There has been a lot of controversy around the safety of non-stick pans and other cookware in recent years – with good reason. Be aware of what is used in the manufacture of your pots and pans so that you can prepare your family meals safely. You may have taken steps towards eating more healthily […]

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Many women suffer severely from premenstrual syndrome with period pain, but there aren’t many GPs or gynaecologists who really take these problems seriously. Nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as neutriceuticals and herbal remedies, provide many options to manage your health challenge. DEFINITION OF PMS A varied group of physical and psychological symptoms, including abdominal […]

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Hormones are Nature’s molecular messengers. We literally cannot survive as a species without them. I care for my patients with menstrual and menopausal abnormalities with nonhormonal oxygen therapies. I do so because I get far superior long-term clinical results with this approach. To save the human species from extinction, Nature created a rather simple design: […]

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The wheat you eat today bears little resemblance to the wheat mankind has eaten for thousands of years. Not surprisingly, many of us do badly on this food, with varying degrees of intolerance. COELIAC DISEASE – A GROWING PROBLEM It is now clear that coeliac disease, which can be fatal, is much more common than […]

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We all have a bad hair day from time to time. Whether it’s flat, frizzy, oily, dry or just doesn’t want to stay where you want it. This can leave you feeling pretty drab, and losing hair is even worse, as you have less and less hair to have a bad hair day with! Hair […]

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Birth control pills or oral contraceptives (including those used to treat acne) frequently lead to deficiencies of the following nutrients: folic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, vitamin C, and minerals including magnesium, selenium, zinc and the amino acid tyrosine. Dr Arien van der Merwe looks at the effect of low levels of these […]

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