Author: Nadia Krige

Should We still Eat Seafood?

From kicking off the summer holidays enjoying good old fish-and-chips at Cape Town’s famous Kalky’s to giggling with the girls while sipping bubbly and snacking on salmon roses, seafood certainly holds a special, somewhat celebratory, place in our culinary culture. Plus, opting for ‘the fish’ instead of tucking into a juicy steak, eases the conscience of many meat-eaters for both health and ethical reasons. That’s slowly starting to change, however, as the dire reality of dwindling fish populations, plastic pollution and climate change are pushing us to rethink our fondness for sushi-soaked date nights and the comfort of deep-fried...

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Can Seaweed be the Answer to Our Plastic Problem?

While talking to my 94-year-old grandmother over the phone the other day, I mentioned the fact that I was doing some research about how seaweed may be key to providing a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to plastic. “That sounds wonderful,” she responded. “Because, even though I know it’s a big problem, I can’t see how we’d get by without plastic.” While I hate to admit it, she is, of course, right. Plastic is annoyingly convenient and almost impossible to root out of our daily lives entirely. Despite the consumer-driven global clampdown on single-use plastic, the demand for the commodity...

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Collagen 101: What Is The Hype All About?

If you’re the type who peruses wellness websites or enjoys leisurely strolls through health shops on a regular basis (which, since you’re here, we’re guessing you are), you may have noticed the ‘new’ wonder kid on the supplement block: Collagen. From healing chronic gut conditions to combating fine lines and wrinkles, its superpowers certainly seem without end? But is all the hype real? And if it is, how can we ensure the collagen we’re taking has been soured as ethically and sustainably as possible? Let’s delve a little deeper… WHAT IS COLLAGEN? Thanks to Dr. 90210 we have all...

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2019 New Year’s Intentions: 7 Simple Things to cut out and Live a Better Life

There’s just something about the dawn of a new year that brings a new sense of purpose to our lives and a desire to do better. For many of us, the natural inclination is to make improvement promises to ourselves: “This year, I will finally sign up for that boot camp I’ve been meaning to take” or “In 2019, I’m going to make at least one new friend.” The thing is, a new year often tempts us to ADD to our already crazy lives, in the hopes that this one addition will make everything better somehow. But what if… what if the very best thing...

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Keep That Smile Sparkling With These Oral Care Tips

It’s safe to say that most of us know the basics of oral hygiene, right? Brush your teeth twice a day – morning and night – and floss. While the first part may be easy to do, many of us fail when it comes to the latter. But we shouldn’t! Flossing is the best way to ensure that you’re getting rid of plaque in hard-to-reach places, which minimises your chances of developing cavities and gum disease. Plus, when you get to do it with a clear conscious by using a 100% plastic-free silk floss, there’s really no excuse! While flossing can take you pretty...

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