Natural Health

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

Use Herbal Eyebright extract for wide range of eye conditions

* I am interested in getting the Herbal Eyebright that you have recommended in your column.

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

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

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

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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