Author - Irene Colling Boshoff

Irene Colling Boshoff
After a long career in higher education, Irene left her post as deputy principal to focus on her health and her first love, writing. Her efforts to get her own health sorted, led her on a new career path in which she focusses on health issues and the challenges one faces with regards to a holistic health approach. Her interest in this field has led to her conducting in-depth research in various health areas, broadening her understanding and knowledge in this regard. It has also led her to explore such diverse areas as energy healing, where she has qualified in four disciplines, and the use of natural herbs and remedies in lieu of conventional medicine. Using science-backed evidence, Irene centers her approach to holistic wellness on such aspects as lifestyle changes, diet, toxicity, inflammation, immune function, and the detoxification circuit. Considering herself a perpetual student, Irene continues her research, constantly looking for alternative means of addressing 21st-century symptoms with the main focus on applying natural remedies and resources. According to Irene, what you put into the machine, i.e. your body, is the deciding factor for enhanced performance and inner drive.

How to Fight Against Gray Hair – Naturally

The aging process, while usually associated with wrinkle formation, also affects our hair. Gray hair is not uncommon in the elderly. Yet some of us may have a head of gray hair in our forties, while others find the gray coming out while still in their twenties or thirties. Although unusual, it is not uncommon for people who are still in their teens to also start sporting a few gray hairs. In many instances, people try to cover up their gray hair because they feel it makes...

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Topical Application of Black Seed Oil

Topical Application of Black Seed Oil: More Than You Bargained For The seeds of the Nigella sativa plant have been used for thousands of years in food and for healing. The oil, extracted from the seed, give rise to the name Black Seed Oil. Used both internally and externally, Black Seed Oil heals or supports healing for many ailments. Our focus, however, is on the topical use of Black Seed Oil. Topical Use of Black Seed Oil Black Seed Oil is widely used in the cosmetics industry in creams, lotions,...

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Top 5 Black Seed Oil Brands

Comparing Top 5 Black Seed Oil Brands The various health applications of Nigella sativa has been extensively researched by various institutions, with more benefits being added almost daily. Nigella sativa is also known as kalonji, black cumin, Roman coriander, and black caraway. Most companies sell the oil, while many also have it in capsule form. A few, however, have gone further and incorporated it into beauty products. You could, however, add a little of the oil to your shampoo, for example, to help take care of any...

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blood cancer and black seed oil

Blood Cancer Awareness Month: How Can Black Seed Oil Help?

Traditionally, September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Many organizations, during this time, make it their work to raise awareness of the different types of blood cancer, while doing their best to raise money for ongoing research into finding cures. The Different Blood Cancer Types Leukemia is most probably the most well-known type of blood cancer. Not many people are aware that there are more types, though. The five most common types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNS). Leukemia Leukemia is a...

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Alzheimer's and black seed oil

World Alzheimer’s Month and Black Seed Oil

Every year, the month of September kicks off with World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to bring about awareness on dementia, this year is no different, and the focus this time is on breaking the stigma associated with persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. The human mind is one of the most complex things in the universe and much like our ocean floor and the rest of the universe, its true depths are yet to be explored and fully understood. As something...

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black seed honey

Health benefits of black seed honey

Black seed, black cumin, black caraway, kalonji, kalojeere—all of these are common names for a pale blue or white flower from the ranunculus family, scientifically known as Nigella sativa. Since the times of pharaoh Tutankhamun, the seeds and oil of this plant have been used to treat dozens of different health conditions. Few people know that there is a black seed product that offers all the health benefits this amazing plant has to offer but in a much sweeter way. Today, we’re going to take a good look...

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Thymoquinone

What is Thymoquinone

What is thymoquinone? A deep understanding of the compound and its benefits Thymoquinone is the main compound found in black seed oil and is imbued with numerous beneficial properties. According to research, it may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and even anti-cancer properties, amongst numerous other biological activities. The Antioxidant Properties of Thymoquinone Oxidative stress is a natural part of your aging process that refers to an imbalance with regards to the ratio between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. This imbalance may result in tissue damage. One of the...

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black seed balm

Black Seed Balm And Its Benefits

Why You Should Use Black Seed Balm Natural Vapour Rub A vapour rub is commonly rubbed into your chest and back when you have a cold or the flu. In most cases, these vapour rubs contain petrochemicals that are by-products of the petroleum industry. Natural Vapour Rub, on the other hand, instead of having a petrochemical base, has one of beeswax, with organic Ylang-ylang and Eucalyptus oil as added ingredients. Together, they provide a 100 percent natural vapour rub formula that works for a number of...

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what is bee propolis

Nutritional Value of Bee Propolis

While the antibiotic effects of honey and its myriad benefits may be well-known, not so much is known about bee propolis. A side-product from the business of honey making, bee propolis has many benefits for both bees and humans alike. What is Bee Propolis? Bee propolis is not a new health craze. It has, in fact, been used as a nutritional supplement and form of medication since ancient times. The Assyrians, for example, used it to treat wounds, tumours, and infections, while the Greeks used it for the treatment...

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quick weight loss with black seed oil

10 Quick Ways To Lose Weight With Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil has, for centuries, been used by many people to assist with weight loss, digestive health, respiratory health, immune health, fighting cancer, and to aid with proper kidney and liver function. Ongoing research into the different components of black seed oil and its different health applications strongly indicate that the oil, indeed, may live up to the claims made by those who swear by its effectiveness. One of the claims, i.e. that it is suitable for use as a means of weight reduction, is...

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