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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When you or your family are hit with the almost inevitable colds and flu, you don’t need to reach for that paracetamol straight away. Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet holds a host of different options to remedy your seasonal complaints. Herbs, spices, homeopathics and good nutrition are your first line of defence. NATUROPATHY, HERBS AND SPICES […]

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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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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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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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The Native Americans used this beautiful prairie plant to treat conditions ranging from colds and influenza to suppurating sores, earache, bladder infections and contagious diseases. One if its compounds, echinisen, is an antiviral agent and another compound, echinacoside, has antibiotic properties, which gives the plant its unique healing abilities. The many varieties of Echinacea range […]

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