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In order to keep your bacteria levels in balance with diet alone, you have to commit to eating fermented and cultured foods every day. This is why it is a good idea to keep your gut healthy by keeping your lifestyle healthy as when your...

Hailed as the new vitamin, probiotics are getting a lot of attention these days. Recent studies are showing that good gut health can help with immunity and even obesity. The root of the word probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning "promoting" and biotic,...

neem-leaves Neem is truly one of nature’s most versatile and useful remedies. Gardeners trust it as an effective natural bug repellent, protecting their beloved crops against all kinds of pests – and it’s known to stop nasty critters like lice and mozzies from bugging us people too. What you might not have heard, is that neem oil, made from the leaves of the tropical neem tree, boasts a wealth of health and beauty benefits – it can make your hair shine and your skin glow! Take a look at what neem can do for you – plus some handy homemade skincare recipes using our pure natural neem oil.
turmeric We all know turmeric as the bright yellow spice that gives curry dishes their inviting colour; and as South Africans we most commonly think of it as the key ingredient in traditional yellow rice. What you might not know however, is that turmeric is also loaded with amazing medicinal properties. This precious golden spice can be used for so much more than its warming taste! Turmeric really is a natural health and beauty superstar – here’s a look at the key benefits you can enjoy by adding more turmeric to your daily diet and skincare regime:
You put so much effort into making sure the food and water in your family’s home is 100% healthy, to keep immune systems strong and energy levels high. However, there’s one healthy living essential that often goes overlooked, simply because we can’t see it. We’re talking about the air in your home; better quality air naturally means better health and wellbeing for you and your loved ones. Let’s take a look at some of the fab eco appliances available at our online store, all designed to improve your home's air quality and help you breathe easy!
eco-nappies Being a new parent means facing amazing new challenges, a ton of excitement and joy, a long stretch of sleepless nights and of course – nappies, nappies and still more nappies! Your baby’s first years of life will be spent wearing diapers, and while the most committed eco-warriors among us stick to 100% cloth nappies, most of us find it a lot more practical to use disposables, at least some of the time. However, not all disposable diapers are created equal – the ordinary brands you’ll find on supermarket shelves are simply loaded with chemicals, colours and fragrances. Here’s a look at some of the common “hidden nasties” cropping up in commercial diaper brands today. Rest assured you’ll find none of these lurking in the nappies sold by Faithful to Nature!
  There’s a lot of discussion these days about the downside of disposable plastics – those single-use bottles might seem convenient, but when you consider how bad they are for you and your environment, a little “quick-fix” convenience is hardly worth it. In case you still needed some convincing to ditch the plastic, here’s a look at 5 great reasons to choose glass packaging instead – this green and gorgeous alternative is fast becoming the packaging of choice for health-conscious households everywhere.
apricot-kernels These unassuming little seeds might not look like much at first glance – but their list of health and beauty benefits are seriously impressive! We’re talking about apricot kernels, which have come into the spotlight lately for their potent cancer-fighting properties. These little superstars are the soft parts found at the centre of apricot seeds, and they’re jam-packed full of goodness. Here’s a look at the health-boosting, disease-fighting nutrients that make apricot kernels so special:
  • Amygdalin: Also known as B17 or laetrile. This natural substance helps to destroy malignant tumours, and kills cancer cells without harming the immune system.
  • Antioxidants: Promote a healthy, clear complexion; high vitamin A and E content also contributes to beautiful healthy skin.
  • Calcium: Supports strong, healthy bones and teeth.
  • Vitamin C: Provides immune system support.
  • Iron: Helps to form red blood cells, prevents anaemia.
  • Potassium & Sodium: Support healthy electrolyte balance.
  It’s clear that there are just so many benefits to eating apricot kernels regularly – and if you’re wondering how to work more of these little beauties into your daily diet, here are two delicious, simple recipes you can try at home.