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

What are the remedies for IBS

* My daughter suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, which was diagnosed last September. What are your top remedies for this? She is 28 years old.

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What's the best natural remedy for hayfever?

* I suffer terribly from hayfever at this time of year and have tried just about every remedy, over-the-counter and natural, with no success.

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What affordable remedy will help with jet lag?

* A friend swears by melatonin tablets to help with jet lag when travelling on long haul flights.

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How can my teenage daughter deal with stretch marks?

¦ My 15-year-old daughter has recently gone through a growth spurt, which has left her with number of stretch marks.

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

Living with Parkinson's disease

My husband has just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He is 36 years old. We are devastated.

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Can tomato sauce help to prevent cancer of the prostate?

I would appreciate any details you have on this remedy.

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Is chocolate good for you?

I’ve heard that chocolate is good for you as it’s high in antioxidants. Is this true?

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

Natural remedies for your headache

Can you recommend an effective natural remedy for headaches? I am looking for an alternative to ibuprofen.

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

Supplements are now a necessity

¦ Is supplementation really necessary, and if so, which vitamins and minerals are the most important?

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Dealing with a cat's bad breath

¦ My seven-year-old cat has dreadful breath. Can I clean her teeth at home, or does this need to be done by the veterinarian?

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Reducing or eliminating sugar from your diet

I am 70 years old and have been advised by my doctor to reduce my sugar intake.

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Good nutrition is important before surgery

¦ I am due to have knee surgery next month. What protocol would you advise to help with the recovery?

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Do you know of a cure for wind?

I am 65, on one cholesterol tablet a day, and I am passing wind most of the time, no matter what I eat.

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Dealing with migraines naturally

My wife gets migraines quite often. She finds them totally debilitating.

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Natural Health: Detoxing

Q. I was planning to do a detox to start off the new year. Is there any detox method or pre-made kit that you would recommend?

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

Keeping healthy for Christmas time

¦ I would appreciate some ideas on how to keep healthy over the Christmas period.

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Do I have hypoglycemia?

A friend thinks I might have hypoglycemia. I’ve checked online and I do have many of the symptoms listed for this condition.

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Alternative natural therapy for ESR

>> Following a recent blood check, my 60-year-old friend was found to have extremely high ESR levels.

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