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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). […]

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 […]

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! Emotional Metabolism – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Bathing in a bath with added ground oats or Bicarbonate of Soda (also known as Baking Soda) helps with the itchiness that comes with all the little spots and blisters […]

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 […]

Easy Exercises for Moms and Dads

Recently, I wrote an article on how to incorporate exercise as part of your daily life (https://familytreasures.co.za/2012/09/making-exercise-part-of-your-daily-life). Here are some ideas of easy exercises that you can do in or near to home. Firstly, always ALWAYS start and end with stretching. For some simple stretches go to http://www.womensheart.org/content/Exercise/stretching_exercise.asp  Walking or Running Which ever you prefer, both are fantastic forms […]