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DAKALO<br />


Pursuing healthcare dreams<br />

Embrace the vibrant<br />

colours of sunshine<br />

Avocado<br />

bagels craze<br />

takes over<br />

WIN!<br />

A bottle of<br />

Bella Tropicale<br />

REVAMP<br />



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Healthy<br />

& simple<br />

A trio of plant-based recipes<br />

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GET IT<br />

Editorial<br />

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Get It JHB <strong>South</strong><strong>East</strong> is distributed free<br />

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contents<br />


4 Embrace community events for a fantastic time<br />

6 Experience excitement, mystery and a touch of romance<br />


8 Embrace the vibrant hues of sunshine<br />

SOCIAL<br />

10 The New Chocolate Factory is now open for business<br />

11 Championship fever grips the town<br />

PEOPLE<br />

12 Meet Dakalo Munenyiwa, a compassionate doctor from Glenvista<br />

14 Monique Piderit and Taneesha Murray embody the power of nutrition<br />

BEAUTY<br />

16 Revitalize your look and feel rejuvenated<br />

HEALTH<br />

18 Dive into the world of gut health<br />

FOOD<br />

20 Simplifying health for a better life<br />

22 Explore the world of avocado toasties<br />


<strong>24</strong> Retreat, recharge and refuel at the Sala Beach House<br />

25 Conquer stress with ease<br />


28 Harness the restoring power of greenery<br />

TRAVEL<br />

32 Discover the charm of KZN Midlands for a unique getaway<br />

SPOIL<br />

34 Win a bottle of Oscar de La Renta Bella Tropicale<br />

COVER<br />

Dakalo Munenyiwa; wears Zethe Zimela.<br />

Make-Up by - Dakalo Munenyiwa.<br />

Photographed by - Lonwabo Zimela<br />

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A hot date!<br />

Get out your diary - there’s so much to enjoy this month<br />

Get ready for a muddy adventure at Muddy Princess, an exclusive 5km obstacle<br />

mud run just for women. Happening at Rietvlei Zoo Farm on <strong>Apr</strong>il 7 from<br />

8am to 6pm, it’s a day of fun, not competition! Run, walk, crawl, and laugh your<br />

way through the course with friends. Supporters are welcome too! Bag drop<br />

and shower services available. Register now for a day of adventure! Details: Tickets<br />

available at Webtickets or info@muddyprincess.co.za<br />

If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least one month in advance to albertongetit1@caxton.co.za<br />

05<br />

Rock with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic<br />

at Joburg Theatre. Queen fans, get<br />

ready to rock from <strong>Apr</strong>il 5 to <strong>Apr</strong>il 14.<br />

Following its sold-out concerts in<br />

2023 and early 20<strong>24</strong>, the Queen: It’s<br />

a Kinda Magic tribute show returns<br />

to Joburg Theatre from <strong>Apr</strong>il 5 to 14.<br />

This time, it’s accompanied by the<br />

Rock Symphony Orchestra, promising<br />

an electrifying concert experience<br />

like never before. Immerse yourself<br />

in the grandeur of Queen’s greatest<br />

hits performed live by <strong>South</strong> African<br />

musicians and the Rock Symphony<br />

Orchestra led by star Italian conductor<br />

Roberto Molinelli. With big<br />

sound, large screens, and outlandish<br />

costumes, it’s a sensory overload of<br />

rock nostalgia. The show features<br />

lead vocalist Warren Vernon-Driscoll<br />

belting out Freddie Mercury’s iconic<br />

tunes, while Rusty Red channels Brian<br />

May’s famous guitar riffs. Audiences<br />

can expect a non-stop line-up of<br />

Queen anthems including We Will<br />

Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are<br />

the Champions, and many more. Xoliswa<br />

Nduneni-Ngema, CEO at Joburg<br />

City Theatres, assures audiences of<br />

an unforgettable experience. Details:<br />

Book your tickets now at www.joburgtheatre.com<br />

and get ready for a night of<br />

rock magic!<br />

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The Peoples Theatre invites audiences to experience the enchanting stage adaptation<br />

of Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. Directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith,<br />

this magical production follows Geppetto’s quest to understand the true essence<br />

of family. Featuring timeless songs like When You Wish Upon a Star and I’ve Got No<br />

Strings, accompanied by Stephen Schwartz’s captivating score, the show explores<br />

themes of identity and authenticity. With a dazzling set design, costumes, and choreography,<br />

My Son Pinocchio Jr promises a delightful experience for all ages. Showtimes<br />

vary for schools and the public, with tickets priced at R165 per person for<br />

the public, R130 for Kids Club members, and R140 for accompanying adults. Group<br />

rates are available for school bookings. Details: Call 011 877 6841, info@peoplestheatre.<br />

co.za or www.joburgtheatre.com<br />

08 MARCH -12 APRIL<br />

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04<br />

Gloucester Productions presents<br />

Amadeus starring Alan Committie<br />

at Montecasino Theatre from March<br />

8 to <strong>Apr</strong>il 7. Directed by Geoffrey<br />

Hyland, this timeless classic promises<br />

a fresh take on passion, jealousy, and<br />

vengeance. Committie leads a stellar<br />

cast, including Aidan Scott and Lisa<br />

Tredoux. The production, in collaboration<br />

with Carolyn Steyn and Siv Ngesi,<br />

offers an unforgettable blend of suspense,<br />

comedy, and Mozart’s music.<br />

Tickets range from R180 to R300, with<br />

student and senior discounts available.<br />

Details: Geraldine at geraldine@<br />

montetheatre.co.za or 011 511 1988.<br />

Experience the Extraordinary: Tanqua Kuru Bicycle Race 20<strong>24</strong>. Founded by<br />

Jeremy Crowder, the Tanqua Kuru Bicycle Race beckons riders to explore the<br />

Tankwa Karoo’s rugged beauty in a unique two-day gravel biking adventure<br />

covering 170 kilometers. Unlike traditional races, Tanqua Kuru prioritizes the<br />

rider’s experience and connection with nature, featuring surprising installations<br />

and beach set-ups along the route. Riders can choose between a challenging<br />

130km route or a shorter 55km option on day one, followed by a uniform 55km<br />

ride on day two. After a day of exploration, participants retreat to comfortable<br />

tents with amenities like bedding, lighting, and hot showers. Open to cyclists<br />

of all levels, the race promises a mix of seasoned mountain bikers and gravel<br />

biking enthusiasts competing for victory from May <strong>24</strong> to May 26. Entry includes<br />

meals, accommodation, refreshment stops, access to Tankwa Karoo National<br />

Park, and more. Don’t miss this extraordinary journey. Details: Register now at<br />

tanquakurubicyclerace.co.za.<br />

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05<br />

A special evening of cheese and<br />

wine, complemented by the talent of<br />

the popular singer, Mathys Roets, and<br />

a charming choir will take place on<br />

<strong>Apr</strong>il 5 at Ligstad in Alberton North.<br />

The evening starts at 6pm and promises<br />

to be an unforgettable experience<br />

for all visitors. Tickets cost R200<br />

per person. Secure parking will be<br />

available, with security keeping an eye<br />

on the area during the proceedings.<br />

Book your tickets today and get ready<br />

for an evening of entertainment and<br />

enjoyment. Details: 065 107 5566 or 082<br />

820 <strong>24</strong>75, or ngalboos@gmail.com<br />

Gear up for a night of laughter and celebration at the 11th Savanna<br />

13 Comics’ Choice Comedy Awards. This star-studded event promises to<br />

be a glamorous affair, bringing together the best and brightest in <strong>South</strong> African<br />

comedy. Hosted by the hilarious Mpho ‘Popps’ Modikoane, the awards ceremony<br />

will feature 12 categories honouring the top talents in the industry. From<br />

stand-up comedians to comedy writers, everyone’s favourite funny people will<br />

be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the world of humour. The<br />

festivities kick off with red carpet arrivals at 6pm, followed by the main event at<br />

8pm. Don’t miss the chance to rub shoulders with comedy’s elite and witness<br />

unforgettable performances from some of the country’s most beloved comedians.<br />

Details: www.comicschoice.com<br />

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Book club<br />

It’s all raging storms and missing guests and thrills and chills.<br />

With a chic-lit thrown in for those who don’t need the adrenalin rush.<br />

Alex Michaelides, author of The Private<br />

Patient, is all over social media talking<br />

about his latest novel, The Fury. A<br />

former movie star invites half a dozen<br />

guests to stay on a private Greek<br />

Island. Should be idyllic ... except one<br />

of the group is a killer. Told by Elliot<br />

Chase (is he good, is he bad?) it’s all<br />

love, obsession, murder ... and loads<br />

of twists. Penguin<br />

In Lisa Gardner’s Still See You Everywhere, missing persons<br />

specialist Frankie Elkin is on an isolated island off the coast<br />

of Hawaii. Her mission ... to find Lani, the missing sister of a<br />

Death Row serial killer known as The Beautiful Butcher.<br />

Lani is being held captive by her millionaire ex-boyfriend<br />

on the island and the only way to gain access is for Frankie<br />

to go undercover. But can Frankie really trust the word of<br />

a serial killer? It’s Lisa Gardner. You know it’s going to be a<br />

spectacular read. Penguin<br />

With a scare on each page, you’re going to need<br />

a stiff drink. And we’re loving The Pogues<br />

- the official whiskey of the legendary Celtic<br />

punk band, one which celebrates the poetic<br />

rebelliousness of the Irish. This blended Irish<br />

whiskey boasts distinctive notes of caramel,<br />

malt, dried dark fruit, spices, honey and a touch<br />

of vanilla. You can drink on the rocks, or with<br />

your fave mixer. There are no rules! Around R329<br />

from your local bottle store.<br />

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A week-long grief retreat on a<br />

beautiful country estate. A raging<br />

storm (there’s always a storm, isn’t<br />

there!). A missing guest. Many<br />

secrets. And a murderer. The Grief<br />

House by Rebecca Thorne may<br />

well be the most chilling book you<br />

read this year. Bloomsbury<br />

A group of friends reunite for<br />

a remote glamping holiday ...<br />

a relaxing long weekend. But<br />

before the weekend’s over, the<br />

20-year-long friendships start to<br />

crumble, there’s a storm (obvs),<br />

and one of the party is missing.<br />

No phone signal, no help, and<br />

a dead body. Twists, turns and<br />

chilling tension ... Hannah Richell’s<br />

The Search Party will keep you<br />

guessing. Simon and Schuster UK<br />

In this Michael Bennett thriller, a serial<br />

killer sniper is taking out impossible<br />

targets - all apparently unrelated - in<br />

New York. The profile ... great with a<br />

gun, probably ex-military. Which<br />

perfectly describes Bennett’s new<br />

partner - who’s quiet and secretive<br />

and often suspiciously absent from<br />

duty. Cross Hairs by James Patterson<br />

and James O’Born ... a really terrific<br />

read. Penguin<br />

A college girl looking for a new start,<br />

away from her small town, her family,<br />

and the memories of her dead best<br />

friend, moves into a shared house<br />

with a trio of new friends. All’s well -<br />

even if one is a little strange ... until<br />

one of them disappears, and a boy<br />

in the frat house next door is found<br />

dead. Only If You’re Lucky by Stacy<br />

Willingham ... great plot and sinister<br />

read. HarperCollins UK<br />

And the chic lit option ... What if you<br />

could skip the boring parts. The dating.<br />

The lazy flatmates. The climbing up<br />

the work ladder. Skipping straight<br />

to married, two perfect children,<br />

a high-powered job. When this<br />

happens to 26-year-old (now suddenly<br />

40-something) Lucy, she discovers<br />

that along with the good parts, there<br />

are surprises too. Sophie Cousens’<br />

The Good Part. Hodder and Stoughton<br />

Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

All books available at Exclusive Books and exclusivebooks.co.za<br />

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Wish list<br />

Cover me with sunshine<br />

An armful of joy. We’re besotted with the exquisite<br />

bracelets and necklaces from Lemons and Grace<br />

Studio ... they’re mostly one-off originals, are<br />

handmade and so affordable. These chartreuse<br />

porcelain beads with filigree silver (R400) and yellow<br />

Evil Eye and Czech crystal (R280) versions certainly<br />

meet the cover-me-with-sunshine brief. All deets and<br />

orders via Instagram on @lemonsandgracestudio<br />

The new fragrance in the iconic Signorina<br />

Fragrance Collection is Signorina Libera<br />

... a floral musky gourmand blend with<br />

alluring and unexpected notes ... all sparkling<br />

Velvet Pear and Calabrian Bergamot mixed<br />

with the aromatic freshness of Elemi, Rose<br />

Absolute and Plum Nectar, Italian Orris Butter and<br />

Pink Sugar, Cashmere Woods and Ambroxan. From<br />

R1299 from Edgars, Woolworths & Truworths.<br />

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Create a happy<br />

corner ... sunshine<br />

mini vase, R185 from<br />

thehomequarter.co.za.<br />

And grow pansies!<br />

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Frayed edge bucket<br />

hat with adjustable<br />

drawstring, R479<br />

from zara.com<br />

W Bath&Body Awake<br />

energising citrus blossom<br />

glycerine soap, R49.95, and<br />

everyday delights citrus body<br />

wash, R119 from Woolworths.<br />

Make a positive change ... and eat your bowl! These eco-friendly,<br />

wholesome, edible crisp Munch Bowls are perfect for picnics and<br />

functions ... they’re made of stone ground, unbleached wheat flour<br />

and digestive bran infused with rooibos tea for its antioxidant and<br />

preservative qualities. There are no nasties, they hold any food - even<br />

hot soup for up to three hours, are microwave and freezer friendly and<br />

come in a bowl and a saucer. And the best part ... once you’ve finished<br />

your food, you simply eat the bowl. They come in packs of between<br />

eight and twenty, and cost from around R4.35 a bowl.<br />

Details: marketing@<br />

munchinnovation.com or WhatsApp orders to 061-934-9313.<br />

Blondes have more fun!<br />

It’s time to bring playfulness back into<br />

the mix when it comes to drinking<br />

whisky. No more stuffy standards ...<br />

just the chance to let loose and make<br />

mixing whisky fun again. Bright and<br />

vibrant, Johnnie Walker Blonde is made<br />

from a blend of wheat whiskies and<br />

single malts predominantly matured<br />

in first-fill American oak casks, and<br />

has subtle fruit flavours with a gentle<br />

vanilla finish ... perfect for casual<br />

sipping on a sunny afternoon. Try it in a<br />

chilled, ice-filled glass with lemonade<br />

or tonic water and an orange slice for<br />

garnish, or with cola and a lemon slice.<br />

@JohnnieWalker on Facebook and<br />

Instagram. #KeepWalkingSA<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Natalie Waldeck<br />

and Celeste Swart<br />

Kees Beyers and<br />

Tsholo Mmolawa<br />

Sharon and<br />

Katlego Makopo<br />

Beyers debuts<br />

chocolate haven<br />

The Chocolate Factory by Beyers opened its doors on February 29,<br />

inviting chocoholics to a paradise of sweet delights. Nestled at 72 North<br />

Reef Road, Bedfordview, this haven promises handcrafted pralines, locally<br />

sourced ingredients, and ethically produced cocoa.<br />

Visitors can savour complimentary pralines with coffee in the cozy<br />

café while witnessing chocolatiers’ artistry. Explore the treasure trove of<br />

confections, from classics to innovative treats. The Chocolate Factory<br />

beckons all to indulge in a memorable chocolate experience.<br />

Tracy Mackie and<br />

Brendan Pretorius<br />

Bronwyn Rodel<br />

and Olivia Buck<br />

Lee-Ann de Koning, Tsholo<br />

Mmolawa and Michelle Fong<br />

Sylvia Ncube<br />

Nosisa Khumalo and Chantelle Martin<br />

Divhi and Abigail<br />

Nemudzivhadi<br />

Kees Beyers and<br />

Sian Melville<br />

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Mapule Mogane<br />

and Nokwazi Miya<br />

Avela Khuluse, Deshini Harry<br />

and Shane Moore<br />

Turffontein Classic<br />

Day festivities<br />

Following a successful start to ‘The Championships Season,’ racing fans<br />

were looking forward to the season’s second leg, Classic Day at Turffontein<br />

Racecourse. Classic Day included three Grade 1 races: the R1.5 million TAB<br />

Gauteng Classic, the R1.25 million Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic, and the<br />

R1.5 million H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes, named after the<br />

legendary Horse Chestnut, <strong>South</strong> Africa’s Triple Crown winner in 1999, and<br />

his part owner and breeder, Mr. H F Oppenheimer.<br />

Joleen Jansen and<br />

Keketso Totlhanyo<br />

Charles Savage<br />

and Colin Gordon<br />

Antony Kaufmann, Louise Botha and Stienie Morris<br />

Mfundo and Sihle Xiniwe<br />

Puleng Makhalemele and<br />

Rofhiwa Shuruma<br />

Kiara Govind and Michaela Mahes<br />

Siva Bolowana and<br />

Sipho Mlobeli<br />

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Young doctor<br />

enthusiastic about healthcare<br />

Growing up, Dr Dakalo Munenyiwa always knew she wanted to work in the healthcare<br />

sector and now she is finally living her life-long dream and hopes to serve, educate and<br />

ultimately have an impact on the youth of <strong>South</strong> Africa.<br />

Dakalo Munenyiwa (28) from Glenvista is a medical doctor<br />

with a heart for people and medicine.<br />

Munenyiwa pursued her studies at the University of Cape<br />

Town and later obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery<br />

(MBChB) in 2019.<br />

After she obtained her qualification, she did a two-year internship<br />

as part of her training at Bloemfontein Academic Health<br />

Care Complex where she alternated between three hospitals<br />

- Pelonomi Regional, Universitas Academic and the National<br />

District Bloemfontein doing different specialities.<br />

When Munenyiwa returned to Johannesburg she did an<br />

additional year of community service. It is the young doctor’s<br />

heart and passion for people that led her to pursue the<br />

medical profession.<br />

“Life has a mysterious way of directing our path and we<br />

always find ourselves where we need to be. I can remember<br />

in high school how I couldn’t see myself doing anything else<br />

and I was fortunate enough to choose between commerce<br />

and health. The image of myself sitting behind a desk, working<br />

more with numbers than people, did not sit well with me.<br />

“Medicine is very broad but it’s a matter of understanding<br />

your purpose and having a heart for people,” said Munenyiwa.<br />

Her contribution to youth healthcare<br />

Munenyiwa joined #Keready, which is a movement that seeks<br />

to enhance healthcare-seeking behaviour among young<br />

people and improve access to health services in <strong>South</strong> Africa.<br />

The #Keready team consists of 10 young doctors, 95 nurses,<br />

a team of communicators and drivers and over a hundred<br />

mobilisers who ensure that young people in four provinces<br />

(<strong>East</strong>ern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western<br />

Cape) have access to the health services they need.<br />

As a young doctor for the movement, her focus is specifically<br />

directed at the youth. She believes in educating them about<br />

their health and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.<br />

When Munenyiwa initially joined #Keready, she was responsible<br />

for the Johannesburg district. Along with other young<br />

doctors, she plays a pivotal role in driving the movement<br />

forward.<br />

“The young people who make use of the services feel more<br />

comfortable speaking to a health professional that is young<br />

and has a better understanding of the age-related issues<br />

faced by young people,” says the passionate young doctor.<br />

She adds that her experience being a part of the #Keready<br />

movement has made her realise that she is passionate about<br />

clinical medicine. The platform has also helped her grow and<br />

expand her interest in clinical medicine.<br />

How she has navigated through her challenges<br />

Munenyiwa has often had to deal with the stereotype and<br />

disbelief that you cannot be young and be a medical professional.<br />

“Despite the usual challenges that come with being<br />

a doctor, my biggest challenge has been my age. People do<br />

not believe that you can be young and be a medical practitioner,”<br />

explains Munenyiwa.<br />

She expresses her utmost gratitude to the values learnt in<br />

medical school, to remain professional and that is how she<br />

overcomes the criticism and judgement. Her confidence in<br />

who she is as a doctor has also played a vital role in overcoming<br />

the challenge of disbelief in her competency.<br />

“I step up to that challenge saying, ‘Yes, I acknowledge that<br />

I am young but I am qualified. I know what I am doing and I<br />

am still learning’,” highlighted Munenyiwa.<br />

She emphasised the importance of kindness and professionalism<br />

as a method of navigating through her challenges and<br />

bridging the gap.<br />

A bright future in medicine<br />

With a bright future ahead of the young medical professional,<br />

Munenyiwa is proud of herself for achieving her goal of being<br />

a doctor.<br />

She always had an interest in dermatology as a speciality.<br />

“I’m definitely pursuing clinical medicine with the dream of<br />

ultimately becoming a dermatologist. Specialising is a long<br />

journey but I have grown older and wiser, knowing that<br />

everything will happen in its time,” she said.<br />

She highlights that challenges will always be there but<br />

if you persist and preserve you will make it.“Overall the<br />

experience of #Keready and being a part of the movement<br />

helped me self-actualise. It is not only about us, as young<br />

doctors giving back to the community, but it is also beneficial<br />

for us to discover ourselves. It’s for young people by<br />

young people.”<br />

She advised young people interested in pursuing a career<br />

in medicine to look forward to it, highlighting that it is a<br />

very fulfilling job despite the challenges.<br />

“It is important to understand that this kind of profession<br />

involves constant development. It is lifelong learning and<br />

you need to be prepared for that.”<br />


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Nourishing lives<br />

Monique Piderit and Taneesha Murray exemplify the transformative power of nutrition.<br />

Through their expertise, compassion, and commitment to personalised care, they<br />

continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their clients and communities.<br />

In the heart of Johannesburg, Nutritional<br />

Solutions, nestled within the MediMix<br />

building in Newmarket Park, boasts a<br />

dynamic duo of dietitians, Monique<br />

and Taneesha.<br />

With their combined expertise and<br />

unwavering dedication, they have<br />

become pillars of support and offer<br />

guidance to individuals seeking to<br />

transform their lives through nutrition.<br />

Let’s delve into their inspiring journeys,<br />

career insights, and shared commitment<br />

to promoting healthy eating<br />

habits.<br />

Monique Piderit: Transforming lives<br />

through nutrition and passion<br />

With over 14 years of experience as a<br />

registered dietitian, Monique stands as<br />

a beacon of expertise and compassion<br />

in the field of nutrition.<br />

Reflecting on her career, she emphasizes<br />

the joy of witnessing positive<br />

transformations in her clients’ lives.<br />

She advocates for balanced meals and<br />

personalised nutrition plans tailored to<br />

individual needs, debunking common<br />

misconceptions about dietitians abstaining<br />

from indulgence.<br />

Monique’s commitment to staying<br />

updated on the latest nutritional<br />

trends ensures that her clients receive<br />

evidence-based advice tailored to their<br />

unique needs.<br />

Driven by a profound realisation of the<br />

impact of nutrition on daily life, she<br />

embarked on a rigorous educational<br />

journey to become a registered dietitian.<br />

Her experiences, from working in a<br />

TB hospital to establishing her own private<br />

practice, have shaped her holistic<br />

approach to nutrition counseling.<br />

Today, she is a vital part of Nutritional<br />

Solutions, where she continues to<br />

with expertise and care<br />

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make a difference in the lives of her<br />

clients.<br />

Balancing her professional commitments<br />

with family responsibilities is no<br />

easy feat for Monique, but she draws<br />

inspiration from her husband and two<br />

young boys.<br />

Her dedication to Little Kickers, a family-owned<br />

venture, reflects her unwavering<br />

commitment to both her career<br />

and personal life.<br />

‘Looking ahead, I am excited about the<br />

future of Nutritional Solutions in Joburg<br />

<strong>South</strong>, with plans to expand my expertise<br />

in sports nutrition and leverage<br />

digital platforms for education,’ she says.<br />

Taneesha Murray: Empowering<br />

health through nutrition<br />

Taneesha, another passionate dietitian<br />

at Nutritional Solutions, brings her own<br />

unique perspective and dedication to<br />

the field of nutrition.<br />

Inspired by her upbringing in Alberton,<br />

where food was a symbol of love and<br />

connection, she knew from a young<br />

age that she wanted to pursue a career<br />

in dietetics.<br />

After completing her education at<br />

the University of North-West and her<br />

community service in 2021, she has<br />

thrived in private practice, empowering<br />

individuals to make better food choices<br />

to promote overall health.<br />

She advocates for portion control<br />

and balanced meals, emphasizing the<br />

importance of incorporating fruits,<br />

vegetables, lean proteins, and whole<br />

grains. She addresses common misconceptions<br />

about carbohydrates and<br />

highlights the importance of gut health<br />

for overall well-being.<br />

‘Personalised nutrition plays a crucial<br />

role in helping individuals achieve their<br />

health and wellness goals by tailoring<br />

dietary recommendations to each person’s<br />

unique needs, preferences, and<br />

goals,’ she says.<br />

In her personal life, she finds solace in<br />

relaxation, preferably by the pool with a<br />

glass of wine. Despite facing challenges<br />

such as job scarcity after community<br />

service, Taneesha’s resilience propelled<br />

her to acquire new skills, shaping her<br />

determination and resourcefulness. As<br />

she continues her journey in the field<br />

of nutrition, Taneesha remains committed<br />

to empowering individuals to lead<br />

healthier, more fulfilling lives through<br />

personalised nutrition guidance.<br />

Shared commitment to well-being<br />

Together, these two exemplify the<br />

transformative power of nutrition guided by passion, expertise, and care.<br />

As they continue to inspire others on their path to wellness, their legacy serves as<br />

a testament to the profound impact of personalised nutrition in shaping healthier,<br />

happier lives.<br />

Through their dedication and compassion, Monique and Taneesha are truly making<br />

a difference in their community, one plate at a time.<br />

Nutritional Solutions<br />

Nutritional Solutions was started in 2010 and they are a team of 10 dynamic dietitians<br />

in four branches: Bryanston, Sandton, Paarl and Pretoria. In January 20<strong>24</strong>, they<br />

brought Nutritional Solutions to Joburg <strong>South</strong> as their practice continues to grow<br />

and thrive. Make sure to follow them on Instagram to stay updated.<br />

Text: ELZAAN PIENAAR. Photographs: KATE RANKIN<br />

<strong>Apr</strong>il 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> • Alberton • Bedfordview • Greenstone • Modderfontein 15<br />

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and vitamin C. Light in texture,<br />

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GloPotion vitamin C<br />

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mask at night to<br />

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Nothing beats<br />

a good night’s<br />

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Essential Oil,<br />

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litchiandtitch<br />

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Refresh your shower routine<br />

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The brightest and cleanest beauty around!<br />

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5-in-1 skincare equation - make-up<br />

remover, cleanser, anti-pollution,<br />

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skin in just one application. R930.<br />

Both from novexpert.co.za<br />

Sh’zen Key Lime Lemon Zest Body<br />

Butter for the relief of taut and dry skin.<br />

R279 from www.shzen.co.za<br />

The Body Shop Mango Lip Scrub helps<br />

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smoother feeling lips. R120 from Clicks.<br />

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Insider tips to lose the bloat for optimal digestive health<br />

In the pursuit of overall well-being, one aspect that often gets<br />

overlooked is the health of our gut. But it’s fast becoming a<br />

trending topic as people are seeing remarkable changes to their<br />

health when they just tweak a few things in their diet. A balanced<br />

gut microbiome is crucial for digestion, nutrient absorption,<br />

promotes gut-brain health and clarity, plays a role in our immune<br />

system and hormonal functioning and our skin health. Eco-Diva<br />

Natural Superfood Skincare founder Nicole Sherwin explores<br />

some practical insider tips to foster good gut health through<br />

balanced nutrition and plant-powered supplements.<br />

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Nicole’s top tips for good gut health<br />


Load up on fibre-rich foods like whole grains, legumes,<br />

fruits, and vegetables. Fibre serves as fuel for beneficial<br />

gut bacteria, promoting a thriving microbiome.<br />

Include plant-based proteins -<br />

Opt for plant-based protein sources like beans, lentils,<br />

tofu, and quinoa. These not only provide essential<br />

amino acids but also contribute to a healthier gut<br />

environment.<br />


Incorporate nutrient-dense superfoods like kale,<br />

blueberries, and broccoli into your diet. These<br />

power-packed foods contain antioxidants and<br />

phytochemicals that support overall health, including<br />

gut health.<br />


Include prebiotic-rich foods such as garlic, onions,<br />

leeks, and bananas. Prebiotics act as food for beneficial<br />

bacteria, fostering a robust microbiome.<br />

Integrate baobab for gut wellness -<br />

Baobab, derived from the African baobab tree, is rich<br />

in fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Including baobab<br />

in your diet can aid digestion and contribute to a<br />

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Consider incorporating supplements like probiotics,<br />

prebiotics and multivitamins to support gut health.<br />

Probiotics introduce beneficial bacteria, while<br />

multivitamins fill potential nutrient gaps in your diet.<br />


Clean, fresh water (NOT TAP WATER) is essential for<br />

maintaining a healthy gut. It helps in the digestion and<br />

absorption of nutrients, ensuring smooth functioning<br />

of your digestive system.<br />


Limit processed foods (anything that is prepackaged<br />

or fast foods), sugary snacks, and excessive red meat<br />

consumption, as these can disrupt the balance of your<br />

gut microbiome.<br />

Cultivating a healthy gut is a holistic journey that<br />

involves mindful eating and incorporating gutfriendly<br />

foods and supplements into your lifestyle.<br />

By adopting a plant-based diet rich in fibre, plantbased<br />

proteins, and superfoods, along with strategic<br />

supplementation, you can foster a diverse and thriving<br />

gut microbiome, laying the foundation for overall wellbeing.<br />

Remember, a happy gut is a key to a happy and<br />

healthy life.<br />

For more info on maintaining a healthy gut, visit<br />

ecodiva.co.za, @ecodivanatural<br />

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GUT<br />

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a selection of eight herbal teas, with ingredients selected to<br />

nurture and nourish your body naturally. Drawing inspiration<br />

from ancient Ayurvedic science, to harness the proven methods<br />

that restore the body’s delicate balance, providing you with a<br />

natural pathway to well-being,<br />

you can choose from<br />

Immunity tea – to support the<br />

body’s immune system; Gut tea<br />

– to support the gut; Heart Tea<br />

– to support the cardio system;<br />

BP Care tea – to support the<br />

management of blood pressure;<br />

Joint tea – to assist in easing joint<br />

pain; Thyroid tea – to support<br />

thyroid function and well-being;<br />

Sugar Balancing tea – to maintain<br />

and support blood sugar levels;<br />

and PCOS (Polycystic Ovary<br />

Syndrome) tea – for women who<br />

need hormonal balance support,<br />

insulin regulation and menstrual<br />

support. A pack of 20 teabags<br />

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supports gut health, speeds food break down and prevents gas.<br />

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integrity (so improving mental health), boosting immunity,<br />

reducing inflammation and allergies, balancing bacteria and<br />

providing optimal femme flora. R429 from kikovitals.com<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Simply<br />

delicious<br />

Ella Mills is on a mission to make living a healthy lifestyle easier. In<br />

Healthy Made Simple, she shows you how you can have a nutritious,<br />

delicious plant-based recipe ready in 30 minutes or less.<br />

Healthy Made Simple is filled with<br />

vibrant, flavour-packed, plant-based<br />

recipes using no more than 10<br />

easy-to-find ingredients ... all easy to<br />

make and crammed with goodness.<br />

Think prep-ahead porridge three<br />

ways, and energising smoothies,<br />

on-the-go lunches, salads and<br />

sandwiches, sensational bowls<br />

and soups - the pea, broccoli and<br />

walnut soup with herby croutons<br />

will be made on repeat this year, as<br />

will the garlicky barley and green<br />

bean salad with herby almonds.<br />

Curries, traybakes, muffins and<br />

sweet treats. Yellow Kite, Hodder &<br />

Stoughton, R620 from Exclusive Books<br />


This is the kind of meal I cook both<br />

for myself and my kids on repeat. The<br />

whole family loves it, it’s especially<br />

quick to make and it’s still loaded<br />

with veg. Using edamame, peas and<br />

cashews really ups the plant protein<br />

too, so you’ve got almost 20g per<br />

serving. I’ve popped it in the lunch<br />

chapter, as it’s a great hot, filling<br />

option when you’re at home, but it<br />

works brilliantly as a midweek supper<br />

too. Serves 2. Time 15 minutes<br />

You’ll need: 2 servings of pasta<br />

(about 75g per person), I use whole<br />

wheat; 100g frozen peas; 100g<br />

frozen edamame; large handful of<br />

baby spinach (about 50g), roughly<br />

chopped; sea salt and black pepper<br />

For the herby green sauce: 50g<br />

cashews; 75ml oat milk; 1 Tbsp olive<br />

oil ½ tsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard;<br />

grated zest and juice of 1 lemon; ½<br />

bunch of coriander (about 10–15g),<br />

finely chopped, plus extra to serve;<br />

½ bunch of dill, basil or parsley<br />

(about 10–15g), finely chopped, plus<br />

extra to serve; small handful (about<br />

25g) of baby spinach; sea salt and<br />

black pepper<br />

To make: Cook the pasta in boiling<br />

water with a pinch of salt, according<br />

to the instructions on the pack.<br />

Add the frozen peas, edamame and<br />

spinach for the last minute or two, so<br />

that the veg is tender and the spinach<br />

has wilted. Drain and leave to cool for<br />

a minute or two, then put everything<br />

back into the pan.<br />

While the pasta cooks, make the<br />

sauce. Simply put all the ingredients<br />

into a high-speed blender with<br />

a generous sprinkling of salt and<br />

pepper and blitz until you have a<br />

smooth sauce. Add an extra splash<br />

of milk or olive oil if needed to get it<br />

to a consistency you like and check<br />

the seasoning.<br />

Pour the sauce over the pan of pasta<br />

and mix until it’s coated. This can be<br />

served warm or cold, depending on<br />

the time of year and your preference.<br />

Season to taste and serve with an<br />

extra drizzle of olive oil and the<br />

extra herbs.<br />

To make it nut free, simply swap the<br />

cashews for sunflower seeds - it’s just<br />

as delicious.<br />

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I’m always thinking about different ways to get more veggies<br />

into my meals and this recipe is such a great way of upping<br />

your greens, with spinach in both the sauce and the broth. It’s<br />

delicious as a light supper and feels like a mix between a soup,<br />

broth and a stew; equally serve it with brown rice or another<br />

grain, a toasted piece of sourdough, a jacket potato, roasted<br />

veggies or pan-fried greens. Serves 4. 20 minutes<br />

You’ll need: 1 Tbsp olive oil; 2 shallots, thinly sliced; 2 leeks, cut<br />

into 1cm slices; 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped; 1 vegetable<br />

stock cube; 2 × 400g tins of butter beans; 4 large handfuls of<br />

spinach (about 200g) roughly chopped; grated zest and juice of<br />

1 lemon; sea salt and black pepper<br />

For the sauce: 100ml oat milk; ½ tsp brown rice miso paste;<br />

2 Tbsp nutritional yeast; large handful of baby spinach<br />

(about 50g)<br />

To make: Set a heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat<br />

and add the olive oil. Once the oil is warm, add the shallots,<br />

leeks and a pinch of salt. Cook for 8–10 minutes, stirring<br />

occasionally, until they soften. Add the garlic and cook for a<br />

further 2 minutes, until it’s golden and fragrant.<br />

Next, add the stock cube and butter beans, along with the<br />

liquid from each of the tins. Bring to the boil, then cover with a<br />

lid and simmer for 10 minutes, until thickened.<br />

While the beans are cooking, make the sauce. Simply put the<br />

oat milk, miso, nutritional yeast and the baby spinach into a<br />

high-speed blender and blitz until perfectly smooth.<br />

Once the beans are ready, pour in the sauce and add the<br />

spinach, stirring until it’s wilted. Stir in the lemon juice and<br />

season to taste with salt and pepper. Scatter over the lemon<br />

zest before serving.<br />


I make a variation of this for my kids a lot, using whatever greens I have in<br />

the fridge – green beans, asparagus, spinach etc. It’s exceptionally simple<br />

yet super satisfying. Serves 2. Time 15 minutes<br />

You’ll need: 2 servings of pasta - I like orecchiette in this dish (about 75g<br />

per person); 1 small head broccoli (about 300g) cut into small florets;<br />

100g frozen peas; large handful of cashews (about 50g, see note below); 1<br />

vegetable stock cube; 1 tsp Dijon mustard; 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast; grated<br />

zest and juice of 2 lemons; 1 × 400g tin of butter beans, drained and<br />

rinsed; sea salt and black pepper<br />

To make: Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and add<br />

the pasta. Cook according to the instructions on the pack, adding the<br />

broccoli and frozen peas for the last 3 minutes of the cooking time.<br />

Cook until the pasta is al dente, the broccoli is tender, and the peas are<br />

defrosted, then drain and return to the pan.<br />

Meanwhile, put the cashews and stock cube into a bowl with 100ml<br />

boiling water, let the stock cube dissolve and the cashews soak for<br />

5 minutes.<br />

Put the mustard, nutritional yeast, the juice of both lemons and half the<br />

zest, and half the tin of butter beans into a high-speed blender along<br />

with the cashews and their soaking liquid. Blend until you have a smooth,<br />

creamy sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.<br />

Pour the sauce over the drained pasta and vegetables, adding the last half<br />

of the butter beans. Stir to combine and top with a little extra lemon zest.<br />

Note: To make this nut-free, swap the cashews for sunflower seeds.<br />

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Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

Avocado toast with microgreens,<br />

pistachios, and parmesan<br />

The true origins of avocado toast may<br />

never be ascertained, but the nowubiquitous<br />

breakfast favourite appears to<br />

have started in Australia in 1993 when a<br />

Sydney chef put it on his menu. However,<br />

<strong>South</strong>ern Californians who grew up in<br />

the 1950s can attest to it being a part of<br />

their food world long before its global<br />

popularity. Today, the toast has gone<br />

well beyond the basic crushed avocado,<br />

salt, and pepper to just about anything a<br />

cook fancies. Pistachios, for one, make an<br />

excellent topping: colourful, flavourful, and<br />

crunchy. Some salty cheese and a sprinkle<br />

of microgreens are added here, but the<br />

only real limit is the creator’s imagination.<br />

You’ll need: 2 slices whole-grain bread;<br />

1 avocado; 1/4 tsp fine sea salt; 1/4 tsp<br />

freshly ground black pepper; 1/2 cup<br />

(15 g) microgreens; 1/3 cup (45 g)<br />

pistachios, coarsely chopped; 1/2 cup<br />

(55 g) shaved Parmesan cheese<br />

To make: Toast the bread slices in a toaster<br />

or toaster oven, then place each slice<br />

on a plate.<br />

With a sharp knife, cut the avocado in<br />

half. Carefully remove the pit, prying<br />

it away with the tip of the knife. With<br />

each avocado half still in its skin, cut it<br />

lengthwise into slices 12mm thick, being<br />

careful not to pierce the skin. Slide the<br />

knife between the flesh and the skin of<br />

an avocado half to remove the slices and<br />

arrange slices on a piece of toast. Repeat<br />

with the remaining avocado half, topping<br />

the second piece of toast.<br />

Sprinkle the avocado with the salt and<br />

pepper, followed by the microgreens and<br />

pistachios. Top with the cheese and serve.<br />

Variations:<br />

• Mashed avocado, pomegranate<br />

arils (seeds), crumbled feta cheese,<br />

chopped pistachios<br />

• Mashed avocado, smoked salmon slices,<br />

capers, goat cheese, fresh dill sprigs,<br />

chopped pistachios<br />

• Cubed avocado, chopped hardcooked<br />

egg, bay shrimp, radish slices,<br />

chopped pistachios<br />

• Cubed avocado, cherry tomato halves,<br />

crisp bacon crumbles or slices, fresh<br />

marjoram leaves, chopped pistachios<br />

• Sliced avocado, tomato slices,<br />

burrata cheese, fresh basil leaves,<br />

chopped pistachios<br />

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avo<br />

&<br />

pistachio<br />

Pistachio - Savory and Sweet<br />

Recipes Inspired by World<br />

Cuisines by Barbara Bryant<br />

and Georgeanne Brennan is<br />

a celebration of the striking<br />

flavour of the this jewel of nuts<br />

- with inspiration from Turkey,<br />

Iran, Afghanistan and North<br />

Africa to Italy, Greece, Spain<br />

and France. From simple grilled<br />

asparagus with sieved egg<br />

and pistachio oil vinaigrette, to<br />

lime cheesecake with pistachio<br />

crust, it’s dish after dish after<br />

dish with pistachios taking<br />

centre stage. Abrams, R755<br />

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Look after your mind, body and soul at<br />

one of the amazing exclusive retreats<br />

planned at Sala Beach House on the<br />

KZN North Coast.<br />

In response to the significance of<br />

mental well-being in today’s fastpaced<br />

world and the 20<strong>24</strong> travel trend<br />

of transformative travel, this luxury<br />

boutique hotel - renowned for its<br />

breath-taking coastal location - has<br />

planned a couple of wellness retreats,<br />

providing an opportunity for individuals<br />

to retreat, recharge and refuel<br />

throughout the busy year ahead.<br />



Relax, recharge, reconnect!<br />

It’s all about unwinding and reconnecting<br />

with your inner selves, the serenity of the<br />

coastal environment with tailored wellness<br />

programmes, daily practices overlooking<br />

the ocean ... such bliss.<br />

First up is the Disconnect to Reconnect<br />

Couples Retreat, where you and your<br />

partner will engage in harmonious duo<br />

yoga sessions, share romantic sunrise<br />

beach walks and meditations, and explore<br />

the depths of intimacy with an in-depth<br />

guided tantric workshop. This retreat is<br />

designed to disconnect you from the<br />

distractions of daily life and deepen your<br />

connection with your partner. Friday May<br />

31 to Sunday June 2.<br />

The Sala Spring Cleansing Retreat<br />

will focus on cleansing - emotionally<br />

and nutritionally - the lymphatics<br />

and digestive system. You’ll enjoy<br />

nutrient-rich and cleansing cuisine,<br />

revitalising yoga sessions, and<br />

an empowering holistic detox<br />

workshop. The intention of this<br />

spring cleanse is to facilitate a gentle<br />

natural detox through whole foods,<br />

herbs, daily lymphatic drainage<br />

exercises, nervous system regulation<br />

tools, breath-work and movement,<br />

as well as emotional and energetic<br />

clearing practices. It offers a unique<br />

opportunity to cleanse not only your body<br />

but also your mind and spirit reconnecting<br />

with nature through walks on the beach<br />

and potent meditations. Friday to Sunday<br />

September 20 to 22.<br />

Rates range from R11250 (single) R18000<br />

(double) for early bookings, which<br />

includes retreat activities, two night’s<br />

accommodation, meals, soft drinks, tea<br />

and coffee. Bookings only directly through<br />

Thabile on email: stay@salabeach.co.za,<br />

rate code RETREAT. Details: salabeach.co.za<br />

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De-stress and revive while also hydrating your<br />

skin. This SOiL Relaxing Blended Oil - with<br />

lavender, ylang-ylang and geranium, can be used<br />

as a massage oil or a bath oil. R120 • Add a few<br />

drops of SOiL De-Stress Blend essential oil<br />

with grapefruit, clary sage, cypress and cedarwood<br />

to your ceramic aroma burner to ease tension<br />

and calm both body and mind. Essential oil blend<br />

R125, burner R150 from soil.co.za<br />

Let’s tackle that stress. The Aromatic Apothecary<br />

Aromatherapy Stress-Less range is designed for when your<br />

mind needs calming, your body requires balance, or you simply<br />

need a bit of soothing during a rough patch. There’s a spray,<br />

a roll-on and a rub-on lotion, a mini-roll and an inhaler - both perfect<br />

to pop into your bag, and a massage and bath oil. Gorgeous scent<br />

… all ginger, rosemary, peppermint and lavender. You can buy<br />

individually or in sets. From R69 from aromatic.co.za<br />


STRESS<br />

Stress, anxiety and depression have become a sign of our<br />

times. We have lived through a global pandemic with fears<br />

that more may follow. We continue to face global crises like<br />

climate change and war or threats of war in parts of the world<br />

that affect us all through our shared humanity and the global<br />

economy. Then there is the continuation of a modern, fastpaced,<br />

highly competitive lifestyle to contend with. How<br />

have your stress levels been lately? Maybe stress has left you<br />

feeling depleted and tired. Or maybe it has wired you up to feel<br />

moody and irritable. In Stress Less, Noa Belling shows how you<br />

can manage anxiety and stress, and access qualities like self<br />

worth, grounded confidence, inspiration and inner peace when<br />

faced with stress. Simon & Schuster, R470<br />

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Ouch!<br />

Finding relief for strains, sprains & stiffness<br />

We all know exercising is essential for<br />

our well-being. But those workouts or<br />

walks, runs or cycles sometimes bring<br />

on the aches and pains. Strains and<br />

sprains, stiffness and soreness ... which<br />

can range from being uncomfortable<br />

to being completely debilitating.<br />

Biokineticist Kevin Oliver says, “One of<br />

the main concerns that we see in our<br />

practice with people who are living<br />

active lifestyles is time constraints.<br />

They are under pressure to fit in their<br />

exercise or sports routine with busy<br />

work, family and social life. One of<br />

my top tips is for people to take<br />

10 minutes before they start their<br />

workout to do some preparation work<br />

that will involve some fascial release.<br />

Fascia tissue occurs throughout<br />

the body stabilising all muscles and<br />

tendons, ligaments and bones in<br />

the body. You can invest in fascial<br />

mobility tools such as a roller to<br />

warm up areas that you are going<br />

to use in your upcoming exercise<br />

routine. You can also include quick<br />

active mobility drills that prepare the<br />

neuro-muscular system for activity.<br />

So, this might include leg swings if<br />

you are going to be running or arm<br />

swings and rotations if you’re going<br />

to be playing golf. It helps to get<br />

professional advice to work out an<br />

efficient routine that is tailored to<br />

the exercise that is going to follow.<br />

A post-workout routine is also<br />

important. This would involve some<br />

passive stretches just to counteract<br />

any of the potential shortening of<br />

the muscle tissues which are linked<br />

to your joints. These simple, targeted<br />

routines will help to keep the body<br />

mobile and ready for action.”<br />

He goes on to help us understand<br />

inflammation in sports injuries.<br />

Inflammation is the body's natural<br />

response to injury or trauma, and<br />

many sports injuries - including<br />

sprains, strains, fractures, and<br />

tendonitis - involve inflammation,<br />

characterised by swelling, pain,<br />

heat, redness, and loss of function.<br />

Managing inflammation is essential<br />

to avoid a prolonged or chronic<br />

inflammatory state, to reduce<br />

pain and restore functionality.<br />

Conventional treatments may include<br />

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory<br />

drugs and corticosteroid<br />

medications. However, many people<br />

pursuing healthy lifestyles prefer<br />

natural and holistic solutions that are<br />

free from side-effects.<br />

Kevin says, “Inflammation is a natural<br />

response to the stresses that we<br />

put our bodies through. Preparation<br />

and strengthening routines can<br />

help to improve the resilience of<br />

the body and reduce incidents of<br />

inflammation. Ensuring that you<br />

have sufficient mobility and stability<br />

to undertake your chosen physical<br />

activities is crucial.<br />

“You also must consider whether<br />

inflammation is local or systemic.<br />

To mitigate against systemic<br />

inflammation, you have to take into<br />

account hydration and nutrition.<br />

Reducing and avoiding refined<br />

sugars and alcohol improves the<br />

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management of inflammation.<br />

To treat local inflammation<br />

after exercise, you want to look<br />

at solutions such as ice baths<br />

and topical remedies that can<br />

be applied to the specific area.<br />

The main reason to reduce<br />

inflammation is often to ensure you<br />

don’t miss out on your next workout<br />

but remember that inflammation is<br />

an immune response to promote<br />

healing and you don’t want to<br />

skip out on getting sufficient rest<br />

after workouts that have been<br />

stressful to the body. So, give<br />

your body time to do its healing<br />

work, especially if you want to<br />

avoid using anti-inflammatory<br />

medications. There needs to be<br />

some time-out from intensive<br />

exercise, and you can include active<br />

recovery such as a day when you do<br />

some gentle walking or swimming<br />

rather than a workout. This will<br />

ensure that you are adequately<br />

recovered and ready to take on your<br />

next exercise session.”<br />

Nature’s anti-inflammatories<br />

If you prefer to go the natural route, there<br />

are plenty of plants with anti-inflammatory<br />

properties - peppermint, rosemary, ginger<br />

and eucalyptus are a few. The Aromatic<br />

Apothecary Sport range includes roll-on,<br />

spray-on and rub-on products that can be<br />

frequently applied on-the-go and provide<br />

quick relief throughout the day. The<br />

Sport Roll-on Relief is gel-based, and the<br />

roll-on applicator not only delivers active<br />

ingredients that are quickly absorbed<br />

into the sore muscle or joint, but it’s also<br />

a mini-massage. The Spray-on Relief is<br />

a water-based solution, so perfect for<br />

larger, sore areas, such as an entire foot or<br />

shoulder, with no massage necessary so<br />

no sticky or oily hands. And the Rub-on<br />

Relief is an easily absorbed cream that<br />

needs just a brief rub into sore muscles<br />

and joints for targeted relief. There’s also<br />

a massage oil, and the magnificently<br />

effective Mustard Milk Soak Bath Crystals.<br />

Prices from R119 from aromatic.co.za<br />


Welcome to Designer Smiles Inc, we are one of the leading practices in<br />

Johannesburg doing beautiful Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. Our focus is on<br />

the latest technology in Smile Design using sophisticated scanning and design<br />

software from Europe, yes you can actually “TEST DRIVE” your new Smile<br />

before you buy it. Whether you need a single implant or a full mouth restoration.<br />

We offer STATE OF ART Guided Surgery for your peace of mind. All of this<br />

is handled by highly skilled and master clinicians at the clinic. Our staff are<br />

trained to make you feel welcome and your best interest is their core focus. Our<br />

technology gets RID of the old “gagging” impressions, which everyone hates!<br />

General/Family and Specialized Dental work is undertaken at our practice<br />

including Periodontal surgery, Crowns, Veneers, Metal Free Dentistry, Zirconia/<br />

Ceramic Implants & Invisalign. Other services including conscious Sedation<br />

undertaken by qualified Anesthetists.<br />

177 Jan Smuts Avenue Lumley House, Rosebank<br />

20A Kloof Road Sarlan Park Cnr The Parade, Bedfordview<br />

011 615 9352 | 011 326 0938<br />

Designersmilesinc @designersmilesinc<br />

www.designersmilesinc.co.za<br />

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PLANT<br />

your stress away<br />

Reduce anxiety by filling your home with house plants that help you to relax and regroup.<br />


One of the by-products of stress is tossing and turning at night. For energy<br />

to face the day, your body needs a sound night’s sleep so that it can rest<br />

and rejuvenate.<br />

Peace Lily and Sansevieria are bedroom plants that will improve your sleep<br />

environment and help you sleep better.<br />

Areca bamboo palm is a graceful<br />

indoor plant that fills a space without<br />

dominating it. It is also a natural<br />

humidifier. It likes bright, indirect<br />

light. Allow the soil to almost dry<br />

out between watering. In spring and<br />

summer, feed once a month with<br />

a nitrogen-based liquid fertiliser to<br />

encourage new leaves. Mist spray<br />

the leaves during very hot and dry<br />

weather. If the leaves become dusty,<br />

wipe them with a damp cloth; this<br />

keeps the pores open and maintains<br />

healthy leaves.<br />


Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) has<br />

luxurious foliage and a white flag<br />

flower that symbolises peace. It is<br />

prized for being an air purifying plant,<br />

able to filter unpleasant odours and<br />

produce oxygen. It can grow in low<br />

light but does better with medium<br />

light in a warm and humid room.<br />

Water once a week and supplement<br />

with a liquid fertiliser every now and<br />

then in summer.<br />

Sansevieria releases oxygen at night<br />

when the temperature cools due to<br />

a unique photosynthesis action. This<br />

makes it one of the best air–cleaning<br />

plants and is especially suitable for<br />

the bedroom. It grows in low light<br />

as well as bright indirect light. Water<br />

sparingly, and only once the soil is dry<br />

as this plant doesn’t like to be over<br />

watered. It’s a very low maintenance<br />

plant that is ideal for beginners.<br />

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It has now been established that a colour<br />

can influence human emotions and our<br />

feeling of well-being. What happens is that<br />

sustained observation of a colour can affect the<br />

chemistry of the human body, and especially<br />

blood pressure.<br />

Stress-reducing green results from a balanced<br />

mixture of yellow and blue. The colour green is<br />

the least tiring for eyes and indoor plants come<br />

in so many different textures and shades of<br />

green that the effect is far from monotonous.<br />

Calathea is one of the most glamorous of<br />

foliage plants. Its multi-coloured leaves are<br />

striped or patterned and it always stands out as<br />

a feature plant. Calathea like a medium to welllit<br />

room, regular watering without waterlogging<br />

the soil, and a humid environment. Feed with<br />

a liquid fertiliser once a month during summer.<br />

Reduce watering in winter.<br />


Flowering plants are mood enhancers,<br />

and the brighter the flowers the better<br />

the mood.<br />

Zantedeschia, also known as Calla lilies,<br />

are guaranteed to cheer up the home<br />

with their vivid colours. Plants grown<br />

indoors can bloom for up to six weeks.<br />

Feed with a liquid fertiliser once a month<br />

and remove spent blooms to encourage<br />

new blooms. True to their tropical<br />

nature, these mini lilies flower best in a<br />

warm, bright room and can take some<br />

morning sun.<br />

The humble chrysanthemum is not so humble. It is a powerhouse of health,<br />

as it has been found to reduce indoor pollution, according to a study released<br />

by NASA. Find a spot that gets lots of bright light, near windows, or in a sunny<br />

room. Keep the soil moist. Should you forget to water them, and the soil dries<br />

out, place the pot in a bucket, or basin, with a few centimetres of water in it<br />

and let the plant absorb the water.<br />

Removing dead blooms, stems and leaves keeps the plant looking neat and<br />

fresh and lets newer buds and stems flourish.<br />

For more information visit www.lvgplant.co.za<br />

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An indulgent weekend<br />

in the KZN Midlands<br />

Meals created by a celeb chef. Sunrise yoga. Glorious gardens, fine wines<br />

and spa treatments. This isn’t your everyday weekend escape.<br />

Dinners created by celeb<br />

chef Pete Goffe-Wood<br />

Imagine. Luxurious accommodation. Exceptional meals by<br />

a celeb chef. Fine, wine tastings. Throw in award winning,<br />

breathtakingly beautiful gardens. Spa treatments. A helicopter<br />

flip. This, obviously, is not your common-or-garden-variety<br />

weekend away.<br />

Brahman Hills in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, is always a treat.<br />

But this promises to be something completely OTT indulgent.<br />

The Brahman Hills Experience is an exclusive weekend boasting<br />

an enchanting blend of experiences for guests seeking an<br />

extraordinary fusion of comfort, culinary excellence, artistic<br />

beauty, and thrilling adventures.<br />

Guests will indulge in exceptional dinners prepared by<br />

celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood, who says “This is going to be<br />

a magnificent culinary weekend! I’ll be putting together two<br />

fabulous dinners using the incredible produce straight from<br />

the property – all organic and sustainable, of course. I’m really<br />

passionate about celebrating ingredients, and I can’t wait to<br />

share that passion with Brahman Hills guests.”<br />

Along with dinners, there’ll be wine tastings from some of <strong>South</strong><br />

Africa’s finest wine estates ... think Mullineux, L’Ormarins, Haute<br />

Cabriere and Bruce Jack Wines.<br />

You’ll also have the chance to explore the 26 distinct garden<br />

rooms on the property, as well as the unique art and sculptures<br />

in the guided garden and art walks by designer landscaper, Tim<br />

Steyn and art curator Tyron Selmon-Butler.<br />

For relaxation, there will be a Saturday sunrise yoga session, and<br />

an indulgent 90-minute spa treatment at the Healing Earth Spa.<br />

And for thrills ... a 15-minute heli ride over the five-and-a-half<br />

hectare, award-winning gardens.<br />

Rumour has it there’ll be a few national rugby icons on the<br />

weekend escape, so you’ll get to rub (very broad) shoulders with<br />

the sports stars.<br />

The Brahman Hills Experience has three packages – Platinum,<br />

Gold, and Silver – each tailored to cater to different preferences<br />

and budgets, all of which will include the accommodation,<br />

meals, non-alcoholic drinks, guided walks and yoga. Add ons (the<br />

heli flip and spa treatments) are available for the less expensive<br />

packages.<br />

The experience is from Friday to Sunday May 10 to 12, rates are<br />

from R8400 to R11500 a person, sharing, and bookings can be<br />

made on brahmanhills.co.za/events/the-brahman-hills-experience<br />

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Explore the gardens ... Brahman’s<br />

breathtakingly beautiful gardens have just<br />

scooped the esteemed Overseas Region Winner<br />

title in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)<br />

Partner Garden of the Year Competition!<br />

Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

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Spoil<br />

<strong>Apr</strong>il<br />

A bottle of<br />

Oscar de la Renta<br />

Bella Tropicale<br />

For a chance to win<br />

our Spoil, pop over to<br />

our Facebook or<br />

Instagram pages and<br />

follow the prompts.<br />

Entries close <strong>Apr</strong>il 25.<br />

We’d buy this just to have the bottle front and centre on our dressing table.<br />

Too gorgeous for words. Luckily Bella Tropicale by Oscar de la Renta lives up to its<br />

looks ... a glorious floral fruity fragrance with notes of pineapple and coral reef, followed<br />

by ylang-ylang, orange blossom and coconut water, finishing with sea notes, musk,<br />

sandal and tonka bean. R1425 from DisChem.<br />

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