Experts Asked and Quoted


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.

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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Constipation Conundrum

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Experts|Tags: , |

I have not ‘gone’ (again) for four days. And this is happening more and more regularly. I feel uncomfortable and worried. When I do go, its like small pellets that I pass with difficulty. What can I take that is natural? I don’t want to walk into a pharmacy and ask for laxatives. This is all so embarrassing. K.A

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

By |October 14th, 2021|Categories: Experts|Tags: , , |

High cholesterol does not cause heart attacks. The main causes of a heart attack are stress combined with inflammation. Inflammation of the arteries causes rough patches, which then allows the cholesterol to stick to these, resulting in atheroma plaques. When severe stress is experienced, the compromised artery may narrow due to spasm, which blocks the blood flow, which leads to a heart attack.

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What Does Gluten Intolerance Mean? 

By |July 30th, 2021|Categories: Experts|Tags: , |

Gluten and wheat intolerance is common today, with many sufferers being unaware of their condition. Wheat products can result in digestive disorders, respiratory tract conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, or skin problems such as eczema and urticaria in people sensitive to wheat. Gluten intolerance doesn’t necessarily manifest as gut symptoms, so some people have no idea they’re intolerant.

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The Ageing Sensitivity Skin

By |July 24th, 2021|Categories: Experts|Tags: , , |

Skin sensitivity is not uncommon as one ages – this is a bit of an anomaly, since at a sensory level skin sensitivity may decline with age. So not only do ageing folk sometimes experience a diminished sense of touch, i.e. feel less, we also tend to become hypersensitive to external stimuli (chemicals in your case), or 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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6 Natural Answers to Insomnia

By |July 20th, 2021|Categories: Experts|Tags: , |

Sleep (six to eight hours in darkness and quiet) is critical to health, general sense of well-being and longevity. It is a vital physical need to restore and replenish our bodies and minds. We require sleep for survival just as we need food, water and oxygen. There are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies you could try, but the most important ‘remedy’ is to learn to relax before you go to bed.

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