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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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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.

 
Ketogenic Diets PDF Print E-mail

One could say that the ketogenic diet is an extreme sub-set of the paleo diet but that wouldn’t be entirely correct as the metabolic pathway that is used to provide energy during a strict ketogenic diet is different from that of any other eating plan.

Perhaps it is easier to explain the ketogenic diet by explaining what it is not. It is a not a high protein, eat-as-much-bacon as you want diet. It is a high fat, moderate protein, very low carbohydrate diet. In fact, this is the way our early ancestors really ate. They would slaughter a woolly mammoth and feast on all the fat and organ meats first and typically air-dry the flesh for consumption in the leaner times. They did not value the fat free fillet like we do as it was less energy-dense than the liver or the brain.

The premise behind a ketogenic diet is to use fat (and not glucose) for fuel. A typical diet (especially one’s that follow the conventional food pyramid) is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. This is a legacy of the cardiovascular disease era when fat was still thought to be the villain and grains the saviour. Fortunately for us, things are changing as more and more scientific evidence is coming to light that shows that its processed carbohydrates and sugar that are the drivers behind cholesterol and heart disease, not fat.

The human body has a remarkable ability to utilize two metabolic pathways to provide us with energy. One of them relies on the consumption of carbohydrates which get broken down into glucose and is used as the body’s main fuel. The other pathway is to use fat. Once it is consumed, fats are absorbed through the walls of the small intestines, the glycerol is separated from the fatty acids, and the fatty acids are broken into pieces in the liver. The pieces are known as ketone bodies. Ketone bodies are used as a source of energy, and like glucose, ketone bodies eventually become carbon dioxide and water. The production of ketone bodies is a part of normal fat metabolism, and it is the way that fat is used. It is not witchery or an unnatural state. In fact newborn baby’s are in ketosis (meaning they are using ketone bodies) for the first few day’s of their lives. That means that YOU, THE READER, were born with this propensity to use fat for fuel.

The amount of ketones formed in the liver depends on the amount of glucose or glycogen (stored glucose) available for use as energy. This reverse ratio means that fewer ketones will be produced in the presence of a lot of glucose. When glucose is being used for energy, ketones are not needed in large amounts. On the other hand, in the absence of insulin, the body metabolizes stored fats to produce the energy that the body’s tissues require.

As with anything in life, you can’t have your cake and eat it. It’s either glucose or fat. There’s no best of both worlds here. Dietary carbohydrates are not required for life provided that enough of the proper kinds of protein and fats are eaten. Some of the protein will be converted to glucose (some published studies cite as much as 50%!), and, additionally, some 10% of the dietary fat will also convert to glucose. This conversion will control the amounts of ketones produced, since the converted glucose will stimulate the release of insulin. The higher the insulin, the more your body stores fat. The lower the insulin the more your body uses fat (not only fat from the diet but fat around the waist!).