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24
AUG
2017

Don’t smell the cork! An unusual masterclass on wine.

This was meant to be a serious interview about the preservatives in wine – specifically the sulfites in wine that cause intolerances and allergic reactions such as sinusitis, itchy skin, IBS, hot flushes so much more. We were meant to discuss why organic wine is supposedly better for your health but instead the entire interview turned out to be a fun, entertaining yet extremely informative chat about how wine is produced; why South African wine is one of the best in the world, what it takes to become a sommelier and the biggest faux-pas wine lovers can commit: smelling the cork! We discover that organic wine isn’t necessarily better and we get some great insight into the wine industry from someone who has lived and worked in it since he was a teen.



This week’s podcast is brought to you by Kleerwine. I was intrigued –and rather skeptical, when I first came across their unique product. They claim to reduce allergic reactions caused by sulfites in wine with just one drop per glass AND without altering the taste! Mmmmmm…..I sense your skepticism as well, but my doubts were put to rest when Francis Krone, certified sommelier, wine agent and entrepreneur, verified that he could not pick up any variations to the taste of a glass of wine after a drop of KleerWine was added to his glass of wine and Francis has a rather sophisticated palate and a keen sense of taste!



It’s a long one but a super informative one. We barely felt the hour go by, neither will you!



This podcast is brought to you by Synerchi Organics, organic superfoods brought to you by vegan brothers, Kiara & Ethan Ducasse a.k.a the Synerchi Brothers.

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Cell Number: 079 742 8215 | www.synerchiorganics.co.za.



This episode is brought to you by KleerWine, Kleerwine reduces the effects of preservatives (Sulphites) within wine, without altering the taste!

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16
AUG
2017

How to get out of a life rut with Roz Sandham

We continue to celebrate women’s month (August) in this week’s episode. Human resources expert and consciousness coach, Roz Sandham talks to us about what true women empowerment is. I attended a Women’s Day Event at Montecasino in Johannesburg where Roz, the keynote speaker, challenged each woman to ask herself: Is this it? She encouraged us to start living life more mindfully.



In this episode Roz helps guide you out of a life rut; she talks about how to start living life proactively; how to turn your anger into passion and if you think that too much of life has passed you by, Roz has some great advice for you! She shares her own challenges with weightloss and if you need to overcome fear then tune in now!



This episode is brought to you by Synerchi Organics, organic superfoods brought to you by vegan brothers, Kiara & Ethan Ducasse a.k.a the Synerchi Brothers.

Follow them on social media:

Instagram: @synerchi_organics ; @synerchi_brothers ;

Facebook: SynerChi Organics, Twitter: @synerchiO ;

Contact details are as follows: info@synerchiorganics.co.za

Cell Number: 079 742 8215 | www.synerchiorganics.co.za
10
AUG
2017

Q&A with Relationship Expert Paula Quinsee

To celebrate women’s month, I’ve been collecting questions from my female listeners and viewers and I’ll have these answered by our guests. This week’s Q&A is with relationship expert, NLP practitioner, adventure racer and runner Paul Quinsee.



In this episode we cover a variety of aspects that affects romantic relationships. We ask, is love really enough? What’s the difference between toxic and abusive relationships and how to deal with a relationship that is bipolar in nature – high highs and low lows. We talk about the balance of masculine and feminine energy within a relationship; why modern women are facing the almost insurmountable challenge of being superwomen and Paula helps us decide when it’s wise to throw in the towel. If you’re wondering whether a separation period before deciding on divorce is the right thing to do, then tune in now!



This episode is brought to you by Synerchi Organics, organic superfoods brought to you by vegan brothers, Kiara & Ethan Ducasse a.k.a the Synerchi Brothers.

Follow them on social media:

Instagram: @synerchi_organics ; @synerchi_brothers ;

Facebook: SynerChi Organics, Twitter: @synerchiO ;

Contact details are as follows: info@synerchiorganics.co.za

Cell Number: 079 742 8215 | www.synerchiorganics.co.za.
03
AUG
2017

Q&A with Nutritional Therapist Nicci Robertson

This week’s show takes on a Q&A format with Nutritional Therapist Nicci Robertson. Keep sending in your questions with as much detail as you can so that I can get them answered for you! Please also indicate whether you wish to remain anonymous.

In this episode Nicci answers the following questions and more:

Gloria, asks for advice about her sixteen-year-old daughter, Jane, who is struggling with anxiety, experiencing panic attacks and bouts of depression.
Dana is experiencing migraines during menstruation and wants to know what she can do about it without having to go onto the contraceptive pill.
Johan asked about consuming soya and the impact it has on men’s health.
Rachel wants to know what she can do to relieve menopausal hot flushes naturally
Does cranberry juice really help with urinary tract infections?
This episode is brought to you by Synerchi Organics, organic superfoods brought to you by vegan brothers, Kiara & Ethan Ducasse a.k.a the Synerchi Brothers.

Follow them on social media:

Instagram: @synerchi_organics ; @synerchi_brothers ;

Facebook: SynerChi Organics, Twitter: @synerchiO ;

Contact details are as follows: info@synerchiorganics.co.za

Cell Number: 079 742 8215 | www.synerchiorganics.co.za
26
JUL
2017

Back to Nature’s Pharmacy with Jane Mackenzie

For centuries plants have been our allies, nourishing and healing our bodies and many prescription drugs that are sold today are actually plant-based or formed from plant extracts but does this necessarily mean that they’re better? We also know pharmacists to be the authorities on drug therapy however their role today is very different to what it was in ancient times and it is for this reason that Jane Mackenzie, a qualified pharmacist decided to leave the field and pursue natural medicine and nutrient dense nutritional therapy. Her vision for pharmacy is what is known as being an apothecary.

The word is derived from “apotheca”, meaning a place where wine, spices and herbs were stored. Apothecary was therefore one term for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses material to physicians and patients and thus the modern pharmacist or chemist has taken over this role. In some languages, the word "apothecary" is still used for designating a pharmacist/chemist – think of the Afrikaans “Apteek or apteker”. So, during the thirteenth century the word came into use to describe a person who kept a shop stocked with herbs and other commodities. In light of this, Jane gives us practical tips on how to read labels on supplements in a health shop or pharmacy and what to look out for when choosing vitamins and minerals. For this reason, Jane developed her own range of supplements: Heavenly Harmony.

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We also discuss her recent trip to Russia and the health-realted discoveries she made whilst visiting ancient cities there, one being that living in four-walled homes with flat ceilings negatively impacts one's aura and every as opposed to domed living structures found in ancient & traditional dwellings. She then decide to create a room like this in her home as seen below.

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The conversation also gets esoterically scientific (LOL, yes I know that seems oxymoronic) when she delves into the holographic form of humans, the scalar wave and the concept that bad thoughts, disease and bacteria have a positive charge and we therefore need to discharge this by walking barefoot on the earth. Before you dismiss it, perhaps do some research on Nikola Tesla’s work on scalar waves. Also a reminder that Elon Musk’s Tesla is named after the Serbian electrical engineer, physicist and futurist. The Tesla Roadster uses an AC motor taken from Nikola Tesla's original 1882 design.

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This episode is brought to you by Synerchi Organics, organic superfoods brought to you by vegan brothers, Kiara & Ethan Ducasse a.k.a the Synerchi Brothers.

Follow them on social media:

Instagram: @synerchi_organics ; @synerchi_brothers ;

Facebook: SynerChi Organics, Twitter: @synerchiO ;

Contact details are as follows: info@synerchiorganics.co.za

Cell Number: 079 742 8215 | www.synerchiorganics.co.za.
20
JUL
2017

Nucleotides: The Forgotten Nutrients? Part 2

Today’s episode is part 2 of a two-part interview with Swiss doctor and researcher Dr Peter Koeppel & Nutritional Pharmacist Jane Mackenzie. Nutrition has become so complicated nowadays: one minute you should eat something, the next it’s vilified for be carcinogenic! Who do you trust? Well I’m a huge believer in well, trusting yourself and your own body! That’s easier said than done I know but a good first step is to get a clue! The more you learn about your body and how it works, what makes it tick and what causes it to react, the better your nutrition and health choices become. There are many supplements out there, many experts advising us on how and when and which is best to take but there is only one true expert on you – yourself!



My chat centres on an exciting area in nutrition because it takes us back to basics. Although I’ll be first to admit it’s the basics that we don’t really get taught, at least not until university. To recap from my previous post, we are multi-cellular organisms and our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. Our body uses the food we consume as the building blocks for new cells. These cells divide constantly to make new cells in order to maintain life, and cells get replaced according to their lifespans. Consider your car or house: you may clean certain parts every day, others every week, other parts must be replaced every month or couple of months and so forth. This essentially means that every day we have the opportunity to change our body because certain cells have certain lifespans: for example our stomach lining cells divide or replace themselves every two days, our red blood cells every four months, the cells of our pancreas take about a year and our bones about 25 – 30 years. In each cell in our body, is a nucleus, it’s like the cell’s head office or command centre – issuing instructions for the cell –and in this nucleus is our DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid. Our DNA holds our hereditary or genetic information: that is, info that has been passed down and will be passed on when the cell replicates in order to ensure that all the information in the cell and therefore in the body, is copied correctly when it divides. Nearly every cell in your body has the same DNA. Many DNA make up genes and many genes make up chromosomes. So ultimately DNA, is like a blueprint and RNA, or ribonucleic acid, helps carry out this blueprint's guideline. And the building blocks of DNA are called nucleotides. So we discuss how the body gets nucleotides (if we have a deficient diet) and why we really need them. A complete set of genetic material within a cell is known as the genome, so ensuring you get adequate nucleotides into your system mean that you start to influence your genetic material! Easy enough?!



This episode is brought to you by Synerchi Organics www.synerchiorganics.co.za. Follow them on social media:

Instagram: @synerchi_organics ; @synerchi_brothers ;

Facebook: SynerChi Organics, Twitter: @synerchiO ;

Contact details are as follows: info@synerchiorganics.co.za

Cell Number: 079 742 8215
www.nucleotides4health.org www.janemackenzie.co.za
13
JUL
2017

Nucleotides: The Forgotten Nutrients? Part 1

Today’s episode is part 1 of a two-part interview with Swiss doctor and researcher Dr Peter Koeppel & Nutritional Pharmacist Jane Mackenzie. It’s all about an exciting area in nutrition that has been neglected or even forgotten: nucleotides and restoring the human genome. Yes, it sounds very scientific but allow me to break it down for you.

Humans are multi-cellular organisms, our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. These cells divide constantly to make new cells in order to maintain life. Think of a car or a house: you clean certain parts every day, others every week, other parts must be replaced every month or couple of months and so forth. So, every day we have the opportunity to change our body because certain cells have certain lifespans: for example, our stomach lining cells divide or replace themselves every two days, our red blood cells every four months, the cells of our pancreas take about a year and our bones about 25 – 30 years.  In each of these cells in our body is a nucleus, it’s like the cell’s head office or command centre issuing instructions for the cell and in this nucleus is our DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid. Our DNA holds our hereditary or genetic information: that is, info that has been passed down and will be passed on when the cell replicates. Nearly every cell in your body has the same DNA. Now not all the DNA in our bodies are found in the nucleus but that’s a topic for another day… many DNA make up genes and many genes make up chromosomes. So ultimately DNA, is like a blueprint and RNA, or ribonucleic acid, helps carry out this blueprint's guideline. I won’t go into the exact structure of DNA however, the building blocks of DNA are called nucleotides and A complete set of genetic material within a cell is known as the genome! Easy enough?! Armed with this understanding, you'll soon see why this is all so exciting!
05
JUL
2017

Grass Fed: A different kind of beef!

Is grass fed beef really better?

The debate on whether one should eat grain fed or grass fed beef is apparently over. I’m told that we all should know that grass fed is superior but why exactly is that the case? Well, that is exactly what we’ll cover in this podcast with Gary Jackson, owner of Jackson’s Real Food Market.



The reason why the debate is no longer as relevant is that it essentially ends at what you can afford because honestly who can argue with that? For general health and well-being the commonly accepted dietary recommendation is one very low in, ideally free from, processed carbohydrates and sugars with moderate portions of meat and significant quantities of a variety of fresh vegetables, I believe the choice of fat: protein: carbohydrate ratio is a personal one based on goals you’d like to achieve. If you want to move beyond “general health and well-being” towards optimal health, that’s where adjusting this ratio as well as buying better quality food may motivate you to spend slightly more on your monthly grocery budget.



When it comes to beef the choice is so much more than hormonal content and grass-fed wins hands down when it comes to its fatty acid profile (it is higher in anti-inflammatory omega 3s as well as conjugated linoleic acid or

CLA), the avoidance of antibiotic use to promote growth which increases the risk of foodborne illness due to an altered gut microbiome in the animal and its higher vitamin and mineral content over conventional beef.

Jackson’s alongside two other partners, Langside Meats and Bull & Bush Merchants, have formed a Beef triad, that promises to be fully transparent in terms of pricing, rearing and production information. Gary explains how at Langside Meats in the Eastern Cape, each animal is traceable to their place of birth and are not registered to any breeder society. We also talk about how they treat their cattle with respect, upholding humane and ethical standards, making every effort to keep them stress-free at all times.

Knowing what actually constitutes and animal being ‘grass fed’ is quite tricky or a “minefield” as Gary calls it so we discuss why that is and which questions you should ask your retailer or butcher to ensure that you are indeed eating grass-fed meat.

We touch on the environmental and ethical factors that many vegans and vegetarians rightly champion and how knowing where your meat comes from and how it is treated is of vital importance to the environment and humanity at large. I hope you become a more conscious eater after listening to this one!
29
JUN
2017

To Botox or Not To Botox, Is that Your Question?

This was a fun podcast because I got to use myself as a guinea pig! Last year I loaded a Botox (https://www.botoxcosmetic.com) video onto my insta page and I was surprised at how many messages I received in my inbox, either thanking me for being real about going for Botox or asking me a plethora of questions relating to the treatment. So here is an updated video and podcast with renowned SA plastic surgeon Dr Ridwan Mia (http://www.sandtonplasticsurgeon.com)

In this episode, we go through the origin of Botox and whether or not it is ‘natural’. We talk about the Dos and Don'ts and we also bust some botox myths. I take you through the process on my Instagram page.

If you’d like to book a treatment with him, use the code REALHealth+ when booking and do keep us posted on your experience!

Contact Details:

Suite G05, North block, Ground Floor, Mediclinic Sandton, corner Peter Place and Main Rd., Bryanston
2012 Bryanston

011 463 6591

Enjoy!
Stace
22
JUN
2017

Dr Laskery

Today’s episode is a #DoctorSpotlight: an opportunity to get to know a doctor; what they believe in, what they stand for and to just develop a feel for who they are. I met Dr Laskery (www.icwcape.wix.com/icwcape )

at the Pan African Congress on Integrative Medicine (PACIM) in Cape Town. She was one of the younger faces in the audience of over 200 specialists and practitioners, which for me is quite exciting. Why? Well, the concepts in integrative medicine are based in age-old traditions and from my experience, the old guards of medicine acknowledge IM, its place and its numerous benefits to their patients but the challenge lies in convincing many of today’s doctors and specialists about the merits of including complimentary practices into their current model of treatment. The cohort of Baby Boomer/Gen X doctors have really been trained up in the disease diagnosis manner of treating patients and they’re from an era where patients somehow ceased to be considered people. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Dr Sedicka Laskery, who has been mentored and trained by PACIM convenor and SA Society of Integrative Medicine founder, Dr Bernard Brom. She believes that Integrative Medicine is about bringing the science and heart medicine together, allowing a doctor to see a patient as a person – someone with hopes and dreams – not just a human presenting with symptoms of a disease that needs to be treated.

In this episode, she talks to us about why she decided to pursue this avenue of medicine, the various lifestyle factors she uses to treat her patients, the benefits of natural birth we often don’t discuss, her personal struggle with dermatitis as well as some practical gut healing steps you can implement today!
15
JUN
2017

Health Emancipation: you are the captain of your ship!

Interview with Dr Dalal Akoury

This interview felt like I was chatting to a philosopher, a sage or a spiritual healer and not a doctor. It is very esoteric or philosophical in nature but then again I’m reminded that the word doctor means teacher and as you listen, you gather that that is exactly Dr Akoury’s heart. She is a doctor who clearly believes in empowering people, not just her patients. In fact, I found it alarming that when I initially heard Dr Dalal Akoury (http://www.awaremed.com) describe the position I should hold in my personal health journey as being the ‘captain of my ship’, I felt a powerful sense of empowerment. I had to ask myself where and when did I actually lose that power? When did you lose yours? Chances are you may have never felt in charge of your own health journey and hopefully, that changes today!

Dr Akoury urges us to continue seeking our healing, to take charge and lead the journey, all the while remembering that medical professionals are there to guide and assist you in charting a course to better health. There is a caveat though: you are now responsible to educate yourself so that you know more, you are required to ask more, to actually give a hoot and engage with your doctor! If you want to take up that role of captain, the onus is on you to become a different patient!

In this podcast we discuss stress - it’s not what you think it is. We also talk about the mental shift you need to make in order to combat the stress you cannot control, developing an attitude of gratitude, the power of breathing and how to begin your day in a cleansed way!
08
JUN
2017

Dr Daniel Weber

Heraclitus said that the only constant in life is change, yet it appears that we as humans are struggling to adapt to the constantly changing world we find ourselves living in. And as the speed of that change increases, we need mechanisms and hacks to help us adapt, slow down and respond to life as opposed to merely reacting. One of these hacks, believe it or not, is better communication! Ha! Who would have thought we can talk our way to better health?!

Well, I absolutely loved my chat with the incredibly dapper and super intelligent, Dr Daniel Weber because his thoughts on diseases such as cancer are quite refreshing: he believes that cancer in the body is a breakdown of communication within the cells and that this is a mirror of current, modern-day life! He refers to social media as the ‘junk food of communication’ because it offers us all the bells and whistles, but with no real nutritional value! Isn’t that true! Now I’m not knocking social media, it certainly has its place and carries a great deal of benefits and without it how would I communicate with you? But, as with anything in life, if something is not used for its intended or true purpose, that constitutes abuse (misuse) and we can definitely abuse social media, using it in a manner that doesn’t necessarily serve us. We are thus challenged by Dr Weber to transform our thinking around communication, which can lead to transformative health!



You can follow Dr Weber’s blog and access his resources on http://www.panaxea.com/index-newwebsite.php/about-daniel-weber.html and if you, or someone you know, is fighting cancer check out his blog on http://integrativecancernetwork.com http://integrativecancernetwork.com.



This interview was recorded at the Pan African Congress on Integrative Medicine: http://integrativemedicinecongress.com

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