As the Austalians say “Slip. Slop. Slap” Slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat, but sometimes one forgets how strong the sun can be! Sunburn can be extremely painful and unpleasant, pain relievers and anti-inflammatories from the pharmacy help, combined with home remedies for taking the “hot” out of [...]
Candida - information, treatment and diet.
Candida is one of the trickiest things to get rid of. This is mainly because only the dietary changes or only the supplements on their own will not get rid of the candida overgrowth. In the health industry one most commonly sees the occurrence of Candida as oral or genital infections, but it also affects [...]
The dreaded nits! Natural treatment for lice...
Don’t panic, even if your child arrives home from school or crèche with a note to please treat them for lice as some of the kids have nits. It does not mean your child is dirt, even though we just about all start subconsciously scratching our heads when we hear the word “lice”! There are [...]
The top basic supplements that you may not be aware of...
Originally I did an article on the five best supplements. I am going to rehash a little of it as a recap and then add on a few more that are also great supplements. Many of us take multivitamins, of the effervescent form. What we do not realise that mostly the better multivitamins come in [...]
Zits, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads…alternative treatments!
What causes acne? Acne is caused by the over-production of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which in turn causes the blockages of the pores with a sticky mass of oil and dead cells. Sounds disgusting!? This creates the perfect moist breeding ground for opportunistic bacteria, which is present on the skin. These bacteria, like P. [...]
Is severe pain in your big toe troubling you?
Gout is an extremely painful condition of the joints, especially the big toes, but it can also affect the ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers and elbows. Gout pain unfortunately is often sudden in nature and can be very intense; the affected joint may be deep red or even purple. Some sufferers do have symptoms warning [...]
Dodge the heartburn with natural remedies…
Most of us are used to grabbing anti-acids at the local corner store these days and don’t even ask the advice of a healthcare practitioner and we self-diagnose. While these over-the-counter anti-acids are effective; they may not actually solve the underlying issue in the long-term. There are quite a few alternative remedies, which can address [...]
Are you stressed out, not coping and fatigued?
You may be suffering from more than just plain old stress, but even if you are merely highly stressed the following article is for you. When we are over stressed, or struggle with prolonged periods of stress our adrenal glands can become fatigued. Prolonged periods of stress and or adrenal fatigue can cause a deficiency [...]
Is your kid's mind wandering, are you loosing focus or struggling to stay attentive?
Editor's note: If you've been told you have ADHD, first make sure that you're not actually suffering from Boring Work Syndrome instead! Boredom, irritability and being easily distracted are also symptoms of procrastinating doing something you don't really want to be doing. Maybe there's nothing actually wrong with your brain, maybe you need to re-think [...]
Blood sugar regulation: Herbs, Diet & Supplements
Blood sugar regulation, a sticky subject… There are quite a few herbs that may have merit for helping regulate blood sugar levels. Many alternative therapies used in in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for treating serious conditions such as diabetes are showing promise. There is quite a lot of scepticism in Western medicine as to the [...]