A-Z Fruit Celebration

Beauty from the Inside – Volume 6 – (Article 6 of 6)

by Dr. Marli Botha Your fingernails can say a lot about your health. Nail beds constantly give rise to nail tissue, and adequate vitamin, mineral and nutrient intakes help support the growth, formation and strength of new nail cells. A change in the appearance, texture or shape of your nails could indicate nutrient deficiencies. Here...

Beauty from the Inside – Volume 3 – (Article 3 of 6)

by Dr Marli Botha Human skin is the largest organ of the body, and it is responsible for many functions, including acting as the first line of defines from external pathogens, protecting against water loss and regulating body temperature. It also functions as an “aesthetic” interface—a collection of physical attributes that form the basis of...

Beauty from the Inside Volume 1 (Article 1 of 6)

by Dr. Marli Botha We all know the importance of maintaining beautiful skin. Topical cosmetic products have been around for decades, and of course it is important to treat and protect the skin from the outside. However, beauty is not skin deep, but rather requires an all-inclusive approach in combination with a healthy diet, in...

Gut Health: What is fiber and why is it important?

by Dr. Marli Botha Dietary fibre, also known as roughage or bulk, includes the parts of plant foods that your body can't easily digest or absorb. Dietary fibre, unlike other food components, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates that your body can break down to absorb, cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes....

Gut Health: What should I do to improve Gut Health?

by Dr. Marli Botha Gut health refers to the balance of micro-organisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these micro-organisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. Fortunately, just like there are a lot of things that can contribute...