Natural Health

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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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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