Natural Health

Natural health: Raspberry leaf tea benefits

Q. I still have raspberry leaf tea left over from my pregnancy, I used it to help during the third trimester, and I was wondering if it is useful to keep drinking it now?

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Natural health: natural lip balm, performance-enhancing drinks, Bursitis

Q. Can you recommend a natural lip balm?
A. Burt’s Bees has a range of natural petroleum-free lip balms, and cost around €3.99 from health stores. 

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Natural health: Constipation and sinus problems

Q. I have dealt with constipation for most of my life, and have found that this can be successfully avoided by certain dietary choices. 

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Natural health: Ingrown hairs

Q: I get ingrown hair bumps on my thighs and bikini line. It doesn’t seem to make any difference if I shave, wax, or use creams, I always end up with ingrown hairs.

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Natural health: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, reactions to perfume

Our doctor has just diagnosed my daughter with Polycystic Ovaries. She is only 18, and I have no idea what this means for her.

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Natural health: natural iron supplements

Can you please recommend any natural iron supplements, as I find the usual ones to be very constipating?

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Natural Health: Cutting back on sugar consumption

I want to cut back on my sugar consumption, but I know I should avoid artificial sweeteners. Which natural sugar alternatives are the best to use?

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Natural health remedies for facial flushing and bladder infections

My daughter suffers from facial flushing — she blushes as red as a beet if she is nervous or embarrassed. 

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Natural health: natural treatments for dealing with headlice

Could you recommend a natural and safe treatment for headlice? 

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Natural health: Trouble with sleeping

I have huge trouble sleeping at night, and feel dreadful throughout the day. It is affecting my work, and I always feel tired but can never seem to sleep well.

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Natural health: sunscreen and water intake

I am planning to travel soon, however I tend to burn easily in the sun. Could you please recommend a good quality natural sunscreen for me?

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Natural health: alternatives to prevent headaches

I get headaches quite often. Is there a natural alternative to the usual over-the-counter remedies?

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Natural health:Computer work gives me tired eyes

I struggle with tired and sore eyes due to working long hours on the computer. Is there something that I can do to help with this, as I don’t really want to end up needing glasses?

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Natural health: Dealing with kidney stones and talking homeopathy

I recently had extremely painful kidney stones. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening again?

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Natural health: Gilbert’s syndrome, magnesium/calcium supplements

My daughter, 32, has just been diagnosed with Gilbert’s syndrome. The doctor has told us that it doesn’t require any medical treatment. Is there was any advice you could give to support her?

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Natural health: How to deal with heavy menstrual flow

I am looking for a natural remedy to help with a heavy menstrual flow. I consider my periods to be relatively trouble-free, but it feels as if I am losing more blood than I should be.

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Natural health: Raynaud’s disease and mosquito bites

My daughter, aged 12, has begun to suffer from extreme coldness all over her body, but especially in her hands and feet. 

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard: Weight loss

Q. A few years back, you mentioned a supplement that you found very effective for weight-loss. 

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How to naturally deal with iron deficiency

Can you please recommend any natural iron supplements? I find the usual ones to be very constipating.

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard

Three children have been sent home with chickenpox at my daughter’s childcare, so I am keeping her home to be on the safe side. What symptoms should I watch for?

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