Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

Kava Kava for Anxiety and Depression

Kava kava (Piper methysticum) is a popular medicinal plant, which hails form he south pacific islands. The islanders there have used it as a treatment for a variety of mental health issues, over the centuries, which includes depression, anxiety and insomnia. Kava kava active ingredients are kavalactones, which have been...
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Sugar Causes Cancer

  The “sugar causes cancer” myth is popular these days. Cancer is pretty scary to most people. Nobody really wants to get sick with cancer. And we want to have the security of knowing that we can protect ourselves from it. Thus, the simple claim that sugar causes cancer appeals...
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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. EACH YEAR, millions of people suffer from the symptoms of hayfever, which...
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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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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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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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Blood Pressure Monitoring Made Easy

Blood pressure measurement is an integral part of nursing or hospital service. It is described as the pressure of blood flowing through arterial walls. Its measurement is known by the amount of pressure the heart exerts in pumping blood. High blood pressure. woman measures the pressure How to calculate Blood...
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