Allergies

Turmeric: a root to good health

The spice turmeric, a root much used in Asian cookery, has been – rightly – grabbing the headlines for its health benefits. Similar in appearance to raw ginger but smaller, it has vivid orange flesh that, ground down, transforms into a bright yellow powder. Curcumin, the constituent that’s responsible for this distinct colour and the yellow…

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Kids taking probiotics have fewer infections and less time off school

So they’re off back to school… and now comes the season of snot, sniffles and wheezing. How to stop the snots? Research shows children who take probiotics through winter have 25% less chance of getting some infections and miss 40% less school We strongly recommend you give your children probiotics at this time of year so they’ll…

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Summer survival guide

Our naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple offers handy holiday hints, from how to fend off mozzies to guarding against holiday stress and sun damage Taking a B Vitamin Complex that includes Vitamin B1 is great for preventing insect bites. Local bee pollen is effective at warding off nibbly insects, and it will naturally help your histamine…

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Remedy of the month: euphrasia, panacea for hayfever eyes

The homeopathic remedy euphrasia (made from a plant commonly known as eyebright) is a fabulous all-rounder for any eye problems, from hayfever to eye strain to conjunctivitis. Take tablets, or a few drops of tincture neat or in water are the homeopathic equivalent of Optrex. Euphrasia is a top remedy (although by no means the only…

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