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INGREDIENTS1 large orange (peeled but keep the pith on)½ medium cucumber1 small handful mixed berries – recommend blueberries and strawberries (fresh or frozen)
My journey, from beginning to end, fed my soul with a bounty of well-being.
I recently had the good fortune to be invited to evaluate a unique retreat focused on the attainment of emotional well-being through the practice of natural therapies (ranging from diet to energy healing) and yoga and meditation.
When I embarked for Zanzibar last October from Cape Town, 160 years after Burton, I had no idea what to expect. I certainly did not anticipate the same sultry euphoria that the intrepid explorer had so rejoiced in more than one and a half centuries ago; but my journey proved to be richly rewarding.
Doing 108 sun salutations is a strong and powerful experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, alive and forever changed. This is because you will no doubt feel extremely proud of yourself, but also connected to the people to whom you have dedicated this practice and experience.
The lion’s mane mushroom may be comical to behold, with its pom-pom-like appearance, but researchers are taking this fungus seriously because of its valuable neuroprotective effects.
In Natural Medicine we have explored the diverse role medicinal mushrooms may have in activating our immune systems, supporting cancer treatment and so much more. You may recall our articles on chaga, reishi and maitake, but the lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), in particular, has drawn the attention of researchers for its notable nerve-regenerative properties. It also goes by the names sheep’s head, bear’s head, pom-pom blanc and the Japanese yamabushitake.
Few subjects on health are as riddled with myths and misconceptions as the question of the sun and its presumed role in contributing to skin cancer. This intriguing subject deserves closer scrutiny.
The sun has been demonised in recent decades as being the source of escalating skin cancers in modern times. This has resulted in many people today running for cover from the sun in their efforts to avoid this most common of cancers.
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