Fair trade provides a way for producers, businesses and consumers to help make a positive change, for themselves, for others and for the planet every day.
When you choose to purchase Fair Trade products, you are endorsing an economic system that provides opportunities for international farmers, artisans and workers to lift themselves out of poverty. Fair Trade seeks to enable economic development through equitable trading partnerships. Fair Trade ensures consumers that the products they purc [...]
Organic cleaning products are natural products that offer much of the same cleaning power as those purchased commercially. Unlike most store-bought cleaners, however, they are made using ingredients found in nature and are safe for both the environment and for human health. When buying an organic cleaning product that has the “Organic” seal, it is made using materials from plants that have not been treated with artificial pesticides or fertilizers. Ingredients that may be found or used in org [...]
Cliché as it may seem, the first step to natural beauty is knowing that you are beautiful regardless of what the media and us as humans have said and done to brainwash this fact. You are made perfect.
Health is beauty. When you are healthy you will notice glowing skin, luscious locks and healthy nails.
Here are a few tips to flaunt your natural beauty:
Walnuts are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids a [...]
If you’ve been on anything social media these days – you’d have noticed hash tags like #AntiPalmOil #SaveTheOrangutans #BanPalmOil. What is with this hype and why all these negative feelings around Palm Oil?
Palm oil has a drastic affect on the environment and specifically on issues such as water pollution, greenhouse gasses and cultivation of crops taken over that actually belongs to the natives – but we’ll cover those later. We want to focus on the massive impact it has on orangutans – the [...]
What are Probiotics?
The microbiome is the collective genomes of the microbes (composed of bacteria, bacteriophage, fungi, protozoa and viruses) that live inside and on the human body. Our microbiome is full of both good and bad microbiomes. When you have a balanced microbiome, the good guys are what's keeping us vibrant and healthy. However, when too many bad guys surface, the good bacteria lose their footing and can’t do their jobs properly. Probiotics are live microorgani [...]
We live in ironic times where a plant that’s been labelled criminal and dangerous is providing unrivalled relief for a variety of symptoms and conditions. Cannabis strains bring a colorful variety of medicinal effects, but when confronted with the question of how consuming marijuana could possibly be good for you, not everyone knows how to respond.
Medicinal use of marijuana has been legalized and used for many years in many countries for ailments such as:
Muscle spasms caused by multiple s [...]
Is recycling really important? With so many strict rules to abide by, how do we know what’s what and where do we start? We’ve made the start of your journey a lil easier, here are the top 7 things you should definitely recycle and why...
1. Don’t Just CAN it!
Aluminium soda and juice cans are fully recyclable. Turning recycled cans into new ones takes up to 95% less energy than it would take to make new ones.
2. Bottling it up?
Single use plastic bottles used for that grab and go water. Ma [...]
So by now you’ve done some detoxing which left you feeling great! Or maybe – your still in the process of detoxing, left feeling a bit “uneasy” to say the least...
Either way, its best to stay on top of it! Regular interval detoxing is a great way to keep a healthy lifestyle and flush out the toxins that we are unwillingly exposed to in this day to day life...
Are you aware that we are exposed to over 2 million substances that are known to be toxic to the human body and have 25,000 new toxi [...]
WARNING! TOXIC OVERLOAD...
When we decide to detox, it’s usually associated with weight loss... However – there are many optimal heath reasons that may make you consider starting a detox program. Your body can become overwhelmed with toxins and begin to take strain.
Toxins may be from a complete external source such as pollution! NOT FAIR right? And then of course there’s the toxins we face on a daily basis:
Drugs and Alcohol abuse: Especially over the fes [...]
The one question that everyone following a plant-based diet will most likely hear is... Where do you get your protein?
Protein is an essential part of the diet that helps to build, repair, and maintain your body's structures. Protein exists throughout the body, in everything from the muscles and organs to the bones, skin, and hair. The body does not store protein like it does other macronutrients, so this protein has to come from the diet.
While this may come a s a shock to a lot of people, [...]
We know it can be a mission to drag yourself to the gym and not to mention that salad you know will not get you excited for lunchtime...
We've done some research and asked around. How do they do it?
Your Health & Nutrition:
It's important to understand that food is nutrition that fuels your body. Therefor you have to be aware of what is good for your body and what is not. You won't throw sugar into the petrol engine of your car would [...]
A good foundation for long-term health consists of a mix of fresh, minimally processed foods from all food groups.
This includes: plant proteins; carbohydrates from fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain-based breads, cereals, and pastas; and heart-healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, and avocado.
Equally important, a good diet contains delicious foods you enjoy.
Though everybody has different needs, here are some healthy choices you can easily incorporate into your c [...]
240g Vanilla Gluten Free Flour mix
145g Sunflower Oil
60g Chopped dried cranberries
48g Flaked almonds
25g Chopped dried cherries
20 Sweet Molasses
14g Soft Butter
7g Ginger powder
7g Orange zest
7g Lemon Zest
5g Cinnamon powder
5ml Vanilla essence
2g Mixed Spice
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Roughly chop the cherries and cranberries
Mix the brandy, zest, raisins, flaked almonds to the chopped [...]
Have you ever had a gut-wrenching experience? Maybe some nervous nausea or those butterflies in your stomach? There’s more to your gut-brain connection than just an expression of words. Your gastrointestinal tact is super sensitive to emotions such as anger, anxiety, stress, and happiness among others which trigger reactions in the gut.
The communication system between your gut and brain is called the gut-brain axis.
Neurons are cells found in your brain and central nervous system that tel [...]
Your skin is the one part of your body you can easily see, touch and monitor daily - unlike your other organs - which I doubt you'd actually want to see. Eek!
Being able to check your skin health daily means that you can quite easily pick up no what's going on inside your body. Skin symptoms such as acne, eczema, dry skin and redness may be an indication of poor gut health.
The primary role of the gut is to absorb the nutrients from your food that your body needs for growth, repair, and nor [...]