New standard set for fertility treatment in South Africa

New standard set for fertility treatment in South Africa

Supreme Fertility combines DNA testing with consultations, lifestyle guidance and supplementation to help couples conceive

A new standard has been set for fertility treatment in South Africa. Announcing Supreme Fertility– the new fertility programme that delves into the root cause of struggling to conceive and helps couples becoming the healthiest they can be in order to fall pregnant. Supreme Fertility combines DNA testing with consultations, lifestyle guidance and supplementation to help couples conceive naturally.

It is estimated that approximately 50% of infertility cases are caused by genetic issues. Supreme Fertility is unique in its approach in that, before any intervention, a DNA test is done on both the hopeful mother and father to determine what their genetic make-up indicates about their ability to conceive. The good news is that with this starting point, doctors are often able to identify possible genetic weaknesses and biological challenges very quickly and prescribe a course of treatment.

Supreme Fertility provides an affordable 6-month programme, including DNA testing, aimed at couples with unexplained infertility, with a personal or family history of infertility and/or miscarriages, and when physical causes of infertility have been excluded, or before trying in vitro fertilization. The ideal time to do this is pre-conception, to ensure the optimal health of both parents.

Supreme Fertility equips patients with an understanding of infertility linked to female factors such as recurrent miscarriages, implantation failure, and the potential genetic causes of these, such as disrupted circadian rhythms, retaining heavy metals, Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, uterine fibroids and more. By providing a list of screenings, one is able to determine if any of these are evident. In this way, further hinderances to falling pregnant are eliminated.  For males, genes can shed light on why they may experience low sperm motility, low sperm count, sperm DNA damage or hormonal imbalances. The programme also provides suggested solutions to help manage or overcome these.

Supreme Fertility builds on exactly that and enables both the mother and family to optimise their health and well-being in order to increase their chances of natural conception. The programme includes lifestyle guidance and supplementation for both potential parents in order to help them conceive. Many over-the-counter vitamins can greatly benefit the process if taken from the onset of trying to conceive. A specific set are recommended.

Pre-natal vitamins almost always include folic acid, an essential nutrient that helps prevent devastating birth defects. However, what is not so commonly known is that approximately 50% of individuals’ bodies are unable to convert folic acid into folate, the form needed for it to be effective.  Supreme Fertility has launched a folate supplement to address this important concern. This is merely one example of the solutions proposed by the programme.

Because eating is such an important part of equipping the body with the strength to conceive, dietary recommendations are included for both him and her. This programme not only suggests what to eat, and what not to eat, but also makes recommendations about individual micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to ensure that the body can redirect this energy.

Lifestyle changes such as the use of cell phones, laptops, air filtration, stress levels and an optimal BMI (body mass index) are recommended as part of this unique programme. Additionally, a recommended detoxification of one’s house, food and personal care products as well as what to look out for on labels, is included. And while the adage “self-care” if often used loosely, Supreme Fertility specifies the importance of this in specific ways.

To read more about the Supreme Fertility programme, click here.

To book a consultation with a Supreme Fertility specialist, email Debra Langley at

Ways to decorate your home this Spring/Summer Season

Ways to decorate your home this Spring/Summer Season

While you always want your home to look chic, staying on top of the latest trends décor trends can be tricky. If there is one perfect moment to update your home, it’s at the start of a new season. As we are leaving the cold winter days behind us, it’s time to refresh your home and get ready for the Spring/Summer season with new décor accessories from Teiburry – home of luxury décor items.

Whether you love trends or will typically go to great lengths to avoid them, there are bound to be a few décor items on Teiburry’s range that you will adore. Your home is a constantly evolving mix of all the things you love, as it should be. But as with new season fashion trends, we see new emerging new home decor trends each season, that tempt us to update our homes – rather than change them entirely.

Teiburry offers a wide range of décor items that will help to transform your home this coming season. Founded by Maboshadi (Shadi) Nhlapo an Accountant by profession, who chose to walk away from the perks of being an Auditor/Accountant back in 2006, to pursue her love and passion for home interior décor. This move gave birth to various businesses among the Teiburry Deco Luxe company.

Maboshadi (Shadi) Nhlapo

“Decoration is my first love and I’m glad that I could finally pursue a business that resonated with my creative mind. Having been in love with decorations and beautiful spaces all my life, it was her academic sharpness that delayed her. Being married to an IT specialist who worked for an international company it was through traveling to various countries which gave me the opportunity to see beautiful and creative spaces from different countries. Monaco is one country that cemented my love for beautiful spaces. I was always intrigued by what is out there in all my travels. I do not have any formal training in décor, however, my fondness of finer things in life has helped me navigate the décor space with ease,” says Shadi.

Throughout the years, she has kept abreast of the latest trends by paging through home decoration magazines. This coupled with her passion for beautiful things has awakened a keen eye for the latest trends. While Teiburry does not do home interior consulting, Shadi believes in handpicking pieces that she believes will enhance her clients’ living spaces. Other than beautiful spaces, Shadi loves gifts which is another service offering within the Teiburry brand.

Shadi plans to grow her portfolio into hosting bigger events. Teiburry currently hosts small and intimate events with a maximum number of 20 people.

“Our core values are based on honesty and integrity. These are hallmarks of how we work. We are service-centric. As punned in our tag line, “With us service is a Habit”, she says.

Mind Body Baby – Infant Health and Wellness and Development

Mind Body Baby – Infant Health and Wellness and Development

Mind Body Baby is a new world for infant health, wellness and development, Victoria Massia creator and founder has spent the last decade perfecting every aspect of the first critical 1001 days of life free of toxins and traumas, having experienced personal traumas with her first and 2nd born babies.

Her specialized eco-friendly hygienic and sterile operation offers water floatation, water safety and special needs development, infant massage, playgroups, nutritional meals and guidance, natural and effective products and clothing for the whole family, educational courses and toys, stimulation/fitness classes and extensive charity events and operations giving back to the community. Giving families an opportunity to create the Mind Body Baby lifestyle at home exploring natural regeneration and preventative maintenance in everyday living, while having our village to support us raise our children.

Floatation and infant water safety/ play begin with natural movements assisting in colic, reflux, strengthening and early water exposure, teaching vital skills such as motor, control, and water confidence and safety as well as qualified techniques to assist all our amazing special needs babies, This is followed by a specialized infant massage trained by Peter Walker concentrating in the 1st 1001 critical days of life guiding in pressure points, breathing and blood circulation.

We also offer moms training in creating the Mind Body Baby lifestyle at home. We ensure a staff base qualified and trained in swim/special needs and infant massage – milestone development and specific fields required per location and specifications (playgroup, physiotherapist, nutritionist, fitness instructors, etc.

Mind Body Baby believes in a holistic approach in assisting in ailments and development through consistency and understanding of the physiological and mental development of our babies helping create calmness and bonding at home. This has proved to be extremely beneficial as the babies who test 6-20 months more advance in verbal, math, and reasoning set at a playschool entry. The water improves sleep quality as specified by Journal Reference: E. Juulia Paavonen, Outi Saarenpää-Heikkilä, Isabel Morales-Munoz, Minna Virta, Niina Häkälä, Pirjo Pölkki, Anneli Kylliäinen, Hasse Karlsson, Tiina Paunio, Linnea Karlsson. Normal sleep development in infants: findings from two large birth cohorts. Sleep Medicine, 2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2020.01.009. This also assists in providing quality bonding time for parent and baby through interaction, relaxation, observation, and communication.

Victoria has worked tirelessly in the Laboratories with professionals in homeopathy and natural pressing of plants and flowers in creating the perfect natural products free of toxins for our families beginning with our Babies – Our largest number of early childhood ailments have been accustomed for skin and massage oil created using Rose and Apricot, Sleep and Teeth created using Frankincense and Chamomile, Tummy and tension created using Fennel and Ginger. Sinus and congestion created using eucalyptus and lemongrass to name a few.

Mind body baby will also take you through our specialized selection of belly butter, day and night creams for mom and beard oil, and moisturizer for dad. Mind Body Baby has built a strong family dedicated to ensuring the guidance of safe and healthy practices in the home and out of the home. We welcome everyone to this new clean sterile and effective environment for a better and stronger future for our communities, it takes a village and we are happy to be that village. The Mind Creates the Body.

MIND BODY BABY PRODUCT GUIDE: Mind body baby – body Massage Oil · Rose Geranium – Soothing scent, mood enhancer, reduces inflammation. · Sweet Almond Oil. Our baby massage oil is pure relaxation and bliss for your little one. The Sweet Almond carrier oil is gentle and 100% safe with natural vitamins and minerals beneficial to the baby’s skin and hair. The mild scent of Rose Geranium will leave baby smelling delightful and feeling content with its mood-enhancing qualities. Teeth & Sleep · Roman Chamomile – Encourage sleep. Natural soothing effects. Used to treat insomnia in babies and adults. · Lavender – Calming sedative effects. Relax baby and encourage sleep. Our teeth and sleep formulation is made up of the most beneficial blend of essential oils to keep baby calm and relaxed. The Roman Chamomile has natural soothing effects commonly used to treat insomnia in both adults and infants. Lavender is known to have a sedative effect encouraging the baby to sleep. Tummy & Colic · Fennel – Protection from microbes as they often face the risk of infection from different bacteria and fungi. Treats digestive system disorders and colic. · Ginger – Relieves constipation and improves digestive health. Anti-inflammatory properties. · Roman Chamomile – Encourage sleep. Natural soothing effects. Used to treat insomnia in babies and adults. Keeping baby calm is key. Roman Chamomile has a soothing effect on the baby. Ginger relieves constipation and improves digestive health which alleviates symptoms of colic, gas, and bloating. In addition to that, the Fennel is added to protect your little one’s tummy from microbes that may cause various viral and bacterial infections. Sinus & Chest · Eucalyptus – Natural expectorant helps unclog respiratory congestion. Natural therapy to aid in the relief of respiratory diseases. Known to strengthen the immune system. Improves respiratory circulation and antioxidant properties. ·Lemon Grass – Mild muscle relaxant allowing better breathing and circulation. · Rosemary – Decongestant. Our sinus and chest formula is a combination of 2 of the most powerful natural decongestants. Eucalyptus, along with its antioxidant properties, also aids in unblocking respiratory congestion and is known to strengthen the immune system while improving respiratory circulation. Rosemary is added to enhance the decongestant properties. Lemongrass is the final oil added to this formulation for its mild muscle relaxant benefits which allow for better breathing and circulation.

Afzal: your superior choice for fine fragrances!

Afzal: your superior choice for fine fragrances!

Established in 1991, the name Afzal is synonymous with the reminiscence of glorious scents to fragrance-lovers in South Africa and the world over. In Arabic, Afzal is a superlative that means superior.  Their aim is to embody excellence in every way. In the fragrance business for over 20 years, Afzal has become the perfumer of choice for discreet connoisseurs, royalty, heads of state and anyone who appreciates the value of exceptional fragrance.

Afzal sources only the finest Attars, Fragrances and raw ingredients.  They are based in Durban, South Africa, and have a state-of-the-art facility; an executive showroom for a unique, private shopping experience; a modern research and development wing for the blending and creation of our in-house blends; and a manufacturing, packaging and storage division.

They have developed into a reputable leader in the fragrance industry due to our unrivaled ethic of service, diligence and uncompromising honesty.

As a dynamic brand, they are always setting new standards, reaching a new plateau of excellence, giving more to you. Afzal’s product range exceeds 300 fragrances in western and oriental perfumes for men and women. Although they range from the entry-level fine fragrance to the inestimably exceptional, none of them are ordinary. Afzal fragrances are carefully selected from the best that the East and West have to offer. The range of Afzal products expand beyond oil-based fragrances and include a plethora of bespoke products made with natural ingredients and premium fragrance oils.

Some of these are:

  • Eau de parfums
  • Talcum Powders
  • Oudh Beard Oil
  • Oudh Body Rub
  • Argan Herbal Hair Oil
  • Rose Eye Drops
  • Neem Herbal Eye Drops
  • Body Creams
  • Oudh Sticks (incense)
  • Frankincense (medicinal & incense)
  • Gifting Items

Step into Afzal’s world of scent; dream in colour

Boulangerie that creates Artisan bread and authentic Karak Chai

Boulangerie that creates Artisan bread and authentic Karak Chai

Baked & Brewed is an inspired home-based Boulangerie that creates Artisan bread and authentic Karak Chai. Their inspiration is drawn from Karak houses in Dubai and their intoxicating aroma of famous buns. They pride themselves in choosing fresh, quality, whole ingredients that come through in the taste of their products. Each item is made by the owner – Julie Noormahomed, ensuring consistency and perfection.

About Julie Noormahomed

She is a Culinary Chef by profession. “My kitchen is my absolute happy place. It is a place where I can be creative and think out of the box and also, a place where I can give joy to my family, seeing them indulge in my food. I’ve always loved trying out new cuisines, restaurant menus, and re-creating them in my kitchen. But, my love for bread has been constant. The scent of warm bread straight out of the oven, slathered with a dollop of butter and to pull it all together, a freshly brewed, hot piping cup of tea, this to me is the perfect start to my day and a love-making process in my kitchen. My passion for food goes beyond just in eating it, it gives me a daily purpose and a feeling of accomplishment. At Baked & Brewed, this same passion and pride go into our products and I hope that when you’re sitting in your favourite spot and taking a bite of that warm bread and sipping your Karak, you are thinking of us!”

Detox.Nourish.Heal.Restore.Rejuvenate the Natural Way

Detox.Nourish.Heal.Restore.Rejuvenate the Natural Way

My~Treasured~Yoni specialises in retailing yoni steaming herbal products including tea and oil targeted at fighting skin problems.

My~Treasured~Yoni products are 100 % pure organic and are made by amazing and certified herbalist, who carefully select and blend the herbs to suit the customer’s needs.

“Yoni steaming is like a facial for the vagina” … this is my favourite quote of all time. It explains the benefits of yoni steaming quite well without even going further into details. I never knew anything about yoni steaming until I saw someone commenting on a Facebook post about how important it is for women to steam their vaginas. I was taken aback by this comment and was instantly intrigued to find out more about this unusual method. I followed the woman, bought my first herbal steam, steamed and as they say the rest is history,” says Matlotlo Modisane, founder of My~Treasured~Yoni.

Matlotlo recently established the business after having experienced some of the amazing benefits herself and decided to offer the products to other women who are looking to heal, restore and rejuvenate their feminine health without breaking their banks.

Products currently sold are:

  • Yoni steaming herbs
  • Yoni pearls for womb deep cleanse
  • Yoni Goddess tea
  • Glow up tea

Few products that have recently been added but not fully marketed are Moringa oil and Weight loss combo (weight loss & colon cleanse tea). Plans to include more products and for men’s health are underway.

What is Yoni steaming and how does it work?

Yoni is a Sanskrit word meaning “vagina,” “womb,” “goddess” or “origin of life”

Also known as vaginal steaming, yoni steaming is an ancient practice used by women all over the world to naturally cleanse the vaginal and uterine linings in a safe and gentle way. The warm steam from the herbs helps nourish and tonify the vaginal and uterine tissues. While improving circulation, the steams alleviate symptoms caused by, or related to, congestion in these tissues.

Steaming can be a wonderful addition to your self-care routine, either as a preventative method, a time for cleansing, or simply to nourish your body.

Consider adding yoni products to your regular self-care routine if you experience:

  • Painful periods
  • Blood clots
  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids and cysts
  • Need to boost fertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Vaginal dryness or painful intercourse
  • Smelly discharge caused by chronic vaginal/yeast infections
  • Postpartum healing
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Womb trauma such as miscarriage or an abortion

Some of the most common herbs used in our products:

Yarrow – purifies blood and tones pelvic organs. Helpful for ovarian health

Basil – antibacterial, cleansing and can reduce painful menstruation

Calendula – Helps heal scar tissue from tears, episiotomy, or haemorrhoids

Lavender – relaxing, nourishing blood and acts as an antispasmodic on the uterus

Oregano – antiseptic herb known for its stimulating and strengthening quality

For a wonderful and friendly yoni products shopping experience, look no further and do contact us for more info:

WhatsApp: 0718781514