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Spring Balance the art of Living

Spring, Adjust to the changes with Balance the art of Living

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Spring is around the corner and your body demands a new balance. The trees are warming and the sap is flowing. As winter weather softens and the warmth and freshness of spring arrives our bodies naturally lose some of the weight that was put on as insulation and drop fats, the Kapha constitution that is more active during winter. The liver drops excess bile and toxins and the body naturally turns to lighter fare. You may even lose your appetite for a short period of time. This is the natural time of the year for a short cleanse and fast and many traditions around the world encourage a short spring clean and fast. Ayurveda considers the spring one of the most important times for an annual cleanse to keep the body in tip top shape. Eating light sour and bitter tastes to natural drop the fat and excess bile from the winter  of fatty and heavier food choices. Limit sweets to drop weight and prepare for the spring. Tumeric, ginger, and lemon are good to support the liver and remove excess fat and bile from the body. Fenugreek is a good blood cleanser and consider using beets in your juice. To learn more about balancing your body according to your constitution consider our balance course on September 13-15. You’ll receive a complete Ayurvedic pulse examination to pinpoint your longterm dosha and the current state of your dosha. The organs and systems that can use help at this time. You will then receive an individualized treatment plan to restore balance and develop a lifestyle that supports your dosha (constitution). Learn the tastes and foods that support and hinder your dosha, lifestyle practices, yoga, meditation and other approaches to maintain your balance. Read more here. Sign up for this course before September 9th and receive R200 off. Don’t delay reserve your spot now, call Jim at 071 959 -0786. Can’t attend now, learn more by perusing some of our articles on balance. Get started with your Unique Body Type  and kitchari reset. Stay balanced and healthy, Jim Montrose Ayurvedic Health Consultant 071 959 0786 Copyright September 2019
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Travel Can Help

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Travel can help and its close relative pilgrimage can increase your understanding of your place in the world and your path for meaning and importance. Life today is complicated and fast paced. Making time for a journey to broaden your experiences and contemplate your purpose and place in the world is a chance to free your mind and focus on the purpose of your life’s journey. You are guaranteed to make discoveries along the way, about yourself, about the human spirit, and the culture of the land you explore. A "pilgrimage" itself does not have to be for a religious context. Many people make pilgrimages, often to a shrine or place of significance, to experience spiritual enlightenment and deeper understanding of their beliefs. But it also can introduce you to more fun, joy, people, cultures and activities that you have never been exposed to before. It can be lofty or just joyous fun you are the creator of your adventure. You can create expansion, self-discovery, and broadening of your experiences of people, life, cultures and this human experience. While most people start with some sort of goal or purpose in their travels or especially in a pilgrimage we don’t always get or understand our purpose. At other times we may just start out with wanting to have fun and relax and be surprised by the insights that develop. Sometimes, the purpose isn't clear until reflection upon completion of the journey!
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Restful Sleep

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Restful sleep is a very important part of taking care of ourselves and guaranteeing we are rested, relaxed and rejuvenated for a vibrant, full and joyful life. Here are Dr. Rivene’s personal tips on winding down for sleep and her own affirmations/meditation for night-time alignment.

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Dr Zaida Rivene’s Chiropractic Center Wellness Center


A place for the most up to date and advanced chiropractic care covering the body (structure), mind (emotions), environment, allergies and spirit. Specializing in restoring the bodies flexibility and lifeforce, structural and emotional alignment, Gerson therapy, Fertility, Family chiropractic (baby to grandparents and the dog too!) and turning retirement into recreatement.

Red Roan Ranch Accommodations


A place to come, unwind and stay for a day or more.  Make your own retreat on our beautiful ranch. Choose from:  chiropractic sessions, swimming, massage, hiking, vegetarian meals and just being in nature.

Jim Montrose Ayurvedic Consultations Self-Care Yoga Real Cooking Re-birthing


Best practices of 5000 year old plus Ayurveda, Yoga, Re-birthing, Meditation, Real Cooking and Rejuvenation for the Art of Enhanced Living.

Zaid-Mon Studs Egyptian Arabian Horse Farm


An extraordinary straight Egyptian Arabian horse stud, based on bloodlines from the EAO and the Bedouin tribes coupled with natural horsemanship, natural healing, animal chiropractic and tranquil pastures. Horses for Sale!

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Useful articles, guides and products to support your journey to greater wellness and ease.

Meet Jim & Zaida

alt-jzDr Rivene practiced in her international clinic in northern California for 24 years before her and her husband James Montrose moved to South Africa in 2004. They started a wellness clinic on a 23 hectare Arabian horse stud  nestled at the foot of the Langenberg Mountain Range, 2 1/2 hours drive from Cape Town, in the Hermitage Valley of Swellendam.

Dr. Rivene and Jim Montrose decided to provide the top natural healing practices and care available in South Africa. Dr. Rivene offers an eclectic and effective range of advanced chiropractic, homeopathic and natureapathic techniques to help you regain and remember your true healing nature and wellness. Along with her husband, Jim Montrose who is a gourmet vegetarian chef, ayurvedic counselor and rebirthing specialist they offer weeklong programs to help you regain your natural balance and overcome chronic illnesses and disease.  In addition to obtaining the best health at any age, Dr.. Rivene is currently the only Gerson practioner in SA and offers special programs for patients with chronic diseases and cancer.

Schedule now:      

Call the office at +27 83 290 1283 (083 290 1283 in SA) to schedule now. Or contact Dr. Rivene by email for more information (call if this is urgent).

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From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

Call if you have trouble 071 959 0786 or 083 290 1283