Health and Wellness Tips

What causes dark circles under your eyes

We've all experienced it. Those dark circles under your eyes that sneakily appear after a late night. But, is lack of sleep really the only reason? Aside from fatigue, which is an obvious one, here are a few more reasons why you might be seeing dark circles under your eyes. 1. Dehydration - check the… Continue reading What causes dark circles under your eyes

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The peeing mantra

Peeing and mantra...not exactly two words that would have anything to do with one another, let alone in the same sentence. What is it exactly? Well, here's how it came about. A while back I was having a conversation with someone about some of the things we do that make us happy. We got talking… Continue reading The peeing mantra

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How to make Infused Water

Tired of tasteless and boring water? Try infusing it with flavours and colours that will not only make it look and taste good, but will add healing value. Every food and herb has a benefit to the body.  What better way to consume some of that than to infuse your water! Here are a few… Continue reading How to make Infused Water

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Tips to drinking more water

We all know water is important in maintaining good health and avoiding diseases, yet many people are still challenged with drinking enough of it. Here are a few tips to get you drinking more water: 1.Add flavour Sometimes all you need is to add a bit of flavour to your water to make it more… Continue reading Tips to drinking more water

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What is Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease occurs when the kidney's lose their ability to function.  Normal Kidneys  help the body regulate chemicals, water, blood pressure and help to filter toxins. Kidney failure (whether acute or chronic) is when the kidneys lose their ability to function properly. This can occur for many reasons, including: Infection Blood-clotting disorders Diabetes Decreased blood… Continue reading What is Kidney Disease

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The function of the kidneys

The powerhouse of the urinary system, the two bean shaped organs known as the kidneys are located in the upper abdominal cavity and rest against the back muscles.  Some of the key functions of the kidneys are: Waste removal: The job of the kidneys are to remove toxins, waste, excess salts and urea out of… Continue reading The function of the kidneys

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The healing properties of Tumeric

Golden, fragrant and healing. Three words to describe Tumeric.  A cousin to ginger, Tumeric is a root spice native to Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries as both a medicine and a food and is becoming increasingly known for its ability to treat certain ailments.  Its active compound Curcumin has been studied for years… Continue reading The healing properties of Tumeric