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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! Partially cooked or prepared food, a change in drinking water, poor hygiene standards, bad, spoilt or especially spicy food can all...
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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  that certain vitamins  may increase your resistance to and reduce...
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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 infection. There is a wealth of herbs that possess immune...
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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. We all feel good when the sky is blue and the sun is shining  down  on us, but...
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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 where we are in an ‘obesity epidemic’ it is interesting...
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Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

In a survey of over 45,000 menstruating women in the UK, 63% women reported often suffering with PMS,  severely affecting the quality of life in up to 10%. Causes of PMS are multifactorial but have often been linked to an imbalance of oestrogen and progesterone, more specifically oestrogen dominance. The...
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Natural Support for Fertility – Diet

It may seem that we take our reproductive health somewhat for granted. In fact, a survey found that 25% of Britons experience reproductive health issues and the current prevalence of infertility lasting for at least 12 months is estimated to be around 9% worldwide for women aged 20-44. The encouraging...
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