When joints swell it’s always because fluid has accumulated in the joint. The fluid is usually watery and yellowish – a bit like the fluid in a blister. Bleeding in the joints can occur, but that usually follows some form of trauma to the joint. Please consult your doctor should you experience this. A good […]

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The basic function of any joint is to allow for movement. When joints swell, it’s because fluid has accumulated in the joint. Bleeding in the joints usually follows some form of trauma and micro-trauma can occur due to repeated action of a joint, most frequently the wrist, fingers or elbow. Because joints contain many pain […]

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‘A herb is a friend of the physicians and a praise of the cooks.’ ~ Charlemagne Delicious with seafood, rice, tomatoes and plays well with plenty of garlic, saffron hails from the traditional medicine found in Persian cultures. It has served mankind for millennia as both a culinary herb and powerful medicine. Saffron is known […]

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Drug resistance is a common problem in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. A new study shows promise that curcumin (a compound found in turmeric) may be able to help to overcome resistance to chemotherapy. Curcumin is well known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anticarcinogenic properties, but because of its rapid metabolism and elimination from […]

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Processes of inflammation occur in our bodies day and night. Depending largely on what we eat, they can be helpful and healing, or the forerunners of disease. Infammation is the life-saving component of one’s immune system that helps fend off bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogenic invaders. It also helps damaged tissues repair themselves. Inflammation […]

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In this episode, Daleen Totten talks to Johan Jacobs about his journey from the initial struggle up to his recovery from MS. Discover how his research into his diagnosis led him to lead a better life, and the ups and downs of mercury toxicity. Thirteen years after he’s being clinically declared medically unfit, Johan leaves […]

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We conducted an interview with Dr Binu Kuruvilla from Arjuna Natural Extracts in India, the manufacturers of BCM-95 (bio-available curcumin), to find out what makes this compound tick and which health benefits it offers. Q What exactly is curcumin? A Curcumin, along with two other related compounds (collectively called curcuminoids), is present in the curry […]

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Interview between Daleen Totten and Professor Dan Burke Curcumin: ‘The emperor of anticancer phyto-chemicals’ Prof Burke: I know you’re interested in curcumin. It’s not my main topic but I’ve developed great respect for curcumin. And I’ve looked into its pharmacology for several years now. There’s a very good book, for anyone who is not a […]

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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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  Osteoarthritis tends to creep up on you, gradually increasing over months or years. Stiff and painful joints are the main symptoms. The pain tends to be worse on exercising the joint and at the end of the day. Joints tend to be stiff after resting but this usually passes in just a minute or […]

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