Depression and Diet

In the last few years, the herb St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has received much acclaim as an antidepressant. Several studies prove its medicinal effect, and there is evidence that it is every bit as good an antidepressant as conventional drugs such as Prozac. Yet, while St John’s Wort is clearly a valuable weapon in […]

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Panic Attacks – The Natural Approach

Panic attacks can be distressing for sufferers, and when severe can have debilitating effects on general well-being and quality of life. Now, new research suggests that panic attacks might substantially increase of risk of the most common killer of all ” heart disease. A study presented this month at a meeting held by the American […]

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Dietary and Natural Health Approaches to Hypertension (High blood pressure)

High blood pressure – the medical term for which is ‘hypertension’ – is thought to affect up to one in five adults in the UK. A major risk factor for heart disease and the major risk factor for stroke, high blood pressure clearly represents an important public health problem. The conventional medical approach to hypertension […]

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Olive Oil – disease protective-properties or marketing hype?

Most of us will be only too aware of the importance of moderating the amount of fat in our diets. However, in our apparent rush towards low-fat eating, it can be easy to miss out on the benefits of healthy fats known as essential fatty acids (EFAs). Unlike the fats found in meat and dairy […]

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Dealing With Childhood Ear Infections

Ear infections are the second most common childhood infection after cold and flu, and are the most common reason for antibiotic treatment in children. However, there is now growing concern that the overuse of antibiotics is leading to the emergence of increasing numbers of bacteria that are resistant to their effects. What is more, a […]

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Coping With Stress – Siberian Ginseng

Many of us will be familiar with the stresses and strains that are part and parcel of modern-day living. From work-related pressure and relationship difficulties, to financial concerns and child-rearing issues, life can sometimes seem like a never-ending stream of problems and pitfalls. The challenges that are so inherent in our culture can have profound […]

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Agnus Castus and the Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is thought to affect about 90 p.c. of women at some point in their lives, with a significant proportion of these suffering regularly from severe and debilitating symptoms. While conventional treatment for PMS is based on the Pill and antidepressants, there is evidence that increasing numbers of women are seeking a more […]

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Natural Ways Of Dealing With Insomnia

In a World in which we are trying to cram more and more into each day, many of us view sleep a bit of a waste of time. However, while the sleeping body may appear quite inactive on the outside, inside, there’s a lot going on. It is during the night that we recoup physical […]

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Natural Treatments For Osteoarthritis

Of the 80 or so medically recognised joint conditions, osteoarthritis is by far the most common; it affects one third of the population aged between 45 and 65, and about three quarters of individuals after this age are affected to some degree. While the condition does not kill anyone, it is nonetheless important. The pain […]

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The Diverse Health Giving Properties of Pycnogenol

For thousands of years, practitioners of traditional medicine have prepared remedies from just about every conceivable natural substance including herbs, flowers, seaweed and mushrooms. Unlikely though it may seem, even the pine tree, varieties of which are currently standing in many homes bedecked with Christmas decorations, has been tapped for its healing potential. Certain species […]

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