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A VEGAN<br />



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a wholesome lifestyle<br />

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WHY DON’T YOU...<br />

3 Get a good dose of comedy and music, stretch your<br />

creative muscles and feast on seafood<br />

4 Cuddle up with good reads this autumn<br />


6 This month we’re splurging on fresh flowers, flaunting<br />

folksy jewellery and boosting our brain health<br />

PEOPLE<br />

8 Ilsabé Spoelstra advocates for “undieting”<br />

10 Faith Leinaeng-Tsatsi offers advice on boosting<br />

brain health<br />

BEAUTY<br />

14 Wear warmer shades in cooler weather, with rich<br />

nourishing textures<br />


16 Dusty pinks. Moody blues. Classic coral – all of<br />

autumn’s softer colour palette<br />

FOOD<br />

18 Food blogger Yena Mgobhozi cooks up a<br />

vegan tapas storm on a shoestring<br />

FOCUS ON<br />

12 Re-embracing health and returning to a healthier<br />

way of living<br />

SPOIL<br />

32 Our sweetest Spoil ever! The new (and first) Kate<br />

Spade New York fragrance<br />

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Hot date<br />

Jot these dates down in your diary now!<br />

Seafood lovers, listen up<br />

Lovers of seafood are in for a real<br />

treat at Clear Restaurant’s Fish Braai at<br />

Woodland Hills Village on<br />

<strong>April</strong> 11. Feast on clambake on the<br />

grill (a medley of seafood including<br />

clams, mussels, prawns and crab)<br />

with chorizo, corn and baby potatoes,<br />

fresh garlic baguette, shoestring<br />

fries and a green salad with lemon<br />

vinaigrette. Dessert is indulgent vanilla<br />

pannacotta with dark chocolate and<br />

honeycomb bark and fresh figs. R325<br />

pp. Booking is essential.<br />

Details: Call 051 011 4177.<br />

Nataniël is coming to town<br />

Performer extraordinaire Nataniël and pianist Charl du Plessis return to<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein on Saturday <strong>April</strong> 17, for two performances only – at 11:00 and at<br />

15:00 – at the NG Church Berg-en-Dal. The performances will include jazz, blues,<br />

soul and pop; plus, Nataniël’s inimitable stories. No children under 15 allowed.<br />

Details: Book at 051 436 2750 or kantoor@bergendalkerk.co.za<br />

Stretch your creative muscle<br />

Have you always wanted to do something creative, but<br />

never got around to it? Then try your hand at Raku, a<br />

Japanese style of pottery, which is characterised by<br />

removing the clay object from the kiln or fire at the height<br />

of the firing, causing it to cool rapidly. Paint pots with<br />

metals and create magical marks with fire under the night<br />

sky. Four Raku sessions will be held at Liedjiesbos Guesthouse<br />

on <strong>April</strong> 15, 16, 17 and 18 from 17:00 to <strong>21</strong>:00. R400 pp per<br />

session. Booking is essential. Details : Call 072 373 4022.<br />

To the market we go<br />

Are you looking for something to end off<br />

a hectic week? Then head to Reizis Square<br />

at 2 Waverley Road for its Nite Market. The<br />

market is held every third Friday of the<br />

month, and in <strong>April</strong> it will take place on<br />

the 16th. Look forward to loads of fun and<br />

food!<br />

Buti yoga and<br />

inspiration<br />

Dive deep and create<br />

magnificent relationships, rediscover<br />

self-love, move your<br />

body with outdoor yoga, and<br />

be inspired by motivational<br />

speaker Madeleen Steenkamp<br />

at Be Human, Middelwater.<br />

The event will take place on<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 17 between<br />

08:00 and 10:00. Bring your yoga<br />

mat and the family for a fun day<br />

out. R150 pp. Details: Call 076 096<br />

08<strong>21</strong> or butiyogasa@mail.com<br />

Enjoy the<br />

experience!<br />


Reizis Square Raymond Mhlaba Street 051 433 3061<br />

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Book club<br />

A little heartbreak, happy endings, and a great celebratory win!<br />

Rocking<br />

back-to-back<br />

double<br />

gold medals,<br />

including<br />

one in the Rosé<br />

Rocks competition,<br />

FAT bastard ROSÉ<br />

2020 is a gorgeous salmon<br />

pink wine which tastes of fresh<br />

berries. Delicious and affordable<br />

(R95 a bottle), it’s the perfect choice<br />

for these last days of Summer.<br />

Details: fatbastardwine.co.za<br />

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Romance. Friendship. Joy. And the possibility of happy endings. What more do you want<br />

in a feel-good read? In the latest Katie Fforde (love her) release, Lizzie’s mother is keen for her<br />

to have A Wedding in the Country, to a suitable chap chosen, obviously, by mum. And to<br />

learn how to be a ‘good wife’, she’s sent off to cookery school in London. It’s 1963 … and<br />

London is swinging! Lizzie cuts her hair, buys a mini dress and moves in with two great<br />

friends. All of her mum’s plans are forgotten. She’s going to have fun … even if that entails<br />

falling in love with someone who appears to be engaged to someone else. The perfect<br />

read for a lazy Easter weekend. • Dodging doctor’s orders, 17-year-old Lenni, who’s living<br />

in the terminal ward, joins an art class where she bumps into fellow hospital patient<br />

Margot, a rebel-hearted 83-year-old from the next ward. Their bond is instant as they<br />

realise that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years. To celebrate<br />

their shared century, they decide to paint their life stories … of growing old and staying<br />

young, of giving joy and receiving kindness, of losing love and finding the person who<br />

is everything. Fiercely alive, disarmingly funny and brimming with tenderness, The One<br />

Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin unwraps the extraordinary<br />

gift of life, even when it is about to be taken away, and revels in our infinite capacity for<br />

friendship and love when we need them most. Keep the tissues at your side. • Was there<br />

a single book club in the late 1990s which didn’t have The Notebook on the must-read<br />

list? Impossible. And now, 25 years after its first release, Nicholas Sparks’ love story to<br />

end all love stories is being released. It’s the story of Noah Calhoun, who returns from<br />

war and, in an attempt to escape the ghosts of battle, sets his mind and his body to<br />

restoring an old plantation home to its former beauty. But he’s haunted by memories of<br />

the beautiful Allie, who he’d met years before … a girl who stole his heart at the funfair,<br />

whose parents didn’t approve, a girl he wrote to every day for a year. When she turns up<br />

on his doorstep, he has a chance to win her back. Small problem … she’s engaged to<br />

someone else. You’ve seen the movie … you may have read the book … but read it (and<br />

weep) again anyway. It’s not called a classic heartbreaker for nothing. And to celebrate<br />

the 25th anniversary edition, we’ve got a special giveaway … three people can win a<br />

copy of The Notebook plus a case of Fat bastard Rosé … your next book club<br />

get-together’s going to be very special indeed. To enter, visit Get It National Magazines<br />

on Facebook and enter on The Notebook’s post.<br />

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Wish list<br />

Here’s to an indulgent <strong>April</strong>…<br />


botanical and<br />

folksy jewellery<br />

Feeling the need for a pepme-up<br />

as the days grow<br />

cooler and greyer? Then<br />

Muga Muga Handmade<br />

Jewellery, created by artist<br />

Marjorie Human, has a<br />

piece of jewellery that will<br />

do the trick. Muga Muga<br />

stocks a Botanical range,<br />

which celebrates nature’s<br />

intricacies, while the Folk<br />

range evokes a Frida Kahlo<br />

vibe, and the Fynbos range<br />

transports you straight to<br />

the Cape. Prices range from<br />

R80 to R300.<br />

Compiled by: MARGARET LINSTRÖM<br />

WE’RE BUYING fresh flowers<br />

Spoil yourself, or someone special, with a bunch of locally grown flowers.<br />

Talmira van der Westhuizen of Talflorals sells her colourful bunches of<br />

assorted blooms for R150 at Moors at Northridge Mall and Jack and Jill<br />

Food Co.<br />

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INTO freshly<br />

baked bread<br />

At Jack and Jill Food<br />

Co. in the Loch Logan<br />

Waterfront you can buy<br />

freshly baked bread<br />

for R25 a loaf. Fresh<br />

bread is the<br />

perfect canvas<br />

for literally<br />

a hundred<br />

different<br />

toppings,<br />

but why not<br />

pretend you’re<br />

dining in the Tuscan<br />

countryside and serve<br />

bruschetta. It’s a delicious<br />

dish, which takes toast to a<br />

new level. Simply toast the<br />

bread, drizzle with olive oil,<br />

top with ripe tomato slices<br />

and basil leaves, and enjoy.<br />


our brain health<br />

Are you or the kids feeling like your<br />

brains are filled with candyfloss?<br />

Then try Brain Health, which sells<br />

for R369 at Balans in the Brandwag<br />

Centre. It’s a supplement, which<br />

contains all the nutrients required<br />

for optimal brain health and<br />

function. It can be used with<br />

confidence by children and adults<br />

of all ages in times of stress and<br />

throughout the year.<br />


New and Exclusive Forage and Feast<br />

Tomato & Chilli Cheese Topper<br />

This delicious topping, which sells for R34,99<br />

at Checkers and Checkers Hyper, is the perfect<br />

solution to unappetising crackers. No more endof-the-month<br />

dry cracker problems – simply top<br />

with Checkers Forage and Feast Tomato & Chilli<br />

Cheese Topper, and you’re dining like royalty.<br />

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The power of good<br />

nutrition<br />

If you need living<br />

proof that nutrition<br />

is the foundation of<br />

good health, look no<br />

further than 62-yearold<br />

dietician, Ilsabé<br />

Spoelstra. She has the<br />

energy and verve of<br />

someone half her age,<br />

and she ascribes it to<br />

healthy living…<br />

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I really lived life<br />

to the brim and<br />

learnt so much<br />

– especially that<br />

nothing you do<br />

in life is in vain<br />

Ilsabé, who grew up on a farm in the Stormberge in the Eastern Cape, was<br />

inspired by the example set by her dynamo mother, who was a nursing sister<br />

and became a hospital matron at a young age. “She doctored the people<br />

who lived and worked on our farm and on neighbouring farms. I was her<br />

enthusiastic ‘assistant’.” This exposure to caring for others, coupled with a love<br />

for cooking, prompted her to become a dietician.<br />

After school, she headed to the then Potchefstroom University where she<br />

earned a BSc in Dietetics and Physiology, followed by a postgraduate diploma<br />

in Hospital Dietetics and an honours degree in Dietetics. In that time, her<br />

friendship with her now husband, Jan, blossomed into something lasting – a<br />

union of kindred spirits. Ilsabé explains, “Jan and I complement one another,<br />

we’re both scientists; he is an agricultural scientist and I’m a dietician. I’m the slightly more<br />

cautious one, while Jan is the one who will say, ‘Let’s do it!’”.<br />

A few years after getting married, they headed back to Burgersdorp. It was not long before she<br />

opened a dietetics practice. “It was a novel concept for the people of the area and after a while<br />

patients from 22 neighbouring towns visited my practice.” Ilsabé acknowledges, in her candid<br />

way, that it was not always easy to balance motherhood and a busy practice. “We already had<br />

two sons and there was another on the way. I had to ride into town from the farm often –<br />

come rain, or shine, or snow.”<br />

During this time, Ilsabé realised that many women who lived on the farm were unemployed.<br />

She started a Merino wool and Angora rabbit spinning business, which<br />

created work for and taught skills to rural people. Ilsabé says her time in<br />

this farming community taught her valuable lessons. “I really lived life to<br />

the brim and learnt so much – especially that nothing you do in life is in<br />

vain.”<br />

In 1997, the Spoelstras, with four little boys in tow, returned to<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein, where Ilsabé opened a practice at the Mediclinic<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein. Fueled by the desire to learn more, she attended various<br />

courses, including one on nutritional supplementation at Tygerberg<br />

Hospital. Ilsabé says the courses in Molecular Biology and the Reversal of<br />

Cognitive Decline were “an eye-opener” for her, and brought with them<br />

the realisation that she and her husband should establish a wellness<br />

space in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein where they could convey the importance<br />

of healthy food and scientific supplementation, and how diseases<br />

originated. She was, and still is, adamant that this venture of theirs would<br />

be based on science, and not fads. From this, Balans was born, and today<br />

it has two branches – one in the Brandwag Centre and the other in<br />

Northridge Mall.<br />

One of Jan and Ilsabé’s success stories at Balans is a high-fibre porridge,<br />

commonly known as “perrepap” because of the teff it contains. Many years in private practice<br />

showed Ilsabé that most people do not get enough fibre from their diets, which leads to<br />

countless health issues. This made her think back to her childhood and the porridge they ate<br />

on the farm, and to the knowledge that was conveyed from her great-grandmother to her<br />

grandmother, her mother, and to her. Hence, her husband and the Balans team decided to<br />

develop and sell this product. The “perrepap” has had “babies” in the meantime, and has been<br />

joined by teff crackers, teff flour, and “perrepap” rusks.<br />

Asked about diets, Ilsabé says that she advocates for “undieting”. She believes that people<br />

should escape, or be “released”, from the diet roundabout. Instead, “People should carry the<br />

knowledge of good eating habits within them. Thus, I believe in mentoring and coaching my<br />

patients so that they are able to make healthier choices.”<br />

And, no, in case you’re wondering, Ilsabé has no plans of retiring any time soon (if ever). “I<br />

might make small changes to my schedule so that Jan and I can travel and spend more time<br />

with our granddaughters.” For now, she remains fascinated by her “first love” – critical care<br />

nutrition – which after decades of practice, she is confident in the knowledge that “I know<br />

what I am doing!”.<br />

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THE<br />

FAITH<br />

IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK…particularly in uncertain times, says Faith Leinaeng-Tsatsi,<br />

a clinical psychologist. Here she talks brain health, coping, and practicing self-care…<br />


Faith wears many hats. She works at the Free State Psychiatric<br />

Complex’s Child Unit Outpatient Department, lectures at the<br />

University of the Free State, and runs a private practice after<br />

hours. Faith explains, “In all honesty, I’m living my passion in<br />

both my career and family life. I get to wake up every day to<br />

make an impact in people’s lives while enjoying continued<br />

support from my family”. She credits her success to a “very<br />

supportive husband and family. They have been and<br />

continue to be the driving force and I’m truly blessed and<br />

grateful to have them in my life.”<br />

Faith did however dream of another career as a child. “My<br />

dream was to be a pilot ... so, if I could have been anything<br />

else, I would probably be flying planes, jets or helicopters<br />

around South Africa or internationally.”<br />

Born and bred in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein, Faith decided to enroll at<br />

the UFS after school to qualify as a psychologist as people’s<br />

behaviour and their perspectives on issues have always<br />

fascinated her. “I wondered how it was possible that two<br />

individuals, with similar backgrounds, experiences and<br />

influences could turn out so differently. I wanted to know<br />

about people’s lived experiences, what their intrinsic<br />

motivations were, and how they overcame life challenges,<br />

but why other people could not overcome their adversities.<br />

I figured, if I understood human behaviour, surely I could try<br />

to intervene to bring positive change or insight into people’s<br />

lives.”<br />

What this mother of one loves most about her job, is “seeing<br />

how people’s lives grow and unfold for their own betterhood<br />

– on their own terms and conditions; and facilitating people’s<br />

processes to a point where positive change and growth is<br />

achieved is fulfilling.”<br />

Asked about how people can improve their brain health,<br />

Faith explains that it is largely impacted by our daily activities<br />

and lifestyle choices. “Health and diet play an integral part<br />

as what we consume has a bearing on our optimal brain<br />

functioning. Therefore, engaging in exercise, good sleeping<br />

patterns, and limiting or avoiding substance and tobacco<br />

abuse are nutritionally good habits that can optimise brain<br />

health.”<br />

She adds that the brain is often considered a muscle –<br />

“thus, ensuring that you stimulate your brain (through<br />

reading, doing arts and crafts, and studying) can make it<br />

more efficient. As socialising is important, ensure that you<br />

surround yourself with people who are optimistic and who<br />

are able to offer you constructive criticism and broaden<br />

your thinking. Avoid people who tend to be pessimistic and<br />

cynical – as this can not only be harmful to your brain health,<br />

but also detrimental to your mental health.” “Lastly,” she says,<br />

“it’s imperative to find effective ways of dealing with stress.<br />

Having operative coping strategies will aid in effective<br />

adaptation and improved brain health.”<br />

Faith acknowledges that 2020 was “a rough year for the<br />

majority of people”. “The greatest challenges,” she says,<br />

“were probably the loss of loved ones, adjustments<br />

to ‘the new normal’, and learning new and different<br />

ways of being operational. This is a time when<br />

many students and learners need support in the<br />

respective areas of their lives, as some were and<br />

are still fighting secret battles. In this regard,<br />

students and learners should reach out and<br />

indicate if or when they are not coping. It’s OK<br />

not to be OK, particularly when living in such<br />

times of uncertainty.”<br />

But, how does someone who deals with others’<br />

battles every day recharge? Faith answers<br />

that she practices self-care, self-love and selfappreciation.<br />

“I surround myself with optimistic<br />

people who are supportive and who allow me to be<br />

supportive to them. I allow myself room to make mistakes<br />

and I love chasing new tasks or directions that challenge and<br />

motivate me to grow.”<br />

And what does the future hold for this highflier? “In five<br />

years’ time, I hope to have completed my second Master’s<br />

degree in Health Systems and to hopefully be enrolled for<br />

my doctorate in Psychology. I also wish to run a successful<br />

private practice focusing on children and adolescents, and<br />

forensic and medico-legal assessments.”<br />

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Letlotlo Venger (2), one of the first patients of the new<br />

Mediclinic <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein Day Clinic, is seen here with<br />

Dr Conrad Bouwer, Dr Aubrey Coetzer, and Marthen<br />

Venger (father).<br />




Quick, convenient yet effective treatment at a hospital is what<br />

every patient dreams of. This may be one of the reasons the<br />

new Day Clinic at Mediclinic is such a great initiative.<br />

Text and Photographs: HEIDRE MALGAS<br />

Tharina Viljoen (13), another one of<br />

Mediclinic <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein Day Clinic’s first<br />

patients, is supported by her mother,<br />

Marlene Viljoen.

This clinic concentrates mainly on minor surgical procedures or day-case<br />

surgeries that will enable the day clinic to not only be efficient but also costeffective<br />

without compromising on the high clinical standards of the main<br />

hospital.<br />

Day-case surgeries, according to Carl Bürhmann, Mediclinic General<br />

Manager, refer to patients undergoing planned, non-emergency surgical<br />

procedures and who are admitted and discharged on the day of surgery.<br />

According to him, one of the major functions of the day hospital is to free<br />

beds in the main hospital. “Simple, speedy and easy access will be the order<br />

of the day, patients will have the added advantage of knowing their exact<br />

date and time of admission, as well as expected theatre and discharge<br />

times,” he said.<br />

“The client therefore experiences little to no waiting period before and after<br />

surgery, because everything will be carefully pre-arranged. Coupled with<br />

the fact that services are offered in a friendly, non-threatening environment,<br />

with well-trained staff, it can only ease the patient’s stress levels while<br />

focusing on recovery.”<br />

Mediclinic <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein Day Clinic offers three fully equipped theatres<br />

with specialised staff catering to non-acute procedures. Thirty beds are<br />

available at the hospital and it boasts<br />

state-of-the-art equipment that makes<br />

the experience a pleasant one for the<br />

patient without compromising on<br />

quality healthcare.<br />

The flow of the day clinic is enhanced<br />

by the new cubicle design which offers<br />

ample time for patients to recover<br />

in privacy before they are safely<br />

discharged.<br />

The new cubicle design allows<br />

elements such as patient privacy to<br />

be optimised while at the same time<br />

providing ease of access for nurses and<br />

Carl Bührmann, Angela Waring, Dr Johan Grobbelaar and Dr Muzi Mngomezulu doctors involved in the care. The layout<br />

of the cubicles also offer the nurses a<br />

full view of the patients before and after surgery.<br />

“The long anticipated project’s main purpose is to relieve bed capacity in<br />

the main hospital, to move some of the day cases to the day clinic and to<br />

lessen the frustration of the patients as well, which means that they will<br />

no longer be uncertain as to whether they will have a bed and when their<br />

scheduled surgery time is,” said Angela Waring, Manager of the Day Clinic.<br />

A few doctors at the hospital agree that this indeed is a convenient option.<br />

Dr Muzi Mngomezulu, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, says that for<br />

minimal invasive surgery, same-day discharge makes it an ideal choice.<br />

“The day clinic will act as a non-Covid-19 unit with patients being tested<br />

before coming in for their elective procedures,” Bürhmann added.<br />

“In addition, there is screening on admission and all staff members have<br />

been equipped with the necessary PPEs to ensure that they are safe and<br />

able to safely care for all their patients, whatever their medical needs.”<br />

The Mediclinic Day Clinic opened its doors on 15 March 20<strong>21</strong>. It is colocated<br />

on the premises of Mediclinic <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein at the corner of Kellner<br />

Street and Parfitt Avenue and predominantly serves people residing in and<br />

around <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein.<br />

Details: Contact Sr Angela Waring<br />

051 404 6647

Autumn<br />

hues<br />

As the weather cools down, we turn to<br />

shades of soft fawn and mushroom, of<br />

lush chocolate and cappuccino … with<br />

rich textures to nourish and protect.<br />

An uplifting scent for the season … Elizabeth<br />

Arden My Fifth Avenue EDP, R1085 from Clicks<br />

or Superbalist • Brand new Clarins Everlasting<br />

Foundation and Everlasting Concealer –<br />

24-hour wear, matte finish, high coverage but<br />

super lightweight, and with skincare benefits.<br />

Not much you can ask for, really. R560 and<br />

R400 from clarins.co.za<br />

We love this East India Islands range for men from EarthSap …<br />

there’s a body wash, R109, and hand and body lotion, R79. Both from<br />

madebynature.co.za • Intense, affordable skincare … win-win.<br />

Skin Oil from Africa’s Coconut Oil Intensive Skin Care moisturises<br />

hydrates, is geat on scars and stretch marks and is excellent for dry and<br />

ageing skin. R75 from takealot.com • Just because the weather’s cooler,<br />

doesn’t mean you can go without suncare. Sothys Sensitive Zones<br />

Protective Fluid SPF50 gives high protection against solar radiation …<br />

wear it every single day. R675. For stockists, ring 0<strong>21</strong>-701-2900.<br />

Play up your eyes<br />

with Elizabeth Arden<br />

High Drama Eyeliner in<br />

Espresso, R280.00<br />

• Staying with the<br />

matte look, and with<br />

ingredients that nourish,<br />

hydrate and protect,<br />

we’re loving this<br />

RVBLAB Matt &<br />

Velvet Lipstick in No 33,<br />

R330. Stockist details:<br />

0<strong>21</strong>-701-2900<br />

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Mini bottles of nail perfection. These<br />

Mavala varnishes are perfectly sized<br />

… just 5ml, so you’ll finish the bottle<br />

before you get bored with the shade.<br />

For Autumn, we’ve chosen Brown<br />

Break. R105 from Clicks, Dis-Chem and<br />

Woolworths. • NUXE Reve de Miel Lip<br />

Balm is concentrated and full of benefits.<br />

It combines honey, vegetable oils and<br />

Propolis, a rare and precious ingredient<br />

from the hive, and immediately relieves,<br />

intensely nourishes and repairs very dry<br />

and damaged lips. Lovely<br />

melting texture and<br />

grapefruit scent, too.<br />

R250 from Woolworths,<br />

Truworths and Foschini.<br />

Neutral tones work<br />

well for dressing<br />

between seasons.<br />

Great relaxed styling,<br />

too, for WFH and<br />

school lifts and<br />

coffee dates with a<br />

girlfriend. R799 from<br />

poetrystores.co.za<br />

This Bodycare range from Africa Savanna Shea is one<br />

of our new top buys. The range includes body scrubs,<br />

lotions and butters, hand and body washes, and bath salts.<br />

With shea butter and vitamin E, they are top quality, and<br />

really affordable (priced from R49.95 to R84.95). You’ll find<br />

them at selected Pick n Pay and Checkers stores, or online<br />

bodycarefromafrica.co.za<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Bye-bye summer …<br />


Dusty pinks. Moody blues. Classic coral – all of autumn’s<br />

softer colour palette can be at found at<br />

Awerbuchs Bargain House<br />

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With autumn here and winter around the corner, it’s time to add to the<br />

wardrobe of every member of the family at Awerbuchs. Dad looking for a<br />

slightly more formal shirt and chinos? Mom wanting a pair of comfy jeans, a<br />

classy top and a leather bag? Check. Not-so-little man in the mood for trendy<br />

denims and statement vellies? Little sis coveting a girly top and jeans like Mom,<br />

plus a Roxy bag for school? Check. All your new season clothing shopping<br />

sorted at Awerbuchs Bargain House.<br />

Shop instore or online at Awerbuchs.co.za. Awerbuchs Bargain House, retailers<br />

of quality clothing since 1900, stocks leading brands such as Lee, Under<br />

Armour, African Nature, Veldskoen, Adidas, Hi-Tec, Wildebees, Solomon and<br />

Fox. Round off your look with a range of accessories ... belts, caps, hats, leather<br />

bags, hunting and travel gear.<br />

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Affordable & easy<br />

vegan tapas<br />

Recipes developed and styled by YENA MGOBHOZI / @KITCHENNEWGYM. Photographer: ELSA VERMEULEN<br />

Food blogger, recipe developer and founder of Kitchen New Gym, Yena<br />

Mgobhozi, is bringing Spain right to your table with this easy, affordable<br />

and easy vegan tapas. Yena is wellknown<br />

for inspiring healthy<br />

living among South<br />

Africans and is a firm<br />

believer that weight loss<br />

starts in the kitchen<br />


Ingredients<br />

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed • 2 tbsp plain vegan yoghurt<br />

1 large garlic clove • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • Juice of ½ lemon<br />

• Salt and black pepper to taste<br />

Method<br />

Place all the ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth<br />

and creamy. Taste the hummus for seasoning before chilling in the<br />

fridge for 30 minutes for the flavours to mingle.<br />

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SALAD<br />

Ingredients<br />

250g baby tomatoes, cut in half<br />

1/3 English cucumber, diced<br />

¼ medium red onion, finely<br />

chopped<br />

2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped<br />

2 tbsp vinegar<br />

Salt and black pepper to taste<br />

Method<br />

Combine the tomatoes, cucumber,<br />

onion and parsley in a bowl. Dress<br />

with vinegar, and salt and pepper.<br />

Give everything a good toss before<br />

eating.<br />



Ingredients<br />

2 large eggplants, sliced<br />

lengthwise<br />

175g vegan mixed herb cashew<br />

cheese<br />

Salt and pepper to taste<br />

Oil to fry<br />

Method<br />

Lightly season each eggplant<br />

slice with salt and pepper. Fry<br />

slices of eggplant in a pan with<br />

a few drizzles of oil. Cook until<br />

golden brown and tender.<br />

Transfer the cooked eggplant<br />

to a plate with paper towel to<br />

absorb any excess oil. Allow the<br />

eggplant to slightly cool before<br />

adding two teaspoons of cheese<br />

to each eggplant slice. Roll up<br />

the eggplant and secure with a<br />

toothpick. Before serving, sprinkle<br />

with chopped fresh parsley.<br />


Ingredients<br />

1 tsp olive oil<br />

½ medium red onion, thinly sliced<br />

2 cloves garlic, minced<br />

100g green stuffed olives<br />

Black pepper to taste<br />

Method<br />

In a small saucepan fry the onion<br />

in oil until translucent. Add the<br />

garlic and cook until fragrant.<br />

Add the olives and black pepper<br />

to taste. Sauté the olives for 30<br />

seconds. Serve hot or cold.

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LIVING<br />

The fact that we were<br />

unable to exercise and also<br />

resorted to unhealthy eating<br />

habits during the biggest part of<br />

the national lockdown, has taken<br />

its toll on our health in a variety<br />

of ways. However, now that the lockdown<br />

had been eased, there is no reason not to<br />

re-embrace our health and return to a healthier way of living.<br />

Do’s & don’ts of<br />


Maintaining sufficient nutrients in our bodies is not<br />

always easy. Our bodies create collagen, but over time,<br />

the rate at which this happens declines, and that’s<br />

when we need to supplement to keep our levels up.<br />

According to Catherine Clark, owner and founder of<br />

The Harvest Table, collagen loading may just be the<br />

answer.<br />

“Collagen loading is essentially consuming a triple<br />

dose of collagen over a 30-day period. During this<br />

time, your body receives all of the amino acids it<br />

requires to target any issues you may be having with<br />

your skin, joints, muscles or bones,” Catherine explains.<br />

But is it safe to take high doses of collagen over a<br />

short period? Catherine says collagen is generally<br />

considered to be a safe and nontoxic daily<br />

supplement for healthy individuals.<br />

“It is, however, always wise to seek the advice of a<br />

trained healthcare professional before significantly<br />

increasing your collagen intake,” she adds.<br />

Catherine offers three additional benefits of collagen loading:<br />

• Improves your skin, hair and nails: Collagen is the component<br />

responsible for skin elasticity and firmness, strong nails and<br />

healthy hair.<br />

• Relieves joint pain and improves flexibility: The Journal<br />

of Orofacial Research states that our bones contain a<br />

combination of hard mineral and flexible collagen, which<br />

makes the bone harder than cartilage, without being brittle.<br />

• Increases muscle strength: Research shows that<br />

supplementing with collagen (which contains protein) can<br />

decrease muscle protein breakdown and increase muscle<br />

mass and strength after exercise<br />

Catherine cautions people who have not been taking a collagen<br />

supplement to first start with two tablespoons of The Harvest<br />

Table’s Premium Pure Collagen Granules.<br />

After one week, they can then start taking six tablespoons over<br />

30 days. This would be the collagen loading period. She adds that<br />

if you have any side effects during the loading period, rather go<br />

back to the regular dose.<br />

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After weeks of excessive<br />

overeating and drinking during<br />

the holidays, many people<br />

typically turn to drastic diets<br />

or major detoxes to get their<br />

bodies back on track. However,<br />

experts warn that there are no<br />

quick fixes.<br />

According to Adele du Toit,<br />

spokesperson for the SA Rooibos<br />

Council (SARC), the average<br />

person consumes a whopping<br />

6 000 to 7 000 calories during the<br />

festive season – that’s two to three<br />

times more than they normally<br />

would.<br />

“Fasting, skipping meals and living<br />

off juice for a week are not the<br />

answer and will only leave you<br />

hungry and irritable. If you really<br />

want a long-term solution, you<br />

are far better off making a series<br />

of small, sensible and sustainable<br />

changes,” says Du Toit.<br />

These changes may include:<br />

• Eating plenty of fresh fruit and<br />

vegetables<br />

• Cutting back on saturated fat,<br />

sugar and salt<br />

• Limiting your alcohol intake<br />

• Giving up smoking<br />

• Exercising daily<br />

• Getting enough sleep<br />

• Switching coffee, soft drinks<br />

or fruit juice for water or<br />

healthy herbal teas, such as<br />

Rooibos.<br />

“This way you are much more<br />

likely to stick to your new health<br />

regime, while reaping the rewards,”<br />

says Du Toit.<br />

She adds that when we eat<br />

healthily our bodies can detoxify<br />

efficiently, but when we consume<br />

food with additives, preservatives,<br />

artificial flavours and colourants<br />

and drink too much alcohol, this<br />

function is hampered.<br />

“Tea-drinking may aid in the detox<br />

process by encouraging adequate<br />

fluid intake. For generations, our<br />

indigenous Rooibos tea has been<br />

used to treat a variety of ailments<br />

ranging from colic to allergies, but<br />

it’s also a great way to rejuvenate<br />

your body.”<br />


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Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive condition which can cause<br />

blindness if not treated in time. Glaucoma occurs when the optic<br />

nerve cannot handle the pressure in the eye and sustains damage.<br />

Any person can develop Glaucoma, but certain people have a<br />

higher risk than others. This includes people with a family history of<br />

Glaucoma as well as people above the age of 40 years. Patients with<br />

diabetes or who are short-sighted also have a higher risk.<br />

During the initial stages of Glaucoma one does not experience any<br />

symptoms. Vision is normal and there is no noticeable pain. A patient<br />

slowly loses his or her sight. Unfortunately, the damage done to the<br />

optic nerve is permanent, but with early treatment further loss of vision<br />

can be delayed. The first line of treatment is eye drops. It must be<br />

used on a daily basis to control the pressure.<br />

It is therefore important to visit your ophthalmologist regularly. They<br />

can monitor the pressure and provide special tests to determine the<br />

extent of damage to your optic nerve.<br />

All people above the age of 40 should visit an ophthalmologist to<br />

screen for Glaucoma.


Life Rosepark Hospital<br />

Conveniently located in the suburb of Fichardt Park in<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein is the 251-bed Life Rosepark Hospital, which<br />

has an excellent reputation for quality service and clinical<br />

excellence. Complementing the outstanding facilities,<br />

including 10 theatres, is a dedicated team of first-class<br />

healthcare professionals, offering specialised care in over 20<br />

medical and surgical disciplines. Details: Contact Hannika.<br />

struwig@lifehealthcare.co.za for more information on the services,<br />

facility and specialists or visit www.lifehealthcare.co.za<br />

Life Pasteur Hospital Rehabilitation<br />

Life Pasteur Hospital is an accredited, dedicated acute physical rehabilitation<br />

unit in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein. Its focus is on specialised health care dedicated<br />

to treating and rehabilitating clients who have become acutely<br />

disabled by a stroke, major trauma, brain injury, spinal cord injury or by<br />

complex orthopaedic, neurological or medical conditions. Experienced<br />

interdisciplinary teams, working together to achieve optimal functional<br />

independence through acute rehabilitation programmes that are custom<br />

developed for each patient, staff the hospital. Details: E-mail Hannika.struwig@<br />

lifehealthcare.co.za or visit www.lifehealthcare.co.za, for more information on the<br />

services, facilities and specialists.<br />

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Life Rosepark Baby Clinic<br />

You care for your little one with love. We offer you support<br />

with friendliness, empathy and warmth. The Life Rosepark Baby<br />

Clinic is situated in the serene Pretty Gardens Lifestyle Centre in<br />

Langenhovenpark, <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein. At the Life Rosepark Baby Clinic<br />

our qualified and skilled nursing staff offer the following services:<br />

breastfeeding consultation and information; scheduled immunisation for<br />

babies and toddlers; weekly weighing of your baby for the first six weeks<br />

after birth; and insightful pre-birth classes. Details: Please contact us at<br />

051 451 14<strong>21</strong> for an appointment or any information needed.<br />

Life Renal Dialysis Unit<br />

Life Rosepark Hospital renal dialysis unit provides dialysis treatment to patients suffering<br />

acute or chronic kidney failure. Our unit incorporates the latest technology in renal<br />

treatment, offering treatment to persons in all stages of kidney failure, from pre-dialysis to<br />

chronic dialysis. Our unit is managed by a Nephrologist and a clinical team to assist and<br />

support you through your treatment plan. Details: Contact us on 051 505 5533 or<br />

email Hannika.struwig@lifehealthcare.co.za, if you or a loved one have recently been<br />

diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or if you require more information about the services<br />

offered at Life Renal Dialysis.<br />

Life EMS<br />

The Life Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides comprehensive medical<br />

assistance, when time is of the essence. Our highly qualified paramedics<br />

understand that care should not start in the emergency room, but on<br />

scene, where it may have the most impact. Our Life EMS paramedic<br />

services includes qualified paramedics specifically trained in<br />

Advanced Life Support; free paramedic service to our surrounding<br />

communities within a radius of 100-150km from <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein;<br />

management of medical emergencies and accident scenes<br />

including the management of transport to the nearest appropriate<br />

facility. When seconds count, choose Life. For 24-hour medical emergency<br />

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Coping with<br />


One of the primary<br />

reasons why most<br />

people feel mentally<br />

drained, even<br />

though it is quite<br />

early in the year, is<br />

being in a constant<br />

state of high alert<br />

since the Covid-19<br />

pandemic reared its<br />

ugly head early last<br />

year.<br />

This could be a symptom of “pandemic<br />

fatigue”, which takes its toll on our energy<br />

levels over a prolonged period.<br />

Abdurahman Kenny, Mental Health Portfolio<br />

Manager at Pharma Dynamics, says anxiety,<br />

depression and stress are exhausting by nature<br />

and have a huge impact on our mood, ability<br />

to concentrate and our energy levels.<br />

“Add to the mix 12 months of living through a<br />

pandemic, and it takes matters to an entirely<br />

different level. We’ve been in constant fight or<br />

flight mode and many have reached a mental<br />

health breaking point.”<br />

He says those who are starting the year off still<br />

working or studying remotely, are also feeling<br />

the compounded effects of hours of video<br />

conferencing. While the use of Zoom, Skype,<br />

Teams and Google Meet have now become<br />

commonplace, video conferencing can be<br />

exhausting.<br />

Kenny says the constant bombardment of<br />

information around Covid-19 in the media has<br />

also contributed to the mental exhaustion<br />

experienced by so many.<br />

“In some cases, pandemic fatigue could induce<br />

reckless behaviour. No matter how intense<br />

your fatigue around the crisis, you should<br />

continue to exercise caution,” he encourages.<br />

If you’re suffering from pandemic fatigue,<br />

try the following coping mechanisms to<br />

help you stay the course:<br />

• Recognise and deal with signs of Covid-19<br />

fatigue as soon as they arise.<br />

• Don’t be a martyr by continuing to selfisolate<br />

if you’re not sick.<br />

• Create a healthy routine that will make<br />

you and your family thrive in the new<br />

normal.<br />

• Practice self-care by finding something<br />

that invigorates your body and mind.<br />

• Limit media consumption by following<br />

one or two reliable sources.<br />

• Plan fun outings and things to look<br />

forward to without putting you or your<br />

loved ones at risk.<br />

• Give yourself a pep talk every morning to<br />

stay positive.<br />


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Due to the effects of Covid-19 parents may have<br />

seen a change in their children during the last few<br />

months, including increased instances of anger<br />

outbursts, sometimes of the explosive kind.<br />




According to Educational Psychologist, Dr Greg Pienaar,<br />

principal at The Bridge Assisted Learning School, there has<br />

definitely been an increase in the number of South African<br />

children struggling to manage anger and anxiety and have<br />

outbursts quite distinct from the run-of-the-mill.<br />

Contributing factors to the impact of the pandemic on<br />

children are:<br />

• Changed routines<br />

• Breaks in continuity of learning<br />

• Breaks in continuity of healthcare<br />

• Significant life events that were missed<br />

• Loss of safety and security<br />

“Parents and teachers need to respond appropriately<br />

to meltdowns and not immediately react with harsh<br />

punishment arising from their own anger. It is important to<br />

model calm and considered behaviour at this point.<br />

“The most important first step is to understand that there is<br />

a reason for the meltdown, and then to determine what that<br />

reason is,” Pienaar says.<br />

To bring the situation back to normal, parents should ensure<br />

that they:<br />

Get all routines back to normal as soon as possible. Try<br />

to get life at home back to a predictable routine. Explain<br />

why it is necessary and why everyone is going to stick to<br />

it. Children need predictable routines, boundaries and<br />

restrictions to give them the parameters in which they can<br />

explore and thrive.<br />

Harness ‘in the moment’ situations. Under normal<br />

circumstances, an anger tantrum may call for a timeout.<br />

However, instead of timeouts, try time-ins. Sending children<br />

away and into isolation may sometimes worsen the<br />

situation. Rather take the child for a walk or sit in a park, and<br />

be there for him or her.<br />

“If this does not help, and the outbursts continue or escalate,<br />

it is advisable that parents seek additional intervention<br />

to address the matter early and before greater emotional<br />

trauma develops,” Pienaar concludes.<br />

Dr Phoebe Nel and Dr Christine Steyn are the medical doctors at<br />

BEATi Medical Aesthetic Clinic. These two doctors have a huge passion<br />

for medicine and people. At BEATi we focus on holistic healthcare and<br />

wellness. The COVID pandemic changed our lives forever and we will<br />

always have to be more careful with our health. We recommend that<br />

you keep fit and have a balanced and healthy diet.<br />

Basic rules still apply:<br />

1. Wear your mask. 2. Wash your hands. 3. Social distancing.<br />

Our flu-season is still coming, and we still see our usual illnesses.<br />

Take care of yourself and if you do experience any flu-like symptoms –<br />

do not hesitate to call your doctor.<br />

Details: Contact us in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein at 051 4462723 or www.beati.co.za<br />

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Photographer: JUAN PINNICK



THE ART OF<br />

healing<br />

“Homeopathy is a time-tested treatment. Since its conception<br />

over 200 years ago it has become a well-established<br />

system of medicine and according to the World Health<br />

Organisation (WHO) homeopathy is the second largest<br />

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