Shiitake is an intelligent mushroom! I’ve said it. Call me crazy but if you were to do the research, you would support my statement. For example, a chemical in shiitake could activate various components of the immune system1,2 and modulate its response to fight viruses, cancer, arthritis and even allergies.   Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) […]

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When you or your family are hit with the almost inevitable colds and flu, you don’t need to reach for that paracetamol straight away. Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet holds a host of different options to remedy your seasonal complaints. Herbs, spices, homeopathics and good nutrition are your first line of defence. NATUROPATHY, HERBS AND SPICES […]

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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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Colds and flu are caused by viruses. Or are they? Is it the germ or the health of the host that leads to disease, or the symptoms of a cold? Really, it’s both! Dr Elson Haas shares some tips on preventing and treating viral illnesses. There is always ‘something going around’. Lowered resistance to those […]

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You probably have more friendly bacteria in your intestinal system than there are cells in your body, and they perform a host of useful functions. A healthy adult can have more than 400 species of good bacteria in the digestive tract. In total, the micro-organisms may collectively weigh anywhere from two to four kilograms. Because […]

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