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Let me start by saying that I am NOT in favour of fad diets, crash diets or anything that is unhealthy or extreme in any way, especially in the long term. However, there are those times in our lives when we absolutely have to lose a few kilos (and I stress a FEW, not 20!) to get into that important dress (like a wedding dress – hence the name of the diet) school reunion, photoshoot or special outfit for a function.…

Anyone with a suspected thyroid issue should know how to test their thyroid properly. Most doctors only check TSH levels and assume your thyroid is fine as long as the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is below about 5 (way too high) these days.…

There are some very nasty chemicals out there – yes, they’re all bad – but some are worse than others. The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body. When the liver can’t effectively neutralize and dispose of toxins, they accumulate in the body.…

Yes, I believe it can. Vitamin D is a true superstar which affects so much more than bones and teeth, such as the brain, immune system, hormones, cancer prevention and gene expression which all rely to some extent on Vitamin D.…

The gallbladder as I have said often, is not a dispensable organ. This little sac is there to collect bile – it’s there for a reason, and should be cared for. But sometimes things go wrong, however, IF you CAN save your gallbladder please please do so.…

I got SUCH a fabulous message from SD I HAVE to share it – so wonderful.
“Hi Sally-Ann. I just wanted to give some feedback regarding your Pure Hydrolysed Collagen.
I have suffered for over 5 years with lower back pain.…

You probably know that there is a commonly held belief that there are ‘bits’ in our bodies we don’t need like our tonsils and adenoids, spleen, appendix, gallbladder, womb and ovaries after menopause.…

Researchers estimate that at least 50% of the US population is deficient in magnesium. The intake of the mineral has actually decreased in the Western world in recent years.

Magnesium deficiency is difficult to diagnose via testing because it exists in the cells and the bones – don’t waste your time testing for serum concentration because only 0.3% of body magnesium is found in serum (blood).…

There is so much confusion today about fat, but what we do know is fat is not the enemy. Here are some GOOD fats you can use for different cooking methods:

SAUTEING AND COOKING
Use heat-stable, saturated fats – animal fats which do not oxidise or get damaged by heat. …

Side Effects

I am still amazed every day by what my utterly amazing brand of Pure Hydrolysed Collagen I am bringing in is doing for me, and for thousands of people around the country. It’s become so effective that many doctors are referring patients to this brand (which is the fastest growing brand of collagen in the country) but there ARE side effects!…

Bio-Sweet

Product Information:
This is a wonderfully unique, no-calorie, no-carb sweetener made from all natural ingredients. It has a wonderfully clean sweet taste with no artificial aftertaste whatsoever. If eaten by the spoon it melts quickly in your mouth and tastes a lot like candy floss if you are old enough to remember that far back.…

Konmari

Decluttering/KonMatri à la Sally-Ann

Well, it’s finally bitten me – the KonMari/decluttering bug the Japanese use. Better to have a few things you love than a household of things you barely use. It’s so addictive once you start, it’s hard to stop!…

31 Days

This plan is designed to not only help you lose weight but to look good, to improve your facial contours (no more puffiness!), get rid of excess water weight, NOT lose muscle but lose body fat stores instead, and greatly improve the state of your health – all at the same time.…

Vitamins for aged

The best way to get the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need is to start with good, wholesome, whole, real food – the very best quality you can afford. Of course growing your own is first prize (organically) but if you can’t do the best you can.…

Bananas

We usually think of potassium in terms of something we need to offset high blood pressure – which is true in one sense – but there is so much more to this interesting but very important mineral, and this is just one small benefit.…

Magnesium heart

You’re probably wondering why I have two different kinds of oral magnesium now – the powdered Magnesium Citrate and the Magnesium Chelate Premium capsules. Apart from the fact that some people like powders and others like capsules, there are some subtle differences.…

Hair

Mmm, not funny when you have hair loss or thinning hair. There are a lot of complex mechanisms at work here, but some you can deal with to stop the process worsening, and in fact give you back that lovely full head of hair.…

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I get asked this every day – so I hope this is helpful. With the new interest in collagen and the dramatic testimonies coming from even just a very short time of using my Pure Hydrolysed Collagen I’ll tell you how to take it.…

Candida

Candida albicans is a yeast/fungus that is found in all of our digestive systems. When kept in balance with our good bacteria, Candida doesn’t cause any problems. But Candida is “opportunistic” – which means, given the opportunity, it can and will grow out of control.…

Compost

There’s nothing more rewarding than making your own compost especially when you eat organic food and choose really healthy ingredients. Throwing away anything from good food – even peels – seems like sacrilege.…

Pesto

I am a pesto lover of note – I can’t think of a thing that doesn’t go well with some or other pesto, and I’ve made pesto out of anything – literally anything – that can be pesto’d!…

Fish oil

According to Harvard research, this deficiency is one of the top 10 causes of death in USA. It decreases risk of heart disease and stroke, depression, hypertension, ADHD, joint pain, arthritis, eczema, infertility, miscarriage, raised triglyceride levels (a heart disease marker) and dozens of other serious conditions.…

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When you get your cholesterol panel done, ask for homocysteine too – it is a factor in blood clotting. You may know that homocysteine is a toxin which, when elevated, increases your risk of heart attack and strokes.…

Psoriasis

This is a relatively common skin condition where patches of skin become thick and red, and you almost develop ‘scales’. It doesn’t often itch, it just looks awful, and it can occur anywhere on the body.…

Eggs 1

I have to say the thing that really upsets me is to see people throw away a valuable, nutritional powerhouse in the egg yolk, and eat the useless egg white.  It’s sacrilege! People are just so confused about eggs as a whole (no pun intended), so let’s have a look at the science behind eggs.…

Liver

Have you had a test recently for insurance or as part of a medical aid programme and been told you have NAFLD? You probably got (or should have got) a ‘fasting metabolic panel’ where your blood sugar, electrolytes, kidney and liver function is assessed, together with quite a few other readings – one of which is GGT (gamma-glutamyltransferase) – and this is seen as a marker for liver or gallbladder disease.…

It is a crippling, relentless condition which often leads to immobility, horrible drugs, and frequently due to falls and their complications in the elderly – death.  Your bones start to lose density at the age of 25 when they have reached their peak, so keeping your bones strong throughout your life is very important.…

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Collagen is Protein

Many people ask me what the difference is between the various types of collagen.  Certain types are better taken together as they occur in nature (type I & III as you’ll find in my Pure Hydrolysed Collagen), and it’s best to take Super CollagenT2 (type II) away from the Pure Hydrolysed Collagen because you will get much better results – they have different amino acid profiles.  …

Do you struggle with any of the following – if so progesterone may be your answer (see the cream I recommend further on):

  • PMS
  • Painful period
  • Osteoporosis
  • Restless sleep/insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Fluid retention
  • Brain fog
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Regular migraines/headaches
  • Mood swings/irritability/crying
  • Weight gain
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Thyroid problems

God created you with the most powerful hormone to resolve almost all of the above – it’s called progesterone. …