Rooibos Always -solutions for you


  • Love yourself and your gut

    Love yourself and your gut

    Great health starts in the body’s digestive system, where nutrients from food and supplements are broken down, absorbed and distributed to the rest of the body. We are all aware of how the food that we consume today has deteriorated in vitamin and mineral value. 
     
    An unhealthy or damaged digestive tract and diseased organs will starve the rest of the body of essential nutrients and allow toxins into the bloodstream.

    Probiotic means ‘for life’ in Greek.
    These friendly microorganisms, when taken in adequate amounts, form the core of nutritional supplements, as their use positively influences the whole body and your overall health.
     
    As much as we think that we are healthy, most of us have a deficiency of some sort. 
     
     
    Before we consider taking any supplements  watch  this video explaining why we should be taking OptiFlora daily. 
     
     Taking OptiFlora improves the following:  

       Impact of food poisoning.
       Food allergies.
       Lactose intolerance – it helps to break down lactose from milk.
       Infections like sore throat,candida and bladder infections.
       Prolonged times of stress.
       After surgery or a course of antibiotics.
       Constipation or any bowel problem like:

     IBS
    Belching
    Indigestion
    Diarrhoea
    Cramps
    Thrush
    PS: It may be necessary to supplement up to 3 times the normal dose of 1 capsule per day when taken after a course of antibiotics or to fight off an infection.

     

     
     
    If you have unhealthy gut flora,  no matter how many good supplements you take, they are not absorbed by your body! You are, in effect, throwing your money down the drain!!
     
    The Annique OptiFlora is the start to building up a good immune system.
    To order yours contact Charmaine on 083 716 3635 to arrange for prompt delivery
     
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  • Get GLOWING skin

    In the rushed life of today, we seldom take the time to pamper ourselves and look after what is taken for granted.  We assume that the good skin that we have will stay that way until one day we notice that our skin is dull and has uneven skin tone and horror of horrors, whiteheads and blackheads! 

     

    Exfoliation helps to alleviate all of these horrors! It also increases blood circulation and helps achieve healthy and glowing skin.

    Essence Enzymatic Exfoliator is a gentle, yet effective exfoliating formula that speeds up the skin's natural exfoliation process, enhancing the penetration of treatment products. 

    It harnesses the mighty power of tropical fruit, enriched with extracts of papaya, pineapple, mango, banana and Spondias mombin to gently stimulate exfoliation, resulting in improved skin radiance and luminosity as well as diminishing wrinkles and fine lines.  

    This exfoliator also contains gentle, environmentally friendly bamboo beads, an effective mechanical exfoliator that helps to remove dead skin cells, oil, dirt and other impurities. 

    It is also enhanced with Annique's exclusive Green Rooibos extract, known for its skin- soothing and antioxidant benefits. 

    BENEFITS: 

    • Gently speeds up the skin's natural exfoliation process
    • Enhances the penetration of treatment products
    • Diminishes wrinkles and fine lines
    • Promotes brighter, younger and healthier looking skin
    • Restores radiant luminosity to the complexion

    SUITABLE FOR: 

    Sensitive skins:  use once per week

    Other skin types:  use two or three times per week

    This Enzymatic Exfoliator is highly recommended for people who struggle with clogged pores, blackheads and whiteheads. 

    APPLICATION:

    Apply a thin layer directly onto clean, wet skin with wet hands to activate the enzymes, taking care around the delicate eye area. 

    Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing off with water or Rooibos tea. 

     

    Enzymes are much gentler than scrubs and most enzymes also have anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritation, so they're great for sensitive skin.  

    Enzyme exfoliators need to be stored in a cool, dry and dark place. 

     To order yours for only R219, send me an email or give me a call 

    charmaine@rooibosalways.co.za

    083 716 3635

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  • KIDNEY HEALTH....easy with Rooibos Tea

    KIDNEY HEALTH....easy with Rooibos Tea

    During the month of March, awareness is raised around the importance of our kidneys.  Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 1 in 10 people worldwide.  The good news is that kidney disease is largely preventable.  Education and awareness of the risks of obesity and a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and exercise, can dramatically help in preventing obesity and kidney disease.

    How can I prevent kidney stones?

    Most teas, like green or black, contain a compound called oxalic acid.  It's also found in chocolate, certain fruits, vegetables, and raw leafy greens.  Normally, oxalic acid is naturally eliminated through your urine.  But when you don't drink enough water, consume too much sugar, and have a diet high in oxalic acid, oxalate crystals can form.  This is one of the most common causes of kidney stones.

    But  Rooibos tea does not contain oxalates.  That is why it is a great alternative to green or black tea for those who are prone to kidney stones. 

    Obesity linked to kidney disease

    Obesity is a high-risk factor for the development of kidney disease, but by replacing just one cup of coffee for Rooibos Tea every day, you could lose as much as a kilo every month. 

    Rooibos Tea contains no fat or carbohydrates and the weight loss properties further inhibits fat-storage hormones within the body. 

    Rooibos' unique bioflavonoid, Aspalathin, helps to reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage, typically associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.  

    In a nutshell, Rooibos Tea can prevent the body from storing and even forming new fat cells.

    Kidney disease linked to heart disease

    All across the world, we are seeing a huge move towards alternative and more natural ways of treating illnesses such as heart disease, which is primarily a result of poor lifestyle behaviours.  These natural methods include everything from diet, exercise and quitting smoking to destressing via music therapy, meditation, and even drinking home-brewed Rooibos Tea

    Spanish researchers also found that drinking Rooibos can prevent the development of heart disease by preventing the liver from storing excess fat under the skin and around major organs.  There is a mounting body of scientific evidence which shows that Rooibos Tea is a potent antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive and cholesterol-lowering properties. 

    View the Rooibos Tea specials  this month

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  • What to do next?

    What to do next?

    We all know that we should avoid these evils that are everywhere around us, but before you know it, you have put your foot on the step and glided your way to the level where you need to be.

    Easy. Convenient.  

    It is a scientifically proven fact - people who weigh less and exercise, live longer, healthier lives.

    The best exercise is walking a bit further, climbing stairs instead of the convenient escalator.  Park further from the shops, walk those extra few metres.  Ride a bike, work in the garden, these are just a few examples of what we can begin to do to become more active in our daily lives.  Be intentional! 

     

    love yourself

    Tell your body what it needs to hear.  

    Your brain cannot distinguish between the truth and a lie.  It will believe what you tell it and will become what you tell it. 

    Use positive phrases when talking about yourself and your body. LOVE yourself, it is the only you that there is! 

    what you think of most - you become

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  • Dinner will make you thinner!

    get thinner with dinner!

    You won't feel hungry between meals...

    Avoid low blood sugar, dizzy spells and cravings the following day by eating a wholesome dinner from the approved foods. 
    Don't skimp on the quantity, rather exclude all refined carbohydrates, alcohol, soft drinks(drink water) and include meat, fish or poultry with a green salad, olive oil, ground nuts and vegetables like spinach/cabbage or asparagus. 


    nature's broom recipe
    ideal for cleansing the colon and stimulating peristaltic movement.


    Ingredients: 
    Fresh spinach leaves
    Fresh lettuce
    Fresh cucumber, celery, green asparagus, raw green beans
    1/2 an onion, chopped
    1 Tablespoon of honey(optional)
    Fresh lemon juice or wine vinegar(dark/light)
    Olive oil
    Salt and pepper
    1/2 cup of finely ground pecan nuts or almonds


    Method:
    Mix together olive oil, lemon juice, honey and wine vinegar - shake well before use. Add basil, coriander and parsley if preferred.

    Cut fine strips of spinach, cucumber and lettuce.

    Mix together in a bowl. Add the onion.

    Sprinkle with salad dressing and add nuts to taste.

     
    Best when eaten with/before dinner. May be added to any meal as per the meal plan.

     

     

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  • Strawberry explosion

    Strawberry explosion

    The adjustment period after the holiday season is always a tough one. Firstly we have to "untrain" all those bad habits of nibbling every so often and just never having enough.

    Most of us are aware that we nibble on goodies that don't really feed our bodies with the nutrients and minerals that it needs, hence just carrying on in the cycle of nibbling.

    Consider including strawberries into your daily nibbling. They are not only good for you, they taste amazing too!

    What Is Strawberry?

    Strawberries grow in bushes and are delicious seasonal fruits that also boost your health. Strawberries are often associated with a European fruit; however, they are popular throughout the world.

    Strawberries are often eaten raw directly or by adding them to fruit salads, custards, and various other recipes. They are also extensively used in processed food items, including ice creams, jams, jellies, squashes, syrups, confections, baked goods, chocolates, and even in medicines due to their extraordinarily rich flavour, taste, and colour. But nothing beats fresh strawberries plucked from the bush and eaten raw!

    Nutritional Value Of Strawberry

    We know that fruits, particularly berries and those with exotic colours are rich in antioxidants, which means that they are huge boosters of your health. Strawberries are no exception to this rule; in addition to antioxidants and polyphenols, they have many other nutrientsvitamins, and minerals that contribute to the overall health benefits of these berries. These nutrients include vitamin C, folate, potassiummanganese, dietary fibre, and magnesium.

    Even the healthiest snack sometimes need to be eaten in a different way, try out this easy recipe to enhance your Strawberry experience!

    Strawberry Sensation

    2 cups of fresh strawberries

    4 scoops of Strawberry flavour Rooibos Lifestyle Shake

    1 L of Annique Strawberry flavoured Rooibos tea (made with 4 tea bags)

    Blend all ingredients briefly in a blender, pour into Lolly moulds and pop into the freezer overnight. Enjoy!

    Snack time has never been this easy!

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  • Fun Rooibos recipes

    Fun Rooibos recipes

    We live in a world where people suffer from stress on a daily basis. Several studies point to Rooibos tea’s ability to protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals and that its high level of antioxidants could reduce the effects of oxidative stress, which learners and students typically experience in the lead up to and during end-of-year exams.

    Adele du Toit, the spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council and Marketing Manager for Annique Health and Beauty, explains that the brain appears to be especially susceptible to excessive oxidative stress, because of its high demand for oxygen.

    “Dietary antioxidants, like the polyphenolic compounds found in rooibos, have been shown to protect neurons against a variety of neurodegenerative conditions. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) or more commonly referred to as ‘free radicals caused’ by poor nutrition, cigarette smoke, excessive alcohol intake, pollution, among other factors, are harmful elements that trigger oxidation (disruption of a living cell) in the body and brain. The stress hormone, cortisol, which is elevated during exam time, increases inflammation and further intensifies free radical production.

    “When these free radicals cause oxidation in the body, they damage the healthy cells which could hinder one’s ability to learn and retain information. Rooibos counters this impact by reducing the effect of oxidative by-products in neural pathways thereby stimulating concentration and focus.

    “Unlike coffee, which could give you the jitters followed by a crash, rooibos tea is a cleaner-burning and longer-lasting fuel for the body since it doesn’t contain any caffeine or tannin. An added bonus is that it also relieves tension and headaches,” she remarks.

    While consuming small amounts of caffeine daily is not harmful, drinking too much, such as during exam time, could prove dangerous and lead to a physical dependence since it is highly addictive. The temporary boost of energy it gives you may also keep you awake for longer than is needed, which could lead to unwanted fatigue on exam day.

    Du Toit recommends six cups of rooibos tea a day for optimal replenishing of critical antioxidants.

    “Rooibos tea has no side-effects and contains some of the strongest and most unique antioxidants in the plant kingdom, including aspalathin and nothofagin. Students should make the most of this natural energy drink, which is tasty, affordable and can be enjoyed hot or cold.”

    Here are a few fun twists on rooibos tea to get you through your finals:

    Basic Rooibos Iced Tea

    One litre of Annique Rooibos tea using four to six teabags
    Sweeten the tea with honey to taste and leave it in the fridge to cool overnight
    Experiment with this basic iced tea, by adding mint, lemon, orange, granadilla, mango or apple, or a combination of flavours until you find one that you love.

    Juiced or squeezed fresh fruit usually delivers the best results, but you can also use honey and preservative-free fruit juice. Mixing it with cold rooibos will make it go further and keeping a jug of it in the fridge should mean you don’t have to keep buying juice. Rooibos can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks without spoiling.

    Rooibos and Berry Iced Tea

    8 Annique Rooibos tea bags  (any of them)
    1 cinnamon stick
    4 whole cloves
    6 thin slices ginger
    4 cups (1 litre) boiling water
    4 cups (1 litre) 100% berry juice, chilled
    Lemon juice to taste

    Place tea bags, spices and ginger in a large glass jug and pour over boiling water. Stir well and allow to cool for about two hours. Remove tea bags, ginger and spices. Add berry juice to the tea and season with lemon juice to taste. Enjoy cold with ice and mint leaves, fruit and lemon.

    Rooibos Ice-Lollies
    By pouring some Rooibos iced tea into popsicle containers or ice-cube trays and freezing it, you can also enjoy it as a refreshing treat when you get the munchies while you’re studying. Add fruit and you have a sweet, natural treat!

    *Information from the South African Rooibos Council   

     

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  • Res(que)lution

    Res(que)lution

    Is that itchy skin driving you crazy?

    Annique has harnessed the soothing power of Rooibos Extract in Resque Crème, to help provide relief from many everyday skin ailments.

    Resque Crème contains a high percentage of Annique’s Rooibos extract, an extremely powerful natural antioxidant, to help calm, soothe and restore skin to normal.

    It is ideal for bringing relief to itchy skin resulting from allergies, dryness, insect bites,

    sunburn, heat rash and chafing and is gentle enough for the most sensitive skins,
    including babies and children.

    It can also help relieve symptoms of eczema, cuts and grass burns and pimples.

    Resque Crème contains no perfume and is safe for even the most sensitive skin.

    This one-of-a-kind formulation is a must-have for every emergency kit in the home,
    handbag or car.


    Resque Crème was awarded the second place in the Fair Lady Best of Beauty Awards for the category Best South African Product 2011/2012. Resque Crème was one of 364 entries!

    To order your Resque Creme, click here , your skin is worth it! 

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  • Return to a (R)evolutionary based diet

    Return to a (R)evolutionary based diet

    This is a diet of lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, (raw) nuts and seeds, moderate physical activity, adding all the essential vitamins, minerals and herbs of primitive man. 

     

    face reality 

    Reality is - trans-fatty acids, sugar and refined carbohydrates are not essential to your diet, in reality, they destroy your health, so do processed and preserved foods.

    Supplementation is essential to your success.  Vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) are essential to your health and a successful lifestyle changeover. 

    stop counting  

    The Annique Lifestyle follows an (R)evolutionary Food Programme and does not require the counting of kilojoules, fat grams or carbohydrate grams. 

    Stick to raw, natural organic and nutrient dense food- if it requires reading a label, put it back on the shelf. 

    Replace breakfast and lunch with the nutrient-rich Annique Lifestyle Shake and eat a healthy dinner which includes meat, vegetables and salad. 

    Drink water, Annique Rooibos tea and Annique herbal teas.  The only thing you should count are the lost kilogrammes.

    do supplement  

    When you have a weight problem or a health concern, it is a clear indication that the body is out of balance. 

    While changing your lifestyle and diet, your body will need extra assistance to re-balance its functions.  We can plot your needs to determine which vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids your body needs. 

    Annique's Forever Healthy range of vitamin and mineral supplements has been created by nutritional experts to provide the optimum balance between science and nature.

    Advanced, complex scientific formulas, combined with the best nature has to offer, has provided a range that will help to improve and preserve your health and wellbeing. 

    OptiFlora 

    Most people have less than optimal digestive systems, leading to poor ingestion of nutrients.  An unhealthy digestive tract and diseased organs will starve the rest of the body of essential nutrients and allow toxins into the bloodstream.  

    A diet high in refined carbohydrates also counteracts the good flora in the digestive system, leaving it depleted of these vital micro-organisms. 

    Changing over to Annique's Lifestyle Programme requires the supplementation of beneficial flora that will help the digestive system to break down and absorb food. 

    Taking probiotics will ensure that the maximum nutrition is extracted from food and supplements and allows the digestive system to heal itself. 

    This  link will take you to the OptiFlora where you can order it for quick delivery. 

    Take a look at the meal replacement flavours here, which you can also order for quick delivery. 

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  • Starving is not the answer to health

    Starving is not the answer to health

    STARVING IS NOT THE ANSWER TO HEALTH! 
    People who are successful at weight loss have a long-term strategy, vision and a lifestyle approach to dieting. They know that changing their lifestyle takes time, planning and effort to be healthy, slimmer and younger for the rest of their lives. 
    IT TAKES TIME...if you lose more than 0.5-1kg per week you are going too fast and the weight might come back on just as fast. Set realistic goals to ensure you achieve your goal.

    If you would like to be monitored or just chat about getting started, send me a message at 0837163635

    https://goo.gl/N3YnXU to check out meal options!

    https://goo.gl/kWkYSS to check out a little help to help burn that stored energy!

     

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  • the (R)evolutionary lifestyle

    the (R)evolutionary lifestyle

    Some critics claim that reduced carbohydrate diets are a fashion trend.  Well, this "trend" actually dates back to ancient times.  Anthropological studies of early hominids have concluded that they lived as hunter-gatherers.  While nuts, seeds, vegetation and fruit made up a part of hunter-gatherers diet, his mainstay was hunted or scavenged animal prey.  More recent evaluations of early man's nutritional patterns by Dr Loren Cordain, estimate that as much as 65% of his kilojoules were derived from animal products.

    Granted, early man was not eating corn-fed Angus beef, but he was eating the meat, the organs and the bones of his prey-essentially, a high protein and high-fat diet.  It was much more recent that man began exploiting an agricultural niche.  This transition was made due to decreasing population of large game prey, an increasing population of humans and the more permanent settlement of humans in specific areas.  

    More proof that you are a predator.....

    First of all, there is the fact that your eyes are situated in the front of your face - ideal for hunting because we needed the three-dimensional vision - flight animals eyes are at the sides of their heads. 

    Accept it, our metabolism is slow - to be able to digest complex proteins, the digestive tract is very long and has a slow process.  This ensures the optimal absorption of nutrition from food.  Compared to the vegetarian gorilla we have a 60% longer digestive tract and a much slower metabolism.  Slower metabolic rate also indicates we need to eat less often and not "graze" like many animals.  With a high carbohydrate diet, humans behave like grazing animals and develop problems like diabetes and obesity. 

    With all the information on hand, it is still very difficult to change bad habits.  We are no longer gatherers or hunters.  We are now (most of us) glued to our seats and do very little physical activities that would assist in the burning of all the unwanted kilojoules. 

    Are you just too busy to cook up that balanced meal?  Never fear! 

    Browse for choice of meal replacements  Lifestyle Shake choices for you  

    Some of the vital benefits derived from the Annique Lifestyle Shake:

    • Antioxidants to help remove ageing and disease-causing free radicals from the body
    • Stress control with the perfect combination of B-vitamins to support your heart's health
    • Calcium absorption is supported by vitamin D3 and magnesium and is, therefore, ideal for the aged or people who are restricted to indoor activities
    • Increased metabolism with vitamin B-complex to increase energy levels and promote weight loss and
    • reduces PMS and swelling during menstruation.

    Ingredients:  Chicory;  skim milk;  full cream milk;  rooibos extract powder;  non-nutritive sweetener(acesulphame k and sucralose); vitamins; magnesium oxide; potassium chloride; sodium chloride; flavour.  Contains NO aspartame. 

    If you feel that you need a little help to get you motivated  try OptiCLA

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  • Is your energy depleted?

    Is your energy depleted?

    Sometimes we are so tired that we just cannot muster up the energy to go on.  

    Our limbs are heavy.

    Everything is just too much trouble.

    Does this sound familiar? 

    If so, then you could be suffering from a toxin overload. 

    OptiClear is an easy, safe and affordable way to detox your overloaded organs.

     

    What is OptiClear? 

    OptiClear contains Absorbatox that absorbs heavy metals, toxins and nitrates.  Heavy metal toxicity can have detrimental effects on your health.  OptiClear is FDA certified, helps to restore organ equilibrium and is safe to use ( it does not get absorbed into the bloodstream, but stays in the gastrointestinal tract) even in severe cases.  Absorbatox adsorbs toxins, changing its molecular structure and rendering it harmless, after which the body removes it naturally.   

    OptiClear acts as a sponge in the stomach and adsorbs the toxins produced in much the same way as a sponge soaks up water.  In addition, it removes any foreign substances in the body.  Assume, for instance, that a beer drinker has consumed 5 beers in 45 minutes.  By the time possible 2 beers would have been absorbed into the bloodstream, with the remaining  3 beers waiting in the stomach for absorption into the bloodstream.

    Ingesting OptiClear capsules will sponge up the three beers in the stomach, effectively keeping the alcohol in the stomach until it has passed through the digestive system and out of the body.

    Why use OptiClear?

    If you have problems losing weight - a good course of 2 months can result in effortless weight loss for the first time!

    Turn back the effects of free radical, and, therefore, ageing.  OptiClear restores organ equilibrium which enables the body to do its own repairing work. 

    Do you want to see allergies disappear? A toxic liver or body is the main cause of allergic responses in the body. 

    Medical research has shown great relief and benefit for 

    porphyria

    migraine

    chemo patients

    irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    spastic colon

    gastrointestinal problems (heartburn and ulcers)

     

    Cigarette craving declined in some users.

    Sugar craving declined in most users.

    PMS symptoms declined in most users

    Energy levels improved in all users!

     

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  • Eliminate your terrorists!

    Young and untouchable

    While our bodies respond to our demands and we are active and able to move about freely without much hindrance, we consider ourselves to be pretty healthy. We are untouchable, or so we think

    Whether we admit it or not, there might come a time in our lives when menial activities might be our daily mountains.

    The degeneration of our bodies is caused by free radicals.  

    What is a free radical?  It is an element or molecule that is not in a strong relationship with another.  These act like terrorists in our bodies. 

    Anti-oxidants are like the police force, they remove free radicals.

    Is your police force working in your body?  Are you feeding your body enough anti-oxidants?

    Is it too late?

    In our fast-paced life, we grab a cup of coffee as a quick pick-me-up and think nothing of it.  It is what everybody does, so why the fuss?

    Caffeine depletes the calcium in our bone structure...We consume copious amounts of coffee without a thought for our poor bodies.  We are overpowered with the delicious aroma of coffee.....Mmmm

    If you find that your nails and hair are brittle no matter what you try, it might be that you are consuming too much of that delicious beverage.... Your hair and nails are signs of your bone health in 10 years.... consider that! 

    Next time you want to grab that cup of coffee, consider having a cup of Annique Green Rooibos Tea ( overflowing with anti-oxidants). This amazing drink will pick-you-up in a way that is beneficial to your body in ALL ways.

    It is never too late to start living a healthy life.

    Turn around now....

    When you suffer from heartburn it is a shoutout from your body that you have either too little or too much acid in your stomach.... To change those bad habits is going to be the struggle, but the ultimate problem is that the acid in your stomach is out of balance.

     

    The OptiToniQ+ is a supplement which helps the body to remedy the stomach acid.  Only 16 drops of OptiToniQ+ daily is needed to balance your pH in your body. 

     

     

    OptiToniQ 

    Order yours here for prompt delivery

    Age Defence Solution  OptiToniQ+ will:


    • Improve hydration
    • Restore the body’s mineral balance
    • Ensure transport of nutrients and oxygen directly into the cells
    • Enable faster detoxification
    • Remove waste products

     

    This age defence solution is a 100% pure, natural and organic balanced concentrate of water with Himalayan crystal salt containing 84 minerals and trace elements which are identical and essential to the human body.

    These minerals are bio-available allowing it to be quickly and completely absorbed and digested in the body.

    ToniQ+ is the primary nutrient to acquire and maintain optimum body condition. It rebalances your body’s pH and provides essential minerals for optimal cell health.

    Be healthy, naturally! 

    Rooibos greetings  

    Listen why Rooibos is good for you, Ernest du Toit being interviewed

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Do you suffer from bad breath?

    Do you suffer from bad breath?

    If you suffer from bad breath, smelly feet or smelly winds, your body is showing you signs that it does not detoxify itself.

    Your body needs to survive the onslaught of bad food choices and pollution daily, before it can even begin to function at an optimal level.  

    When the human body is well maintained and is able to rid itself of toxins, it functions optimally.  

    If you are a sportsman or woman, consider taking in the Annique Green Rooibos daily to give yourself the edge. Your energy levels will astound you! 

    The Annique Green Rooibos Tea tastes good and is rich in anti-oxidants.

    1. It is anti-ageing
    2. It is rich in anti-oxidants
    3. It reduces cholesterol
    4. It is anti-allergic
    5. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic
    6. It fights cancer
    7. It is anti-viral and anti-bacterial
    8. It alleviates stress
    9. It balances the sugar levels and blood pressure
    10. It has enzymes which improves nutrient absorption

     

    Annique's  Green Rooibos Tea is is natures  best drink in the world!  It has an anti-oxidant level of 69.

    Green Rooibos tea is available online

     

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  • Beloved companions

    Beloved companions

    The pitch of the whine is reaching decibels that are almost too much too handle!  As you get closer to the door and are about to turn the key, the pitch reaches unbearable heights, changing into a yipping sound!  

    I am sure that there are many who would know what I am describing  

    Yes, you are right, it is the welcoming committee of your fur-child or children! 

    Even if I am away for only 30 minutes, it is exactly the same excitement welcoming me home for as when I have been gone all day.  I feel so special that it is difficult to keep a straight face and not be enthusiastic back. 

    A little while ago our little Coco decided to eat something outside that did not agree with her at all. She was nauseous and limp, really causing us much worry.  

    The voices in my head were arguing that Rooibos would help her with the nausea,it had helped me!  After she had drank a full cup of Annique Rooibos with Mentha Longifolia  it has anti-inflammatory properties) and licked up an OptiFlora from my hand, the eyes were shining and she was demanding attention again! 

    Needless to say this .....BUT    

    It just goes to show that Rooibos tea is good for our beloved pets too

     Be sure to keep your emergency kit on hand for your fur child or children, just click on the links below to place your order

     Rooibos with Mentha Longifolia 

    OptiFlora capsules

     

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  • Your start to a new you

    Your start to a new you

    You might have heard of OptiCLA and wondered what it is all about  😶❓
     
    Let me explain:  OptiCLA is a safe fat burner that contains no stimulants or unhealthy weight-loss or performance enhancing ingredients.  It is specifically formulated to reduce body fat and increase lean muscle mass, resulting in improved body shape. 
     
    Well, when I first read these specs, I was blown away.  How can a capsule do so much? 
     
     
     
    A brief summary is that it prevents fat from accumulating in fat cells.  😯  
     
    Now, who will benefit from this?
     
    I think the obvious answer would be all men and women who would like to lose weight.
     
    My investigations showed the following benefits:
     
    Weight loss and increased metabolism  (yay!)
     
    By combining OptiCLA with a good diet and excercise regime, weight loss and decreased body fat is speeded up  ( yes please!)
     
    Enhanced muscle growth ( mm, looking toned sounds good!)
     
    Decrease the fat percentage and enhance the growth of lean muscle mass ( sounds so lovely!)
     
    Supports the immune system especially for those who exercise regularly  (always needed!)
     
    Shorts and t-shirts expose so much skin....
     
    While I am concentrating on looking good before the summer arrives, the skin that will be exposed also needs to be looked after!
     
    When I see the orange-peel like dimples, my Circulex Cellulite Treatment is applied before shower time by rubbing onto the affected areas vigorously.
     
    After removing the unwanted rough skin the application of Lipo-Sculpt+ Body Toning Creme, breaks down the fat stored by the body on the stomach, upper arm and thigh areas. (gym in a tube!!!) 
     
    The results are awesome!  I have lost centimeters without  much effort ( I do love healthy living, though)  I do drink plenty of Metabolism tea ( this is an appetite suppressant as well) 
     
     
    This month I have put together a package to help you to get started on your weight loss regime:
     
    1. Vanilla Lifestyle Shake 500g
    2. OptiCLA 60 capsules
    3. Lip-Sculpt Body Toning Creme 150ml
    4. Cellulite Scrub 150ml
    5. Metabolism Tea 50g
    The total value of these products are R1 231.00
     
     
    They are available for only R900.00 when you place your order here and pay via the website.
     
    You will receive a brand new tape measure to help you monitor those centimeters! 
     
    What have you got to lose?

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  • How to have gorgeous lips

    How to have gorgeous lips

    Greetings 🌂
     
    During the winter months I belong to the Dry Lips Society of which I am most definitely the driest lip person.
     
    Yesterday when we were out and about, my darling husband looked at me and smiled, he then pointed to the mirror and told me to have a look at what I looked like.  I was covered in  Resque creme ... The relief it gives me is more important than what I look like, but then I am a little over enthusiastic!  
     
     
    This led me to inquire about how to have beautiful smooth, soft lips..
     
    My findings show that the steps below at least twice a week should get my lips up to smoothness  💋
     
    To keep them soft and supple this is what I need to start doing: 
     
    Step 1:  Scrub them with  Creme Exfoliator
     
    Step 2:  Rinse off with  Rooibos -infused water
     
    Step 3:  Apply Forever Young  Eye Therapy  on lips and around the lip line.    
     
    Step 4:  Apply Annique moisturiser   of choice 
     
    Step 5:  Apply  Annique Foundation    which is best suited to my skin colour, tap lightly...
     
    Step 6:  Apply  Colour Caress Concealer which best suits my lip colour on lip area  tap lightly..
     
    Step 7:  Apply Annique Lip Colour  of my choice 
     
    I find that when I apply lip colour with a lip brush, it stays on longer and is more evenly spread, giving me that good lip look which I desire! 
     
    I would love to hear your stories on how you manage to keep those soft lips during the winter time. 
     
    Which colours are your favourite, please do share for the love of beautiful 💋

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  • Partying can be healthier than you think

    Partying can be healthier than you think

    A Rooibos cocktail movement has taken over bars across the world’s cocktail capitals of London, New York and Cape Town, and has been dubbed by mixologists as this season’s favourite party mixer.

    Popular Rooibos-inspired cocktails on drinks menus include gin and Rooibos, bush tea and tequila and a muddle of berries, vermouth, Rooibos and crushed ice, which makes for the perfect summer cooler.

    According to experts, bartenders are moving away from overly complex mixes and are creating interesting flavours with a few key ingredients, such as Rooibos. Big liquor brands have also cottoned on to the trend and have launched various tea-based drinks and variants in recent months.

    Ernest du Toit, spokesperson of the SA Rooibos Council (SARC) says given the fresh, full and natural flavour profile of Rooibos, you don’t need a lot of different ingredients to achieve the perfect cocktail indulgence.

    Rooibos tea is an easy and effective way to boost any cocktail. A lot of subtleties of Rooibos tea play well off of vodka and specifically gin, since the latter has a lot of the same characteristics as the tea,” he says.

    While most cocktails are often packed with just as many calories as a doughnut, Du Toit points out that swapping calorie-rich ingredients for Rooibos – which contains no fat or carbohydrates – offers not only a great slimming alternative, but also contains disease-preventing antioxidants, which protects against cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

     

     

    Try any of these Rooibos-inspired cocktails that’s sure to rock your party:

    Ingredients

    • 45ml The Black Grouse (or other) Whiskey
    • 30ml Annique Rooibos Tea -strong (2 teabags to 500ml)
    • 150ml Cream Sherry
    • Orange Bitters

    Method

    • Combine all ingredients (except bitters) and shake over ice
    • Double strain and garnish with a dash of Orange Bitters

     

    • Rooibos tea cocktail

    Ingredients

    • 6 blackberries
    • 45ml Shochu (a trendy Japanese clear distilled spirit similar to vodka)
    • 30ml Sweet white vermouth
    • 45ml Chilled brewed Annique Rooibos tea   Order your Rooibos
    • Ice
    • 1 lemon twist

    Method

    • In a cocktail shaker, muddle 5 berries with the Shochu, vermouth and tea
    • Add ice and stir
    • Pour through a fine strainer into a chilled coupe
    • Garnish with the remaining berry and the twist

     

    • Rooibos tea punch

     

    Ingredients

    • 500ml strong Annique Rooibos tea, cooled (2 teabags to 500ml)
    • Order your Rooibos
    • 500ml peach juice
    • At least 100ml vodka
    • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
    • Handful fresh mint leaves
    • 2 peaches, thinly sliced

    Method

    • Combine all the ingredients in a large jug and stir well
    • Serve over ice

     

    • Iced rooibos tea cocktail

    Ingredients

    • 60ml strong Annique Rooibos Tea (2 teabags to 200ml) Order your Rooibos
    • 30ml cherry vodka
    • 15 ml milk
    • ½ cup of ice
    • Garnish: Cherries

    Method

    • In a serving glass add strong Rooibos tea, cherry vodka, and ice
    • Stir mixture then add milk
    • Garnish with Cherries

     

    • Fire and spice tea cocktail

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups of Annique Detox(ginger) and Balance(cinnamon) Rooibos  tea(mix both teabags in 750ml of hot water)  Order your Rooibos
    • 1 cup of cranberry juice
    • 120ml vodka
    • 30ml Limoncello
    • Cranberries and/or thinly sliced lemons for garnish

    Method

    • Pour 3 cups boiling water over 2 teabags
    • Steep for 10 minutes, and then strain
    • Refrigerate until cold. (To chill instantly, brew tea in 1 1/2 cups water & strain over 1 1/2 cups ice)
    • Combine chilled tea with 1 cup chilled cranberry juice, 120ml vodka, and 30ml Limoncello
    • Shake over ice. Serve well chilled in martini glasses, champagne flutes, or short tumblers. Garnish with cranberries and/or thinly sliced lemons
    • Makes 4 cups (1 litre)

     

    • Strawberry punch

    Ingredients

    • 750ml strong, cold Annique Rooibos tea  Order your Rooibos
    • 1litre apple juice
    • 1litre granadilla/ passion fruit juice
    • 1litre strawberry juice
    • 2 bottles (750m leach) of sparkling red grape juice
    • 1 punnet of strawberries, sliced
    • 1 orange, sliced
    • Fresh mint leaves

    Method

    • Mix Rooibos, apple, granadilla and strawberry juices and chill.
    • Add chilled sparkling grape juice.
    • Garnish with strawberries, orange and mint.

     

    • Rooibos tea and gin

     

    Ingredients and method

    • Make a 1/4 cup of Annique Rooibos Tea.  Order your Rooibos
    • Add the Rooibos to 3 litres of your favourite gin.
    • Allow to steep for 3 hours at room temperature.
    • Enjoy and mix with your favourite cocktail.

     

    • Rooibos liquor

    Ingredients

    • 750ml Brandy
    • 2 cloves
    • 2 sticks of cinnamon
    • 750ml strong, hot Annique Rooibos tea ( Balance tea for extra cinnamon)
    • 600g white sugar (750ml)
    • 25ml honey

    Method

    • Add cloves and cinnamon to the brandy, shake the bottle and allow it to infuse overnight.
    • Heat sugar and Annique Rooibos tea over moderate heat until sugar has dissolved.
    • Boil uncovered for 20 minutes.
    • Remove from heat and stir in honey.
    • Remove cloves and cinnamon from the brandy.
    • Add the brandy to the tea syrup and mix well.
    • Pour into sterilized bottles and seal.

    For more information about Rooibos and all its uses, visit the website of the SA Rooibos Council at www.sarooibos.org.za.

     
     
     

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  • World Kidney Day on 9 March

    World Kidney Day on 9 March

    In celebration of World Kidney Day on 9 March 2017, let us take care of our kidneys

    Did you know that your kidneys are amongst the hardest working organs in your body?

    • They clean your blood by removing waste and unwanted products
    • They play a major role in managing the body’s fluids
    • They are responsible for releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure
    • They create and activate a form of Vitamin D, which promotes strong, healthy bones
    • They control the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body

     

    That said, even kidneys need a little help sometimes, and Annique is there to provide it.

     

     

    Forever Healthy OptiC contains two important vitamins that assist the kidneys in functioning to the best of their abilities: 

    Vitamin C:  this is mostly associated with protection against winter-associated illnesses.  Did you know that Vitamin C is a great natural detox aid?   Working OptiC into your daily health-care routine is essential, if living a clean life is important to you.  Regular intake of OptiC can actually prevent kidney problems, most notably kidney stones.

    Vitamin E:  Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that boosts immune system function and protects your kidneys from harmful free radicals that can interfere with proper kidney function.  These are the words of Lavon Dunne, author of Nutrition Almanac.

     

    How to take OptiC:

    1-2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner.  Keep out of reach of children and store below 25 degrees C

     

     

    Click here to order your OptiC

     

     

    Forever Healthy OptiClear is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but stays in the gastrointestinal tract.  This makes it safe for pregnant women and children to consume.

     

    OptiClear is our go-to product for clearing toxins out of our systems (and getting rid of that pesky hangover).  Paired with our kidneys, the two make perfect partners, both working hard to keep your body clean from the inside.

    OptiClear is the first barrier toxins, heavy metals and nitrates have to go through to enter your system.  It acts as a sponge in the digestive tract and adsorbs the aforementioned in much the same way a sponge soaks up water.  What also makes OptiClear wonderful for detoxing is that it starts working within hours.  Be sure to drink lots of water to help facilitate the detox process (eight glasses per day)

     

    How to take OptiClear:

    1-2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner.  Do not take within two hours of any prescribed medication.  Keep out of reach of children and store below 25 degrees C

     

     

     

    Click here to order your OptiClear

     

     

    Forever Healthy OptiToniQ+ is a 100% pure, natural and organically balanced water concentrate with Himalayan crystal salt, containing 84 minerals and trace elements which are identical to and essential for the human body.

     

    Much like the vitamin E in OptiC, OptiToniQ+ improves ailments like kidney and gall stones.  It also replaces essential micro-minerals; ensuring cells are regenerated to their original design.  This helps the body regenerate healthier, younger, more energetic and normal cells for improved skin, hair, nails, organ function and brain health.  It regulates blood pressure, something it has in common with your kidneys, and provides a faster and more thorough detoxification from both inside the cells (cellular toxins) and from the extra-cellular tissue in order to reduce the primary cause of ageing and degenerative conditions.

    How to drink OptiToniQ+: 

    16 drops per day added to chlorine-free water or any other beverage.  You can also take it undiluted or sprinkle it over food instead of normal salt.  Important note:  Never add OptiToniQ+ to plain tap water or chlorinated water.  

     

    To order your OptiToniQ+, click on the link below:

     

    Click here to order your OptiToniQ+

     

    Alternatively, send me a message on 083 716 3635 or email me on orders@rooibosalways.co.za  to order your items today

     

     

     

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  • Repair your skin with the perfect pair

    Repair your skin with the perfect pair

    My life has changed so much since my little fur-child, Coco, has become part of our family, that it is difficult to imagine life before her.  
    We really underestimate these little additions to the family and their ability to predict our behavior during each and every day.  They have far more time available to watch our every move in the hope that a walk might be squeezed into our busy schedules.  The slightest  hint of me even looking at my walking takkies, brings on a conversation that only Schnauzers are capable of!  The yipping reaches quite serious notes and the dancing is enough to let those practicing dance moves quite envious!
     
    Each evening she precedes me to my evening routine and lies in wait in seal style while I perform my cleansing and nourishing routine, if I deviate, the consternation on her face is quite comical!
    This brings me to the most amazing offer that we have on special during the month of February, it is crucial for our evening skin care routine.
     
     
    One of my favourite products is the Creme de Nuit 50ml ( a Night cream on steroids) which helps to nourish, repair and visibly restore skin, improving its elasticity, cell turnover and ability to retain moisture.  This product is fragrance free and normally retails for R319. 
     
    Another must have product for me is the Liquid Skin Nutrition 100ml which is a unique multi-vitamin enriched spray that aids skin cells to utilise nutrients better, this normally retails at R169.
     
    Both of these products are available this month as a combo for only R319. 
     
     
    To order yours now  click here  Creme de Nuit and Liquid Skin Nutrition
     
     
     
    This is a great way to boost your skin before the season changes.  
     
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about these products or any others that we have at Annique. 

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  • Recovery time

    Recovery time

    This summer holiday seemed way too short!
    I am sure that we all feel that way and as the old saying goes, it is not fair that time flies when you are having fun!  
     
    After such a lovely summer break, there is bound to be some telltale signs that we indulged a little too much of that delicious deserts or maybe enjoyed one too many of those chilled ciders a little too often.
     
    Well, here at Annique, we have a solution to shake those little reminders.
     
    To prompt your metabolism back to what it should be, I suggest that you start with an OptiFlora daily to encourage all those tummy bacteria to work together.  Normally this is R219 for 30, this month only R139.
     
     
    If you suffer from high or low blood pressure and have signs of fatigue, then consider using the OptiToniq+ daily, 16 drops of this miracle worker daily and you will see the difference within 3 days!  Normally this is R289, this month only R189 for 30ml.
     
     
    The sluggish metabolism is easy to help along with our pleasant tasting teas, make an iced-tea potion with Detox(giner root) , Metabolism (Fennel) and Colon Cleanser (Sennae) and you will feel fabulous in no time at all..  Normally selling at R49 per 50g, this month only R24.50 each.
     
     
     
     
    Our Lifestyle Shake is a balanced meal replacement which helps us to eat correctly while it supplies us with all the vitamins and minerals we need to function optimally.  The flavours available are Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Cafe Creme.  These all sell for R369 for 500g.  This month the Chocolate is available for only R279 for 500g. 
     
     
    Please feel free to look around at all our other products on my website and if you would like to know more or have me do a skin analysis for you, just pop me a note or give me a call, I would love to help.
     
    The communication of the moment seems to be whatsapp, so if that is your preference, whatsapp me on 0837163635 anytime, otherwise email or even call me. 
     
    Rooibos greetings from me to you! 
     
     
     
     

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  • Solution for that unsightly back

    Solution for that unsightly back

    The single most amazing thing that gets me excited at Annique is being able to help people with their everyday problems.  All of our products work and the secret is to identify your particular need and match the product to solve your problem.

    Are you embarrassed by your unsightly bumps on your back?  Do you refrain from wearing open clothes in the hottest time of the year? 

    Annique has the solution for you!  Our Synergy Cleansing Soap Bar and Synergy Freshner will help  to eliminate these unsightly problems.  The Soap bar cleanses and removes oil and other impurities on the skin without drying it out.  Spray the Freshner on and it will refine the pores and prevent future breakouts. Use daily! 

    Order yours today for prompt delivery and start living with a spot free skin! Clear skin is just a click away...

    Synergy Cleansing Soap Bar

     

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  • Use it and see the difference!

    Use it and see the difference!

    The Gironky & friends Kiddies Bubble Bath which contains Vitamin E, Cranberry and Rooibos extract must be one of my favourite bath time companions. Not only does it make bath time fun, it helps to soothe irritated skin and it smells good enough to eat (please don't though)... Play time has never been this good and it is gentle enough for all skin types. Build those bubble men and blow those bubbles, let Coco (your doggie) chase them and lick them off her beard! 

    This month this 500ml bottle is only R69!  Come on Grandparents, this is time to stock up with this awesome product.  Those little ones are coming to visit soon, what better way to end the day than with bubbles from Gironky & friends! 

    Hip-OH soap bar is the cutest bathtime companion to accompany the Gironky bubble bath! Only R39

    Gironky & Friends Bubble Bath 500ml  

     

     

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  • Calm and happy with ZeroStress

    Calm and happy with ZeroStress

    Coco says that going to the parlour has never been this much fun!  She was calm and had a fun time with the humans who were removing her much knotted fur.  Everything seemed like a fun day at the park.  Thank you for spraying me and the car with ZeroStress.  Please tell all the other humans to use this soothing and calming mist for their fur children before taking them to any place other than home.  This amazing product is normally R159, but this month of October it is only R109 for 100ml... Stock up says Coco!  Woof woof  Zero Stress 100ml

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  • Love your pets, use the ZeroStress

    Love your pets, use the ZeroStress

    We live in a very stressfull environment.  Everything is urgent.  Deadlines are constantly part of our day. 

    Somehow we mange to carry these burdens into our personal lives and even onto our dearly loved pets.  They need to be groomed if they live indoors and that means taking them out of their comfort zone and into another environment where there are loud buzzing machines trimming off excess hair, strange people shampooing them and many other four legged friends whining and barking in unison trying desperately to let their owners know, that this is not on!

    The next time your furry friend needs to go to the parlour, spray your vehicle inside with ZeroStress to help your baby to relax.  It will make the experience a whole lot less intimidating. 

     

    For the love of dogs

     

     

     

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  • Welcome

    I am absolutely thrilled to go live with Rooibos Always!  

    Rooibos is a huge part of my life and, if you will let me, it can be a huge part of your life too! 

     

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