Articles and Q&A's



May 2012

Reduce Snoring

Q: My spouse snores like thunder.  Do you have some natural remedies that might help? A.: “Snore-Eze Mix” is a homeopathic liquid taken internally, whereas “DMS Anti-Snore Spray” is a throat spray that is usedat bed time. Both products works through minimizing the congestion of the soft palate thus opening up the air passage, reducing snoring and improving sleep apnoea.
April 2012

Protein Supplements Q&A

Q: How can I increase my protein intake when I do not want to eat more meat for fear of cholesterol? A: Supplement your diet with a protein powder. The 4Ever Whey Protein Powder provides 21 g of protein per 30 g serving and is sweetened with xylitol and stevia.
April 2012

Spice-Up Your Joints

Having the ability to move around freely is quite the blessing. Of course, this requires a healthy system of joints and muscles. We often take this for granted until we’re hit with a condition that slows us down, such as arthritis, which will likely affect every one of us sometime in our lives. Don’t fret, though! There are numerous options to prevent and mend the damage due to arthritis, especially if you get started early. Keep in mind, too, that regular movement and exercise will better your symptoms.
March 2012

Probiotics & Prebiotics

Improving our general health is always in the back of our minds. There are so many things that we can do: exercise on a regular basis, improve our diets, and maybe even start a supplement. With so many supplements to choose from, where is a good place to start? If you're looking for a supplement that will give you the most bang for your buck, consider taking a probiotic. Probiotics are the “good bacteria” found in the intestine that can exert positive health benefits. Common probiotic microorganisms that have been studied include the bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, L. Reuteri, bifidobacteria, and strains of L. casei or L. acidophilus. The probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii has also been studied for its medicinal use. Prebiotics are substances that are fermented by gut bacteria to create a more acidic environment which can help suppress the growth of harmful bacteria. Common examples include inulin, psyllium fibre, lactulose, fructose, oligosaccharides and germinated barley extracts.
March 2012

Insomnia

Tired of counting sheep? Prescription drugs may help but they can be habit forming. Many lead to hang over and other side effects. There are many herbs and homeopathics that will help sleep. However, try to modify your lifestyle first.
March 2012

Vinceel Mouth Spray

Q: What is a good healing spray for mouth ulcers? A: There are many preparations for mouth sores but the one that really promotes healing is a homeopathic spray called Vinceel
March 2012

Staying Healthy, Inside Out

Eating is definitely one of the joys of life. This shouldn't have to change as we age, but our bodies and physiology are continually changing with time. Such changes mean that the internal machinery we’ve relied on all our lives to digest and process foods will likely change for the worse… but no need to fret! There are great ways to maintain and augment the health of your digestive system to ensure proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. We cannot stop the fact that, as we age, our tastebuds lose sensitivity, our digestive enzyme production decreases, our guts become more leaky, and diminishes in ability to absorb nutrients. We can, however, supplement the body with natural building blocks to maximize the digestive system’s regenerative potential.
February 2012

Healthy Nails

Q: My nails are thin, curved, and brittle. Can I restore them with natural medicines? A: Biotin and silica are the most important ingredients in supplements designed to promote healthy nails. A good natural source of silica can be found in Florasil which contains extracts of the horsetail plant.
February 2012

Gouty Arthritis

Gout is a common type of arthritis caused by elevated uric acid level in the blood. When uric acid crystals accumulate in a joint there will be inflammation and destruction of bone and cartilage. Redness is usually dramatic and pain is usually excruciating. The ball of the big toe is the commonest site. However, gout can also affect any joint of the limbs. Gout has a strong genetic relationship. It is a result of either over production or reduced excretion of uric acid. Uric acid comes from the metabolism of purines; hence foods with high purine contents should be avoided, such as anchovies, herring, sardines, mackerel, roe, shellfish, internal organs (brain, kidney, heart, liver, etc.), red meat, yeast, mushrooms, asparagus, legumes, peas, beans, broccoli and spinach. Alcohol and certain drugs may precipitate an attack by increasing uric acid production or reducing uric acid excretion.
January 2012

Jet Lag

Q: Can I use natural medicine instead of a sleeping pill for jet lag? A: Jet lag can be minimized by taking homeopathic Cocculus Indicus 30CH twice daily for two days before the flight and continue for 3 more days after the flight.
December 2011

Gluten Intolerance & Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease is a disease of the small intestine caused by extreme sensitivity to a group of proteins collectively called gluten that is found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. The sensitivity reaction causes atrophy of the villi (tiny projections on the mucus membrane required for efficient absorption). The normal absorption ability of the gut and intestinal motility are affected, resulting in weakness, anaemia, loose and greasy stool (steatorrhoea), weight loss, constipation, chronic diarrhoea, bloating, flatulence, and abdominal pain.
December 2011

Surviving your Holiday Dinner

Christmas is one of the most joyous times of year, with loved ones visiting, children laughing, choirs carolling, friends exchanging gifts, and the wonderful holiday food. The food. Mmm. The thought of stuffed turkey with fresh gravy, fresh baked bread and goodies, warm apple-pie with ice-cream... all of it makes our mouths salivate just at the thought! However, the aftermath of a delicious and abundant Christmas meal may involve undesirable feelings of bloatedness, gassiness, heartburn, cramps.