Q: I am tired of the side effects of oral medications. Please tell me a bit more about transdermal patch treatment and what it can be used for. N.I. DR SANDI NYE REPLIES: A high absorption rate, directly into the bloodstream, can be achieved with many substances that are delivered transdermally, without the risk of […]

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Dr Sandi Nye ‘Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.’ ~ Mary Schmich, 19971 SUNSCREEN PROTECTION FACTORS Zealous advertisers advocate sun­screen products with sun protection factors (SPFs) ranging from 15 to 100+. But how much of this is scientifically validated, and how much is spin-doctoring […]

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A well-stocked natural medicine chest, along with a good dose of common sense, is often sufficient to serve most common health needs both adequately and safely. HOMEOPATHICS For soft tissue injuries the homeopathic composite remedy, Traumeel, is a good stand-by, as well as the simplex: Arnica – tablets and/or pillules and cream are worth keeping […]

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If you support the idea that ‘bread is the staff of life’, you may change your mind after examining some facts about how it can affect the human gut, as well as other body systems. Even high-fibre or wholegrains may contain some surprising substances that don’t do the body any good. The problems with grain […]

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Skin sensitivity is not uncommon as one ages – but ageing folk sometimes experience a diminished sense of touch, i.e. feel less, we also tend to become hypersensitive to external stimuli; chemicals other environmental aggressors. In addition, the skin starts to thin as the epidermal barrier decreases, due to the ageing process and hormonal changes. […]

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Hamlet (Act 2, Scene 2) Plants have been used since the dawn of time for food, medicine and beauty. Some may have been good for the skin, some not so good. And while many ingredients used for skincare have received negative press at […]

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Oil pulling is a simple and relatively inexpensive treatment that effectively combats yucky bacteria lurking in the mouth and simultaneously strengthens gums and whitens teeth. This tried and tested biomedical method of intensive cleansing and detoxing has been enjoying a modern resurgence since the early 1990s, when it was popularised by Ukranian MD, Dr Fedor […]

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When you or your family are hit with the almost inevitable colds and flu, you don’t need to reach for that paracetamol straight away. Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet holds a host of different options to remedy your seasonal complaints. Herbs, spices, homeopathics and good nutrition are your first line of defence. NATUROPATHY, HERBS AND SPICES […]

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People are often confused about exactly what an EFA is, what it does, and why it is (or they are) important in the human diet. Then, just to add to the puzzle, there’s the often contentious debate about which fatty acids are actually ‘essential’. Sandi Nye takes a look at these fascinating molecules. Are only […]

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One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga is that it provides the perfect platform from which to reach out to others and give back, enabling you to develop your spirituality while serving others. Taking your yoga practice off your mat and into your life does not mean you are expected to do yoga poses […]

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