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8 Easy Medicinal Plants to Grow in Your Garden

In our previous blog, we highlighted some healing flowers and their incredible medicinal qualities. In this one, we’ll be expanding our list of medicinal plants that you can include in your garden. By regularly consuming these, you can help your body to heal from certain maladies and to stay in better shape. And growing them […]

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FLOWERS AS MEDICINE – 12 AMAZING BLOOMS

Flower power is a real thing! There’s no doubt that colourful blooms have the power to put a smile on your face when they erupt in spring or are handed to you from the chubby fingers of a little one. But, they’re also extremely powerful for your health too. There are flowers, leaves, roots, stems, […]

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MORE THAN 20 WAYS TO BE HEALTHY ON A BUDGET

We know we’re not alone in feeling the massive squeeze at the moment – prices seem to be rocketing on all fronts and a trip to the grocery store has our bank accounts crying for a break. It’s all well and good to hear that the road to health is paved in almond flour and […]

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RECOVERING FROM COVID – 7 THINGS YOU MUST DO

To date, millions of people have recovered from COVID-19 in South Africa. But, as many of these will testify, recovering from COVID is quite different to recovering from other viruses (like a cold or flu). In fact, there are still many questions around the long-term effects of this virus because it simply hasn’t been around […]

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AIR FRYERS – HEALTH BENEFITS AND MEAL IDEAS

There’s just something about deep-fried food that is so irresistible…crisp chips, battered fish and calamari, crumbed chicken strips, cheese sticks. It’s all delicious, there’s no doubt. But, these carry some serious health warnings with them, which is why air fryers have become more and more popular lately. What’s Wrong with Deep-Fried Food? Not all fats […]

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INTERMITTENT FASTING – MORE THAN 20 AMAZING BENEFITS

Unlike many other “fad” diets, intermittent fasting has been proven to have real, lasting benefits that go far beyond weight loss. In fact, this is one of the best ways to ease the symptoms of or completely reverse a whole host of physical and mental issues. Whether you just want to get your body in […]

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SUPPORT LOCAL IN THE WORLD OF WELLNESS

Support local! This has been a buzz phrase and movement for years, and continues to grow in popularity – especially in the wake of the lockdowns and restrictions that have resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic. Shops closed, people lost their jobs, and many of us opted for buying as much as possible online. As a […]

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DRY, DAMAGED HAIR – 7 PRODUCTS WE LOVE

We’ve just been through a sunny South African summer that most of us spent outdoors, celebrating a bit of the freedom that we didn’t have last year. Whether you have straight, curly, long, short, fine or thick hair; giving it a boost after a harsh summer will put it in the best shape to tackle […]

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6 LOCAL BEAUTY BRANDS WE LOVE!

South Africa is so full of incredible beauty brands and we want to spotlight a few of our favourites. Some of these brands have emerged from humble beginnings, but they’re quickly making their mark on the local and international markets. Others may have had more extravagant roots, and continue to put South Africa on the […]

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ACIDITY – CAUSES, EFFECTS AND ESSENTIAL TREATMENTS

We often hear that we should opt for food that reduces acidity or has an alkalinising effect. Or that various maladies are being caused by an acidic environment in our body. But what does it all mean? What is Acidity? This refers to how acidic or alkaline the liquid in your body is. Acidity and […]

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INFLAMMATION – WHAT, WHY AND HOW TO BEAT IT

Inflammation in your body is the silent perpetrator of so many other issues. All too often, healthcare professionals treat the symptoms, but aren’t getting down to the inflammatory root of them. By understanding what this is, how it affects your body, and what you can do to prevent or reduce it; you have the power […]

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5 FREE HEALTH APPS FOR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLNESS

It’s true that “healthy” is a lifestyle. But, the changes that need to be made usually take time to become a habit. And, short of living with a personal coach and mentor, it can be hard to keep track of your progress and plans. Having free health apps on your phone is an excellent way […]

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DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS – KNOW YOUR FOOD LABELS

While many of us look for fat and sugar content on food labels, there are often lists of other ingredients that we tend to glance over or ignore. But, understanding food labels is crucial to making good, healthful decisions for yourself and for those in your family. Of course, most foods have some sort of […]

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SNEAKING HEALTHY STUFF TO PICKY EATERS

No-one will understand being sneaky like a mom trying to get a sniff of broccoli past her picky eaters. Sometimes, we just don’t feel like we have the energy to fight against the irresistible allure of a packet of chips for dinner. I mean, they’re eating something, right? Well, no. While they might survive on […]

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2020 AND YOUR WEIGHT – A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WELLNESS

For decades, skinny was the benchmark for a beautiful body. But, this has (thankfully) changed. The focus now is less on being thin and more on being healthy. Healthy is beautiful, but it looks different on everyone. So, celebrating the unique loveliness of real bodies is fast becoming the norm. For you, this may mean […]

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RESETTING YOUR SLEEP PATTERNS AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

Lockdown has played havoc with our sleep patterns and circadian rhythms. We’re out of our normal routines, spending a lot more time on our devices, and missing out on the amount of sunshine that used to be a natural part of heading out to work at a particular time. Added to this, there’s the added […]

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LOOKING GOOD ON ZOOM VIDEO – HOW NORDENS CAN HELP

Technology is wonderful, especially in the face of a global pandemic and lockdown. Even while on strict lockdown, we can spend hours with friends, family and colleagues on video chat. But, it’s changed the face of getting ready. Instead of having to dress from head to toe, we’re managing to get by with a decent […]

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FOOD IS MEDICINE, medicine IS FOOD – THE BEST VEGETABLES TO GROW FOR YOUR HEALTH

Ann Wigmore (a famous holistic health practitioner) called food our most powerful medicine or our slowest form of poison. When we eat right, we put our bodies in the best positions possible to fight disease and we slow down the process of ageing. But, it can be hard to fill our body with pure, nutritious […]

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STAYING FIT AND HEALTHY DURING LOCKDOWN

This Covid-19 lockdown has everyone feeling some kind of frustration. Pair that with concern about “life after the virus” and lashings of boredom, and we have another kind of crisis on our hands. We’re sharing some of the key ways for you to maintain your fitness and stay healthy while you’re respecting the quarantine rules. […]

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HAIR LOSS AND BALDING – CAUSES, TREATMENTS AND SOLUTIONS

Getting the Bald Facts – Did You Know… Both men and women suffer from baldness? You could lose half of the hairs on your head before it actually became noticeable to others? Balding is not caused by wearing hats or washing your hair too often? It’s normal to lose about 100 hairs from your head […]

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NORDEN’S ULTIMATE – UPDATE ON HUNTER

It was less than two years ago that Suddenly a Mom Blog posted this article about Hunter, our son. We’d only recently got the news that he’d been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. He was two years old and, in a way, we were relieved. It explained so many of the symptoms that […]

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SureSlim and Nordens Ultimate Partnership for wellness

SureSlim, an internationally acclaimed natural wellness and weight loss brand has assisted thousands of people around the world to shed excess kilograms. The SureSlim approach has been to develop products and Eating Plans that are individualistic and sustainable. Harnessing medical research together with nutritional science are the fundamentals to meeting our goal which is and […]

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REWIND – The future of Toxin Removal and Heavy Metal Detoxification

19th July 2019 Dr Audrey Jansen Van VuurenM.Tech HOM (UJ) The effects of toxins and heavy metals on our environment and ultimately on our health, is one of the most important health challenges we face. As early as the foetus forming in the womb, humans are bombarded with heavy metals, chemicals, microorganisms and other toxins. Tomolite Nano […]

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3 Awesome Supplements after Cancer Treatment

22 August 2019 by Amelia Meyer It’s hard to describe the moment that you’re diagnosed with cancer. “I’m sorry, but we’ve found suspicious cells. We’re going to need to operate to remove the tumour, and then decide on your treatment.” Well, those were the words I heard (more or less); but, I imagine those conversations all go […]

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