Many women suffer severely from premenstrual syndrome with period pain, but there aren’t many GPs or gynaecologists who really take these problems seriously. Nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as neutriceuticals and herbal remedies, provide many options to manage your health challenge. DEFINITION OF PMS A varied group of physical and psychological symptoms, including abdominal […]

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The link between nutrition and our physical health is well established. Along with a host of nutritional deficiency diseases like rickets or beriberi, it’s common knowledge that, for example, excess salt can lead to hypertension and that a diet high in saturated fat can lead to heart disease. However, the link between nutrition and our […]

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Do you have regularly headaches and migraines, but don’t want to take the conventional medications such as paracetamol, aspirin and anti-inflammatories? There are various non-medication-based methods of pain control for your headaches/migraines. But that is the topic for another article! Water as medicine Before using natural medications it may be worth making sure you’re not […]

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‘It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.’ John Steinbeck Today insufficient sleep is increasingly seen as important to public health, with too little shut-eye linked to medical and occupational errors as well as disasters on the road […]

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There is nothing worse than not being able to sleep as it affects the way you function throughout the day and can also have a far-reaching impact on your health. There are, however, simple and natural ways to help you catch some valuable shut-eye. Diet, hormones, stress and a lack of minerals can all play […]

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With this edition’s article on insomnia we pay homage to World Sleep Day which, on 17 March, celebrates the undeniable link between enough sleep and good health – both physical and mental. If you suffer from insomnia, it can be incredibly irksome when those around you seem to nod off effortlessly. Sometimes it can be […]

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Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast. ~ (William Shakespeare, Macbeth II.ii) There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to make you feel tip-top. We ‘sleep on it’ when there’s a […]

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Q.: I have had trouble with insomnia since my wife’s passing. I am so desperate because I simply cannot function in the day without enough sleep at night. I have tried a sleeping pill before but had a reaction to it and don’t like the idea. I am a single dad with two sons and […]

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