Our experts integrate the most successful approaches to health maintenance, disease prevention and the treatment of ill health. If you have a specific health concern or serious condition, this section is for you!
Diabetes, like high blood pressure, is often a dormant disease which can cause advanced damage before it is diagnosed. It can also cause or aggravate cardiovascular disease (the main cause of death). Diabetes and its complications are the third most common cause of death.
Bone is living tissue. Like all tissues in the body, it is constantly being built up and broken down. So the bones you have now are not the bones you had ten years ago! If you have osteoporosis your bones are no longer as strong as they should be, and your risk of fracture is increased. However, there are many things we can do to strengthen our bones as we get older.
Making changes to your diet and lifestyle is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your risk of heart disease. Most of us know what we need to cut down on (i.e. salt, alocohol, saturated and trans-fats) and out (smoking). Here are some foods you can actually eat more of!
Integrative oncology is all about a more holistic approach to dealing with cancer. Removing the cancer only cannot be a cure because the cancer is the end result of a whole chain of events starting with a dysfunction in the system.
A bout of flu or a cold every year helps to detox the system – believe it or not, it’s actually a good thing! If your health isn’t compromised, and you help your body fight the infection by giving it the rest it needs, you should sail through. But what are the possible complications of colds and flu, and what can you do about them?
Your eyes are precious – you only need to have minor eye problems to have an idea what it must be like to face reduced vision or blindness. Jeanne Viall looks at ways to give nourishment to the eyes, as well as the eyes and various life stages.
It’s estimated that there are between 250 and 350 joints in the human body. This number varies depending on, for example, whether you view the skull as one solid structure or consider the jigsaw pieces that fit together to form it as being linked by joints.
Happy hormones are necessary for good mental and physical health. Yet, we tend to rather abuse these special chemical messengers through an unbalanced lifestyle. Dr Ruth Hull explains how you can pamper and heal your hormones, simply and naturally.
There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis of which osteoarthritis is the most common. This article focuses on how to managing osteoarthritis naturally - its causes, treatment options and preventive measures against further joint damage.
Candida can cause all sorts of symptoms ranging from depression to thrush. Physical and emotional cleansing as well as the correct diet can combat this unwanted fungus effectively. Imagine an unwanted houseguest in your living room, demanding a steady stream of sugary carbohydrates. That’s Candida, and a more unpleasant houseguest I cannot imagine.
Are Omega 3 + B vitamins - the dynamic duo for dementia prevention? There are many factors that increase a person’s risk for dementia, such as age, but very few that are ‘disease modifying’. A risk factor such as age is obviously not modifiable. You can live to any age without getting Alzheimer’s. That means that Alzheimer’s is not a natural function of age. Age might ‘predict’ increased risk but it tells you nothing about how to prevent it.
An underactive thyroid can be difficult to detect even though it brings a wide range of symptoms, some mild, others debilitating. It is, however, possible to make a sure diagnosis if the complex pattern of cause and effect between hypothyroidism and its symptoms are understood.
Osteoarthritis tends to creep up on you, gradually increasing over months or years. Stiff and painful joints are the main symptoms. The pain tends to be worse on exercising the joint and at the end of the day. Joints tend to be stiff after resting but this usually passes in just a minute or two as the joint gets moving again. A joint may not move as freely or as far as normal, and often 'creaks' or 'cracks' when moved.
Cystitis is an unpleasant condition usually caused by a bacterial infection that needs prompt medical attention. Following simple steps to promote bladder health can reduce the risk of recurrence of infection.
Sinusitis can seriously affect overall enjoyment of life, and in some cases even the ability to function well on a day-to-day basis. A healthy, natural approach to its treatment includes physiotherapy and lifestyle considerations.
Taking care of our eyes in our modern world also requires attention to the environment, lifestyle factors and nutrition. Natural foods provide a preventive remedy. Inadequate lighting and glare are only some of the issues. Read more to see what you can do!
In the past, many more men than women died from heart disease, but in recent years the numbers have evened out, with more women than men dying from strokes. For most people over 50, having cancer or losing one’s memory holds the greatest fear, but in fact more people die prematurely from diseases of the heart and arteries than anything else – roughly half from heart attacks and a quarter from strokes.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can be triggered by a combination of factors leaving you feeling so drained that all areas of your life are affected. Once the causes have been identified, however, natural solutions are available to put that spring back in your step.