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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.

Support for the Child that Struggles to Concentrate

By |July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Experts|Tags: , , , |

There are alternatives to conventional drugs that can address ADHD. Control sugar consumption, since sugar can affect brain co-ordination. Also, look out for allergies, whether his symptoms are related to ADHD or not, as yellow, red and blue food dyes, citrus fruit, peanuts, cow’s milk and tomatoes are often implicated in allergies, particularly for ADD and ADHD sufferers. Dr Sandi Nye offers some advise.

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Sitting is the New Smoking

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: Experts|Tags: , , , |

I am a workaholic and I know I need to exercise. The thing is that I am just too tired when I wake up in the morning and also too tired after work. So I do nothing. But this will lead me to age early with inflexibility and low muscle tone. Where do I start?

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Spotlight on Bone Health and Supplementation

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: Experts|Tags: , , , , , |

Calcium is the principal mineral in bone, and if you don’t get enough calcium you either can’t make enough bone during growth or you tear down your bone as an adult in order to make up for what your diet doesn’t provide. Now vitamin D comes into the story, because vitamin D is necessary to help the body  regulate  calcium  absorption so that you use your food calcium with maximum  efficiency.

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The difference between prebiotics & probiotics

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Experts|Tags: , , , |

There is some confusion about the difference between pre- and probiotics. There are 400 – 500 types of bacteria in the digestive tract, each of which has many strains, with a total of one hundred trillion bacteria and a weight of about 2 kg (about the size of the liver). Just imagine the chaos created by a course of antibiotics!

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