Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinalis), the common garden weed that produces a beautiful yellow flower and eventually a stalk with seeds that is scattered in the wind, producing a colourful field of Dandelion flowers. This common garden weed is probably my favourite herb of all time because it contains carotenoids, sesquiterpene lactones and has powerful diuretic properties. […]

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, your liver is considered to be your master organ. It is involved in almost every process of your body. The liver is involved in the digestion of food, enzyme activation, hormone production, protein production, immune cell activation, storage of vitamins and iron, and blood sugar storage and regulation. Your liver is […]

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Liver therapy and liver cleansing is not just for patients with chronic liver disease. It is for the prevention of liver conditions and optimal health. When your liver (the primary detox organ) is healthy and functioning optimally, your body has more energy to carry out its various functions, nutrients become more readily available, and toxins […]

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Q.: I need advice with regard to glandular fever – my husband was diagnosed this week. (PS: I subscribe to your magazine, it’s great!) Liese DR DAVID NYE REPLIES: Also known as infectious mononucleosis, glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, to which a period of stress often makes one susceptible. The acute illness […]

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  The ritual of making tea – selecting just the right tea to quench and satisfy the thirst, choosing the right pot and cup, boiling the water, brewing the leaves, savouring the aroma, and finally sipping the infusion – does something that little else in life does these days. It provides a brief pause in […]

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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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