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  1. The Core: Your Pregnancy Powerhouse
    The Core: Your Pregnancy Powerhouse

    There’s a wealth of scientific research on the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. The advantages of the right type of movement can endure throughout pregnancy, as well as help to prepare your body for all types of birth, and bolster baby’s development to boot.

     

  2. What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Fitness
    What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Fitness

    While living through the COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly emotionally and mentally draining, the crisis has also presented us with a few positive opportunities. Lockdown restrictions have afforded many of us a lot more spare time, and the best thing we can do with this is invest it in our wellbeing. Meditation, online courses, mindfulness and self-reflection are all fantastic and worthy practices. However, I argue that the best place to start is with your physical health. When you are taking care of your body, everything else seems to fall into place. And while you may not be able to train at your local gym right now, there’s a lot that you can do at home. 

     

  3. Revitalising Rooibos
    Revitalising Rooibos

    Rooibos tea is a beloved pantry staple across the globe, but its roots are firmly planted in South Africa. A cup of this spectacular brew tastes beautiful, and boasts a long list of health benefits!

     

  4. Every Breath You Take
    Every Breath You Take

    “Breath is the link between mind and body.” - Dan Brulé

    Breathwork has been around for hundreds of years. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, written some 2500 years ago, the practice of breath control or breath therapy is termed pranayama, and it is one of eight ‘limbs’ of Ashtanga or Classical Yoga.

     

  5. Fabulous Ferments for a Super System
    Fabulous Ferments for a Super System

    The majority of your body’s immune cells are located in your gut, which is why a happy tummy is essential for a strong immune system. One of the best ways to keep your digestive system fit and fabulous is with fermented foods and drinks. These products are packed with probiotics, enzymes and yeasts, all of which can help to support the growth of good gut bacteria so that we can properly digest and absorb the nutrients that we need.

     

  6. Your A - Z of Natural Beauty Solutions
    Your A - Z of Natural Beauty Solutions

    As we race between work, errands, social commitments, workouts and the endless ups and downs of life, our bodies are engaged in an endless battle with the outside world. And oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world. Our hair, skin and nails are subjected to some pretty rough wear and tear, and it’s important to show them some love every once in a while. Not only will you be protecting and preserving their wellbeing, you will also find that the mental, emotional and physical benefits of regular self-care can be life-changing. 

  7. Sonja's Supplements of the Month
    Sonja's Supplements of the Month

    Our National Training Manager Sonja Hindley gives us an insight into the powerful plants of our indigenous soils, and lists some of her favourite winter supplements...

    Medicinal plants have been our allies for centuries, and numerous cultures still rely on indigenous plants for their primary health care needs. There has been a major resurgence of interest in the benefits of traditional medicine, and we are starting to tap into the powerful history of indigenous wisdom in South Africa. While scanning our shelves, you may have noticed African potato, aloe ferox, rooibos, buchu, devil’s claw and sceletium – these are all beautiful, healing plants from African and South African soil.

    While we stock a wide variety of super supplements, my current favourites for winter immune support are:

    Sutherlandia

    Sutherlandia is a traditional African herbal supplement that was first used by the Khoi and Nama people as a multipurpose adaptogen. Because of its adaptability, sutherlandia has several vernacular names which reference its ethnomedicinal significance. These include “phetola” which means “it changes” in Setswana, referring to the plant’s ability to change the course of (i.e. remedy) a multitude of illnesses.

    You can use sutherlandia in a tincture, or try out the Wellness Herbal Sutherlandia Tea with added peppermint and ginger for maximum immune support.

    Pelargonium 

    Pelargonium sidoides, also known as the black geranium or Cape pelargonium, is a plant that has long been used in South African traditional medicine. Pelargonium is bacterio-static, meaning that it inhibits the growth and reproduction of bacteria, and it may be used to assist with the treatment of acute and chronic upper respiratory tract infections (coughs, colds, ear, nose and throat ailments). 

    Trying using a pelargonium tincture, such as the Wellness Pelargonium Oral Drops, at the onset of infection to assist in treatment.

    Baobab

    The baobab tree is known as the tree of life, and with good reason – for centuries it has provided animal and human inhabitants of the African savannahs with shelter, clothing, cordage, medicine, food, and water. It is a powerful antioxidant superfood thanks to its high vitamin C levels, as well as it’s impressive mineral content which includes calcium, magnesium and potassium. The prebiotic fibre in baobab feeds beneficial gut bacteria to keep the health of your gastrointestinal and immune systems humming. 

    For an easy baobab boost, grab some Wellness Raw Baobab Powder to add into your smoothies, oatmeal, breakfast bowls, soups and stews, or try out this warm and wonderful baobab hot toddy!

     

  8. Help a Frontline Fighter Today
    Help a Frontline Fighter Today

    One of our top priorities at Wellness Warehouse is to do our part in uplifting our community so that we can all live #WELLTogether. As we have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown, there has been a beautiful outpouring of support, love and appreciation for our healthcare workers, who are selflessly and courageously putting their lives on the line to protect the weak and vulnerable. But there is another class of hero that is not celebrated nearly enough – the frontline fighters in all other industries.

    Store cashiers, cleaners, pharmacists, security guards, civil servants, and a host of other essential workers have continued to perform their duties in this time of crisis so that we may get the goods and services that we need. Along with their own personal, familial and financial responsibilities, these exceptional individuals carry the responsibility of ensuring that society continues to function during and after the coronavirus crisis. In addition, these workers face an increased risk of infection and illness as they continue to battle the outside world while the majority of us stay safe and healthy inside our homes.

    Something has to be done, and we are the ones to do it.

    Although lockdown may keep us apart, we are all in this together. We are being called to support and protect the bravest and most vulnerable among us so that we may rise from this with strength and unity and live #WELLTogether.

    And so, as part of our continued efforts to support our unsung heroes, we are running a donation drive to supply frontline workers with face masks and hand sanitiser. All you have to do is purchase a protective face mask from us at cost (either online or in store), and we will add hand sanitiser and donate these items to a frontline fighter on your behalf.

    BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TODAY!

    PS Know of any worthy organisations that we could add to our weekly distribution list? Let us know on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

  9. Wellbeing After 40: A Man's Essentials
    Wellbeing After 40: A Man's Essentials

    You were built to be strong, confident and vital. You were designed to build empires, carve roads through mountains, cross oceans, and even walk on the moon. These are great things that great men have done, and while the specific examples may not seem applicable to you in the here and now, know that we all have what it takes to accomplish similar feats. 

     

  10. April - June 2020 Editor's Choice
    April - June 2020 Editor's Choice

    From CBD supplements and ambient home touches to natural beauty and free-from foods, our magazine editor reviews this season’s must-have products.

  11. Ice, Ice, Maybe
    Ice, 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.

     

  12. CHRONIC PAIN: OUR EXPERTS WEIGH IN
    CHRONIC PAIN: OUR EXPERTS WEIGH IN

    We ask our in-store Wellness Consultants for their advice on addressing chronic pain.

  13. The Ins & Outs of Male Sexuality
    The 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.

  14. Health and Wellness Checklist for Women
    Health 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…

  15. FLOAT TO FREEDOM
    FLOAT 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.

  16. Focus: Our Experts Weigh In
    Focus: Our Experts Weigh In

    We ask our in-store Wellness Consultants for their advice on improving focus in daily life.

  17. July - September 2019 Editor's Choice
    July - September 2019 Editor's Choice

    Our magazine editor Lara Potgieter reviews her favourite products for the season.

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