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Health

The Menstrual Cup – in review (thanks Ava)

The Menstrual Cup – in review (thanks Ava)

Many years ago, when I still managed health stores, the first menstrual cups came into the market. I was admittedly quite intrigued, however the price was astronomical. So I filled the thought away and continued as I had for years. Better choices in tampons. Thankfully […]

Part one of a long hard painful struggle.

Part one of a long hard painful struggle.

The last year I have been having an increasingly hard time coping with the pain of my periods. I have always had painful periods and thought that my aging, body post two-ceasarians was simply letting me down more than usual. The truth will set you […]

Is Infertility Treatment Covered By Medical Aids?

Is Infertility Treatment Covered By Medical Aids?

So recently was watching The Bold Type and one of the main characters has the BRCA gene. She is advised to freeze her eggs and to consider an oophorectomy to mitigate her risk of cancer. So she goes to start the process only to discover […]

What is PCOS aka Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

What is PCOS aka Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Many years ago, BC (before children!) I made my annual visit to the gynaecologist. I had stopped taking my contraceptive (after 5+ years on it) as we had been thinking about getting pregnant. However, it wasn’t happening. So here we are six months later and […]

Wondering which supplements to take daily? Here’s my advice.

Wondering which supplements to take daily? Here’s my advice.

So the big debate. To take or not to take? After many years and trying multiple supplements myself I have found myself squarely in the “I do take supplements” camp. How did I get here? Well, when I started working in health shops I was […]

Natural skin care: the top(ical) skin herbs I swear by.

Natural skin care: the top(ical) skin herbs I swear by.

Spoilt for choice. Over the years of working in health shops, I have had the advantage of trying various brands of natural and organic facial (and body)  ranges. I have loved The Victorian Garden for its great range of well priced and divine smelling products, […]

Struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation or stress?

Struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation or stress?

Life can be really stressful at times. We are (have) sold our home and have (are) buying new one. On top of that stress I am now stressing about moving day. These two major stresses are what are on my mind and making me anxious […]

The Top 4 Things to Look for When Buying Omega 3 Supplements

The Top 4 Things to Look for When Buying Omega 3 Supplements

How to choose omega 3 supplements. There are a few things that I have learned (in my humble opinion) to look for and value in an omega supplement. This is based on spending many years working in a health shops and studying up about nutrition […]

Being a family and surviving water deprivation in Cape Town.

Being a family and surviving water deprivation in Cape Town.

The water crisis in Cape Town. Hopefully, many of you are aware that Cape Town and the whole region surrounding it is in the midst of a water crisis. Today I do not wish to play the blame game. I will simply say that more […]