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Muesli Stockists

 

Bedfordview Spar

cnr Nicol & van Buuren Roads

Bedfordview

011 450 1474

 

Bryanston Organic Market

Culross Road (off Main Road)

Bryanston

Thursdays & Saturdays 09h00 - 15h00


Casalinga

Green Bean Coffee Roastery

Beyers Naude Drive

Muldersdrift

082 889 9987

 

Cheese Gourmet

3rd Avenue Linden

011 888 5384


Country Meat Pineslopes

cnr Forest Road & Sunset Avenue

Fourways

011 465 0664

 

Country Meat Epsom Downs

Cnr Sloane Str & William Nicol Drive

Bryanston

011 463 2407

 

Craighall Spar

Lancaster Road

Craighall

011 788 1510


Crowthorne Spar

Crowthorne Shopping Centre

Blue Hills


Doppio Zero Greenside

cnr Barry Hertzog & Gleneagles Stree

Greenside

011 646 8740


Down to Earth Deli

2 Riviera Lane

Featherbrooke Ext 8

Krugersdorp

 

Eagle Canyon Spar

cnr Scott & Frederik Streets

Randpark Ridge

Honeydew

011 794 6478

 

Fourways Farmers Market

Earth Outdoor Nursery

Cnr Monte Casino Boulevard & William Nicol

Sundays 09h00 - 14h00


Fresh2U Farmers Market

Franz Hoenig Grounds

Modderfontein

1st & 4th Saturday of each month from 09h00 - 13h00


Fuel Foods

Shop UM 8

Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre

Cnr Jan Smuts & Sixth

011 442 2003

 

Fruits and Roots

Hobart Shopping Centre

Bryanston

011 463 2928

 

Groenvoer

Olifantsfontein

011 314 1211


Hout Bay Spar

Victoria Road

Hout Bay 

Cape Town

021 790 2683

 

Jackson's Real Food Market

Riverside Shopping Centre

Bryanston Drive

011 463 1598

 

Jozi Market

Pirates Country Club

Parktown North/Greenside

Saturdays 08h30 - 13h30

 

Natural Life

Shop 309 Brooklyn Mall

cnr Fehrson & Lange Streets

New Muckleneuk

Pretoria

012 460 2154

 

Nutri Balance

Shop L57(by the food court)

Sandton City

011 784 9249


Nuts About Snacks

Shop # 1 Northmead Mall

First Street

Benoni


Nuts About You

Shop # 3 Douglasdale Shopping Centre

Cnr Leslie & Douglas Drive

Douglasdale

011 462 2887


Nuts About You

Shop 55 Dainferrn Village Square

Cnr William Nicol & Broadacres Avenue

Dainfern, Fourways

083 450 8033

 

Organic Living

Constantia Village Shopping Centre

Cape Town

021 794 1888


Stelkor Pharmacy

34 Piet Retief Street

Stellebosch

021 883 3162

 

Steve's Spar

Beyer's Naude Drive

Blackheath

011 476 1000


Super Spar Broadacres

Broadacres Shopping Centre

Cedar Road

Fourways

011 540 1500

 

Super Spar Hobart

Hobart Shopping Centre

Grosvenor Road

Bryanston

011 463 2194

  

Super Spar Monument Park

73 Skilpad Road

Monument Park

Pretoria

012 460 8161


The Good Health Shop

Marine Drive

1 Surf Bay Centre

Shelly Beach

 

Trixie's Pantry

BBQ Downs Shopping Centre

cnr Ditchley & Main Roads

Kyalami

 

Weleda Pharmacy

Naturally Yours Centre

Bryanston

011 463 3604

www.naturally-yours.co.za

 

Weleda Pharmacy

Pineslopes Shopping Centre

011 467 2430

www.naturally-yours.co.za


Wheelers Pharmacy

The Passageway

Main Road

Hout Bay

021 790 3136

 

 

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To celebrate the birth of our online shop there is a 20% discount off all initial online purchases nation-wide. Visit www.allaboutmuesli.co.za and browse through our online shop.

You may choose your preferred method of delivery; either directly to your doorstep via courier or Postnet to Postnet.

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Crop Monocultures Worse than Cows PDF Print E-mail

150 years ago, much of the Midwest was still covered with chest-deep prairie grassland, providing valuable food and habitat for billions of plant and animal species, including millions of elk, bison and deer. These lands also supported natural environmental processes like carbon sequestration and seasonal flood control.

When Americans first settled the Midwestern prairies, they killed off the natural bison and other ruminants that lived there and began to farm highly fertile, virgin soil that was about 10 percent organic matter.

Today, 150 years of plowing the prairie into vast monocultures has cut that vital organic matter by more than half and released more carbon dioxide—the leading driver of global warming—into the air than any other source, including transportation or coal-fired power plants.

Yes, that’s right. Plowing fields is the leading cause of excess CO2 pollution and climate change.

In the spring of 2008, the upper Midwest experienced catastrophic flooding which caused dislocations, massive erosion of precious topsoil, and billions of dollars in property damage. This was mostly because plowed fields shed rainwater almost as fast as a parking lot does; the soil can only absorb, at most, about 1-1/2 inches of rain in an hour. A permanent pasture, however, can absorb as much as 7 inches of rain in an hour.

That’s the difference between flooding and no flooding.

Today nearly all of America’s original grasslands have been converted to vast monocultures of genetically engineered corn and soybeans, two crops that are enormously destructive to the environment because they require massive amounts of fresh water, pesticides and petroleum-based fertilizers to grow.

And sadly, these crops are mostly used to feed livestock: It takes about 15 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef.

Most U.S. beef (this is true for SA beef too) is produced from cows living in feedlots, where grain-fed cows become sick from eating a diet unnatural to them, and emit large amounts of methane into the air—further contributing to global warming.

The concentrated lagoons of manure that these feedlots produce are largely unregulated, and they pollute rivers, streams and other fresh water sources. Plus, their horrid stench destroys quality of life for every person who lives near them.

Additionally, the conditions in these feedlots are so poor that cows have to be treated with antibiotics and hormones simply in order to survive, which inadvertently creates the conditions whereby E. coli outbreaks, antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and other health problems more easily emerge.

Plowing fields is the leading cause of excess CO2 pollution and climate change. Vegetarians have their environmental argument against today’s mass-produced beef right: The highly industrialized way in which we raise most cattle is both unhealthy and extremely unsustainable.

The irony of all of this is that the very prairie we destroyed to grow grains to feed cattle was already the perfect, natural habitat for raising healthy, happy cows virtually for free.

But here’s where the vegetarian argument ends: Whether you feed the corn to livestock or people doesn’t matter. Plowing the soil is the problem; not who eats the crops.

A conventionally farmed corn or soybean field is a major source of greenhouse gases, air and water pollution either way. But a permanent pasture is a biodiverse, ever-cycling pump that continuously pushes carbon back into the soil where it increases fertility and builds topsoil.

According to a recent Scientific American article “Future Farming: A Return to Roots?” production of high-input, annual crops such as corn and soybeans release carbon at a rate of about 1,000 pounds per acre, while perennial grasslands can store carbon at roughly the same rate.

Therefore, converting just half the U.S. corn and soy acreage back to pasture might cut carbon emissions by as much as 144 trillion pounds—and that’s not even counting the reduced use of fossil fuels for vehicles, machinery, fertilizers and pesticides that would also result.

Holy cow!

That’s enough carbon sequestration to offset the emissions from all the cars, trucks and other vehicles on the planet!

 
Minimize your Carbon Footprint PDF Print E-mail

 

1. Avoid wasteful packaging

A tremendous amount of energy goes into the creation of food and beverage packaging. Sadly, most of that energy is wasted because the food packaging is quickly discarded by consumers.

To minimize this waste make an effort to re-use or re-cycle or even up-cycle. There are a growing number of people who depend on our waste for an income. Make it easier for them by separating your non-perishable waste into glass, paper and metal.

Invest in a worm bin and feed the little wrigglers all your plant-based organic waste.

2. Grow your own plants and eat grass-fed meat

This is the most important food purchasing strategy of all: Grow your own vegetables! This will drastically reduce your carbon footprint. And you don't have to grow ALL your own food to make a difference: You can start with basic sprouting right in your own kitchen.

With minimal effort on your part, you can grow food virtually anywhere in the smallest of spaces. The joy of watching an entire plant grow out of a tiny seed is so rewarding. Alternatively buy some seedlings from a reputable supplier and you will have your own salad within a few weeks.

Plowing fields is the leading cause of excess CO2 pollution and climate change. Vegetarians have their environmental argument against today’s mass-produced beef right: The highly industrialized way in which we raise most cattle is both unhealthy and extremely unsustainable.The irony of all of this is that the very fields we destroyed to grow grains to feed cattle was already the perfect, natural habitat for raising healthy, happy cows virtually for free.

But here’s where the vegetarian argument ends: Whether you feed the corn to livestock or people doesn’t matter. Plowing the soil is the problem; not who eats the crops.

A conventionally farmed corn or soybean field is a major source of greenhouse gases, air and water pollution either way. But a permanent pasture is a biodiverse, ever-cycling pump that continuously pushes carbon back into the soil where it increases fertility and builds topsoil.

According to a recent Scientific American article “Future Farming: A Return to Roots?” production of high-input, annual crops such as corn and soybeans release carbon at a rate of about 450kg per acre, while perennial grasslands can store carbon at roughly the same rate.

Therefore, converting just half the corn and soy acreage back to pasture might cut carbon emissions by as much as 65 trillion kilograms—and that’s not even counting the reduced use of fossil fuels for vehicles, machinery, fertilizers and pesticides that would also result.

There's a legitimate argument that says that eating venison in the winter months is far more "green" than importing fruit from Europe or eating chicken raised in a battery. I don't support the killing of animals for trophy's, but there's a lot to be said about eating what nature has given us from a carbon footprint point of view. As a country we have been blessed with many different species of buck, and game farming is definitely a more sustainable solution than intenstive feedlot practices.

Whether it’s from impala, wildebeest, kudu or waterbuck, grasses require regular destruction of their top leaves to promote root growth. Grassland ecology requires grazers to chomp and stomp down trees and shrubs so it won’t be overshaded, and it further requires significant amounts of their manure to fertilize the soil.Therefore farming animals where they naturally occur makes perfect sense as nothing need to be done to the soil and furthermore the animals have developed a natural resistance to internal and external parasites which means no antibiotics or growth hormones. Plus they get to eat what nature intended for them to eat - which means that we don't have to plant crops for them and their meat is so much healthier.

Growing your own food, in many ways, is the single most courageous act you can pursue in modern society. It is a statement of great defiance against the corporate food giants, and a statement of self reliance.

 
All About Fasting PDF Print E-mail

A few weeks ago I met a friend at a coffee shop at midday. When I declined to eat anything she asked if I'd had a big breakfast to which my answer was no, I was fasting. She looked at me in horror as if I'd just announced that I'd had a gender re-assignment. I had to explain that it wasn't a severe fast that prisoners embark on to demand more DSTV channels, rather a controlled restriction of calories for a couple of days. I do this not to lose weight but rather to reap the health and psychological benefits. Prolonged fasting forces the body to use stores of glucose, fat, and ketones, but we now understand that it also breaks down a significant portion of older white blood cells and helps to re-boot our systems and helps strengthen our immune systems.


Part of the psychological process is just to get back in touch with the body. As humans we've been conditioned so hard for so long that we've become robot-like when it comes to eating. Breakfast at seven o'clock, lunch at one o'clock, supper at six o'clock; never stopping to question the validity of our actions. Consider this for a moment, do we eat because we are hungry or are we 'hungry' because we eat? This is not a trick question or a Japanese Koan, it's merely an evocative question to make you think. You may battle with insulin resistance in which case the hormone leptin which usually signals our body's when we are full, is not working correctly thus this exercise may take a while to be effective. However understanding these subtleties go a long way in helping to attain optimal health and your goal weight.


So where did we go wrong? Let us take a journey back to the prehistoric era so that we may better understand how our body's were designed as essentially they are the same as those of our ancestors. Then as now, food eaten in excess of that needed for immediate energy, growth, or tissue repair was stored for use later. Those members of our ancestors’ groups whose bodies were most efficient at storing the excess tended to live the longest and reproduce most successfully.
This means that those who were best able to store the excess are our actual ancestors, not the ones who died early because their bodies ran out of fuel during hard times. The people we came from were especially good at making and storing body fat for future use. Whenever there was a surplus of food, when summer weather provided fruits, when there was an abundance of game, our ancestors’ bodies stored the extra for the lean days of winter.
In modern society, the problem for most of us has been too much food – continually. Our bodies have been tricked into using their storage mode all the time. In the days of the cave man when winter came, abundance subsided and our ancestors needed the body fat that they had stored throughout the summer months. Forward to the modern day, abundance does not subside for us, and we don’t have any mechanisms for shutting down the storage process.

 
Fasting Can Cure Auto-Immune Diseases PDF Print E-mail

Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Scientists discovered that the diet triggers a death-and-life process for cells that appears critical for the body's repair.

"During the fasting-mimicking diet, cortisone is produced and that initiates a killing of autoimmune cells," said Valter Longo, the study's lead author and professor who directs the USC Longevity Institute at the Davis School of Gerontology. "This process also leads to the production of new healthy cells." The new study, published in the journal Cell Reports, included mice and human patients who have multiple sclerosis. The neurological disease affects an estimated 350,000 Americans, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Symptoms range from blurred vision to paralysis. These latest findings follow studies by the same USC lab that showed cycles of a similar but shorter fasting-mimicking diet, when paired with drug treatments for cancer, protect normal cells while weakening cancerous ones. In a separate study published last year, the lab found that the diet can cut visceral belly fat and reduce markers of aging and diseases in mice and humans. "We started thinking: If it kills a lot of immune cells and turns on the stem cells, is it possible that maybe it will kill the bad ones and then generate new good ones?" Longo said. "That's why we started this study."

Study details For the first part of the study, researchers put a group of mice with autoimmune disease on a fasting-mimicking diet for three days, every seven days for three cycles, with a control group on a standard diet for comparison. Results showed that the fasting-mimicking diet reduced disease symptoms in all the mice, and "caused complete recovery for 20 percent of the animals," the researchers wrote. Testing the mice, the researchers found reductions in symptoms attributed to health improvements such as increased levels of the steroid hormone, corticosterone, which is released by the adrenal glands to control metabolism. They also saw a reduction in the inflammation-causing cytokines -- proteins which order other cells to repair sites of trauma, infection or other pain. They also saw improvements in the white blood "T cells," responsible for immunity.

 
Fasting Cures Type 2 Diabetes PDF Print E-mail

Article by Dr Jason Fung
While many consider Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) irreversible, fasting has also been long known to cure diabetes. While extreme, bariatric surgeries (where the stomach is bypassed or made smaller) have proven the point that the metabolic abnormalities that underlie T2D (hyper insulinemia, insulin resistance) can often be fully reversed after a short (weeks) period of intensive treatment with bariatrics. Many early studies were done with the heavy-duty Roux-en-Y surgery, which is the heavyweight champions of surgeries. The best weight loss. The most complications.
But even milder forms of bariatric surgery show the same reversibility of T2D. A gastric band is essentially a belt implanted around your stomach.
They keep tightening the belt so that you can’t eat. If you try to eat too much, you’ll puke it all back up. Loverly. It ain’t pretty, but it sure do work. Again, long term results are kind of iffy, but short term results are pretty good.

You can see the results of gastric banding versus medical treatment from the graph above. Patients randomized to the gastric band showed a significant and pretty damn good drop in their fasting blood sugars. In other words, T2D was reversing in a b-i-g way. Those given medicines alone didn’t do very well at all. Basically they stayed the same. They were no better than before.

So, yes, even gastric banding these 500 pound behemoths with 20 years of diabesity can reverse within weeks even before the weight comes off. One of the main questions is why? There are many hypotheses but it is the sudden severe restriction of all calories that causes this beneficial effect. This is the same thing as the time tested, ancient healing tradition of fasting. Fasting is the voluntary restriction of food for religious, health or other purposes (eg. hunger strikes). Is bariatrics simply a surgically enforced fast? The short answer is yes.