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- 10FebIce, Ice, Maybe
Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness World Records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.
Lara Potgieter, also known as The Editor, is a South African extreme non-athlete noted for her inability to withstand cool temperatures. She has set a world record for remaining in an ice bath for the shortest period of time ever completed by a participant on a Wim Hof Method training weekend.
- 27JanCHRONIC PAIN: OUR EXPERTS WEIGH IN
We ask our in-store Wellness Consultants for their advice on addressing chronic pain.
- 27JanThe Ins & Outs of Male Sexuality
Our sexuality lies at the core of what makes us human, contributing significantly to our sense of overall wellbeing and – in particular - what it means to be a man. A doctor explores the often-oversimplified field of men’s sexual wellbeing.
- 27JanHealth and Wellness Checklist for Women
Each decade of a woman’s life brings with it new needs and opportunities. While the best advice, generally, is to know your body and recognise any unexpected orabnormal changes, you may also want to follow this general overview of suggested check-ups…
- 03OctFLOAT TO FREEDOM
The sensory deprivation tank has been the most important tool I’ve ever used for developing my mind.”
bold statement by legendary American stand-up comedian, UFC commentator, entrepreneur and
podcast host Joe Rogan.
- 24JulFocus: Our Experts Weigh In
We ask our in-store Wellness Consultants for their advice on improving focus in daily life.
- 08JulShop Speciality Fresh Health Foods at Wellness
Visit our deli to stock up on everything from fresh juices and vegan dairy alternatives to innovative relishes, readymade meals and more.
Here are some of our favourites this month...
- 20AprThe Healing Process
The body’s great ally and defence, a well-functioning immune system is the primary mechanism required for optimal healing.
- 02JulMove from the Heart
We ask a personal trainer and motivational speaker how to make exercise truly enjoyable.
- 02JulMushrooms as Medicine?
Medicinal mushrooms - Eastern woo-woo or bona fide medicine?We’ve been using fungi since 1942 - when penicillin was first used as a treatment to fight infection - and have since derived many other medicines from them. These include antibiotics to fight bacterial infections, statins to reduce cholesterol, numerous immunosuppressants, diabetes and malaria medications and –seemingly paradoxically - antifungals. The scientific evidence regarding medicinal mushrooms is accumulating, and to say it’s looking optimistic would be an understatement. While the evidentiary waters remain fairly murky, we'll attempt to tease out some fact from the fungal folklore…
- 02JulHealth Hacks from the Yoga Kitchen
There are times when life can feel like a race against the clock, with a seemingly endless list of responsibilities to fulfill. While the prospect of making changes to your diet may seem overwhelming, if you don’t have time to eat well, you could waste even more time feeling unwell. The good news is that there are a few simple habits you can adopt to make cooking and eating for optimal wellbeing an easily ritualised part of your day and life. Here are some of our favourites…
- 20FebStress Solutions
Every human and non-human animal experiences stress as a basic functional or survival requirement and instinct. It’s a natural and normal part of life, and can’t be avoided. Stress expert Bridget Edwards shares the typical effects of and responses to daily stressors, and offers some of her top tips for combatting the widespread challenge in daily life.
- 25AprStock up on Speciality Fresh Food & Drinks at Wellness
Shop our in-store fresh offering to stock your fridge with vegan, organic, small-batch and other speciality health foods. Here’s a taster of what you’ll find…
- 01AprHealthy, Happy Habits
A habit is a behaviour that has been repeated enough times to become automatic. A mental shortcut learned from experience, if you will. As behavioural scientist Jason Hreha shares, “Habits are, simply, reliable solutions to recurring problems in our environment.”
- 18AprWhat's Your Health Score?
Our CEO tries the newly-opened Soza Health at Wellness Warehouse Benmore Gardens.
- 01AprFatigue: Our Experts Weigh In
We ask our in-store health consultants for their advice on combatting fatigue in daily life.
- 01AprThe Fundamental Five
Overwhelmed by the wide choice of vitamins, minerals, herbs and tinctures suggested for daily use? We simplify the world of supplements by looking at the five most important companions for overall health: detoxifiers, inflammation fighters, alkalisers, antioxidants and gut healers.
- 15AprKnow Your Genes, Personalise Your Nutrition
Harness the power of nutritional genomics at Wellness Warehouse…
- 01JanThe 5 - Day Green Juice Challenge
It’s all the rage right now, and we tried it to see if there’s good reason why so many people are opting for just juice to optimise health, detoxify and make fundamental changes to their bodies.
- 01Jan10 Superfoods For Radiant Wellbeing
Whether you’d like to boost your immunity, increase your energy, elevate your mood or simply make a delicious smoothie, we’ve got a superfood for you.
- 01JanAll About Collagen
Lately there is so much to talk about collagen and it’s benefits for skin and joints, we thought we would unpack exactly what collagen is, where you get it from and why we should be having more of it.
- 01JanSante Wellness Retreat & Spa
A stone’s throw from Cape Town, the charming winelands town of Paarl is home to a new wellbeing destination that’s already delighting locals and visitors alike.
- 11DecA Message from the HeartAs 2018 draws to a close and we prepare for the festive break, we're presented with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the year that's been.
- 29NovWomen's Wellbeing Wisdom
Harvard- and MIT-Educated Physician-Scientist and New York Times bestselling author of TheHormone Reset Dietand Younger, Dr Sara Gottfried visited South Africa to partner with Metagenics in presenting A Women's Health Seminar at the end of October 2018.
- 11OctMouth To MouthThere's so much sensation in our mouths and at the same time there's almost no pain that equals toothache. Here is a guide that helps safeguard your mouth, prevent fillings and toothache, guard against mouth ulcers and infection and keep it in optimal condition.
- 19SepGet Fresh at Our Cape Town Stores
Shop our in-store fresh offering to stock your fridge with organic, small-batch and other speciality health foods. Here's a taster of what you'll find...
- 18SepStudying Yoga in IndiaWhether you want to teach yoga or deepen your own practice, training in India can't get more authentic. Camilla Marsh spent some time at a yoga centre in India and we are delighted to share her experience, her tips and insight into her chosen training school.
- 18SepKeep Your Skin Hydrated
Moisturise your skin from the outside with a good moisturiser and from the inside with ample water.
- 18SepReduce Your Risk of StrokeStrokes are fairly common especially with people over 60 although anyone can suffer from one. We look at natural ways to reduce the risk of having a stroke.
- 18SepTibb: Meet the Man Behind the Medicine
I feel greatly honoured to be writing about Professor Rashid Bhikha, the founder of Tibb in South Africa.
- 18SepNavigating Heartbreak
All humans desire to love and be loved, so when a love bond is broken, it often carries immense pain and can have devastating effects on the body and psyche. Navigating heartbreak can be made easier with some sound advice and understanding.
- 18SepLiberate Your Life
The dictionary definition of freedom is 'the power or right to act, speak or think as you want'. Freedom has different meanings for different people and even though we can define it in a dictionary, what it looks like to you is unique to who you are and what your circumstance is.
- 11OctMedicine CabinetWe ask our resident homeopaths, naturopath and phytotherapist the first 3 remedies, medicines or balms they would stock in their medicine cabinet and why. Interestingly, green tea in various forms has come up twice and so has Ashwaganda.