Q.: I have seen ‘triclosan’ listed as an ingredient in the toothpaste I use. Is it a toxic substance? Jordan KLAUS FERLOW REPLIES: Triclosan is used in a wide range of cleaning and personal care products. It is even used in some processed foods and children’s toys. It is essentially an anti-bacterial, -viral and -fungal […]

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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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