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Kiss Bad Breath Away

Question: Sometimes my breath doesn’t smell very pleasant. Are there any natural remedies you would recommend? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 10:10 Answer: All of us have suffered from bad breath at some point in our lives, just cast your mind back to that last packet of cheese and onion crisps or piece of garlic […]

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Good Bacteria Advice

Question: My friend asked told me that I should top up my good bacteria regularly, what does she mean, surely all bacteria is bad? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 09:30 Answer: Your friend is right, our intestinal tracts contain bacteria. Some bacteria aren’t so good for us, but much of the bacteria found in our digestive […]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Question: I read an article recently on Age-Related Macular Degeneration? What is it and how can I protect against it? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 09:26 Answer: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly, which according to recent studies, affects over 300,000 people in the UK alone. The macula is […]

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Taming the craving

SO you’ve eaten your fill and you feel as though you have truly had enough. But your tummy keeps rumbling for more food. BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 09:21 This is probably because you have stretched your stomach and once we get used to eating a lot, we need more food to fill us up. Women […]

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Varicose Veins advice

Question: I have visible veins on my legs, which I find embarrassing and unsightly, and also a few broken ‘thread veins’ on my face. Do you have any advice on reducing their appearance without surgery? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 09:08 Answer: Indeed, there are two types of visible veins.  Firstly, there are those dark, bulging […]

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Cold Feet and Hands

Question: I have always suffered from cold hands and feet and not just during the winter months. Family and friends say this is due to poor circulation. Should I see my GP or are there any natural alternatives that can help? 16 September, 2008 Answer: When Jack Frost comes out to play, it’s quite normal […]

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Colds and Flu: Advice and how to tell the difference

Question: I always get the sniffles around this time of year, but I never know whether I’m suffering from a cold or the flu. What’s the difference and how can I tell? 16 September, 2008 Answer: Generally speaking, a cold starts gradually, raising your body temperature slightly after the first 24 hours. Your appetite will […]

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Eczema Advice

Question: I have suffered from Eczema for the last 5 years having developed it in my teens. I use steroid creams but am a bit worried as I have heard that they can bleach your skin. Are there any natural ways of dealing with Eczema? 16 September, 2008 Answer: You are not alone, 20% of […]

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Fish Oil Advice

Question: I’ve been told that fish is a good source of nutrients. What are the benefits of eating fish and how can I incorporate it into my diet? 16 September, 2008 Answer: Make no bones about it, eating fish is healthy, especially fish with scales. In fact, fish-eating populations live longer with lower rates of disease. Many […]

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Advice

Question: I’m planning to take a short break away, but I’m a little concerned about the flight and the risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis. What should I do? 16 September, 2008 Answer: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is certainly no stranger to the headlines, especially in connection with aeroplanes and cramped flying conditions. In particular […]

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