Natural Health

Mediterranean diet for heart health

My grandfather had a heart attack last year. He has switched to low-fat dairy and cut out red meats. What other dietary changes does he need to make to stay healthy?

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Natural treatments to build children’s immune system

Is it possible to catch chickenpox more than once? My daughter had chickenpox as a toddler, and she has been staying with a friend who now has chickenpox. She is seven years old.

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Natural medicine: feeling exhausted, reduce the appearance of scarring

I constantly feel exhausted, emotionally and physically. I’m 34 years old, single, and eat a healthy, balanced diet. Please help.

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Natural medicine: morning sickness, prickly heat rash

I am desperate for a natural remedy to help with morning sickness. I have tried absolutely everything, and nothing seems to make a difference. Please help.

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Foods to eat and avoid with gallstones

I have trouible with gallstones. Which foods should I eat or avoid?

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Natural Health: Probiotics

Q. My naturopath has given me prebiotics called FOS to take as well as probiotics to grow the good bacteria in my gut.

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Natural Health: Genital warts

Q. I have just discovered that my ex-boyfriend has given me genital warts.

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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

I know there are certain fruits and vegetables which are higher in pesticides than others. Could you please enlighten me as to which ones are the safest?

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Berries are an antioxidant power food

Are there any particular foods which will help to keep me younger in body and mind?

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Q. Could you explain the theory behind the acid-alkaline diet?

I have been told that I should follow it, but am finding the information very confusing.

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How to reduce the risk of tumours

I am required to use a mobile phone for work, but I am concerned about the risk of tumours. How do I minimise the dangers?

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Which sun factor and moisturiser should I use?

* I am in my early 30s and have sensitive skin. I am worried about the visible signs of ageing, pigmentation, and the negative effects of the sun’s rays.

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How do I raise my testosterone levels

* I’m a 45-year-old female. I recently had some gynaecological tests which found I have very low testosterone levels.

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Honey is good when treating infection

* How do you cure an anal fistula when it becomes deep seated?

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Steam and sauna bathing beneficial for detoxification

* I am interested in taking up the practice of steam bathing.

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Should I add oil to my daily smoothie?

* I juice three to four carrots with apple and ginger, sometimes beetroot, most days.

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Natural Health: Chesty coughs

Q. Where can psyllium husks and aloe vera gel be purchased?

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Living with Crohn’s disease

Do you have any advice for my daughter who suffers from Crohn’s disease, which flares up from time to time?

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NOTE: The information contained in Megan Sheppard's column is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult a doctor.

Herbs like ginger relieves pain and inflammation

* I am 78 years old and have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I do not have diabetes.

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