Category Archives: Health Advice

5 ways to promote a healthy brain

A healthy brain is an important aspect to a healthy body. Reflect, play, rest, move and mingle to promote brain health.. Reflect Meditation improves memory, increases brain size, improves cooperation between brain hemispheres and enhances emotional intelligence according to the Exploration of Consciousness Research Institute. A separate study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience concluded […]

What’s new in the world of supplements?

Noticed there’s a whole range of new supplements on the market? Nutritionist Amanda Powell found out everything you need to know about Acai berries, Krill Oil, Spriulina and more. ACAI BERRY The health benefits of acai berry have made headlines, with astronomical antioxidants attracting health-o-philes. A five gram serving of acai berry powder provides 4,695 […]

Supplement Guide

An A to Z list of numerous health conditions with suggested supplements in the form of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which may improve the body’s natural healing process. Caution: always seek professional help for any serious disease or for pregnancy. Acne Herbs Vitex, echinacea, evening primrose oil, golden seal, red clover, sarsparilla, watercress […]

How to beat PMS

These anti-PMS strategies will send your symptoms packing, writes Victoria O’Sullivan. If that time of month turns you into Cruella de Vil, complete with chocolate aisle cravings and a first trimester tummy, put your hormones back in their place with anti-PMS strategies from naturopath Victoria O’Sullivan. 1. Ban the beans “Processed sugar can create a […]

Help me sleep!

Can’t sleep? We quiz the experts on different approaches to sleeping The integrated sleep program Doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and co-founder of Koh Samui’s Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary health retreat Karina Stewart deems sleep so integral to health, it’s a staple of Kamalaya’s customisable program. The sleep enhancement program is geared towards setting guests up […]