Wellbeing

REJUVELAC

October

The Slowpoke: REJUVELAC We mentioned just last week the awesome health benefits of sprouts, and the life they bring to food. The week before we raved about fermented drinks such as kefir. Today things are taken up a little notch – we’re going to combine the two. The end result: rejuvelac. Rejuvelac is a fermented liquid made by sprouting grains and then soaking for a few days to ferment. The end product is a healthy probiotic that contains loads of beneficial
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TURMERIC MILK

October

The Slowpoke: TURMERIC MILK There’s a lot of talk about turmeric these days and the goodness it holds – and for good reason. Turmeric has been widely used in South Asian countries for thousands of years, the earliest dating back to India over 4000 years ago. According to Ayuvedic practices, turmeric carries strong medicinal purposes and has been applied to many therapeutic practices. Turmeric’s health benefits have gained attention and the golden spice is becoming commonly used in worldwide. The bright yellow-orange
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INTERVIEW: BIYANI ORGANICS

October

The Slowpoke: BIYANI ORGANICS Many say the best indication of whether something is safe enough to put on your body is to think of whether or not you would also eat it. Given our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and, being nice and porous, absorbs anything that it comes into contact with, this stands as a pretty good rule. With products containing such natural and edible ingredients like pomegranate, raspberry and macadamia, Biyani Organics is leaps and bounds on
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WATER KEFIR

October

The Slowpoke: WATER KEFIR The fever for fermentation of late is rife. And for good reason – incorporating living foods into our diets is really great for our gut and immune system, introducing a whole host of good bacteria and probiotics. One of the easiest and quickest ferments to make is water kefir, resulting in a tasty carbonated soda that is open for being interpreted into a huge range of flavours. Water kefir is made by using grains – specifically water kefir grains
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NATURAL SOAPS

October

The Slowpoke: HEALTHY SOAPS We use it every day, though may not give it much thought. The humble bar of soap. Yet there’s many a bar out there, in the supermarkets, pharmacies, and department stores costing anywhere from a little to a lot, that don’t offer up a whole lot of goodness for our skin. Our skin absorbs a whole lot of what it comes into contact with. So it goes without saying that we want to skip soaps containing chemicals and
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