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Herb of the Month – Devil’s Claw

Devil’s claw is native to South Africa, in particular; Namibia, Botswana and the Kalahari region where the root has long been used to treat pain, fever and digestive complaints. It was first introduced to Europe in the early part of the 20th century where it was commonly used a digestive aid and drunk as a […]

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    September News

    SPICE IT UP Eating spicy foods could help you to live longer. That’s the news to emerge from a recent study of half a million Chinese adults, which found that those who ate spicy foods containing chillis once or twice a week were 10 per cent less likely to die from any cause than those […]

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    Look after your heart

    Clinical Nutritionist, Suzie Sawyer, shares some of her dietary tips for keeping ‘heart healthy’ and preventing arteriosclerosis.   It’s World Heart Day on September 29th which was founded in the year 2000 by the World Heart Foundation (WHF).   Its mission is to inform people around the world that heart disease and stroke are actually the […]

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    All about dry eyes

    What are the symptoms and can they be prevented? Medical herbalist Gabriella Clarke looks at treatments and protective tactics Dry eyes is a common problem, which usually strikes in middle age, with women being especially vulnerable. Symptoms tend to present as dry sore and gritty eyes that run constantly and although it is not considered […]

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    Cold Alert

    The season of sniffles is about to start. Here’s how to keep them at bay Summer is on the wane and holidays are nearly over. And that means the start of a new school year, which more often than not brings with it the dreaded cold bug. And it’s no co incidence that they coincide. […]

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