DON’T PANIC!

I really don’t like to drive. And if I’m honest, I don’t think people like me should be allowed to. But living in a large spread-out city with no decent public transport means I have to get over myself if I ever hope to leave my suburb. It’s not the actual driving that starts me up. I’ve had years of practice and I drive an automatic – a circus monkey could drive my car. It’s getting lost that gets me.

Some languages have built-in navigational constructs that train the brain into crafting a sense of direction. Their languages develop around geographic directions: east, west, north, and south. So, when they’re describing where something is they might say “it’s southeast of you”, rather than “it’s behind you on the left”. Continue reading

WELLNESS WAREHOUSE | THE NEW WORLD OF FAT

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Right now there seems to be a global consciousness toward healthy eating and living; unmatched by any other time in modern history. The food science industry and the research the industry reveals has a significant impact on how countries, companies and organisations chose to invest. This in turn, will impact how we buy, what we buy. It’s common for a new piece of popular research to significantly impact our buying and consuming behaviour. Just think Tim Noakes and Banting and you get the idea. Continue reading

WELLNESS WAREHOUSE | PICKLES & PREGNANCY

Your gut is the starting point of your immune system and contains a plethora of nutrients, bacteria and sometimes pathogens. Start right from the beginning. Focus on giving your baby a strong immunity.

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Your new-born’s immune system is not nearly as effective as yours, and it can take months before your little one is able to fight off infection as efficiently as a more matured body. The good news is your pregnant body is geared up to pass on exactly what your baby needs to build solid defence mechanisms against disease and infection. Continue reading

WELLNESS WAREHOUSE | HOME-SCHOOLING

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Gandhi

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FIRST STEPS
As parents we know that our little ones walk, talk and potty train at different stages – when they are ready to it. We also know that there aren’t fully grown adults babbling in baby-talk and still crawling around; so we can be confident that at some stage our bubbas will adapt and learn to function as most people do. Why then do we expect our children to suddenly become ready for formal education at the around the same age? Continue reading

WELLNESS WAREHOUSE | ECSTATIC LYMPHATIC

While our bodies might be intelligent, autonomous machines, even the strongest constitution can get overwhelmed at times and begin to break down.

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YOUR BUILT-IN DETOX
Your lymphatic system is essentially your body’s natural detox system – it’s a network of vessels that get rid of toxins, waste and other unwanted stuff in the body by
transporting lymph from tissues and organs into our blood. Continue reading

WELLNESS WAREHOUSE | EXERCISE FOR ENERGY

In our fast-paced Western world it’s no surprise fatigue is one of the most common reasons why people visit their doctor. The only surprising thing here may be what the doctor might recommend for it – exercise! That’s right; extensive studies have shown when you’re feeling lethargic and lazy, the best thing you can do is get off the couch. The more you move, the more you’ll want to move, and ultimately, the more energy you will have.

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Weird, right? Here’s how it works: It happens on a cellular level and all starts with your body’s tiny builtin power plants called mitochondria.  Continue reading

WELLNESS WAREHOUSE | BUTTER ME UP!

The light, musical crackle of freshly toasted bread, that melt-in-your-mouth creamy texture, the ultimate combination of salty and sweet; your love affair with nut butter probably began with an innocent slice of peanut butter on toast. Here’s how to turn that love affair into a mature, long-lasting relationship with one of nature’s most dynamic little ingredients – nuts.

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You’re probably most familiar with peanut butter or hazelnut butter, but nut butters are made from just about all your favorite shelled snacks – from almonds to coconuts. These spreads have as many uses as the varieties they come in and boast abundant nutrients that can reduce risk of cardiovascular and other chronic disease. Continue reading