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Advice for the whole family: See the importance of a preventive approach, the role of optimum nutrition, and the benefits of supplementation.

Treating Anxiety and Mild Depression – the natural way

By |February 14th, 2023|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , |

Everyone feels a bit blue from time to time. Some of us often feel sad and depressed, however, and for little or no reason. It’s a good idea to consult with a professional if your depression is severe, but for mild depression and anxiety there’s a lot you can do to help yourself feel better. You don’t need to pop a pharmaceutical – here are some tips to help bring sunshine back into your life the natural way.

Oral Health and Ancestral Nutrition

By |January 18th, 2023|Categories: Family Health|Tags: |

Periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and even dementia. According to periodontist and functional medicine practitioner Dr Alvin Danenberg, simply changing diet and lifestyle habits hold the key to reversing this major health threat. In his opinion, a carbohydrate-rich diet, along with processed flour and sugar products, causes caries and gum disease.

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Chronic Electromagnetic Field Exposure & Cancer Risk

By |October 26th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , |

There is growing evidence of a link between exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which are generated by electrical currents, and cancer. For this reason we need to be more mindful of how we can limit our exposure to these fields in order to safeguard our health and the health of our loved ones.

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Insomnia & Related Sleep Disorders

By |September 19th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , |

Today insufficient sleep is increasingly seen as important to public health, with too little shut-eye linked to medical and occupational errors as well as disasters on the road and in factories. So our sleep quality needs to be prioritised with measures put in place to ensure a good night’s rest.

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Natural After-Sun Solutions

By |September 10th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: |

A small amount of exposure to the sun does you good, providing you with the vitamin D your body needs – but too much is definitely bad for you! If you do happen to overdo it, here are a few natural after-sun treatments to ease your discomfort.

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Don’t let your Back be a Pain

By |September 10th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: |

Don’t let your Back be a Pain Today, back pain can be considered as one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. It is therefore one of the single most important factors in time lost from work and recreation – the condition should be addressed as soon as possible.

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The Importance of Touch

By |July 25th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: |

Human beings as social creatures, are born with an innate sense of wanting and needing to touch, initially as a primary means of learning and later communication. It is the FIRST sensory system to develop, and continues to function after sight and hearing have failed, thus helping us stay ‘in touch’ with our world.

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The Trunk of the Family Tree

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: |

As a parent, therapist and teacher, I love to watch people blossom. I honour each child as I do each parent, for without each other no learning can take place. Parenting is a highly dynamic job and requires a variety of different skills – however, every parent is rewarded with opportunities for awareness and transformation.

The Sunscreen Product Minefield

By |March 16th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , |

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 taking advantage of fear­ful and gullible consumers? Is an SPF of 100 really twice as good as one of 50, or even 30 or 15 for that matter? The short answer is no. The numbers do not compute that simply, as we will see.

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Sexuality & the Gifts of Ageing

By |January 11th, 2022|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , |

Is it possible that our sexual expression can deepen and become more fulfilling as we age? Most people experience the opposite. However, ageing holds many secret gifts that can deepen our sexual fulfilment. As we age we become less concerned about what others think. We slow down. We become more present. All these qualities can greatly support a more fulfilling love life. All it takes is the desire for deeper awareness.

Snoring and the Consequences

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , |

Snoring must be one of the most democratic activities on earth, and it allows for absolute freedom of expression. The techniques manifested are varied and creative, from gentle, reassuring barely-there buzzing to high whistles and low growling, or the unrelenting droning of a chain saw. It can be a very touchy subject – those who snore often deny it, and those on the receiving end sometimes feel victimised or harassed by it.

Dreaming of Sleep

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: Family Health|Tags: |

Sleep is something that everyone on the planet does; some love it, some regard it as a waste of time, and a few seek it desperately. Whatever your relationship with sleep, it is vital for our health and wellbeing. Sleep is not a luxury but a necessity.

An in-depth Look at Early Menopause

By |November 21st, 2021|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , , |

For most women early menopause is a frightening experience, even though it comes with the cessation of the monthly bleeding which may seem like a relief to many. It is as if age has somehow caught up. Women believe that this is the beginning of the end, that sexual pleasure is on the downswing, the vagina will dry up, bones will disintegrate, skin will become wrinkled and dry, weight will increase and depression will soon set in. Dr Bernard Brom takes a closer look at the causes and diagnosis of early menopause.

Male Ageing and Prostate Health

By |October 26th, 2021|Categories: Family Health|Tags: , , , |

Genetics do, to a certain degree, play a role in the ageing process, but it is ultimately sensible lifestyle habits that protect the prostate gland and lend vitality and verve to a man’s passing years. In this article Dr Elson Haas discusses the ageing process in general for men and then focuses on maintaining prostate health and sexual function over the years. For men, prostate and sexual function is important to feeling youthful. Those who remain sexually and sensually active feel better in many other ways as well.

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