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There is a slight warmth to the air this week and clearer skies that come with the news of South Africa's move to lockdown level 3. As we have been told, Covid-19 infections are being driven by the Delta variant which is said to be far more transmissible than previous variants. Stay strong, stay positive and stay vigilant. Don't let your guard down and continue to take care of the physical and mental wellbeing of your loved ones and yourself. 

I would like to personally extend all the care we can to ensure you are protecting your family and loved ones by offering you a newsletter subscribers voucher code on your online purchase for the month of August. Here is a voucher for R250 off when spending R1000 or more on Sally-Ann Creed® products via our website Use the code august250 when checking out online. The code is valid from today until the end of August 2021.

As always, if you'd prefer to print out our newsletter, we've created a handy printable version for you here.

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Roxy Davis
Psychological Counsellor (Private Practice PRC 0021628)
Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition
Founder: Roxy Davis Foundation
Member: The Institute for Functional Medicine
Member: Psychological Society of South Africa
Chef – Silwood Kitchen School of Cookery
Certificate in Sports Psychology
9-times SA Surfing Champion
Level 2 International Surf & SUP Coach
International Surfing Association Course Presenter
Contents of the August newsletter
We've scrolled through Facebook and found our most popular (and delicious) recipes for you. From keto to "live-a-little" recipes, there's something for everyone in this latest edition. If you'd like to download this new recipe book, simply click below to download it right now. We can't wait for you to try them all.
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I recently caught up with Dr Michael Mol, who shares about the possible consequences for those living with ongoing anxiety.  Did you know, you are more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who are less anxious?  Without interruption in anxiety levels, nervous system activity continually keeps blood pressure elevated, promoting arterial disease.

Here are some helpful tips Dr Mol shares to manage your anxiety.

1. Plan ahead. Knowing what’s coming can relieve energy-sucking anxiety and leave you in a better frame of mind to tackle your crazy upcoming week.

2. When Sunday night blues hit, make a "looking forward to" list. Anticipating something good that will happen in the new week eases anxiety and boosts your mood.

3. We all have our favourite go-to pick me up strategy: retail therapy, exercise or chocolate! Here's another way… offering kindness to others reduces anxiety and increases happiness and feelings of social connection. 

1 in 6 South Africans suffer from depression or anxiety related mental illness, you are not alone.

Sending you love and strength though a difficult time.


New Products just launched!

Our Sally-Ann Creed® Cashew Nuts are derived from cashew nut kernels, which are peeled, roasted and shelled. They are a delicious on the go snack packed with goodness, just as nature intended.

Benefits may include:

  • High in protein
  • High in fibre
  • Naturally gluten-free
Buy our cashew nuts here

Coconut milk powder is a great, dairy-free milk alternative that comes with a host of benefits. Our coconut milk powder is sourced from India and provides a wonderful coconut taste with a creamy texture.

Benefits may include:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • An aid in weight loss
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • A source of vitamins & minerals
Buy our coconut milk powder here

Your body gets to decide how these amino acids are used. In recent times, evidence suggests that consuming amino acids present in collagen may influence the production of collagen in various parts of the body.

However, it is important to bear in mind that consuming collagen supplements increases the bioavailability of amino acids for the body but where it is used is determined by the body.

The body has a ‘priority list’ of what needs to be produced and repaired. That being said, ensuring that these amino acids are available in abundance by using a collagen supplement is essential.

This allows our body the option to replace and repair, resulting in improved joint health, younger-looking skin, and the list goes on.


These low-carb rusks were made by our good friend GI Jess, and are super healthy and delicious. They've been a huge hit on Facebook, so thought you'd like to make them too.



  1. Mix together all the dry ingredients
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients 
  3. Add the ingredients together and mix well 
  4. Scoop into a baking tray and level out 
  5. Bake at between 120-150 ºC for 1 hour until rusk mixture comes out dry with a skewer test 
  6. Remove from oven and slice into desired slices
  7. Place back in the oven about 8 hours at 50 ºC to dry out further
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Depression - you're not alone

Did you know 49% of South African employees are likely to keep working during a period of depression, impacting not only performance and productivity, but also their overall health. An alarming, 1 in 6 South Africans suffer from depression or anxiety related mental illness.

A dear friend, doctor and renowned global speaker, Dr Michael Mol is a great advocate of the proactive pursuit of health which includes three key areas. He shares that "A vibrant, healthy, happy life requires understanding and commitment to three things EAT | SLEEP | MOVE 

Here is his helpful guide to movement.

For more information on healthy living, visit our health resources page.

Used in conjunction with regular exercise to gain muscle and strength these supplements will support you along your journey to gain muscle. Research tells us that adding extra protein via supplements can aid in the production in muscle gain.


Whey protein contains all 20 amino acids and all 9 essential amino acids. Whey protein aids in tissue muscle repair and rebuilding. Whey contain leucine which promote protein synthesis and muscle growth. This protein is easy to digest and absorbs efficiently into the body. Arginine and lysine may stimulate the release of growth hormone, a stimulator for muscle growth. Whey protein has been proven effectively in weight management as it can control appetite

  • Ideal muscle tissue repair
  • Promotes optimal protein synthesis
  • Stimulate muscle growth
  • Cardio-protective effects

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L-Glutamine Is a naturally occurring non-essential amino acid that is commonly stored in muscles and released into the bloodstream during times of physical stress. Athletes benefit from from taking glutamine supplements to prevent muscle breakdown and to improve immune system functioning. It assists in relieving muscle soreness and helps to maintain cell volume & hydration.

It can ward off the damaging effects of oxidative and metabolic stress in the following ways:

  • Reduces muscle breakdown
  • Builds muscle while burning fat
  • Essential for glutathione production
  • Shortens recovery time
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There are at least 16 types of collagen, but 80 – 90 percent of the collagen in the body consists of types I, II, and III There are essential amino acids can’t be produced by your body and must be obtained through your diet. Some may also be taken in supplement form for a natural way to boost athletic performance or improve mood.

These amino acids perform varied roles in your body. They’re involved in important processes such as tissue growth, energy production, immune function and nutrient absorption.

  • Promoting joint and bone health
  • Building muscle and connective tissue
  • Strengthening arteries to assist in a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Supporting liver functionality
  • Reducing visible signs of aging by improving skin elasticity 
Available online here:


Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Isolate
R365 – R769
L-Glutamine Powder
L-Glutamine Powder
R108 – R481.50
Hydrolysed Collagen
Hydrolysed Collagen
R80 – R779
The role diet plays in your mental health

Yes psychotherapy and many medications remain one of the first line responses to depression and anxiety disorders and they have their place. Have you wondered how else you can take charge of your life and get your body and mind back on track?

Well there is an interesting field of nutritional psychiatry that suggests a relationship between ones quality of diet and their mental health. Have you ever considered using diet and nutraceutical interventions to improve your overall wellbeing? Evidence from randomised controlled trials are now demonstrating the effectiveness of a large number of nutraceuticals as mood-modifying and cognitive-enhancing agents in both clinical and healthy populations.

Visit our Health Resources page for helpful free resources to help you along your journey



Health benefits include:

  • Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Reduces cancer risk
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Boosts brain function and memory
  • Lowers risk of depression
  • Increases eye health
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease
  • Eases osteoarthritis
  • Lowers high blood sugar
  • Protects the liver
  • Improves healthy gut flora by acting as a prebiotic
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory


Olive oil is known to:

  • Benefit heart health
  • Prevent dry skin and dandruff
  • Provide valuable antioxidants
  • Prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol
  • Raise the healthy “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Skin moisturising
  • Heart-healthy


  • Raises the healthy “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Mobilises fat stores, assisting in weight loss
  • Healthy, stable saturated fat
  • Helps athletic performance
  • Shown to assist in weight loss due to the MCTs present
  • Evidence for use in Alzheimer’s patients


Nuts are high in magnesium, fat, Vitamin E,  fibre and a good source of protein.

There are studies indicating that people who eat nuts tend have a lower risk of diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes and tent to be healthier.

Begin your morning with a tall glass of warm lemon water. Lemon water helps to flush out impurities, keeps your skin healthy, promotes immune support and supports digestive and kidney health.

While lemons contain an abundance of nutrients (Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Fibre) consider adding the pulp for improved gut health. Pectin, the fibre found in lemon pulp, helps slow sugar and starch digestion and may lower your blood sugar levels as well.

If you want to lose some ‘water weight’ lemon water is a fabulous diuretic and may provide relief from heartburn, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and indigestion. Lemon water may reduce your risk of kidney stones by boosting the urine’s citrate levels, causing the breakdown of stones.

As a source of vitamin C, you can expect some immune boosting activity as vitamin C helps the body to produce more white blood cells. White blood cells fight off viruses and bacteria, colds and flu. You won’t get enough vitamin C to have a radical effect but at least you are getting some!

Lastly if you are doing a keto plan and you’re worried the fructose levels in lemons will boot you out of ketosis, no need to worry. There are around 2g per 30g of lemon juice – aim for organic (home grown) lemons and have a glass of lemon water in the morning!

It comes in many shapes and forms with many manifestations, but in essence it is the body’s defence mechanism to injury, infection, inappropriate immune activation, and the beginning phase of healing – or it should be. Whether it’s a gash on the foot, a torn ligament, a bacterial infection or unrelenting stress – our bodies go into self-protection mode and the inflammatory process is triggered.

Inflammation is not all bad – in the short term acute inflammation after trauma (such as a sports injury), a bacterial infection (such as bronchitis), chemical irritants or an allergic reaction – all allow the body to heal and recover faster. This should last just a few days and involve the tissues around the site and the immune system. Histamine triggers vasodilation which increases blood flow to the area and this can cause pain, heat, swelling, redness and discomfort, but they’re necessary.

The not-so-good inflammation which is damaging is chronic inflammation when the body is under persistent stress such as obesity, heart disease, arthritis, depression and other inflammatory conditions. This is unrelenting inflammation - and causes damage.

Here are some of the most common causes of inflammation:

1. A POOR DIET: this really stresses and inflames the body. The remedy is real food.

2. IMBALANCE of omega-3 to omega-6: we need omega-6 in small amounts, but most junk food is high in omega-6 . We typically get too little DHA and EPA from fatty fish and fish oil though, which means we have an imbalance which is pro-inflammatory. Eat more oily fish, eggs, grass-fed beef and natural fats and oils like olive oil, coconut oil, butter, ghee, duck fat, lard and macadamia nut oil.

3. COMPROMISED GUT HEALTH: up to 80% of your immune system is located in your gut – leaky gut syndrome and poor levels of healthy gut flora then will dictate your state of health. Inflammation can manifest as brain fog, digestive problems, fatigue, skin conditions and mood dysregulation.

4. EXCESS STRESS: we’re not designed for unrelenting stress, causes excess cortisol to be produced which raises insulin – both of which are inflammatory hormones.

5. LACK OF EXERCISE: sedentary lifestyles exhibit inflammatory problems – even a little exercise is better than nothing.

6. INADEQUATE RESTFUL SLEEP: has been associated with raised inflammatory markers

Ways to overcome inflammation:

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We're still offering an online questionnaire that will allow us to provide you with a recommendation on which supplements you could be taking to support your wellness journey. All you need to do is complete the questionnaire below and we will be in touch with your results.
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