Do you have regularly headaches and migraines, but don’t want to take the conventional medications such as paracetamol, aspirin and anti-inflammatories? There are various non-medication-based methods of pain control for your headaches/migraines. But that is the topic for another article! Water as medicine Before using natural medications it may be worth making sure you’re not […]

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Do you feel sad, empty, fatigued? Are you experiencing a loss of interest in everyday activities, do you suffer from insomnia or sleep excessively, have you noticed significant changes in your weight? Do you feel worthless, hopeless, lonely, apathetic and miserable? These can all be symptoms of depression. If you feel this way, the good […]

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If you are a teenager and your mood is down or if you know of a teenager who may be suffering from depression, you need to read on. With double the incidence of depression in teens compared to adults, research¹ further shows that anxiety disorders and depression are particularly high in South African teens. Although […]

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Birth control pills or oral contraceptives (including those used to treat acne) frequently lead to deficiencies of the following nutrients: folic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, vitamin C, and minerals including magnesium, selenium, zinc and the amino acid tyrosine. Dr Arien van der Merwe looks at the effect of low levels of these […]

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