Skin manifestations are often a consequence of internal dysfunction Every year, one in four of us will seek treatment for a chronic skin complaint such as eczema, psoriasis, acne or rosacea, but many holistic health experts believe that addressing common symptoms such as inflammation, redness and scaly skin won’t solve the problem. A good integrative […]

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Q I am suffering from quite a lot of pain in my gut and sometimes I feel really bloated. Could I have IBS? I am the CEO of a big company and have a lot of stress. Should I see a doctor or are there natural home remedies I can use to treat the condition? […]

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Today’s trend towards natural methods for promoting health has made probiotics a hot topic. These ‘good’ bacteria promote health, balance and efficient functioning of the digestive system. They have a number of benefits and uses, and offer a proactive approach to health and well-being. With the development of modern society, our way of life is […]

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This favourite Indian remedy is comprised of many herbs and spices designed to fight all diseases, rejuvenate and invigorate. Long ago, an Indian sage named Chyawan lived and meditated in the forest for many years. His hair grew matted and he became covered in tree growth. One day a blindfolded princess danced by and accidentally […]

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  The ritual of making tea – selecting just the right tea to quench and satisfy the thirst, choosing the right pot and cup, boiling the water, brewing the leaves, savouring the aroma, and finally sipping the infusion – does something that little else in life does these days. It provides a brief pause in […]

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The health of the colon, with all the complex enzyme reactions that occur along the intestines, depends heavily on the fact that the stomach needs to be very acidic. Anything that interferes with this high level of acidity can lead to disease. It’s hard to believe that the hydrochloric acid (HCL) in our stomach will […]

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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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The famous buchu (Agathosma betulina) is probably South Africa’s best-known medicinal plant. The Khoikhoi dried and powdered the leaves and used this as a dusting powder for skin treatments and wounds. The leaves were used for a variety of ailments – for treating wounds, stomach complaints, rheumatism, indigestion, indigestion, kidney and bladder ailments – and […]

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