Category Archives: General Health

Black Seed Oil (Nigella sativa) – an old world herb with very modern uses.

Black Seed Oil is produced from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant and is one of the oldest herbal spices with recorded uses in many herbal systems and culinary traditions from Asia, the Middle East and Persia where it is often referred to as Habbatus sauda. Nigella sativa seeds were found in an archeological … Continue reading Black Seed Oil (Nigella sativa) – an old world herb with very modern uses.

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Herbal Liver Protection with Andrographis

The Role of Detoxification in Health: Our digestion / liver / elimination systems are under constant pressure to cope with inflammation and toxicity from multiple sources. Low level digestive health results in inflammatory conditions and imbalances in our digestive microflora that are poorly diagnosed in Western medicine. The liver in particular has to deal with … Continue reading Herbal Liver Protection with Andrographis
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Herbs and functional foods for immune support

The most common health conditions that any health practitioner sees on a daily basis are infections, especially of the respiratory system. This is one area that natural medicine can offer the greatest compliment to pharmaceutical medicine as it can support a healthy immune system and largely prevent the majority of infections in young and old. … Continue reading Herbs and functional foods for immune support
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Herbs, diabetes and our fat storage gene

Why has adult onset diabetes become such a common factor in modern living?  The answer is very simple, all animals have evolved to store fat (mice included) and this is achieved through becoming temporarily insulin resistant and pre-diabetic. Why? Because animals have evolved to cope with seasonal differences in food availability. Animals store fat during … Continue reading Herbs, diabetes and our fat storage gene
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Alcohol toxicity and hangover cures

As everyone who has consumed more alcohol than they should have understands, the common symptoms of a hangover are headache, poor concentration, reduced motor skills (and subsequent poor motoring), dizziness, thirst, nausea, excess gastric acidity and tiredness. A hangover can be mild or severe depending on many factors including the amount and type of alcohol … Continue reading Alcohol toxicity and hangover cures
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How to quit smoking and herbal detoxification

Thousands of chemical compounds are generated by cigarette smoke and many of them are poisons. Carbon monoxide is released during smoking, reducing the amount of oxygen to the brain and other organs such as the lungs and heart. Nicotine is not only addictive, but also acts as a cancer promoter, making it easier for cancer … Continue reading How to quit smoking and herbal detoxification
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Chronic Stress & Adrenal Exhaustion

The Role of Cortisol and Adrenal Fatigue Recovery: Our adrenal glands control our ability to handle stress Long-term stress raises cortisol stress hormone levels which disrupts our hormonal balance and affects blood sugar, blood pressure, libido, sleep etc. If excess cortisol is not brought to normal then we can suffer from metabolic diseases and premature … Continue reading Chronic Stress & Adrenal Exhaustion
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