Child DevelopmentParenting
October 24, 2017

Watch out for toxic toys

Kids usually want everything they see in stores. And whether it's their birthday, Christmas or just the fact that the neighbour's child has one - our little ones can become very persuasive to get what they want! Before you give in to their pleas, though, make sure you're not purchasing something that could be dangerous to your little one's health! According to Safe Kids Worldwide a non-profit organisation, each year throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury. Almost every one of them was preventable. Toys are meant to be fun, but if your child needs to…
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October 24, 2017

Healthy treats to enjoy around the Christmas tree

Christmas is basically a synonym for tasty desserts and decadent biscuits and pastries. Unfortunately, many of these sugary treats can take their toll on our waistlines and leave us feeling sluggish. One too many and the kilos pile on too as store-bought treats can contain lots of preservative and refined ingredients. Cape Town-based health coach and food blogger Bernice Griffiths sets us on the right track with delicious, healthy homemade treats. Bernice recommends the freshest, most natural and unrefined ingredients. Choose the best quality chocolate or butter you can find. Cherry and coconut truffles These truffles are rich and decadent,…
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December 25, 2015

How to give your kids their best Christmas

Decorations. Carols. The smell of delicious roast in the oven: Christmas is wonderful! But, at the same time, there’s a lot of pressure, making sure everything is in order. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
December 12, 2015

Don’t have a killer Christmas!

It’s about family, friends, gifts and good things to eat, but the holidays bring some unique risks with them. Visits to doctors and emergency rooms increase around this time of year – let’s see why. (more…)
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December 7, 2015

Don’t let diabetes ruin Christmas!

The festive season can be a tough time of the year for people with diabetes, but it doesn’t have to be bad news. You can have fun without allowing blood-sugar levels to spiral out of control – it just takes a bit of planning and some good recipes. (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
December 4, 2015

Have a merry, healthy Christmas

Christmas is a time filled with fun, family and of course, food. Take a minute and think about how much you ate last year at Christmas lunch – did you have to undo a notch on your belt? How were you feeling getting ready for Christmas day? Stressed? Here are a few ways to make sure you have a wonderful, healthy Christmas! (more…)
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December 24, 2014

Last minute shopping panic

Did you forget to buy presents for your friends and family? Starting to feel a little anxious? That’s fairly common. (more…)
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December 23, 2014

Beat the Christmas blues

The festive season is a time for family, friends and loved ones, and a chance to reflect on the year that’s past. For some people though, this time of year is filled with stress and sadness. The loss of a loved one, family conflicts, job loss and illness are all major life upheavals which can leave a person feeling lost and alone. (more…)
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December 21, 2014

Guilt-free Christmas pudding

This time of year we all have more than one occasion where we eat a bit more than usual. Christmas is one of those events, and if you’re trying to watch what you eat then you may dread the thought of a sweet, rich, creamy pudding on the menu. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be the case this Christmas, and there are so many other options to choose from. Seasonal fruit, for example, as the base of a pudding is a fabulous option. This is a delicious dessert, and most people who have tasted it can’t believe how flavourful such…
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Food & nutritionRecipes
December 14, 2014

Banting Christmas lunch

If this is your first holiday as a banter, or you’re having LCHF guests over for Christmas lunch, you might be wondering where to begin. Here are some suggestions on how to make it a fabulous and stress-free day. (more…)
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