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Top Health Tips For Men

I wouldn’t say that health tips are one of the most common conversations amongst guys. ‘Jack, what’s the condition of your prostate?’ Is something I’ve never heard around a braai. Thankfully, this ostrich-like tendency to avoid topics of health and wellness is on the wane. More and more men are visiting their doctors for routine health checks, taking symptoms seriously and living a healthy lifestyle. Hopefully, this ends up improving our life expectancy, which is five years less than women. But there are further steps we can take to ensure we’re as healthy as can be; 1. Find a...

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How To Boost Your Collagen With Plants

Hydrolysed collagen peptides are taking the health and beauty world by storm! With the ability to improve the elasticity of the skin, and reduce wrinkles it has been hailed as a miracle supplement. But since it’s made from animals (most often cows, chickens, and some commercially farmed fish types) vegans and vegetarians have been left in the lurch. If you’re looking for a vegan collagen, or bone broth alternative, you’re in luck! We’ll uncover the fundamental nutrition of your natural collagen production for beautifully soft, supple, ageless skin; plus a delicious, collagen boosting smoothie recipe. WHAT IS COLLAGEN? Collagen...

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The 5 Best Trail Run Events in South Africa

‘Run through the forest, run’ That’s what I imagine trail runners say to themselves as they fly along the trails on our mountains and hills, overlooking pastures and even cities. Looking at the sheer number of trail runs on offer these days, it’s fair to say that the trail running scene has exploded over the past decade. And it makes sense, because when you run in nature, as opposed to running on a road, you use more muscles, reduce risk of injury, lose more fat and calm anxiety. If you’re just starting out and would like to move on...

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Losing My Hair Was The Best Thing That Happened To Me

My name is Katrien and I am the new CEO of Faithful to Nature. My team have encouraged me to share my story with you, in the hope that its uplifts and inspires those that are feeling challenged in anyway. Growing up in an Afrikaans, conservative society it was impressed upon me from a very early age that getting married and having children was of the utmost importance. It appeared this was only achievable as a girl if you were Barbie pretty and very thin. Like many girls I grew up with body, food and self-esteem issues. I was...

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What’s the Deal with Bamboo Clothing? We Shoot from the Hip

Bamboo. Not just good for panda food, Chinese torture tactics or a makeshift snorkel for Rambo. Ever since students at Beijing University developed the process of turning bamboo into fabric in the early 2000s, there have been ambassadors championing the benefits of it as clothing. Some even call it a miracle fibre. Naturally eco-friendly, resilient and superbly soft, it does have its advantages; IF SILK + COTTON HAD A BABY Fabric made from bamboo is light, luxuriously soft and gentle on the skin, yet it’s also very durable. It’s so soft it actually feels like a cross between silk...

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