‘Allo Vera!’ – Joking aside – aloes are very special plants. These distinctive, robust succulents belong to an abundant botanical family, the Liliaceae. There are about 400 species of plants in the Aloe genus, with some, like the well-known Aloe vera and Aloe ferox, being indigenous to Africa. Although it may be the striking flowers […]

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Q: CAN I HAVE HYPOGLYCAEMIA WITHOUT DIABETES? Katie DR SANDI NYE REPLIES: The short answer is yes, it is possible to have hypoglycaemia, or low blood sugar, without being diabetic. I’m not sure how much information you want, though, since you have not stated whether you’ve been properly diagnosed with the condition or not. For […]

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Are you tired, overweight, anxious and despondent? Do you believe that no one can help you get better? Are you depressed because no one understands your condition? Do you feel as if your thyroid gland is underactive, yet all the tests are normal? Are you always cold? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these, […]

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Are you familiar with the mid-morning blues? That feeling that even after eight hours of sleep you could have used at least another two? You may be deficient in magnesium. Along with sodium, potassium and calcium, magnesium is one of the four macro-minerals, essential to all life. A study in the 1960s by American physician […]

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Painkillers may banish the symptoms of a headache, but they do not treat the cause. Nutritional guidance can play an integral part in headache management, and the results of a change in diet are likely to be lasting and rewarding. Chronic daily headaches account for around 40% of patients attending headache clinics and can include […]

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