Goat’s milk has been the milk of choice throughout most of the world for centuries, apart from most Western countries where cow’s milk has reigned supreme. But this is now changing as the health benefits of goat’s milk become more apparent. Milk is a very important component of our diet because it is one of […]

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Q: I think I am anaemic and have heard that you can take an iron supplement to help remedy the condition. I would like to know if I can simply embark on a three- month course, or should I have my iron levels tested first? I have heard that some people can’t absorb iron – […]

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The health of the colon, with all the complex enzyme reactions that occur along the intestines, depends heavily on the fact that the stomach needs to be very acidic. Anything that interferes with this high level of acidity can lead to disease. It’s hard to believe that the hydrochloric acid (HCL) in our stomach will […]

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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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