kloof

Wellness Select Seapoint

Lifestyles on Kloof, 50 Kloof Street, Cape Town 021 487 5420

Piazza Da Luz Mall, Seapoint, Cape Town 021 434 0460

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Wellness Select Plattekloof

Cavendish Square, Cnr. Dreyer & Main Rd, Claremont, Cape Town 021 673 7200

Wellness Select Cape Quarter Cape Quarter, Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town 021 425 4707

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Plattekloof Village, Plattekloof, Cape Town 021 558 7106

Wellness Green Living Lifestyles on Kloof, 50 Kloof Street, Cape Town 021 480 9511

Wellness Select Palmyra Palmyra Junction, Claremont, Cape Town 021 671 2363

Wellness Select Wembley Square Wembley Square, Gardens, Cape Town 021 461 3775

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