Life Retreat’s Friday Weekly Round Up

Imagine being served a scrumptious chocolate cake at a birthday party after a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Do you reach for a slice or politely say, “no thank you”? 

Well, according to Katzenellenbogen, a dietician and nutritionist based in Johannesburg, there’s nothing wrong with a diabetic indulging in the odd cheat meal – as long as you follow a balanced diet. All you have to do is leave out the carbohydrate component of your daily meal plan to give in to your sweet tooth and enjoy a carbohydrate-rich dessert such as cake.

Here’s a wrap up of what you missed here at Life Retreat this week. Have a great weekend!

———–Travelling Tips———–

Tips For Solo Female Travellers

Tips For Solo Female Travellers

Travelling alone can be a very fulfilling time when you get to learn a great deal about yourself. The journey of self discovery can start when you travel and, when you’re travelling alone, that opportunity doubles. When you travel alone, you’ll be facing every little challenge by yourself. Therefore, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind to help you discover yourself best through your travel.

———–Product Recommendations———–

12 Health Uses For Cannabis oil

Cannabis oil

If you’re curious about cannabis oil, you’re probably reading about how this oil differs from hemp oil. Even though both cannabis and hemp oil come from different parts of the same plant, they are NOT the same. Both hemp oil and cannabis oil contain cannabidiol or CBD which has medicinal properties. However, cannabis oil is about 100 times more potent than hemp oil. So, what are the proven positive effects of this oil with high concentrations of CBD? Click here for details.

———–Money Matters———–

Should You Buy A Business Or Start One From Scratch?


When you think of starting a business, are you thinking of starting from scratch? Are you thinking of developing your own idea and building that idea from the ground up? Sorry to burst your bubble but, according to Bloomberg, 80% of new businesses fail in the first 18 months. So, you could try and be part of the 20% that succeed or you can buy a franchise and have a 90% chance of succeeding. Click here to read on.


Recipe Of The Week: Waffles


There is little to beat a whole‑food waffle, served with Farmhouse Ice‑cream and honey. Alternatively, you may serve waffles with a variety of healthy toppings. However, beware of aluminium waffle irons ‑ especially those that have had the non‑stick coating worn off. Non‑stick waffle irons usually do not present a sticking problem, but if they do, use a little oil to grease the plates, then overbake the first waffle and discard it. Get your recipe here.


Four Natural Remedies For Constipation

Four Natural Remedies For Constipation

If you’re reading this now, my guess is you have constipation and are probably feeling very uncomfortable right now. Well, you’re not the only one. Millions of people around the world suffer from this annoying and sometimes painful condition. When constipation happens, you can save time and money by using natural remedies, many of which you probably already have in your kitchen. So, before you take laxatives, give these four natural remedies a try.

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———————See you at the same time next week!——————-

The Life Retreat Team

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