In Professor Ali’s experience, turmeric and ginger are the safest and most potent anti-inflammatory spices – and neither is too expensive if you shop around. My interest in turmeric was aroused some decades ago when one day I happened to ask my wife why she uses turmeric when cooking her curries. ‘Because they last longer […]

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Are you tired, overweight, anxious and despondent? Do you believe that no one can help you get better? Are you depressed because no one understands your condition? Do you feel as if your thyroid gland is underactive, yet all the tests are normal? Are you always cold? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these, […]

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Some of the most common winter ailments are briefly profiled below. To effectively treat these common complaints, you need first to understand what causes them. To paraphrase the famous Chinese general, Sun Tsu, one must know thy self and know thy enemy and victory will be assured. In this case, the enemies are those winter […]

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Make herbs part of your life! Dr Connie Meyer shares some ideas about using them in everyday cooking and baking and as soothing natural remedies for childhood ailments. The best way to integrate herbal medicine into your family’s life is to make herbs part of your world. If you have fresh herbs growing in the […]

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Calendula is a member of the daisy family, but it is not just a pretty face. Its uses are varied and date back millennia to ancient civilisations – testimony to the durability and integrity of this humble herb. Marigold, or Calendula, is one of the most versatile herbs on our good planet, and is popular […]

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