When joints swell it’s always because fluid has accumulated in the joint. The fluid is usually watery and yellowish – a bit like the fluid in a blister. Bleeding in the joints can occur, but that usually follows some form of trauma to the joint. Please consult your doctor should you experience this. A good […]

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The basic function of any joint is to allow for movement. When joints swell, it’s because fluid has accumulated in the joint. Bleeding in the joints usually follows some form of trauma and micro-trauma can occur due to repeated action of a joint, most frequently the wrist, fingers or elbow. Because joints contain many pain […]

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Daleen Totten interviews health food specialist Rachel Jesson on nourishing connective tissue and boosting nutritional needs. She discusses the difference between broth and stock. Avoid buying commercial stock and opt for home made stock – one of the best bioavailable forms of nutrition. Please follow and like us:

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The older people get, the more inefficient the metabolic processes become, and hence the greater the need for high-quality nutrition and supplementation. The elderly have their own specific health challenges because the body is in a constant process of ageing. Try to form an image of the ageing process, by imagining a factory that prints […]

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We have an intricate network of connective tissue running throughout our body that serves a higher purpose than just holding us together. Ian Craig explains why. According to Thomas Myers, who wrote a lovely book called Myofascial Lines, there are three networks within the body which hold it together and allow it to function as […]

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Processes of inflammation occur in our bodies day and night. Depending largely on what we eat, they can be helpful and healing, or the forerunners of disease. Infammation is the life-saving component of one’s immune system that helps fend off bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogenic invaders. It also helps damaged tissues repair themselves. Inflammation […]

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This is not intended to be an in-depth article on the management of back pain. Rather, Dr Bernard Brom shares his personal views on this problem views on his problems and shares what he has learnt about the back in over 30 years of practice as a doctor of Integrative Medicine. Back problems affect most […]

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Candida can cause all sorts of symptoms ranging from depression to thrush. Physical and emotional cleansing as well as the correct diet can combat this unwanted fungus effectively. Imagine an unwanted houseguest in your living room, demanding a steady stream of sugary carbohydrates. That’s Candida, and a more unpleasant houseguest I cannot imagine. Candida is […]

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In the list of common chronic disorders of digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ranks high in the ability to wreak havoc on the sufferer’s social life, occupation and personal comfort. The symptoms that accompany IBS (also known as spastic colon or mucous colitis) – constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence, searing abdominal pain spasms – can […]

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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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