With mounting evidence regarding the role of poor nutrition in the development of diseases and poor healing, it’s no secret that appropriate nutrition is crucial to optimal health. Our modern world is laden with pollutants – in the air we breathe, in the foods we eat, in the water we drink and in the wide […]

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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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