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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In Professor Ali’s experience, turmeric and ginger are the safest and most potent anti-inflammatory spices – and neither is too expensive if you shop around. My interest in turmeric was aroused some decades ago when one day I happened to ask my wife why she uses turmeric when cooking her curries. ‘Because they last longer […]

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Q: I was diagnosed with asthma in my early twenties. Is there a remedy, oil or herb that I can take that will cure my asthma? If not, can something natural be used with my asthma pump to help reduce attacks? Thank you for your help. Desirée DR SANDI NYE REPLIES: Thank you for your […]

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As winter approaches, we all dread falling victim to the attack of the cold and flu viruses that are doing their rounds, especially with the change of season. Taking vitamin C may be at the top of your ‘to do list’ to banish those winter sniffles, but will it really help? The questions asked by […]

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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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Dem bones, dem bones…. A few words of the old familiar lyric may bring a smile to the face, but bone decay is no laughing matter. Sandi Nye discusses the many factors – far more than calcium alone – that contribute to bone health. Preventing bone decay should start early in life, as the development […]

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If you ask any sports person what they are most worried about, they will generally respond with one of two possible answers: injury or illness. The consensus of most scientists is that exercise is good for you, but up to a point. Unfortunately, daily or twice daily heavy exercise training over months or years can […]

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Q.: I need advice with regard to glandular fever – my husband was diagnosed this week. (PS: I subscribe to your magazine, it’s great!) Liese DR DAVID NYE REPLIES: Also known as infectious mononucleosis, glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, to which a period of stress often makes one susceptible. The acute illness […]

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A bout of flu or a cold every year helps to detox the system – believe it or not, it’s actually a good thing! If your health isn’t compromised, and you help your body fight the infection by giving it the rest it needs, you should sail through. But what are the possible complications of […]

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Still stuck on the same old recovery drinks? Ian Craig suggests that you try adding some colour and vibrancy to these all-so-important shakes. Protein is synonymous with recovery and is the primary ingredient in every recovery formula on the market. It is important for the re-building of connective tissues and the muscular apparatus after hard […]

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