Category: Health & Earth Friendly

  • Skin Conditions that affect the Family

    Skin Conditions that affect the Family

    There are a few skin conditions that most families will have experience with. I will highlight 3 skin conditions that our family has struggled with and how we look after our skin. Hormonal Acne As a teen, I struggled with Acne, but it didn’t stop there. As an adult, I still get hormonal acne at…

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  • Review: Vitalge – Healthier for Longer

    Review: Vitalge – Healthier for Longer

    Recently we were sent some products to try out made by a local company focused on longevity. Vitalge (pronounced “Vital” as in Vitality + “ge” as in Age) is a company focused on helping people look good, be healthy and live long. We were sent 3 products: Life Force, Glow Rejuvenation Face Serum and a…

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  • Get some Sleep!

    Get some Sleep!

    Things are REALLY hectic for me right, now! I am extremely busy and I sometimes don’t want to go to sleep early so I can catch up on things before tomorrow BUT I have realised that this is not a good tactic. I know many moms can relate. After the kids are in bed, you…

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  • Listen to your body!

    Listen to your body!

    I went to Zumba Class today. No, it’s not a new year’s resolution… those don’t always last. I did Zumba last year before I had a small operation. I realised after going tonight, that I really must have not been doing well. It was so hard and I was so tired last year. We often…

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  • Just 47 to go!

    Just 47 to go!

    Summer days are wonderful, our Summer fruit is amazing! Pity about the drought… I hope and pray we get some rain soon but still it is good exercise in using this precious resource more carefully. Water-Saving Tips Here are some Water-saving tips you can use in your own home: Only flush when necessary. Don’t use…

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  • Exhausted? 7 Simple tips to Boost your Energy

    Exhausted? 7 Simple tips to Boost your Energy

    Are you exhausted? Yeah! Let’s face it – it’s been a long week. Thankfully we have a few holidays around the corner…but until then…here are few ideas to keep you going: Don’t stop moving. Don’t! If you haven’t had enough sleep, you will be lacking energy (which also will make you want to snack on unhealthy things).…

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  • The Humble Cauliflower

    The Humble Cauliflower

    Humble and perhaps plain in its natural state, the cauliflower can be transformed into just about any flavour or texture you ask it to! It is a blank canvas ready to be transformed into a cooking masterpiece. In addition to being really versatile, cauliflower has some wonderful qualities. Here are just a few: It promotes Heart Health: Cauliflower helps…

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  • How is your emotional metabolism?

    How is your emotional metabolism?

    Emotional Metabolism? Yes, you heard right! It’s the kind of metabolism we don’t always pay attention to but it may be as important to our health as the food we eat. So, what is emotional metabolism, why is it important and does it have a scientific basis? The answers may surprise you! In the video…

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  • Avoiding change of season sniffles

    Avoiding change of season sniffles

    As a mom, you know that your child will inevitably catch a few bugs during the year, especially during the change in season. We can help our children avoid catching all the bugs that are floating around school by following these tips: Practice frequent hand washing. Frequent hand washing (with warm water and soap) is…

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  • Health Kick

    Health Kick

    So, yes, it’s true. I am on a new health kick. Not fad diet pills or shakes but rather a healthy health kick. My family are always there behind me, aren’t they just awesome? My daughter loves healthy food, so that makes it a little easier. My husband just goes with the flow – food…

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  • A Healthy Home

    A Healthy Home

    Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating healthy foods and exercise, it is important that the environment in which you live is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Here are some ideas on how to maintain a healthy home environment: Kick your shoes off when you get home, by doing this you will eliminate…

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  • Adrenal Fatigue

    Adrenal Fatigue

    In March, I read a great article on Adrenal Fatigue by Claire Minnaar from momtreprenuer.co.za. She said: It’s (Adrenal Fatigue) a term used for what is commonly referred to as “Burnout” and according to this article written by Cory Couillard, it’s a condition that is not yet officially recognised by orthodox medicine. In a nutshell, Adrenal Fatigue…

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  • 15 ways to stay warm this Winter

    15 ways to stay warm this Winter

    Well, with the arrival of all the rain/hail/sleet/snow in Cape Town, I thought it apt that I should share some practical tips and ideas on how to stay warm this winter. Dress Warmly. Warm clothing, especially when layered, not only prevents exposure to the cold, it also helps retain body heat. Wear tights under pants, vests…

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  • Natural Comfort for Chickenpox

    Natural Comfort for Chickenpox

    If you would like to find out more about Chicken Pox, you can read the facts here: https://familytreasures.co.za/2010/09/chickenpox-birthdays. This article, however, is on natural comfort for those suffering from Chicken Pox.

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  • What should you have in your Home First-Aid Kit?

    What should you have in your Home First-Aid Kit?

    A well-stocked first-aid kit is a necessity in every home. Having everything gathered ahead of time will help you handle an emergency quickly and will keep you calm. You should keep a first-aid kit in your home and in your car. Remember to also take a first-aid kit on family vacations. Store your kits in easy to…

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Hello, I’m Denise

Our blog is all about the joys we share as a family, including all those experiences we have with friends who are like family. The ups and the downs, getting creative and feeding our souls, travelling and exploring, dancing in the rain and taking time to remember what matters most. Please join me on my journey as I gather some family treasures and share them with you!