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Muesli Stockists

 

Bedfordview Spar

cnr Nicol & van Buuren Roads

Bedfordview

011 450 1474

 

Bryanston Organic Market

Culross Road (off Main Road)

Bryanston

Thursdays & Saturdays 09h00 - 15h00


Casalinga

Green Bean Coffee Roastery

Beyers Naude Drive

Muldersdrift

082 889 9987

 

Cheese Gourmet

3rd Avenue Linden

011 888 5384


Country Meat Pineslopes

cnr Forest Road & Sunset Avenue

Fourways

011 465 0664


Country Meat Linden

Cnr 1st & 6th Roads

Linden

 

Craighall Spar

Lancaster Road

Craighall

011 788 1510

 

Doppio Zero Greenside

cnr Barry Hertzog & Gleneagles Stree

Greenside

011 646 8740


Down to Earth Deli

2 Riviera Lane

Featherbrooke Ext 8

Krugersdorp

 

Eagle Canyon Spar

cnr Scott & Frederik Streets

Randpark Ridge

Honeydew

011 794 6478


Fresh2U Farmers Market

Franz Hoenig Grounds

Modderfontein

1st & 4th Saturday of each month from 09h00 - 13h00


Fuel Foods

Shop UM 8

Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre

Cnr Jan Smuts & Sixth

011 442 2003

 

Fruits and Roots

Hobart Shopping Centre

Bryanston

011 463 2928

 

Groenvoer

Olifantsfontein

011 314 1211


Hout Bay Spar

Victoria Road

Hout Bay 

Cape Town

021 790 2683

 

Jackson's Real Food Market

Riverside Shopping Centre

Bryanston Drive

011 463 1598

 

Jozi Market

Pirates Country Club

Parktown North/Greenside

Saturdays 08h30 - 13h30

 

Nutri Balance

Shop L57(by the food court)

Sandton City

011 784 9249


Nuts About Snacks

Shop # 1 Northmead Mall

First Street

Benoni


Nuts About You

Shop # 3 Douglasdale Shopping Centre

Cnr Leslie & Douglas Drive

Douglasdale

011 462 2887

 

Organic Living

Constantia Village Shopping Centre

Cape Town

021 794 1888


Stelkor Pharmacy

34 Piet Retief Street

Stellebosch

021 883 3162

 

Steve's Spar

Beyer's Naude Drive

Blackheath

011 476 1000


Super Spar Broadacres

Broadacres Shopping Centre

Cedar Road

Fourways

011 540 1500

 

Super Spar Hobart

Hobart Shopping Centre

Grosvenor Road

Bryanston

011 463 2194

  

Super Spar Monument Park

73 Skilpad Road

Monument Park

Pretoria

012 460 8161


The Good Health Shop

Marine Drive

1 Surf Bay Centre

Shelly Beach

 

Weleda Pharmacy

Naturally Yours Centre

Bryanston

011 463 3604

www.naturally-yours.co.za

 

Weleda Pharmacy

Pineslopes Shopping Centre

011 467 2430

www.naturally-yours.co.za


Wellness Warehouse

Brooklyn Mall

Shop 309 Brooklyn Mall

cnr Fehrson & Lange Streets

New Muckleneuk

Pretoria

012 460 2154


Cavendish 

Shop C13 Cavendish Square

C/O Dreyer & Main Road

Claremont

Cape Town

021 673 7200

 

Gardens

Shop 39A

Gardens Shopping Centre

Cnr Mill & Buitenkant Streets

Cape Town 

 

Lifestyle on Kloof

50 Kloof Street 

C/O Kloof & Park Road

Cape Town CBD

021 487 5420

 

Thrupps Illovo

Shop G12

Thrupps Illovo Centre

204 Oxford Road

illovo

 

Wheelers Pharmacy

The Passageway

Main Road

Hout Bay

021 790 3136

 

 

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Colon Detoxing PDF Print E-mail

What is the difference between a traditional colonic and a colon detox program. Which is better and why? The best way to understand the significant differences between these two approaches is to look at the big picture -- Intestinal Health -- and in doing so, the answers to many related questions such as "which I prefer and why" and "what makes a formula effective" become clear.

There is an old saying that "death begins in the colon." This is an oversimplification to be sure but more accurate than not. In fact, the road to health begins with intestinal cleansing and detoxification -- no matter what the disease or problem.


Healthy Intestines

Unfortunately, most people confine their understanding of intestinal cleansing to its effect on feacal matter. And even though it is true that cleansing programs do draw old feacal matter out of the colon, limiting the discussion to feacal matter misses the big picture and obscures the differences between colonics and colon detox programs.

Understand, the intestinal tract is essentially a continuous tube from the mouth to the anus, and each part of the tube has a specific function to perform. Among these are:

Digestion -- transferring the nutritional value of that food into the body.

  • Processing the waste from that food and eliminating it from the body.
  • Serving as a drainpipe for waste produced as a result of metabolic functions within the body itself.
  • Serving as a drain for toxic substances absorbed through our lungs and skin, etc.
  • Functioning as a first line of defense in the body's immune system by serving as a home to beneficial bacteria that identify and eliminate viruses and unhealthy bacteria ingested with our food.

 

What can go wrong if the system is backed-up?

Physically, the colon is simply not designed to store large amounts of old feacal matter. Stores of old feacal matter are not only breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and dangerous parasites, but the extra garbage causes the colon to distend and expand. This causes the walls of the colon to thin out (like blowing up a balloon more and more). As the walls extend out, they press on and compress other organs in the abdominal cavity.

Consider that a sluggish bowel can retain kilo's of old toxic and poisonous fecal matter (5-10kg is not unusual, and up to 30kg pounds has actually been reported). It should be noted that doctors rarely see this accumulated matter during colonoscopies because patients are given purgatives to clean out their intestinal tracts before the colonoscopies, thus removing the evidence -- but they do see the effects, the herniations of the colon also known as duvertuculi.

In fact, a clean colon is essential in our detox pipeline. The liver is the main detoxifying organ of the body; it works by filtering out and/or neutralizing dangerous drug residues and poisons from the blood and then passing them out of the body through the colon via the bile duct. But if the colon is plugged, it's like flushing a toilet clogged with toilet paper; everything backs up. The net result is sickness and disease. In fact, you can't even begin to cleanse and repair other body systems until you clean out the colon so that the toxic material will have a clean pathway out of the body.

Again, the net result of a backed-up system is sickness and disease including:

  • Constipation and the attendant symptoms of self-toxification.
  • Diverticular disease (herniations of the colon).
  • Hemorroids.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Crohn's Disease.
  • Colon/Rectal Cancer.
  • Other Related Diseases including: diabetes, Gall Stones, Kidney Stones, Gout, Hypertension, Varicose Veins, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, and Obesity.
  • Other cleansing treatments (i.e. liver cleanse) are not as effective if the colon isn't clean.
 
What to Look for in an Intestinal Health Program PDF Print E-mail

In a colon corrective, look for a formula that contains all organic herbs such as: Cape Aloe, Senna, Cascara Sagrada, Barberry Rootbark, Ginger Root, African Bird Pepper (cayenne pepper), Fennel, and Terminalia chebula. (The Cape Aloe gives it strength, while the fennel makes it gentle.)

In a colon detoxifier, look for a formula that contains all organic herbs such as: Psyllium seeds and husks, Apple Pectin, Montmorillonite Clay, Activated Willow Charcoal, Pau d'arco, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Marshmallow Root, and Fennel Seed. Each offers a unique benefit to the colon detox program as well as an overall effectiveness not available in a colonic. Since detoxification is the primary focus of this week's newsletter, let's look at the ingredients in this formula in a little more detail.

Psyllium seeds and husks are rich in soluble fiber and have long been used to ease constipation and digestive system upset. Studies show that in addition to increasing stool weight, supplements of psyllium seed husk produce stools that are slick and gelatinous.

Psyllium is unique in contrast with other viscous fibers that are fermented completely in the colon in that it is resistant to fermentation. Researchers observed that this gel provided lubrication that facilitated propulsion of colon contents and produced a stool that was bulkier and more moist than were stools resulting with use of comparable amounts of other bowel-regulating fiber sources. An unfermented gel component of psyllium seed husk promotes laxation as a lubricant in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Sep;72(3):784-9. Marlett JA, Kajs TM, Fischer MH .

A number of studies suggest that psyllium may also be effective in lowering cholesterol, promoting weight loss (it makes you feel full), and aiding in the relief of numerous other conditions.

Psyllium decreased serum glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin significantly in diabetic outpatients. Ziai SA, Larijani B, Akhoondzadeh S, Fakhrzadeh H, Dastpak A, Bandarian F, Rezai A, Badi HN, Emami T. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov 14;102(2):202-7. Epub 2005 Sep 8 .

(Note: Psyllium can make tetracycline antibiotics less effective, so consult your doctor for guidance before using psyllium while on a regimen of antibiotics.)

 
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To celebrate the birth of our online shop there is a 20% discount off all initial online purchases nation-wide. Visit www.allaboutmuesli.co.za and browse through our online shop.

You may choose your preferred method of delivery; either directly to your doorstep via courier or Postnet to Postnet.

To activate the 20% discount voucher on your first purchase, simply type the word ‘muesli’ where it says “Click here to enter your code” next to “Have a coupon?” on the checkout page.
 
Dairy is for Cows PDF Print E-mail

Most children were sure to have been forced to drink a glass of milk every day in the mistaken assumption that they needed it for ‘stong teeth and bones’. In fact the current dietary guidelines still recommend 2-3 servings of dairy products daily.

Dairy is a large component of the South African diet. The Food consumption changes in South Africa since 1994 published in December 2014 shows how dairy product consumption has increased by 14.7% between 1999 – 2012 with the biggest growth in the yoghurt and soured milk segment which increased by a whopping 73.7%. In terms of consumption of drinking milk products, cow’s milk consumption increased by 7.3% with a larger increase of 16.7% in value-added flavoured milk products over the same period. Consumers are moving away from powdered milk and towards ultrahigh temperature (or UHT) milk because it is more affordable. Even if the cow’s milk you get is free of growth hormones, antibiotics, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, allergenic proteins, blood and pus typically found in milk, it is still not good for you!

Cow’s milk is designed for calves, not humans. It has 20 times the cassein of human milk and is designed to take a calf from 45kg to 500kg in about 24 months. So now consider the SA trend of buying lovely UHT processed milk:

• Homogenised milk is not natural and presents serious health risks. The theory behind homogenisation sounds simple: break up the fat particles in milk until they are so small that they remained suspended in the milk and won’t rise to the top and form the layer of cream that used to be the trademark of all bottles of milk. These fat particles become so small that they pose a problem in the same way that trans-fats do. They cause damage your arteries.

• The R-BsT growth hormones that are injected into dairy cows to increase milk production was developed by Monsanto (if you don’t know who that is then please feel free to climb back under your rock). In their submission to the FDA they claimed that it was identical to the growth hormones found naturally in cows but in July 1994 a Monsanto scientist revealed that one of the amino acids in this growth hormone is epsilon-N-acetyllysine; a FREAK substance.

• The body digests milk differently once gastric juices begin to flow (around 18 – 20 months of age). Before gastric juices flow milk is alkaline and non-mucous forming in the body. Once gastric juices enter the picture they turn the milk acid, forming mucous which causes sinus problems, allergies, candida overgrowth etc.

• The high levels of cassein found in cow’s milk are one of the reasons that humans do not digest milk proteins well leading to numerous allergic reactions. One particular protein, beta-caseine, found in cow’s milk can literally trick the immune system into attacking and destroying the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas which eventually develops into diabetes!

 
Eat yourself happy in 2017 PDF Print E-mail

Yes, you really can eat your way to happiness, but perhaps not in the way you might first imagine. By "happiness," I mean lasting happiness, not the fleeting kind of sensory happiness that might be experienced from eating the chocolate coating off a Magnum ice cream. And that's the distinction that really matters here: When I talk about happiness, I'm talking about sustainable happiness, not a brief moment of spurious excitement that soon reverses itself and leads to depression.

Many people try to eat their way to happiness by eating the "immediate gratification" foods like ice cream, pastries, cookies and pizza. Carbohydrates, sugar and gluten (in wheat) may uplift us momentarily because they temporarily spike blood sugar and actively alter brain chemistry. But like any drug, the downer after the effects wear off is far worse than the brief high it appeared to give us. And in the worst cases, we sometimes fall into a pattern of treating that mental rut with yet another hit of sugar or gluten to try to keep the happiness going.

This downward cycle of dependence leads us to long-term obesity, leaky gut, hormonal imbalances, auto-immune diseases, diabetes and depression (to name but a few). As author William Davis says in Wheat Belly: “Today’s wheat has been genetically altered to provide processed-food manufacturers the greatest yield at the lowest cost; consequently, this once benign grain has been transformed into a nutritionally bankrupt yet ubiquitous ingredient that causes blood sugar to spike more rapidly than eating pure table sugar and has addictive properties that cause us to ride a roller coaster of hunger, overeating, and fatigue”

Foods for long-term happiness

Fortunately there is a plethora of other foods that promote long-term happiness. That's what this article is about: Sharing with you the good news on foods that can support healthy moods and promote a positive outlook on life for the rest of your life.

And I have to say that list starts with omega-3 Fatty Acids. High-quality omega-3’s provide one of the most powerful and sustainable boosts to healthy moods of any commonly-available food. You can get omega-3 oils from fish, avocado, grass-fed beef, quality marine oil supplements, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil and other quality nutritional supplements. Beware of grocery store foods that claim to be "made with omega-3’s" because the actual quantity of omega-3 oils in those foods is usually so tiny that it hardly matters to your daily nutritional intake.

Probiotics

We rely on a harmonious balance of ‘friendly’ bacteria (probiotics) in our gut to maintain optimal health. A change in the body’s natural balance can be caused by a number of different factors such as taking any pharmaceutical drug, emotional stress, smoking, drinking, an unhealthy diet, conditions that cause abnormal motility of the bowel including diarrhoea caused by viruses or bacteria and operations on the bowel. Antibiotics (and other specific medications and preservatives in food) cannot discern between ‘good’ bacteria and ‘bad’ bacteria as they are specifically designed to kill foreign organisms. This means that all the ‘friendly’ bacteria are eradicated whilst you are taking antibiotics. Furthermore these friendly bacteria also assist in the production of many important vitamins as well as serotonin. Most of the body’s serotonin (a mood-enhancing neuro-transmitter) is released in the gut and researchers estimate that about 90% of all serotonin receptors are found in the gut.

It stands to reason that if your digestive system is happy then you will be happy too! Enjoy healthy nuts Pecans and walnuts are extremely beneficial to supporting not just healthy moods but healthy brain function as well. It's the oils in the nuts that do the trick. Other nuts can also be strongly supportive of healthy moods in the long term: Almonds, pistachios, macadamia nuts and macadamia nuts all have powerful health-supporting properties that positively affect brain function and therefore mood. Eat more raw nuts and you'll create better brain balance for the long term!

 
Resistant Starches PDF Print E-mail

Most of the carbohydrates in the diet are starches. Starches are long chains of glucose that are found in grains, potatoes and various foods. BUT not all of the starch we eat gets digested. Sometimes a small part of it passes through the digestive tract unchanged. In other words, it is resistant to digestion.

This type of starch is called resistant starch, which functions kind of like soluble fiber. Many studies in humans show that resistant starch can have powerful health benefits.

This includes improved insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels, reduced appetite and various benefits for digestion.

Resistant starch is actually a very popular topic these days. In the past few months, hundreds of people have experimented with it and seen major improvements by adding it to their diet.

There Are 4 Different Types of Resistant Starch

Not all resistant starches are the same. There are 4 different types.

Type 1 is found in grains, seeds and legumes and resists digestion because it is bound within the fibrous cell walls.
Type 2 is found in some starchy foods, including raw potatoes and green (unripe) bananas.
Type 3 is formed when certain starchy foods, including potatoes and rice, are cooked and then cooled. The cooling turns some of the digestible starches into resistant starches via a process called retrogradation.
Type 4 is man-made and formed via a chemical process.
The classification is not that simple, though, as several different types of resistant starch can co-exist in the same food.

Depending on how foods are prepared, the amount of resistant starch changes. For example, allowing a banana to ripen (turn yellow) will degrade the resistant starches and turn them into regular starches.


How Does it Work? What is The Mechanism?

The main reason why resistant starch works, is that it functions like soluble, fermentable fiber.
It goes through the stomach and small intestine undigested, eventually reaching the colon where it feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut.

The bacteria in the intestine (the gut flora) outnumber the body’s cells 10 to 1. In that respect, we are only 10% human. Whereas most foods we eat feed only 10% of our cells, fermentable fibers and resistant starches feed the other 90%.

There are actually hundreds of different species of bacteria in the intestine. In the past few decades, scientists have discovered that the number and type of bacteria can have a profound impact on health.

Resistant starch feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, having a positive effect on the type of bacteria as well as the number of them. When the bacteria digest resistant starches, they form several compounds, including gases and short-chain fatty acids, most notably a fatty acid called butyrate.

Bottom Line: One of the main reasons why resistant starch improves health, is that it feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine and increases production of short-chain fatty acids like butyrate.
Resistant Starch is a Superfood For The Digestive System

So… when we eat resistant starch, it ends up in the large intestine, where the bacteria digest it and turn it into short-chain fatty acids. The most important of these short-chain fatty acids is butyrate. Butyrate is actually the preferred fuel of the cells that line the colon.

Therefore, resistant starch both feeds the friendly bacteria and indirectly feeds the cells in the colon by increasing the amount of butyrate.

Resistant starch has several beneficial effects on the colon

It reduces the pH level, potently reduces inflammation and leads to several beneficial changes that should lower the risk of colorectal cancer, which is the 4th most common cause of cancer death worldwide.

The short-chain fatty acids that aren’t used by the cells in the colon travel to the bloodstream, liver and to the rest of the body, where they may lead to various beneficial effects.

Because of its therapeutic effects on the colon, resistant starch may be useful for various digestive disorders. This includes inflammatory bowel diseases like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, constipation, diverticulitis and diarrhoea. However, this needs to be studied properly in human controlled trials before any recommendations can be made.

In animal studies, resistant starch has also been shown to increase the absorption of minerals.

Resistant Starch Enhances Insulin Sensitivity, Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Improves Metabolic Health