Skin manifestations are often a consequence of internal dysfunction Every year, one in four of us will seek treatment for a chronic skin complaint such as eczema, psoriasis, acne or rosacea, but many holistic health experts believe that addressing common symptoms such as inflammation, redness and scaly skin won’t solve the problem. A good integrative […]

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Dr Sandi Nye describes the topical application and internal use of aloe as a remedy. Please follow and like us:

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Daleen Totten interviews Dr Sandi Nye on what a naturopath is Similarly to a GP, in the Allied Health field, that is what a naturopath fundamentally started out as. Being a generalist a naturopath uses all sorts of natural remedies and therapies but prescribing drugs are not in the scope of practice for a naturopath. […]

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A well-stocked natural medicine chest, along with a good dose of common sense, is often sufficient to serve most common health needs both adequately and safely. HOMEOPATHICS For soft tissue injuries the homeopathic composite remedy, Traumeel, is a good stand-by, as well as the simplex: Arnica – tablets and/or pillules and cream are worth keeping […]

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Hamlet (Act 2, Scene 2) Plants have been used since the dawn of time for food, medicine and beauty. Some may have been good for the skin, some not so good. And while many ingredients used for skincare have received negative press at […]

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Meta-aromatherapy is basically a combination treatment using essential oils, massage and touch techniques, coupled with hypnotherapy and psychophonetic-type counseling. The ‘meta’ element refers to the use of the client’s own metaphors relative to stimulating emotional (and potentially physical) healing through a trauma release process, i.e. it helps to remove emotional blockages or negatively held patterns […]

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Let the late Margaret Roberts inspire you to make your own cosmetics from home. She shares her secrets to a basic skin lotion, skin cream, facial scrub and how to make a fragrant facial steam. BASIC SKIN LOTION One of the best ways to use herbs is in the form of a versatile lotion that […]

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A small amount of exposure to the sun does you good, providing you with the vitamin D your body needs – but too much is definitely bad for you! If you do happen to overdo it, here are a few natural after-sun treatments to ease your discomfort. As Woody Allen so famously said about the […]

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Did you know that when a person coughs, air may move through the trachea at a speed of more than 480 KPH? The cough reflex is a natural physiological response to irritation. It is an important defense mechanism that plays a major role in maintaining the integrity of the airways and can be voluntary or […]

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Q.: Are there any natural treatments that can help with bedsores? My mother is bedridden and gets them, surely there is some alternative to drug treatment and painful dressing changes? Margaret DR SANDI NYE REPLIES: Let me describe a case that illustrates how natural treatments can help. An 82-year-old woman in a state-run old-age home […]

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