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publisher's letter This month is the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour and this issue is full of tips to enhance performance. A key part of achieving your best is having the right mindset. As Norman Vincent Peale says: “Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.” So whatever goal you have set for the month, whether you are riding the Argus or not, focus on it intensely and give it the power to happen. Our Wellness philosophy is all about Living Life Well and that includes achieving your dreams and goals, from fitness and health to lifestyle and career. Contrary to what is happening around us or what the news says, we can tune into a positive and uplifting life. Deepak Chopra expressed it well when he said, “The current perception I get from the evening news is that the world is dominated by human failure, crime, catastrophe, corruption, and tragedy. We are all tuning in to see how the human mind is evolving, but the media keeps hammering home the opposite, that the human mind is mired in darkness and folly.” Because we are so connected to others and influenced by the thoughts around us, it is important to actively pursue positive thoughts. Make your mind the antidote to the news reports we listen to everyday and kick off a different reality. Then of course, there are supplements that keep your brain healthy and boost your mood. There is food that enhances performance and keeps your body energised. Read on for some inspiration on getting the balance right. If you are a cyclist don’t miss Jason Lindt’s tips on maximising cycling performance. We are also excited about the outdoor Yoga and Dance festival on 23rd to 25th March in Stellenbosch, and hope to see you there.
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Food for fuel - Eat food that boosts your performance and helps with muscle recovery. Follow our tips through each food group and add more power to your work-out.
In your right mind - The right food, good quality air, ample sleep, minerals and vitamins along with some challenging exercises will do the trick.
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In March we celebrate National Water Week from the 5th to 11th and World Water Day on the 22nd. We love the message of FLOW (for love of water www.flow.org.za) instilling a deeper respect and understanding of water. We all agree water is life and an integral part of who we are and what we do each day. Our story of change: Robyn, our editor reuses the water from her bath to water the garden. For love of water share your story:
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I promise to respect water as a source of life, to be mindful of how I use water, and to preserve our water sources. I am for love of water.
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Switch your mindset Switching your mindset to finding joy in living can overhaul your experience of life.
Developing Minds Encourage optimum growth and development in your children with healthy activities; play games that stimulate thinking; add lots of love and introduce them to music.
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"Vitamins and minerals are key when training intensely."
LOVE YOUR CARBS Carbohydrate-rich foods offer the best fuel for energy and are a perfect choice for athletes. Carbs convert into blood glucose and provide energy if needed, or they are stored as glycogen in the liver and muscle. Note the difference between slow and fast burning carbohydrates.
4 CARBO TIPS: 1. Eat carbs at every meal. 2. Make breakfast important: Eat whole unrefined food like oats, muesli or peanut butter on toast 3. Make lunch your main meal: Experiment with pasta, rice, grains, couscous, polenta, mielie meal, lentils and beans 4. Snack in between: Choose carbohydrate-rich options like bananas, flapjacks, baked beans on toast, popcorn, hummus SLOW-BURNING CARBS (low to medium G.I.) These are carbs that are absorbed gradually into the body and will keep energy levels topped up for longer making them ideal for endurance and training. They include wholegrain breads; wholefood cereals like oats; pasta, pulses, Basmati rice; fruit and veg; nuts and seeds
food for fuel What, when and how much you eat can have a dramatic effect on your stamina, performance and recovery.
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at food that boosts your performance and helps with muscle recovery. Follow our tips through each food group and add more power to your work-out.
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FAST-ACTING CARBS (high G.I.) These are rapidly absorbed by the body and provide an instant energy rush. Not recommended for keeping sustained energy levels but can quickly replenish energy if needed. Cereals like cornflakes and rice crispies; white bread; cakes, biscuits, confectionery and sugar; dates and raisons; jelly beans, some energy bars and sports drinks.
INCLUDE FRUIT & VEG Vitamins and minerals are key when you are training a lot. They help you release energy effectively and also keep your immunity boosted. Use colour as a good indicator; choose a variety of brightly coloured fruit and veg to get an ample amount of anti-oxidants and important components like beta-carotene, vitamin C, fibre and folic acid
4 FRESH TIPS 1. Make fruit an integral part of breakfast.
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2. Snack on a raw carrot, celery, plums or berries, dried apricots or even a yellow pepper, dip veg snacks into hummus for added taste. 3. Include salad ingredients with every meal, chop up a side salad or make sauces and pesto by blending fresh ingredients. Try fresh tomato and basil, mango and mint or slice cucumber and add yoghurt. 4. Vegetable soups can be eaten cold or warm: try butternut, spinach, pea, carrot or a mixture of everything.
POWER UP WITH PROTEIN Protein helps repair damaged muscles and adds power to the body. Eat skinless chicken, lean meat or fish. If you are vegetarian go for eggs, cheese, nuts or pulses.
4 PROTEIN TIPS 1. Eat chicken, lean meat or fish at least 3 times a week. 2. Make it low fat by grilling. 3. Get enough iron with lean steak, mussels, liver or spinach. 4. Eat a handful of nuts daily or add seeds to salad or cereals.
DAIRY FOR STRENGTHENING Are you getting enough calcium? It doesn’t have to be from dairy products although milk and cheese provide protein alongside Vitamins A and B12, molasses also has a store of calcium and minerals. Lots of soya based products are calcium enriched. If you are lactose intolerant you can fortify your diet with spinach, broccoli, oily fish and almonds.
4 DAIRY TIPS 1. Use lighter cheeses like ricotta or cottage, add them to pasta or salads. 2. Make yoghurt the base of your dressings and sauces. 3. Use cow, soya, or rice milk to mix into smoothies. 4. Avoid cream and butter rather get the same creamy tastes with healthier alternatives.
EAT GOOD FAT There are good fats and bad fats; choose unsaturated fats and avoid saturated fats. Saturated means butter, full cream milk, ice cream, cheese and hydrogenated vegetable oils found in food like pastry, cakes and biscuits. If you have to eat wellnesswarehouse.com
these foods, keep them to a minimum as they can raise blood cholesterol and are generally not heart-friendly.
GOOD OILS AND FATS These are mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated omega 3 and omega 6 (found in oily fish, nuts, seeds, cold pressed vegetable oils). These fats reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and many other disease conditions.
3 GOOD FAT TIPS 1. Reduce pastries, ice-creams and food with saturated fats but increase the unsaturated fats. 2. Eat oily fish like tuna and mackerel, make them into fish cakes if that’s easier. 3. Use cold pressed oils to dress salads or vegetable dishes. Flax seed oil, walnut, avocado, rapeseed, olive and sesame are all rich sources of good fats.
TIP IF YOU LOVE BAKING AND WANT TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF BUTTER AND OIL – CHIA SEEDS ARE THE PERFECT SOLUTION. SOAKED CHIA SEEDS TURN INTO A GEL THAT CAN SUBSTITUTE HALF THE BUTTER IN MOST RECIPES. THE FOOD WILL BAKE INTO THE SAME CONSISTENCY AND WILL TASTE JUST AS GOOD. THE ANTIOXIDANTS IN CHIA WILL HELP KEEP THE FOOD TASTING FRESH LONGER. USE THIS SUBSTITUTE FOR COOKIES, CAKES, MUFFINS, PANCAKES AND WAFFLES.
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EAT FOR PERFORMANCE With the upcoming Argus this month, we are focusing on carbs and foods that boost your performance.
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People often make the mistake of thinking that because they train they can easily afford to eat doughnuts and cheesecake. We love the idea of eating treats but believe the healthy versions taste just as nice. Try it out yourself by experimenting with ingredients like carob, and add some highly beneficial additions to your chocolate brownies like hemp, maca or flax seed.
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Pick up a couple of pure vegetarian meals that taste just like home cooking yet have the convenience of being pre-made and ready to warm. Delicious options like chickpea in tomato and vegetable breyani make a welcome diversion from your weekly menu. They make a vegetarian diet very attractive with flavours that make you forget you havenâ€™t eaten meat.
Oats are filling, have a low glycaemic index and provide sustained energy. What better form to eat your oats than in a scrumptious range from Nairns with oatcakes, muesli and porridge to choose from. Nairns also provide wheat-free goodness. Nairns Gluten Free Oatcakes 160g R42 95 Gluten Free Real Porridge 95 Oats 450g R79 Gluten Free Oat Muesli 450g R79 95
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Much of the food available today doesn’t have the nutritional value it could have. Growing methods, processing and transporting can contribute to denaturing food. Adding superfoods to your diet gives you the assurance of better nutrition, anti-oxidant benefits and it can boost energy and immunity. USE your superfoods added to cereals, fruit salad, snack packs, smoothies or in baking.
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"A calm mind is
unquestionably superior in terms of focus, attention span and problem solving."
Don't count fat out entirely, fat performs some essential functions in the body, including the brain. An excellent source of fat to use is Ghee. Ghee is clarified butter and has been attributed with numerous benefits from being an anti-inflammatory to loosening up tight ham strings, improving digestion and restoring memory loss. Some call it liquid gold. Even so, any source of fat should be eaten in moderation.
PEPPER POWER Spices are useful additions to a brain enhancing diet. Many spices increase digestion and help clear toxins from the body enhancing all processes and functions, including those involving the brain. Black pepper, in small quantities, is recommended for promoting the free flow of oxygen to the brain.
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IN YOUR RIGHT MIND Keep your mind alert and functioning at its best.
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he right food, good quality air, ample sleep, minerals and vitamins along with some challenging exercises will do the trick.
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FEED YOUR MIND WITH HERBS Many ancient herbalists claimed to have the secret to enhanced brain and will power. Modern research is finding out this may be possible. Certain herbs have qualities that make the mind relaxed and clear. With the right mindset it is easy to aim for higher realms and develop your full potential. Look for supplements with Ashwagandha, Peony, Polygonatum Sibericum and Gotu Kola for enhanced concentration and clarity of mind. Peony
The brain benefits from challenging mental activity. Things like chess, logic puzzles, memorising poems, Sudoku and crosswords keep the neurons firing and closer to their peak performance. No matter what your age or your occupation; keep your brain busy. Graig Schisler is a Canadian chiropractor specialising in reducing the effects of ageing on the brain. He has been working with a series of brain exercises called neurobics on members of the University of Windsor's cardiac rehabilitation programme. "Neurobics is based on research about the nature of how the brain learns, stores and creates memories," said Schisler. "It's different from the solitary mental exercise such as crosswords, logic puzzles and testing. It's the way the brain actually learns." Schisler believes nerve cells need to keep communicating and an important way to do that is to break routine activities.
"Routine does not engage your brain. We need to do things that trigger new associations in the brain, especially things that are fun."
GET MORE OXYGEN Our brains need a constant supply of oxygen to function. We have approximately one hundred billion cells in the brain. Because it requires so much oxygen
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This means free radicals that build up in your system (from stress, pollution and chemicals) can damage cells and brain function over time. Antioxidants are highly important for long term effective brain function. Take a supplement or eat foods high in anti-oxidants like blueberries.
PICK-ME-UP WITH AROMATHERAPY Try rosemary for mental clarity and alertness or basil oil to help dispel mental fatigue and enhance your mind's innate ability to focus. Peppermint oil and lemon oil are also effective pick-me-ups for the mind.
MANAGE STRESS Stress is known to damage or destroy brain cells. Chronic stress has a remarkably negative impact on our capacity to think clearly. Prescription pills for anxiety can cause further damage with side effects that can erode mental performance. Good planning and a strong ability to adapt and respond to circumstances will minimise stress. A calm mind is unquestionably superior in terms of focus, attention span and problem solving. Calming the mind is an ability that can be learnt. An excellent way to do this is to master meditation. Even a short period of a few minutes meditation can lower stress considerably.
OPTIMISE YOUR HYDRATION LEVELS Besides drinking water, there are many hydrating foods you can eat. Fruit, for example, has very high water content. Watermelon especially, is sweet and easy to eat with a water content of 97%. It has a high G.I. and is a perfect post-workout hydration option. If you are a serious athlete, think of swapping some of your water intake and Sport’s drinks for fruit and vegetable juices. They contain extra calories and vital minerals and vitamins. Kate Percy author of Go Faster Food recommends whipping up this tasty hydrating smoothie with two ingredients: Melon and Ginger. Melon has a higher G.I than most fruit, it is refreshing and has a high water content. Ginger has anti-inflammatory qualities, and is excellent after long training sessions. GINGER & MELON RESCUE REMEDY 1 melon, skinned and seeded (use spanspek, honeydew or green melon). 1 small piece of fresh ginger (1 cm cube), peeled and chopped. 4 crushed ice cubes. Blend and drink immediately.
Master your mind and find clarity By InnerlifeSkills® Master Coach Glenn-Douglas Haig Feed or exercise your mind and you will improve many areas of your life, but what happens when you feed a mind that has become your master? Have you ever wondered what’s really happening when we say things like, “My mind is saying I must do this, but my gut feeling is no.” From early on we are taught that to ‘succeed’ we must study hard and find ‘what we’re good at’ so we can earn and be successful. Is this true? Has it worked for you? What if we’re wrong; if our mind is not our most powerful tool to build a successful life? Einstein, Edison, Branson, Gates and Trump have at least one thing in common: they understood the limitations of the mind and found other parts of themselves to ‘tap into’ when making decisions, building empires, inventing and unlocking mysteries. They knew a secret – that the mind cannot create a new idea or thought; it can only project, analyze, dissect, deconstruct and extrapolate. They understood that new thoughts and ideas come from the imagination, and that imagination is accessed when you leave the mental and enter the dream state. Mindfulness is being aware you are more than just your mind; you have other, deeper, wiser, more powerful parts of you to balance out the chatter in the head. How often have you heard someone say, “I’m driving myself crazy.” My advice is to become mindfully aware of the whole of yourself when seeking clarity on life issues, and not listen exclusively to the mind. The trick is to listen to both your head and your gut, then step back and ask meaningful questions to find deeper insights than the surface mind can provide. Take care of your mind – it is a valuable tool and something you can train to great advantage, but do not let it become your master. You are far wiser, more compassionate and more powerful than your mind alone can ever make you, so be brave, step into the rest of you and you will master your mind.
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MIND OVER MATTER What does it take to finish a marathon, to run further than you thought you could, to stretch your body past the point you thought possible? Speak to anyone who has done basic army training or completed a hazardous challenge like climbing Everest or the Himalayas and they will tell you the mind can move the body way past your perceived limit. A strong mind comes from setting yourself targets and practicing stretching your limits. It can also be strengthened with herbs and supplements. In addition, putting mettle behind your mental can be developed through meditation and visualisation. Aim for something you really want, put everything behind it and see how much you can achieve. Give yourself the best chance by taking supplements that support mental performance.
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8. USN Epic Pro All-In-One - For pre, during & post vitargo workout. Tangerine & Passion Fruit. 750g R390
3. HAMMER Recoverite - Pre and during work-out. High in glycogen for muscle recovery and perpeptuem for natural energy. Citrus Sachet, Chocolate, Strawberry. 49g R30 4. HAMMER Perpetuem - A unique carb/protein/fat formula for maximum endurance. 69g R30 5. USN Cramp Block Dynamic Time Release - Before work-out cramp blocker. 30 tabs R46 6. USN Cyto Power - Carbs for pre workout. Grape, Orange & Lime. 1kg R119
9. USN Sprint Pro Race Fuel - For carbo loading. Berryblast. 480g R299 10. GU BREW Recovery - Pre and post work-out electrolytes, maltodextrin carbs, L-Glutamine & whey protein isolate. Orange/Pine, Strawberry tub. 480g R450 11. GU Tabs Tube - During and post workout high in amino acids and electrolytes. Lemon Lime, Orange, Peach Tea. 12 tabs R75 12. GU Roctane - Pre workout high in amino acids and electrolytes. Sachet Blueberry, Vanilla Orange. 32g R31.95 13. GU Chomps - High in amino acids, carbs and electrolytes (pre & during workout). Blueberry Pomegranate,
4 Cranberry Apple, Orange, Strawberry. 60g R31.95 14. SIX STAR Elite No Fury - Pre Workout No Fury is highly Nitric Oxide with Caffeine and maltrodextros sugar carbs for high explosive workouts. It also has high level Bcaas and amino acids for muscle recovery. Punch 531g R345 15. SIX STAR Elite Amino Max - Post workout super concentrated amino blast. To recover muscle protein synthesis faster and eliminating catabolism. Result - leaner harder muscle. Punch 273g R285 16. SIX STAR Elite Casein - Post workout Casein whey protein which is slow release and high in amino acids, perfect before bed to keep the anabolic process going. Choc 658g R295 17. REFLEX The Edge - Pre and during work-out maltodextrose, carbs and electrolytes. Orange burst & Pineapple. 750g R159
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3 TRAINING TIPS
1. Reduce body fat without losing muscle by taking in a little less calories, don’t drastically reduce your calorie intake. Add a bit more protein and keep up a training programme that uses all the major muscle groups. 2. Protein is an important support for strength training as it is digested into amino acids and used for repairing and building muscle tissue. You can get protein from a supplement or amino acid source but also from food like fish, poultry, beans and dairy. 3. Muscles take time to develop. They need adequate rest between workouts and proper nutrition. Consistency will bring results; make a schedule you can stick to.
top tip TIP IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BUILD MUSCLE FOCUS ON ONE AT A TIME. BUILDING MUSCLE AND LOSING WEIGHT ARE BOTH TWO VERY DIFFERENT PROCESSES. FIRST LOSE WEIGHT BY REDUCING CALORIES AND THEN SHIFT FOCUS TOWARDS BUILDING MUSCLE BY TAKING IN EXTRA CALORIES.
"Those who lived the
longest expressed the most joy about life."
1. CREATE ABUNDANCE
3. JUMP FOR JOY
The best way to create space to receive is to give. Start a practice of collecting small gifts and give them to people for no reason. They don’t have to be expensive, keep small candles, notebooks, cards and craft items in your cupboard and find opportunities to give them away.
Get rid of negative feelings, anger, frustration, disappointment or impatience by literally jumping for joy. Jump up and down for 30 seconds and you will immediately feel different. Use a skipping rope if you feel too restricted to do it with abandon.
Green Tip Cities around the world are finding CO2-free alternative modes of transport. We look at what South Africa, specifically Cape Town, is doing to join the revolution.
Green Modes of Transport: 2. CONVINCE SOMEONE TO GO GREEN Do your bit for the environment by introducing someone to green cleaning. Get them interested by presenting them with an all purpose ‘green cleaning’ product. It becomes much easier to convert once you have experienced the results of an environmentally friendly cleaner.
4. RELAX YOUR BODY Put a meditation CD onto your iPod and go for a walk. This will clear out your mind and release tension from your body. Being completely relaxed at least once a day sends important messages to your brain and releases beneficial chemicals into your system. Too much stress adrenaline will deplete you and can result in depression.
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did you know? Overuse of antibacterial or antiseptic agents may hamper your body’s own natural defenses against allergies and colds.
Situations might not need to change but your perception of them can make a huge difference to your experience. Finding a different way to view things is a practice that once started gets easier and easier. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed a correlation between longevity and positive feelings. The study used diary entries from a group of nuns. Those who lived the longest expressed the most joy about life. everything you need to live life well
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Cape Town’s Integrated Rapid Transport system (IRT) is also rolling out across the city. A key feature being a network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian pathways around the main bus trunk routes.The bicycle lanes along IRT trunk routes are completely separate from the roadway, and so much safer. Signage at intersections alerts motorists to cyclists, while dedicated security guards, CCTV cameras and 24 hour lighting are additional safety features. Brought to you by Nicole Sherwin Editor of Simply Green Magazine
Switching your mindset to finding joy in living can completely overhaul your experience of life. hen you are happy you feel better, look better and live longer.
Cycling is better for your health and the environment. No CO2 emissions and great exercise for a healthy heart. By cycling to work you contribute to a green friendly city. Cape Town has dedicated cycle paths that make it easier like the one from city centre to Tableview, approximately 16 kilometres and 3 metres wide running parallel to the R27.
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5. SET UP A FEAST Invite your favourite people over but get them to create their own meal. All the activity and discussion around meal preparation is guaranteed to create a buzz and stimulate conversation.
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THINGS YOU LOVE Surround yourself with things you love and your home will quickly turn into a haven you love to spend time in. Handcrafted and individual items bring energy into a room and create a heartfelt atmosphere. Start with little details and see how quickly you transform your surroundings. Add some responsibility by turning your home into a chemical free sanctuary.
WELLNESS Green cleaning is now available in the Wellness own brand version. This means the best quality of sustainable, biodegradable ingredients like plant extracts and essential oils. Get the job done without exposing yourself or the environment to toxic substances. When using chemicals in the house we can breathe in toxic fumes or absorb them through the skin. Many reports show that household cleaners contribute to allergies developing and over time create greater intolerance in the body. Use the multi surface cleaner as a basis for any surface cleaner, having a â€˜no nastiesâ€™ cleaner means you will not pick up or absorb harmful chemicals from your environment.
Keep things tidy with these practical hooks designed to neatly hold bags and jackets or anything with a tag attached. Kids will love hanging up their accessories with these whimsical monkey and squirrel designs.
Make your tea parties magical with this irresistible tin cut out cake stand. Place your gluten free carrot cake flush on the stand, pour some peppermint tea and chat about the latest greenfriendly innovations and the perfect world.
Tintown Hooks each R70
Tintown Cake Stand R470
Get crafty, thread a needle and sew your own felt cup cake. Layers of coloured felt and quirky decorations make a delightful pattern. Give your masterpiece away to someone who inspires you.
Give your children endless fun with these hilarious animal characters made from authentic Shwe Shwe fabrics and plumped up with 100% recycled stuffing. Production adheres to Fair Trade principles.
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Orange & Mint Bath & Shower Cleaner 500ml R49.95 Lemon & Lime Multi Surface Cleaner 500ml R49.95 Lemongrass & Lime Dishwashing Liquid 1l R59.95 Grapefruit Air Freshener 250ml R29.95 Citrus Auto Dishwashing Gel 500ml R49.95
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Who can resist these little cacti beautifully placed in a simple pot. Very little watering means its easier to keep alive, especially when you are away for long periods of time. Combine a few together and make your own interesting garden.
Sparkling dishes, cleaner clothes and beautiful homes with this range of fruity cleansers that are 100% biodegradable. Cleaning with these products means effective cleaning using the power of nature. Fresh perfume and active cleaning agents come from plant based ingredients. You can expect no residue of unnecessary chemicals. Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner R59.95 Hand Soap 250ml R69.95 Ecological Automatic Dishwasher Tablets 500g R99.95 Ecological Dishwashing Liquid 473ml R39.95 Ecological Dishwashing Liquid 946ml R69.95 Ecological Non Chlorine Bleach Ultra 1.89l R94.95 All Purpose Cleaner 500ml R76.95 Toilet Cleaner 739ml R64.95
TINTOWN & URBAN GARDEN Create points of interest and delight in your garden with this beautiful cacti in a tea cup. Add a LOVE tin cut out and you have a heart warming pocket of energy sending out good vibrations. Urban Garden Cacti in Teacup R92 Tintown Small Garden Stick Love R49.95
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Using meditation and visualizations help tremendously especially with long rides. Keeping disciplined and staying focused on the end goal is key to being a successful cyclist. Remember riding is and should be fun, however there is plenty of science to add to the mix.
To make sure you are training efficiently, be tested and have a program written for yourself. This gives you a benchmark and helps you with an overall strategy to follow in order to ensure you are doing the correct training. Spending more time on the bike doesn’t necessarily make you stronger or faster!
"Your mind is a big part of what gets you through even the toughest events. "
If you are new to cycling, and about to complete your first Argus, then remember that tens of thousands have done it before, so it is more than achievable. The tough days of getting up early and making sure you get the training session done will stand you in good stead on the day.”
Powercore Balance Air Cushion 35cm R16995 Balance Pad Square
is an extremely versatile, compact and portable training tool. It is effective for a wide variety of balance, strengthening and rehabilitation exercises. Increase the level of difficulty by decreasing the amount of air in the cushion. An exercise chart will take you through knee, ankle, foot, shoulder and core stability.
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For information on ‘Yoga for Cyclists’ join one of our Wellness Yoga sessions at Kloof street or contact Sharni Quinn on firstname.lastname@example.org or 071 954 2816.
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We asked wellness ambassador Jason Lind his recipe for living life well?
CYCLE FEVER What better way to build strength and concentration than getting outdoors and onto your bike?
"I was a swimmer and cyclist before I found yoga. What yoga did was allow me to dive into myself and explore my limitations. So now, here's this enormous hill, my legs are burning. How am I going to get up? Oh, I remember, it's just like in Savasana: release, calm, and focus yourself. I'm going to relax my feet, drop my shoulders, take a breath, and then just go with it." Brandie Callachan
To find out more about your bike set up, cycling gear, nutrition and supplements for cyclists or to read interesting blogs visit www.olympiccycles.co.za or contact Jason Lind directly on email@example.com or 27 (21) 6715008.
hether a road bike or a mountain bike; staying focused, balanced and co-ordinated is key to being a successful cyclist. Jason Lind from Olympic cycles shares some insight on how improving attention, concentration and synchronized movement can make all the difference on your ride.
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by Sharni Quinn
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Firstly, make sure your bike fitment is correct. Cycling is repetition and it is essential to ensure you are sitting correctly and that your legs and knees are moving in the desired path. This ensures minimal injury, maximum power and does not distract you from your ride.
This durable plastic 750ml shaker is ideal for shaking up your meal replacements and tonics. It also provides a convenient holder for your smoothies. The sealable lid is tight fitting to prevent spillage.
Nature's Gate Aqua Block SPF50
Nature’s Gate sun care offers efficient, safe protection with added soothing benefits of natural botanicals, skin-nourishing oils and antioxidant vitamins to keep skin healthy-looking and protected against the damaging rays of the sun.
Nothing can beat a well balanced life and diet. It is necessary to have short term goals, be they work or sporting related, that require the scales to tilt in favour of that endeavor at that moment. Something I always remind myself is that it is the long term balance that is important. A dash of work, which is most times a dash too much, but my work is fun and just part of life, a dash of friends and fun times, and a dash of outdoor living! If I see any aspect getting the upper hand I tilt the scales to try level off for long term balance.
Pretzel 3/4 pants
Pretzel three quarter pants make training, running, climbing or simply getting comfortable so easy to do. Stylish, comfortable and well fitting – what more could you want?
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Beautifully styled ladies t-shirt is fitted for easy movement. Wear it for any of your sporting or movement activities for maximum comfort and stretchability.
Staying focused and positive is crucial. A friend of mine once told me before a downhill event, dream about riding fast and confidently and make sure you don’t dream about falling. No matter what type of riding, knowing how you want to ride, helps you ride that way. Your mind is a big part of what gets you through even the toughest events.
Dance & Be Fit Hip Hop Cardio DVD
Love your fitness routine with this invigorating hip hop dance DVD. Turn it on anytime at home and have fun while getting fit and toned.
Dance & Be Fit Latin Groove DVD
Learn some invigorating dance moves with an easy to follow instructional DVD. Great music and an inspirational work-out will also leave you feeling on top of the world.
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Nurturing when kids are young has a huge impact on later development
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EAT INTELLIGENT FOOD Pure, natural and whole foods can add to accelerated brain performance. According to Ayurveda (the science of life), it is essential for the body to have natural foods for their full benefit to be absorbed by the body. When foods are as close to their state in nature as possible, they deliver the most potent nutrition. Foods that have been genetically altered, processed or refined have much of their natural intelligence stripped from them. Preservatives, processing, artificial flavours and colourants apparently disturb the intellect. Also not recommended is canned food. Although shopping and cooking with fresh, organic ingredients may take more time; the benefits to your brain and body are substantial.
BEMA Baby Sweet Bath Shampoo R219 Perfumed Body Water R18850
Sweet Caress Oil Protective Barrier Cream
Bema baby products are absolutely safe and natural for even the most sensitive skin. They complement the natural balance of a newborn skin and contain organic ingredients. The Tender Caress Oil is our favourite. It contains organically grown olive oil, Neem and sweet almond that is rapidly and completely absorbed. Used after the bath, it helps the skin regain tone and freshness preventing the formation of unpleasant odours. It moisturizes the skin leaving it smooth and elastic without altering its physiological pH. It is also ideal for baby massage.
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Encourage optimum growth and development in your children with healthy activities; play games that stimulate thinking; add lots of love and introduce them to music.
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ll these practices have been scientifically proven to boost brain power and communication skills later in life.
brain are traceable to how well their mother’s cared for them. Nurturing when kids are young has a huge impact on later development and researchers are pointing out the need to place greater emphasis on motherly behaviour towards children.
We all know there is nothing like a mother’s love to stabilise and ground a child. But now scientists have proven that school age kids who had nurturing care when they were young have a larger hippocampus – the key to a child’s learning ability, memory and stress response. The Washington University School of Medicine claim their research is the first to show that changes to a child’s
Childhood is a critical time for building the physical, mental and emotional foundations that will support us for the rest of our lives. One of the many things a parent can do is to introduce music into their child’s life. Encourage children as early as possible to listen to and make music. Let them listen to songs they like and play along with homemade drums. Besides improving creativity music enhances concentration, co ordination, relaxation and patience. Encourage kids to learn an instrument. This will build self confidence. Besides that, kids who can self express through an art form and explore creativity become more adept at communicating later in life. As Dr.Nicola Pitchford, Lecturer of Developmental Psychology at Nottingham University explains:
“Play facilitates the development of the basic building blocks of cognitive processing that are crucial for later acquired scholastic skills. Through play children learn to represent things symbolically and start to understand the relations between objects and events. Symbolic representations are the basis of many scholastic skills, such as literacy, writing, spelling and mathematics. Pretend play also helps children develop story-telling skills, supporting their development of imagination and grammar, both of which are necessary for understanding and creating literature.”
Tolo Bert The Ladybird
The Tolo Ladybird is beautifully soft and provides a comforting play friend. Bright primary colours are invigorating offering plenty of opportunities for curious children to explore and play.
Alex Fold 'n Fly
Make 18 paper airplanes with cool designs and stickers. Includes 18 two-sided printed papers, stickers, folding tool, and easy instruction book packed in a printed storage folder. Excellent origami paper folding fun for kids – suitable for age 6.
Tolo Rolling Ball Shape Box
doubles as a ball and shape sorter. Twist opening / locking allows for both quick access and closing. Six shapes all have separate rattle sounds. Children benefit from colour recognition along with shape sorting, sound and movement, coupled with dexterity skills
Alex Water Flutes
Experiment with music and learn to play songs during bath time. Discover different sounds and tones with this real musical flute that can be tuned with water to create a variety of sounds. Includes easy-tofollow songs. Suitable for 3 years and up.
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Boikido 12pcs Musical Blocks
Twelve musical Boikido blocks include a mirror, bell, rattles and beads. Kids will have lots of fun shaking the blocks and hearing them rattle while playing building games.
Boikido R4995 Eco-Friendly Lacing Numbers each Develop fine motor skills and learn how to count numbers by lacing this colourful board. Kids will spend hours playing with this board, lacing and unlacing the thread.
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ame your tresses, fend off frizz and sun damage with expert tips from Janine Garner. Take a whole hearted approach and tackle great hair from the inside and out. Celebrate its natural form by enhancing your look and using clever styling methods. Use kitchen savvy to add more lustre and shine with inexpensive foodie products.
Work from the inside
against your natural hair, find ways to enhance and work with it. Find a style that best suits your hair texture and personality and is easy to maintain at home. Ask a stylist to help you develop a good style. If you have very curly hair, you are lucky to have countless plaiting options. If you dye your hair, choose a colour close to your natural shade to save you from frequent colour treating and chemical damage. Look for natural colour treatments, there are a few on the market that don’t use harsh chemicals.
Wash wisely What we put into our bodies has a far reaching impact on the way we look and how our body functions. If your hair is falling out more than usual or is dull and lifeless, look at your eating habits. Add more Biotin - a B Vitamin found in liver, rice, milk, and whole grains to promote healthier hair. Add more Vitamin E, A and Omega-3 to improve the health of your scalp. Add more Silica, Iron and Calcium to reduce or prevent hair loss.
Minimise heat exposure
Hair Affair by Janine Garner
The best way to protect your hair from heat damage is to style it less and let it air dry more often. It’s tempting to reach for the blow dryer or flat iron, but constant heat treatments will cause hair to become dry and brittle. Avoid this by using a good thermal protector spray or serum before styling. This will reduce breakage and damage. Whenever you heat style, make sure you use good quality tools and hair products. Don’t under estimate the drying effect of the sun, get protection from harmful UV rays, with a wide-brimmed hat or head scarf when outdoors for extended periods.
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There is this strange thing about hair, if its curly you want it straight, if it’s straight you wish it was curly. Rather than fighting
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Everyone’s hair is different and therefore everyone’s hair washing technique, products and routine should be too. As a general guideline, let how oily your scalp is determine how often you wash your hair. Washing hair too often can strip the hair of important oils beneficial to scalp health. People with dry hair can go up to four days without washing, while those with oily hair may need to wash daily. No matter what type of hair you have, it’s a good idea to use both shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo should be used primarily on the scalp and should be washed out completely. Conditioner restores moisture to the hair and should only be applied from the midlengths to the ends of your hair. Left-over product can dull hair, so rinse your hair well. If you do have product build up cut a lemon in half and run strands of hair through the lemon. This will remove left over residue from shampoos and conditioners.
Trim regularly A regular trim will eliminate split ends and make your hair look healthier. This should be done every 6 to 8 weeks. Even if growing your hair, the amount you trim will still allow for growth and just means you will have healthier long hair. If you have coloured or chemically processed hair, trimming is extra important. Schedule this in at the same time as your treatment.
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HOME HAIR REMEDIES Olive oil or coconut oil
Use these oils to strengthen, replenish and condition hair. Both can also assist in preventing dry scalp. Massage either oil into your hair, leave it on for up to 30 minutes and shampoo out.
A great natural remedy to restore shine to dry, dull hair. Just add 6 tablespoons beer to a cup of water and pour it over your hair during your final rinse.
If your hair is prone to buildup due to residue from styling products, mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with your shampoo once a week. Wash and dry hair as usual.
Apple cider vinegar
To reduce dandruff or an itching scalp, add one part vinegar to three parts warm water and gently massage or spray onto scalp. Leave on for about 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual.
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MAKE STYLE WORK How you style and wear your hair can say so much about you. Some believe it is a sensual extension of the self, some believe hair originates from holy sources and projects positive spiritual energy. Whatever the case,
beautiful healthy hair is achievable with proper care and styling savvy. Work out the best way to care for your hair, spend some time on styling options and ward off any potential for a ‘bad hair day’.
For a completely tingly and refreshing experience, try the Giovanni Tea Tree range. This is a shampoo that will make you look forward to your next wash. The shampoo makes your hair and scalp feel so clean, and the conditioner creates a silky and soft finish. There are no nasties in this range, it is totally natural and will not harm your hair or skin in any way. Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo 250ml R154, Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner 250ml R154, Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner 150ml R154
Miöja skincare products are created from pure natural source ingredients that nourish the skin and the self without disrupting the body’s balance. The simplicity of Mioja ingredients, and their use by natural healers throughout the ages result in products that can be trusted to work in harmony with your body. The rejuvenating tissue oil smooths away fine lines and gives skin an intensive nourishing treatment. Frankincense and Palmarosa Essential oils are powerful balancers of both dry and oily skin conditions. This, combined with a deeply penetrative, non- greasy, pure plant oil base makes the Renewal Oil ideal for all skin types. Mioja Frankincense Renewal Oil 50ml R235, Mioja Rosehip and Aloe Repair Cream 60ml R285, Mioja Palmarosa Balancing Cleanser 120ml R255
The Esse philosophy is simple – they do everything they can to get their client’s skin healthy and resistant to the aging process. They take a long-term view on skin health and don’t make sacrifices for short-term results. Esse is certified organic and support Fair Trade using only plant-based ingredients. Esse Body Oil 100ml R290, Rich Body Moisturiser 100ml R150, Light Body Moisturiser 100ml R130
A steam-infused hydrating face, body & hand cream for the ultimate natural moisture injection. Steamcream is handmade in the UK with fresh natural ingredients, fused together with a shot of steam. The unique method means that Steamcream gives your face instant refreshment the moment you use it. It's super-moisturising, sinks deep down and revives your skin straight away. Steam Cream Original R195
SOiL organic aromatherapy oils are made from the best quality ingredients. Use Rosemary as an excellent solution for hair and scalp problems. It is considered a tonic for the central nervous system, and said to improve memory, stimulate the brain and relieve headaches. Use Sweet basil as an enlivening, comforting aid for clarity and strength of mind as well as to strengthen body systems. Or try the hydrosol version. This is a floral water created when plant material is steam-distilled to collect its innate essential oils. Hydrosols contain a concentration of essential oil, as well as the water-soluble nature of plant matter. In general, they have similar scents and beneficial properties to the oils.
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First line protection and care for beautiful hair. Bema Bio has a variety of professional hair products to address all your individual hair concerns. All products use natural ingredients, are clinically tested and have targeted components to protect against pollution and smog.
Shampoo with Tricobema Growth, based complex Glycogen Marino, Rosemary, and Indian Kino Tree Moringa.
Hair Loss Lotion with Tricobema Growth, based complex Glycogen Marino, Rosemary, and Indian Kino Tree Moringa
Stimulates and strengthens the connective tissue of the hair to help counteract hair loss. Protects epithelial tissues. Strengthens the hair roots favouring growth. Gives body and volume to hair. Combine with Bio Lotion Fall for visible results from the first application. Tested against smog.
This product offers protection from smog and from hair loss. It stimulates and strengthens hair from the root stimulating growth and nourishing hair creating a more robust and full bodied result. Combine with Bio Shampoo Fall it offers visible results from the first application.
Sebum-balancing Shampoo with Tricobema Sebo complex based on Moringa, Rosemary, Thyme and Sage.
Dandruff Lotion with Tricobema Dandruff, complex based on Moringa, Wild Thyme and Barley.
Bio Shampoo sebum-balancing is designed to regulate and reduce the high production of sebum. It balances greasy hair, adds shine to dull hair and increases volume and density. Tested against smog.
Frequent washing Shampoo with Tricobema Rivital, complex based on Moringa, Cassia, Chamomile and Lavender. Bio Shampoo Frequent washing is gentle and ideal for everyday use. Suitable for brittle, dry, coloured and damaged hair with a highly restorative effect. Gives shine, hydration and elasticity offering hair new strength and vitality. Neutralizes electrostatic charges. It helps eliminate split ends. Tested against smog.
Eliminates excessive flaking and stops itching. Helps eliminate dandruff. After use, hair will be soft and shiny. Combine with Bio-dandruff Shampoo for visible results from the first application.
Softening Hair Conditioner Ideal for problem hair especially dry hair devitalised by chemical treatments with split ends. Counteracts the effects of sun, rain and smog. Use as a barrier before coming in contact with pool water (anti-chlorine) and seawater (anti-salt). Leaves hair manageable and easy to comb. It also reduces static electricity. Expect hair to be shiny with a smooth gloss.
Dandruff Shampoo with Tricobema Dandruff, complex based on Moringa, Wild Thyme and Barley. Dandruff is an unpleasant disorder that can cause embarrassing discomfort. Bio Dandruff Shampoo eliminates excessive flaking and stops itching. Suitable for dry or oily dandruff. It provides volume and body. Combine it with Bio-dandruff lotion for visible results from the first application. Tested against smog.
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Naturally Flea Free Dog by Paul Jacobson
ave you ever thought about what is in the shampoos and remedies you give to your pets? Most of them are full of chemicals and harsh agents that can be damaging not only to your pet, but to your household and children. Paul from Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition gives us some alternative natural options for fleas, ticks and skin allergies.
Alternative Options for Fleas, Ticks and Skin Allergies:
During March and April long grass and dust mites are creating allergens and there is always a flea infestation. This is a difficult time for pets who have their immune systems tested to the limits. Most of the time we automatically buy whatever is on the shelf to get rid of fleas or ticks without thinking about the toxic chemical content. There are natural remedies that are highly effective and can be used without damaging the long term health of the animal or having an impact on the environment or chemical load in the house. Flea and Tick drops we commonly use are poisonous and may be putting our pets and children in danger. Anything you put on the skin will be absorbed into the tissues and organs of the animal, accumulating over time, with an impact on the well-being of the pet. There are alternative solutions.
Garlic has been used for centuries as a natural anti-biotic and to repel parasites, mosquitoes and fleas.
Aloe bitters is also very effective. Diatomaceous Earth is a new inclusion into the South African market and has some fantastic success stories.
Khakibos has always proven to be a great flea and tick repellent and should be regarded as a must for every household. It can be used on dogs and cats in spray or powder form and should be applied to pet’s linen as well.
One of the biggest mistakes we make is bathing our pets regularly and using harsh chemically based shampoos, especially in summer when our pets spend time outdoors or swim in the sea. A better alternative is to soak and rinse your dog in a solution of Rooibos tea. If you do insist on washing your pet, make sure your shampoo is totally natural and contains no parabens or chemicals. We recommend using a Buchu, Khakibos or Neem based Shampoo. Skin allergies and conditions can be cured. Flea and ticks can be repelled. Both of these can be done using holistic natural treatment and care.
Jenny Morris (SA’s own Celebrity Chef) and Vondis have launched a range of health biscuits for pets. The Rooibos and Mint range is fantastic for itchy skin. The others are: Rosehip and Devils Claw for Arthritis, Spirulina for Immunity and Diatomaceous Earth for De-worming.
WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & DIRECTORY Welcome to our new Wellness Classified section where like-minded people sharing Wellness services and products can swap information and news. If you are offering a wellness service like: massage or healing have a wellness product running a workshop or event need someone to work out with looking for a therapy room wanting to share accommodation with a like minded person any similar service
this is the perfect place for you to tell others. For further information about advertising or listing here email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Janine du Preez on Tel 021 919 1648 or 082 891 9379 Please note, this section contains advertising from companies and individuals outside of Wellness Warehouse which we accept in good faith, we ask that you research the efficacy and validity of these products and services in your own capacity.
WORKSHOP by Glenn Douglas Haig The 3 most common challenges we face in 2012 • • •
Being the best parent in a time of diminishing social support Being an inspiring and innovative manager in a culturally diverse workplace Maintaining personal momentum under increasing pressure
"Our world is changing faster than ever and we often feel ill-equipped to manage our responsibilities. To find clarity, motivation and meaningful action, parents, business managers and ordinary guys on the street are turning to coaches." Imagine learning world-class InnerLifeSkills® coaching tools to coach yourself, your family or your colleagues and empower them to empower themselves.
In this 2-day seminar you will learn the 3 skills of:
WE HAVE THE SOLUTION! Full range available at Wellness Warehouse
Rapport building, holding Coach Position and asking Powerful Questions. …and the 3 steps of Clear Goal Setting, Finding Solutions and Motivating Actions GDH Coaching and Training is hosting this ICF accredited coaching seminar in April.
Date: Friday and Saturday 13th and 14th April 2012 Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Cost: R2450 Venue: 543 Hiddingh Village, Hiddingh Ave, Corner Mill street, Gardens, Cape Town To book your seat, kindly email email@example.com or call 021-801 3778
Read Glenn's montly column on our blog wellnesswarehouse.com/blog
Regular Yoga Sessions Wellness Warehouse is now offering regular Hatha Yoga classes to our customers! Classes will be running from the 1st of February at the following times…
• Monday – 5:45-6:45pm • Wednesday – 5:30-6:30pm Cost: For one regular class a week, the fee is R70 per session, two classes per week R50 per session and a drop-in class is R90 per session. Sessions must be pre-booked before hand as space is limited. Venue: Wellness Warehouse Events Space, Kloof Street Please contact Sharni Quinn from ‘Follow the Sun’ Yoga to make a booking – firstname.lastname@example.org or 071 954 2816
Wellness Warehouse presents
BUSINESS ACUMEN FOR WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS & SMALL BUSINESS Small Business Development Series Part 1
31 March - 1 April 2012
Second and third workshops are 12-13 May and 15-16 September 2012
“This professional workshop series will develop the business confidence, acumen and sustainability of emerging wellness entrepreneurs and practitioners. It will shift thinking from working in a business to working on a business, from being self-employed to being a business owner.”
TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
A 2-day intensive business workshop valued at R2195 Book by 16 March and get R1400 value free, including:
- Pre-reading notes and pre- assessment worth R500 - CD with Extra notes and assessments worth R900
Who this is for: Practitioners, wellness professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners. All students in wellness professions. Your presenter: Dr Mark Vella ND - AHPCSA Registered Naturopath with more than 20 years qualification, skills and experience in medicine, wellness, education and social entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2011 To reserve your place contact: email@example.com or call 082 485 6145 Venue: Wellness Warehouse Kloof Street, Cape Town
FOR WELLNESS WAREHOUSE CUSTOMERS Searching for ways to overcome your inner wars? To quieten the noise in your mind and identify what is really important to you? Curious about Life Coaching and how it could benefit you? InnerLifeSkills® coaches will be in residence at the Wellness Warehouse to support you in finding clarity. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with an InnerLifeSkills® Coach - FIRST SESSION FREE OF CHARGE 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 www.businesscoachtraining.co.za
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Areas of treatment include: - Fears & Phobias - Past Life Regression - Angel Healing Therapy - Abuse Trauma - Stop Smoking & Weight Loss Programs
- Depression & Anxiety - Angelic Hypnotherapy - Angel Readings - Psychic Development Courses & Workshops
082 322 3687 Angeltouch@iafrica.com www.angeltouch.biz
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Visit our new studio @ 89 Kloofnek Road, Tamboerskloof! Join up for the month of March to receive a complimentary Orientation session. email@example.com 021 424 8915
Relaxation is a necessity more than a luxury
A La Carte Menu and Confectionery Offering Daily Breakfast & Lunch Buffet
Signature Skincare Treatments, Body Treatments, Massages, Packages and Hands & Feet Treatments
50 Kloof Street, Lifestyles on Kloof Centre, 021 487 5460
50 Kloof Street, Lifestyles on Kloof Centre, 021 487 5454
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Storm Rodger Private health chef & Consultant 076 788 5509 firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Foodmarket, Intergrative Health, Natural Skincare, Eco Mom & Baby, Fitness and Green Living 50 Kloof Street, Lifestyles on Kloof Centre, 021 487 5420
NOW (Natural Organic Wholesale) Natural Organic Wholesale For more information contact email@example.com or call 021 461 2321
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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