Daleen Totten interviews Dr Sandi Ny on what a poultice is, how to make it, how to use it and how it is different from a compress. Please follow and like us:

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Although mainstream medication is necessary at times, there are many occasions where a natural approach to illness is the wiser choice. Every day we run the risk of contracting some illness or other, be it serious or not so serious. With winter upon us, for example, influenza, bronchitis and colds may be lurking just around […]

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A well-stocked natural medicine chest, along with a good dose of common sense, is often sufficient to serve most common health needs both adequately and safely. HOMEOPATHICS For soft tissue injuries the homeopathic composite remedy, Traumeel, is a good stand-by, as well as the simplex: Arnica – tablets and/or pillules and cream are worth keeping […]

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A ‘prevention is better than cure’ way of living stresses the importance of nourishing, supporting and strengthening your body to promote vitality, instead of waiting for illness or symptoms to manifest. We as South Africans tend to dread winter, especially as it is associated with frequent colds and a vulnerable immune system. But the importance […]

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As winter approaches, we all dread falling victim to the attack of the cold and flu viruses that are doing their rounds, especially with the change of season. Taking vitamin C may be at the top of your ‘to do list’ to banish those winter sniffles, but will it really help? The questions asked by […]

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The term ‘poultice’ (not to be confused with poultry!) refers to naturopathic treatments that have stood the test of time, as many grandmothers can tell you. Although well-known as a remedy for abscesses or as an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses, these days it’s not as well-known as a treatment for humans. So, if you’re this […]

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Winter is here and along with it the usual sniffles and sneezes caused by viruses that carry enough punch to lay us low for a while. Help your body, naturally, to prevent and fight colds and flu. As autumn gives way to winter, cold and flu viruses abound, and before you know it you are […]

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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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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 […]

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A tailored training and nutrition programme that lies within your personal limits can go a long way to improving your performance. Coming from the sporting field, I have always been thoroughly aware of the term overtraining. It’s something I thought might be a problem for elite athletes who were routinely training two to three times […]

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