June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

Can you believe it is the 1st of June? And it is my 5-year anniversary celebrating Woodlands Healing Spa.

WOW!  I cannot believe that I have had this beautiful place of tranquillity and healing for 5 years! The journey has been interesting, and I have learned so much about people, and indeed myself. 

The world has changed, the most recent and notable of which is of course the pandemic of Covid-19.  As we all know, this is a global concern and the way we live is sure to change.  This extremely difficult reality is here with us to stay. We are just beginning with this outbreak, in the early stages of this pandemic.

Some people have the false expectation that we will be able to go back to our previous lives.

We are living in a new reality, what we call the “post-coronavirus reality”, and we must learn how to change, how we can adapt and survive this reality.

Keeping your immune system working at its best is top of mind now. Your body’s immune system is your best ally in fighting off diseases like this. And while it cannot stop you contracting the novel coronavirus, it might help your body put up a stronger fight when you do get it.

For the control freak that I am is there only one thing I can control in this pandemic, and that is what I put in my mouth. Your diet is one of the most important things that will help you fight off this disease. Since our immune system is responsible for protecting our bodies against invading viruses, it comes as no surprise that Vitamin C’s actions are directly focused on the immune cells.

Contrary to the popular belief that oranges have the highest levels of Vitamin C, guavas, sweet red peppers and chillies contain between 3-6 times more Vitamin C than oranges.

With many vegetables listed as concentrated Vitamin C sources, it is important to consider the fact that heat exposure during cooking destroys up to 50% of the Vitamin C.  It is therefore important to find ways of ingesting vegetables such as red peppers in their raw state to get the desired immune boosting benefit.

RECIPE: Immune Boosting Snack

Red Pepper Salsa, to have with multigrain crackers

Ingredient Benefit
1 large sweet red pepper, diced Rich source of immune boosting vitamin C
½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger root Natural expectorant, helping to expel mucus. Brilliant for relieving sore throats, due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects
1 fresh garlic clove, crushed Antibacterial and antiviral effects
1 tsp freshly chopped parsley Detoxifying action, helping to neutralise garlic odour
1 heaped tbs sunflower seeds Contains zinc, an immune support mineral
10 ml chilli-infused soy sauce Chilli thins mucous secretions, helping to relieve mucous congestion
  • In a pan over a medium heat, dry-roast sunflower seeds. Turn down heat when they start to turn light brown. Add chilli soy sauce and stir until all moisture is evaporated. Cool down.
  • Combine diced pepper, ginger, garlic and parsley. Transfer into a medium serving dish and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
  • Scoop up salsa with multigrain corn cakes and enjoy as an immune boosting snack, or appetizer.

One thing lockdown has been good for, is that our online shop is up and running. I would never have thought of doing this before. Now you can buy any of our retail products and have it delivered safely to your door. Have a look HERE and let me know what you think?

Why not order our NADplus health supplement? I drink it religiously every single day. NADplus+ Complex is a world’s first novel combination with 19 active ingredients that supports healthy ageing, wellness and maintaining a beautiful skin. Unique antioxidant ingredients that assist in actively targeting free radicals, providing added protection against inflammation. NAD+ ingredients enhances cell energy, protects DNA and has scientifically proven anti-ageing properties. Liver detoxification ingredients assisting the liver’s regeneration and detoxification processes. Receive free delivery when ordering this product from us.

We anticipate opening as soon as the Government has decided to allow us in Level 1. In the meantime, our LOCKDOWN voucher sale continues. I would like to send out a heart full of gratitude for every single guest who has bought one thus far and we can not wait to open our doors for you to use them to spoil yourself. Why not spoil your dad with one for Father’s Day?

Enjoy June!

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay warm!

Love, Tania

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Our team at Woodlands Spa invites you to enjoy a sensory and meaningful experience which will leave you with a sense of vitality, new found energy and joy. To make a booking, call us on 010 010 5026 or send an email to bookings@woodlandsspa.co.za.