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June 2012

Osteoarthritis

Q: I have knee and hip pain from osteoarthritis. What is the best natural remedy? A: Try Maori Miracle® which contains ingredients for both healing and pain control. GlycoMarine® is an extract from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel. It contains 9 different glycosaminoglycans that serve as raw materials for joint healing. It also has Cox-2 inhibitory properties and is chondroprotective.
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June 2012

Natural Approach to Neuropathies

Our nervous system is divided into the “central” nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord, and the “peripheral” nervous system consisting of nerves that run all over our bodies and limbs. Central neuropathy happens in dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism, etc. Peripheral nerve neuropathy may result from poorly controlled diabetes, drugs, alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies including B1, B12 and Folates, chemical or heavy metal poisoning, nerve entrapment or injury, infections including herpes, auto-immune diseases, etc.
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May 2012

Seasonal Allergies

It is that time of the year again that pollens are flying everywhere and people are sneezing in the street. Most chemical medications for allergies have side effects and they are not suitable for pregnant women and young children. Homeopathic medicines are effective, safe, and free of side effects.
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May 2012

Reduce Snoring

Q: My spouse snores like thunder. Do you have some natural remedies that might help? Dr. Cheng.: "Snore-Eze Mix" is a homeopathic liquid taken internally, whereas "DMS Anti-Snore Spray" is a throat spray that is used at 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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