Natural Health

Natural Health: Getting more omega-3s into your body

Q. I have been told that I need to take more omega-3s and was wondering if LSA or flaxseeds are enough, or do I need to take fish as well? I would rather not take a supplement.

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Natural remedies for rashes

I have an ugly rash on my face, just at the lower corner, it gets very sore and itchy. I’ve tried all the over-the-counter creams to no avail. What do you suggest?

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Megan Sheppard: Natural health

Q. My four-month-old baby seems to have a blocked nose. She is happy and doesn’t have a temperature or seem uncomfortable but I am worried. What should I do?

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Natural health: the benefits of detoxing

I have a friend who tells me detoxification is a load of bunk, and that if we were to truly store all of these toxins in our bodies then we would die from poisoning at a young age.

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Take cinnamon to maintain good health

Q. My neighbour has been taking cinnamon, as you recommended, for his diabetes, and making changes to his diet and lifestyle in general. 

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Natural medicine to ease painful intercourse

I am 65 years old and recently sexual intercourse has become too painful to bear. 

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Natural Health: Hangover remedies

Do you know of a natural remedy that really works for a hangover?

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Natural health: coconut oil and weight loss

Is coconut oil actually good for weight loss, or is this just wishful thinking? I would appreciate your opinion.

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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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