"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." Dalai Lama

Issue 26

Inflammation - The Silent Killer; Vitamin C - The Simple solution

What does a stubbed toe or a splinter in a finger have to do with your risk of suffering a heart attack, succumbing to colon cancer or developing Alzheimer’s disease? More than you might think. As scientists delve deeper into the fundamental causes of those and other illnesses, they are starting to see links to an age-old immunological defence mechanism called inflammation - the same biological process that turns the tissue around a splinter red and causes swelling in an injured toe.

Liquid Green - The 5-Day Detox Feast

Here’s the simple and effective green juice-liquid feast that I started my year off with.
Because of the liquidized soups it is actually quite an easy cleanse as it is substantial and filling.

EMANCIPATION - Becoming Self-Sustainable And Self-Sufficient In Today’s Changing World

Becoming self-sustainable in today’s changing and challenging times could well become a necessity rather than distant idea! One thing that is certain is that a radical life-style change is in order if a real and meaningful shift is to become a reality. I personally started walking down the path quite a few years ago, and it has been a wonderfully inspiring and also challenging one and not one step of the way have I regretted it.

Stevia vs “Truvia”; Health vs Poison

An email to Betty…
I am concerned about Truvia. Truvia claims it is an extract of the stevia plant. However I am concerned that big pharma has added something so they can patent it. What is known about the process of getting Truvia from stevia? I know that Coca Cola is starting to use it even though FDA has not approved it.

Issue 26 Editorial

My news year’s resolution is to try and strive for excellence in EVERY area of my life! This is quite a challenge as it embraces all aspects of my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life, but I figured that if I do anything other than this I am simply wasting my time on this beloved planet, and as I am here to grow on all these levels, and I know that I am a co-creator of my life, not separate from the ‘Divine Creator’ or God, I have a huge responsibility to my ‘Individualized God Self’ and to God Him/Herself.


Cover of Issue 28

Issue 29 of Biophile is going electronic and will be available soon. It will also be available to our international readers. Stay tuned or contact us for more details! find out more


I was just checking the website of the SEXPO which has just visited SA, this is what the Cape Town site says. . . . “The world’s largest Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle expo is coming back to Slaapstad and it’s bigger and sexier than ever! continue reading


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