Articles and Q&A's



May 2011

Q: Can you recommend an all round probiotic?

A: I like Acidophilus Ultra Plus made by New Roots Herbal. The capsule is protected from the harsh acid in the stomach by a special "PH5D" enteric coating so the live organisms may survive the stomach acid and reach the intestine.
May 2011

Bach Flower Remedies To The Rescue Part 2

The Bach Flower Remedies invented by Dr. Edward Bach in England are special homeopathic remedies that work on the mental state. While Rescue Remedy and Rescue Sleep are well known natural sedative and sleep aids, a mixture called “Obsessiveness” containing Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Pine, Scleranthus, and Willow is known to help uncontrollable habitual movements as in tics, pacing, Parkinsonism, senile tremors, etc.
April 2011

Q: Can you recommend a complete detoxification program for my "Spring Cleaning"?

A: Homeopathic programs like the Heel Detox Kit® will activate elimination of toxins from inside the cells of the body. This is a 2 to 4 week program.
April 2011

Q: I have frequent leg cramps after which my legs hurts for a long time. What should I do?

A: If you are already taking a good calcium supplement, add a magnesium preparation like magnesium glycinate or "Magnesium Plus" for prevention.
March 2011

Q: What are the benefits of a magnesium supplement?

A: Magnesium is essential for all cellular functions. It ensures proper heart, skeletal and vascular muscular contraction and relaxation. Hence magnesium may help lower blood pressure, treat muscular cramps, restless leg syndrome, and involuntary movements.
March 2011

Q: I heard on television shows that Passion Flower extract works for my nervousness.

A: Passion Flower had become popular again because talk shows had been popularizing it. In fact it is a long time herbal remedy for sleep and nervousness.
March 2011

Gluten Sensitivity And Coeliac Disease

If you read supplement labels, often times you see "No wheat, no gluten" mentioned in the fine print. This is for the benefit of people with Coeliac Disease. Even a little bit of gluten in the fillers may trigger an attack of abdominal pain and diarrhoea in these individuals.
February 2011

Q: I do not want to use drugs for my sex life. Is there a natural alternative I can try?

A:Herbs like Horny Goat Weed, Damiana, Deer Antler Velvet, Tribulus Terrestis, Avena Sativa, Panax Ginseng, and Maca have aphrodisiac effects.
January 2011

Q: Is there a natural eyedrop I can use for minor inflammation and irritation of the eyes?

A: Oculoheel® Eyedrop contains homeopathic forms of chamomilla and euphrasia. It is used for early infections, minor inflammations, dryness, irritation, and allergies.
January 2011

Good Night, Sleep Well (Naturally)

"There is nothing better in life than having a good appetite and be able to sleep" (Ancient Chinese proverb). You can have the whole world's fortune but if you can't eat and sleep you will not be happy. If you want to go off sleeping pills here are some useful hints.
December 2010

A Cure For All Inflammation

Inflammation is the basic pathology of all diseases. It brings on physiological changes like redness, heat, itchiness, exudation and pain, as well as structural changes like swelling, erosions, fibrosis and calcification. Inflammation can be a result of infection, injury, metabolic changes, and immune responses.
December 2010

The Multiple Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually a group of fat soluble prohormones and not a true vitamin. The two major forms are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D3 is the form produced in the skin after exposure to UVB radiation in sunlight and hence the most "natural" form of vitamin D.