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This article depicts the opinion of many UN members who talk about the benefits of eating bugs. Wow!

Posted in Paleolithic diet

I found this really cool article in The Week magazine. The author of the article talks about how this certain type of diet was indeed based on eating bugs. It should be noted that the author is actually in support of the pales diet, and basically just provides some perspective into the possible history of this diet.

Posted in Paleolithic diet

Afrikaans is a Dutch-based language spoken mainly in Namibia and South Africa. In South Africa, the language continues to be popular among the Free Staters and those residing in the Cape area. Unfortunately, Afrikaans has been arguably removed from many institutions it once harboured -including many universities (the University of Stellenbosch is practically the only Afrikaans-based university left in the country!). The future of the Afrikaans language is uncertain, as many South Africans are emigrating out of the country due to safety reasons.

Posted in Afrikaans

I have recently read quite a few articles and books concerning the gluten-free diet. What I found was that gluten is also excluded particularly in the Paleo Diet (high fat, low carbs). The gluten free diet was also encouraged by world-renown doctor, Dr. Junger, author of the book "Clean Gut."

Posted in Gluten-free diet

Kinesiology is often used by professional athletes runners who believe they may correct partial imbalances in the muscles. Different techniques can be used, including the side-bend method. Wedges can be used for correcting problems.

Posted in Kinesiology

Many people often tend to think that injuries are caused mostly because of overtraining. They're not, and are arguably caused by small imbalances in the muscles of the athlete's legs. Many professional runners, including world-renown Zola Budd, prefer to use methods involving kinesiology to fix such problems. Ms. Budd is now 48, and just won her age group in South Africa's largest ultra marathon: Comrades!

Posted in Running

You can make biltong at home during the winter months by hanging the meat (after it is soaked in vinegar, salt, and sauce) in your garage! Just don't let the neighbours see -they may just be shocked!

Posted in Biltong

What's really cool about Bloemfontein is the fact that it is the original home of The Lord of the Rings author! What's more, Bloemfontein is quite close to Lesotho, a very mountainous region. I wonder if this was engrained into Tolkien's heart? Just a thought!

Posted in Bloemfontein

I am originally from Bloemfontein, South Africa. It can be a cool place to "jol," or hang out. People are quite friendly. What's interesting, though, is that the area surrounding Bloemfontein is known -at least among the community- to hold a talented gene pool specifically for runners. Just take Zola Budd, for example, who was originally from there.

Posted in Bloemfontein

I am originally from Bloemfontein, South Africa, where it is quite hot and dry. Bloemfontein is approximately five hours away from Johannesburg, or "Joburg," as we like to call it. When considering all of the underlying circumstances in South Africa, I would recommend visiting the southern part of the country not only because of its beauty, but because of the safety that is in place (at least, more so than in other places). In George, specifically, the weather is amazing and the general landscape changes from quite flat to very rugged and mountainous. There are not as many tourists in this area, so it is quiet, for the most part. A great vacation outing besides Sun City in the Noord Transvaal area, I must note, is Glentana.

Posted in South Africa