Although mainstream medication is necessary at times, there are many occasions where a natural approach to illness is the wiser choice. Every day we run the risk of contracting some illness or other, be it serious or not so serious. With winter upon us, for example, influenza, bronchitis and colds may be lurking just around […]

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Spring is known as the time for new beginnings and rejuvenation, and for the shedding of winter sluggishness and the traditional concept of ‘spring-cleaning’. It is also an ideal time to engage in cleaning up the internal environment of the body. Environmentally we live in a relatively toxic soup – whether we like it or […]

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Some diseases and conditions are commonly considered to be exclusive to the domain of women. Who would ever think of men getting breast cancer, or osteoporosis for that matter? Men often think that their bodies should work like a well-oiled machine, and thus find it difficult to cope when they malfunction – even more so […]

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Are you tired, overweight, anxious and despondent? Do you believe that no one can help you get better? Are you depressed because no one understands your condition? Do you feel as if your thyroid gland is underactive, yet all the tests are normal? Are you always cold? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these, […]

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Q.: What, if anything, would Natural Medicine recommend as natural treatment or support for Graves’ disease? I have a friend who has been diagnosed at 40 and would like to avoid having her thyroid removed. Lee-Anne DR DAVID NYE REPLIES: Thank you for your request for information. Graves’ disease is a serious auto-immune disorder, the […]

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Are statins really the wonder drug they are claimed to be? They do lower cholesterol, but at what cost? It’s important to weigh up the benefits and the adverse effects. This article takes a comprehensive look at the evidence. WHAT ARE STATINS? Statins are a group of drugs developed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting […]

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Do you seem to put on a kilo if you so much as look at a piece of cake? This is now recognised as being due to a particular type of metabolism, termed metabolism B. Fortunately, treatment and reversal of metabolism B is possible without needing to resort to medications. Ultimately, the ability to maintain […]

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Why can some people plough their way through platefuls of food and never gain a gram while others claim they merely have to look at food and they put on weight? The answer, it appears, depends on whether you have Metabolism A or B. Some people seem to be lucky, in that they can eat […]

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Processes of inflammation occur in our bodies day and night. Depending largely on what we eat, they can be helpful and healing, or the forerunners of disease. Infammation is the life-saving component of one’s immune system that helps fend off bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogenic invaders. It also helps damaged tissues repair themselves. Inflammation […]

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Q: Please advise what I can take to reduce my cholesterol naturally? Thank you. G.M. DR DAVID NYE REPLIES: Firstly, we need to put cholesterol as a risk factor into context. High cholesterol does not cause heart attacks. The main causes of a heart attack are stress combined with inflammation. Inflammation of the arteries causes […]

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