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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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November 2010

Q: I have bad varicose veins. I stand on my job. Is there anything we can do?

A: You guys should wear compression stockings. They have gradually increasing elasticity going up the calf and can help to return venous blood and excessive fluid to the circulatory system.
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October 2010

Q: How can I get rid of the fullness and bloating after the Christmas/New Year festivities?

A: After a heavy meal take a couple of teaspoonful of Maria' Swedish Bitters by Flora. This is a herbal concentrate with natural ingredients to stimulate bowel motility and secretions.
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October 2010

Q: How would homeopathic medicine enhance the benefits of vaccination?

A: Homeopathics can be used to complement vaccination. A weekly dose of Influenzinum 9CH and a weekly dose of Thymuline 9CH for 5 weeks may enhance the protection.
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October 2010

Time For Flu Shot

Influenza is a viral infection causing fever, headache, muscle aches, malaise, upper respiratory or gastro-intestinal symptoms. It is highly contagious.
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