Dr Sandi Nye describes the topical application and internal use of aloe as a remedy. Please follow and like us:

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Summer has arrived in its full glory, but long, sunny summer days and outdoor activities can leave your skin dry, scarred, spotted and pigmented. Try these natural tips to prevent and soothe sun-damaged skin.   The beating sun can dry your skin, not to mention cause you to sweat more, so staying hydrated is very […]

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Dr Sandi Nye ‘Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.’ ~ Mary Schmich, 19971 SUNSCREEN PROTECTION FACTORS Zealous advertisers advocate sun­screen products with sun protection factors (SPFs) ranging from 15 to 100+. But how much of this is scientifically validated, and how much is spin-doctoring […]

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‘Look at all the life in this,’ she said. ‘Every pip could become a tree, and every tree could bear another hundred fruits and every fruit could bear another hundred trees. And so on to infinity.’ ~ David Almond, Skellig. The pomegranate is said to be the Tree of Life, and there is speculation as […]

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Baobab seeds are cold-pressed to release a rich golden-amber oil which provides impressive moisturising qualities to both skin and hair. Sought after as an ingredient by many major cosmetic houses, baobab oil contains omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, vital for maintaining a healthy glowing skin. Baobab oil is plant-based and is therefore absorbed easily […]

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A small amount of exposure to the sun does you good, providing you with the vitamin D your body needs – but too much is definitely bad for you! If you do happen to overdo it, here are a few natural after-sun treatments to ease your discomfort. As Woody Allen so famously said about the […]

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The term ‘poultice’ (not to be confused with poultry!) refers to naturopathic treatments that have stood the test of time, as many grandmothers can tell you. Although well-known as a remedy for abscesses or as an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses, these days it’s not as well-known as a treatment for humans. So, if you’re this […]

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Besides slip, slop, slap, seek and slide factors, can food or supplements protect you from the harsh reality of our African sun? Dr Sandi Nye believes that they can. An ice-cold drink in a tall, frosted glass or a fruity sorbet will help keep you cool, but how about adding some protection from the summer […]

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Easy, undemanding and prolific, a clump of lemongrass is an investment in every garden, no matter how small! A favourite in the herb garden, lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) has become more and more popular. It’s used fresh as a flavouring in many dishes and drinks, as an essential oil, and commercially as an ingredient in soaps, […]

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The tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Southeastern Asia. It is found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, South India, Sri Lanka, the Melanesian and Polynesian islands, and Madagascar. The tree grows to 25 or 30 meters in height. Its branches are covered with shiny, oval dark green leaves, and it blooms twice a year. White flowers, […]

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