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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Some of the most common winter ailments are briefly profiled below. To effectively treat these common complaints, you need first to understand what causes them. To paraphrase the famous Chinese general, Sun Tsu, one must know thy self and know thy enemy and victory will be assured. In this case, the enemies are those winter […]

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Make herbs part of your life! Dr Connie Meyer shares some ideas about using them in everyday cooking and baking and as soothing natural remedies for childhood ailments. The best way to integrate herbal medicine into your family’s life is to make herbs part of your world. If you have fresh herbs growing in the […]

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The urinary tract has a vitally important function, but it usually does its job every day without us even thinking about it. We tend to take this essential system for granted – until something goes wrong, that is. You may be surprised at how often problems, particularly infections, affect the urinary tract. It’s estimated that […]

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Calendula is a member of the daisy family, but it is not just a pretty face. Its uses are varied and date back millennia to ancient civilisations – testimony to the durability and integrity of this humble herb. Marigold, or Calendula, is one of the most versatile herbs on our good planet, and is popular […]

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