The link between nutrition and our physical health is well established. Along with a host of nutritional deficiency diseases like rickets or beriberi, it’s common knowledge that, for example, excess salt can lead to hypertension and that a diet high in saturated fat can lead to heart disease. However, the link between nutrition and our […]

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In days gone by if you didn’t pay attention in class you were whacked or rapped on the knuckles and any signs of anxiety were instantly quashed. Immediate silence, concentration and regurgitation of facts were expected and woe betide you if you got it wrong. Are you chewing fingernails, taking long breaks in between study […]

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The Ginkgo biloba tree species has been around unchanged for about 150 million years. That’s a long time, and the fact that it has survived unchanged perhaps suggests that it has powerful internal survival mechanisms which have been perfected very early on despite changing environmental factors over this time. Specimens more than a thousand years […]

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Do you have regularly headaches and migraines, but don’t want to take the conventional medications such as paracetamol, aspirin and anti-inflammatories? There are various non-medication-based methods of pain control for your headaches/migraines. But that is the topic for another article! Water as medicine Before using natural medications it may be worth making sure you’re not […]

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It can be very distressing when a loved one starts becoming confused. It happens more commonly with increasing age, and is especially disturbing when that person was previously a vital and capable member of the family. Is this just a temporary state, or does it herald a permanent, irreversible decline? Can it be cured, or […]

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As your elderly family members enter their golden years, there is much that can be done to help them do so with comfort, grace and dignity. Growing old, for most, is challenging as the later years can bring with them a wide variety of health conditions, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease and depression to backache and […]

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‘If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.’ – Emerson M Pugh. This article attempts to explain how this complex and precious organ works and suggests how we can keep it working optimally. The human brain is one of the largest organs in […]

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