September 2021 Volume 1 / Issue 165

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Editor’s Letter

Why shift your focus to Natural Medicine?

Natural Medicine is not just about medicine and the usual associations with that word. Natural medicine is also preventive medicine. You may not need to take pharmaceutical medicine at all if you pay attention to your nutritional requirements, lifestyle and thought processes. Consider for example that indigenous foods have a preventative effect on hypertension. To discover which foods, see article by Prof Rashid Bhikha. A hefty R4.5-million will be invested into further researching rooibos’ potential to reduce allergies, heart disease, diabetes and skin cancer between now and 2022. See my article on rooibos.

Talking about allergies – it’s the season for it here in the Southern hemisphere. Are you confused about the difference between allergies and sinusitis? Then Dr Brom’s article is for you! Natural medicine can mean thinking differently about your body. The focus shifts from the symptoms to the cause of disease. For instance it is well-known that mental stress play a role in the aggravation of IBS. See Dr John Glynn’s article: Natural Solutions to IBS. And to discover the cause of illness, we may need to take a look at our live blood… see article by Dr David Nye on Live Blood Analysis.

As I type, I find myself taking off my jacket in an attempt to cool my hot flushing body down. I now understand why older ladies have short hair and wear ponchos! But we are not alone as woman when it comes to menopause. Is male menopause fact or fiction? See the article by Dr Kevin Lentin.

Your health is not something you can just get back guaranteed intact when you lose it. It is a lifelong process of nurturing yourself on all levels in a balanced way. Watch the video by Sharni Quinn as she demonstrates the Salutation to the Sun, a gentle yoga sequence. It may just inspires you to get moving if you have been making sedentary life choices.

Natural medicine is about surrounding yourself with what comes naturally and letting go of what you can do without. ‘Anything I ever let go of, had claw marks on it.’ ~ Rachel Remen

THANK YOU TO OUR EXPERTS

Our authors receive no payment or any other form of remuneration from us or from the industry. They take time out from their busy schedules to write articles – and then we insist that they meet our deadlines, submit extra references, answer endless queries from reviewers and copy editors, and respond to the letters we receive from you, our readers. Here’s to all of them! May their tireless and tremendous efforts bring them well-deserved rewards.

Yours in Healthy Living

Daleen Totten Signature

Sinusitis and Allergies – the Confusion Sorted

By |2021-12-06T13:44:19+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

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Sinusitis is a confusing topic, not only for patients but for many health practitioners as well. The confusion arises because of the many facets of this condition, problems with establishing the cause, and similarities between the symptoms of infection and those of allergy. In many cases allergy and infection coexist, feeding on each other, so that the allergic reaction also provides a home for micro-organisms and any infection (and its treatment) can trigger an allergic reaction.

Male Menopause – fact or fiction?

By |2021-08-10T18:30:48+00:00August 10th, 2021|

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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.

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About the Author:

As editor, publisher and founding member of Natural Medicine Magazine, Daleen has been researching and publishing on natural health spanning over 25 years. She has an in-depth knowledge on all aspects of health and natural products. She has a passion for knowledge and strives to share the work of the brightest minds and biggest hearts in healing. She is the mother of three children.
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