Natural Health

Nature’s cure for insect bites, grazes and cuts

Is there a cream or ointment that can be used for small injuries, such as insect bites, grazes or cuts? 

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Health clinic: Gestational diabetes and Polycystic ovary syndrome

QUESTION: I AM 22 weeks into my first pregnancy and have put on weight quickly – 5kgs. My mother had gestational diabetes during both her pregnancies and I am worried this might happen to me.

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Megan Sheppard: MRSA and natural mouthwash

Can you please recommend a good natural mouthwash?

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Natural treatments for watering or irritated eyes

I have blepharitis in my eyes, which means that my eyes are constantly watering and irritated. Is there any natural treatment to help with this problem?

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Natural health: Coughs, colds and cracked heels

I always seem to get coughs and colds, in particular a sore throat and swollen glands. Could this be strep throat or tonsillitis?

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Natural cures for gout and ringworm

My husband suffers from gout, what foods should he eat and cut out of his diet?

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Natural medicine for treatment of diabetes

I am looking for information on the treatment of diabetes on behalf of my neighbour.

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Natural health: verruca and cat allergies

My nephew is allergic to cats, and whenever he comes to visit he seems to flare up in a rash. 

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Natural health solution for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have ongoing problems due to irritable bowel syndrome. 

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Natural remedy for pregnancy and beyond

I have some raspberry-leaf tea left over from my pregnancy. Is this safe to keep taking, now that I have had my baby?

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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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