Toxic Heavy Metals

It’s no secret that certain heavy metals are toxic. We all know to be careful of lead paint when renovating older homes, and we all learned at a certain point to switch over to mercury-free thermometers. What’s less well-known—and in ...

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Jet Lag – supplements

ONE OF THE most valid supplements in ameliorating jet lag and traveller’s fatigue is ginseng. Ginseng belongs to a category of plants known as ‘adaptogens’, or agents that are known to improve human tolerance to various types of stressors. Ginseng, ...

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Natural Relief for Hayfever

While for most of us the longer days and brighter weather come as a welcome relief, for some, thoughts focus on the return of the unpleasant symptoms associated with hayfever, which is common at this time of year.

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Traveller’s diarrhoea

TRAVELLER’S DIARRHOEA has to be one of the most unpopular holiday ailments, which at best can be an inconvenience and at worst can completely ruin that well deserved break!

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Spring clean your body

If you, like millions of others, started the New Year with a firm resolve to detoxify your body – only to give up at the first sniff of a hot chocolate on a dark, cold February night – then take ...

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Natural relief for the common cold

IN  ANY YEAR , 70 per cent of people suffer from colds, 9 per cent with flu, 57 per cent with coughs and sore throats  and 46 per cent with stuffy noses – quite  a catalogue of discomfort. Research  indicates ...

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Herbal help for the immune system

IMMUNE HEALTH  is dependant upon many factors, including a low sugar diet, adequate sleep and a good intake  of essential nutrients. There are times however,  when  your immune system may need a helping hand,  such as during  a cold or ...

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Relieve cold hands and feet with natural circulation boosters

DURING the winter, most  of us experience  tingling  fingers and toes and numbness as a result of the drop in temperature. For some people  however,  exposure  to the cold brings on severe symptoms, such as loss of feeling in the ...

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Feeling SAD?

Winter  often  bring  much  natural beauty,  such as brilliantly coloured leaves on trees and  picturesque snowfalls,  but  the colder  weather  and  long dark nights  may also leave you feeling well below par.

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Neuroendocrine influences on Reproductive health

Brain neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, acetylcholine, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), and serotonin are associated with sexual and reproductive function.   The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis is the key neuroendocrine pathway linking the brain and nervous system with the reproductive system.  At a time ...

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