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 comparison of cow’s, goat’s, soy, rice, oat, almond and coconut milk A recent conversation threw an interesting light on a preconceived idea. A colleague and I were chatting about cow’s milk as part of a human diet, and I expressed the opinion that this milk was meant for cows, not for people. My stance […]

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Q With reference to the latest breastfeeding issue that made headline news, I am hoping you can clarify some questions and concerns that I am sure other readers will also find useful. I am referring to the sentencing of the parents of baby Lucas who weighed 4.3 kilograms when he died at the age of […]

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While milk, or more accurately lactose, intolerance has recently increased in prominence as a problem in the Western diet, things are never as simple as they appear. A recent conversation threw an interesting light on a preconceived idea. A colleague and I were chatting about cow’s milk as part of a human diet, and I […]

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Dr Arien van der Merwe discusses natural treatment options and stress management tools to relieve irritable bowel syndrome. This approach will help alleviate symptoms of any disorder or disturbance in digestive tract function. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a functional disorder affecting the bowel or parts of the gastro-intestinal tract. After colds, […]

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