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    A panel of independent experts, consisting of doctors and other healthcare practitioners, answer your questions on everyday challenges to optimize health and prevent ill health. We also quote experts from around the globe, past and present.

    Solutions to Eyesight Deterioration

    By |May 4th, 2024|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    Are you struggling just a bit to read the words, but you don’t want to really admit it? Or, perhaps, your eyes are ‘just fine’ and you don’t need to give your vision a second thought. Either way it’s time to see the light and take action to slow down eye deterioration.

    Natural Alternatives to Warfarin

    By |October 14th, 2023|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    I have recently had Warfarin prescribed for ‘thick blood’ and was told that I must take this medication for the rest of my life. Is there any natural diet that can take the place of Warfarin? My wife and I are very careful about what we eat; we are not overweight or stressed and are both in our 70s.

    Earwax Explained

    By |July 29th, 2023|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    Earwax is the body’s natural way of protecting one of its most important senses. Cerumen is a waxy oil produced by the follicles and glands that line the ear canal. When the cerumen builds up and becomes hard it obstructs the ear canal and this is what we refer to as earwax.

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    Transdermals Explained

    By |July 13th, 2023|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    Transdermal patches allow application of a substance, such as a natural remedy or a medicinal drug, through the skin, with the aim of allowing sustained release and slow absorption of the active ingredients.

    Why is there a need for a paradigm shift in medicine?

    By |May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    The ancient Greek goddess Hygieia represented the concept of maintaining health, i.e. prevention of disease, and her sister Panakeia the knowledge of remedies, i.e. treatment of disease. Dr Richards highlights how these two concepts relate to the different models of medicine today, and advocates alternative modalities such as chiropractic care.

    Food Intolerances – your questions answered

    By |February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    I read Dr Sandi Nye’s article on grain consumption with interest, and was shocked to learn that she considers legumes, nuts, dairy products, potatoes, tomatoes, brinjals, peppers, peas, lentils and peanuts undesirable foods because they contain lectins. What are vegetarians to eat if they cut all these foods out of their diets?

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    Unsurpassed Brain Food

    By |December 20th, 2022|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    What foods are most beneficial for the brain – and what is best avoided? Sally-Ann Creed answers this important question. Sunshine is one interesting source. She also takes a look at the most important supplements for the brain.

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    Diabetes and Glucosamine

    By |October 18th, 2022|Categories: Experts|Tags: , |

    Diabetes and Glucosamine: I have diabetes and have been told I shouldn’t take glucosamine for joint pain – something to do with the fact that glucosamine is made in the body from a sugar. Will it be safe to take it and monitor my glucose levels?

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    Yoghurt and Raw Milk Safety Concerns

    By |September 16th, 2022|Categories: Experts|Tags: , |

    I recently discovered that one of my favourite (Camphill) yoghurts is not pasteurised. I generally don't eat much dairy but find that I benefit from eating high-quality alive yoghurt. Is eating unpasteurised yoghurt or labaneh safe? Surely one needs to heat milk to clear it from any ‘nasties’.

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    Asthma and Naturopathy

    By |August 30th, 2022|Categories: Experts|Tags: , |

    'I was diagnosed with asthma in my early twenties. Is there a remedy, oil or herb that I can take that will cure my asthma? If not, can something natural be used with my asthma pump to help reduce attacks? Thank you for your help.' Dr Sandi Nye replies.

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    Natural Ways to Treat Dandruff

    By |August 5th, 2022|Categories: Experts|Tags: |

    I have dandruff and it’s a real embarrassment. Are there some natural ways to treat it and is it curable? Would expensive scalp treatments help? I've read somewhere that it’s caused by a fungus, or excessive heat or cold. Would tea tree oil help? How did I get it? I don't use other people's combs and have excellent hygiene.

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    Dangers of Sodium Fluoride in Toothpaste

    By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: Experts|Tags: , |

    Sodium fluoride is derived from hydrofluoric acid which is produced by a reaction between sulphuric acid and fluorspar, an ore rich in calcium fluoride, which is a toxic chemical. In fact, fluoride is the main ingredient in rat poison.

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