Q.: What, if anything, would Natural Medicine recommend as natural treatment or support for Graves’ disease? I have a friend who has been diagnosed at 40 and would like to avoid having her thyroid removed. Lee-Anne DR DAVID NYE REPLIES: Thank you for your request for information. Graves’ disease is a serious auto-immune disorder, the […]

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Q.: I have noticed more and more that doctors no longer recommend probiotics with every course of antibiotic like they used to do a few years ago. I was chatting to some other moms and they all automatically buy the probiotics when they get to the pharmacy, without (most of the time) this being scripted. […]

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Living with IBS often turns food choices into a fatiguing challenge. New information on FODMAPs may help IBS sufferers select the foods that work best for them, while avoiding those that aggravate symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most frequently diagnosed gastro-intestinal disorders and accounts for almost a third of all cases […]

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is really a catch-all term for any bowel discomfort that doesn’t fit into other recognised bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or diverticulitis. There is no clinical test that can confirm IBS – rather the term encompasses a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which are abdominal cramping and […]

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