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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Many people experience the common problem of stiff and tight hips. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time or doing activities and sports that include running, cycling and jumping can stiffen the front hip flexors and make the outer hips tight. However, having tight hips is not just related to physical tension. Have […]

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Fulvic acid, not to be confused with folic acid, is a by-product of micro-organisms found in humus, organic material that is formed by the decomposition of plant and animal material. It is the fulvic acids (that have high energy properties  ̶  partly due to latent solar energy originating from the process of photosynthesis during the […]

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Many women suffer severely from premenstrual syndrome with period pain, but there aren’t many GPs or gynaecologists who really take these problems seriously. Nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as neutriceuticals and herbal remedies, provide many options to manage your health challenge. DEFINITION OF PMS A varied group of physical and psychological symptoms, including abdominal […]

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Frozen vegetables are undeniably handy – they are relatively inexpensive, require minimal preparation, last for ages in the freezer, and can be prepared in minutes. Often added to a meal as a guilty afterthought, frozen vegetables help to ease the conscience of a working mom or busy singleton. Any form of vegetables would be better […]

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If your erections are not firm enough to allow vaginal penetration, you are impotent. If your erections have the necessary firmness, but only for a short time, you may have an impotence problem. If your erection loses its strength upon penetration, you are probably impotent. If any of these conditions apply to you, it may […]

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Children should be seen and not heard.’ Fortunately this old saying does not hold as much weight as it did in years gone by, but we still hear constant complaints about children just being children. How quick are you to praise your youngsters if they are quiet and ‘good’ when you are socialising with other […]

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The link between nutrition and our physical health is well established. Along with a host of nutritional deficiency diseases like rickets or beriberi, it’s common knowledge that, for example, excess salt can lead to hypertension and that a diet high in saturated fat can lead to heart disease. However, the link between nutrition and our […]

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Male behaviour is to a large extent driven by testosterone. It’s therefore logical that the age-related decline in testosterone levels with age will bring about corresponding symptoms. However, the concept of male menopause is rarely considered as a potential cause of the physical and psychological changes that occur in men as they age.   Menopause […]

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There are many different yoga styles, as there are hundreds of various yoga postures. Each style and posture has its own set of benefits and reasons why it is a valuable and a ‘feel good’ exercise for your body, mind and soul. Often yoga is seen as a de-stressor and a set of slow stretches […]

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