Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinalis), the common garden weed that produces a beautiful yellow flower and eventually a stalk with seeds that is scattered in the wind, producing a colourful field of Dandelion flowers. This common garden weed is probably my favourite herb of all time because it contains carotenoids, sesquiterpene lactones and has powerful diuretic properties. […]

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It’s not only your lungs that are compromised by smoking – every organ in your body can be adversely affected. Statistics show that tobacco kills more people than AIDS, drugs, accidents and alcohol together. But even after many years of smoking, quitting can reduce smoking-associated health risk.  Many years ago, while working on carcinogenic compounds […]

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Detoxing has been practiced for millennia and is all the more important today as we live in an increasingly toxic environment. Choose a detox programme to suit yourself and start your new year clean. Are you hoping for a clean start in the New Year? Detoxification is one of the first steps to take if […]

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We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, […]

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Sesame is one of the most important foods and medicines known to mankind. From the earliest centuries it has never lost its vital place in building health, strength and vitality.   From its beginnings on the hot plains of Africa, sesame was a treasured crop. Its history is woven into the cultures of many nations […]

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The Little Shot with a Massive Impact! One of the most popular new super drinks of the 21st century is wheatgrass. I say ‘new’, but wheatgrass shots have in fact been around for centuries. The famous Swiss Dr Bircher-Benner was using powerful green juices as far back as the 1800s, and it is reported that […]

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We are plagued by the pollutants of our modern world, which threaten our health and well-being on a daily basis. Thankfully we can turn to ancient methods of detoxification to ensure some measure of protection over toxic invasion. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a pollution-free environment, where we drank only the purest of […]

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Drug abuse knows no bounds – it wreaks havoc in the lives of both substance abusers and their families, leaving broken minds, souls and hearts in its wake. A supportive natural modality, known as Acudetox, is available to release sufferers from the grips of their addiction. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and […]

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, your liver is considered to be your master organ. It is involved in almost every process of your body. The liver is involved in the digestion of food, enzyme activation, hormone production, protein production, immune cell activation, storage of vitamins and iron, and blood sugar storage and regulation. Your liver is […]

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Milk thistle has been used for over 2 000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is related to the artichoke. The herbal medicine comes from the plant’s seeds. It is available in capsules, as an alcohol tincture, or as a glycerite (concentrated in glycerine). The main biochemical […]

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