Healthy Way Issue 42
Nature gives us everything we need for the protection and maintenance of our health. It is down to mankind to take care of its treasures.
Alfred Vogel discusses the ethical and sustainable use of plants when creating herbal remedies.
Jan de Vries looks at the benefits of Devil's Claw (Harpogophytum), which grows in the Kalahari Desert. For centuries Africans have used this root for its medicinal properties in a wide range of conditions.
Digestive discomfort often results from stress, anxiety and the general disbenefits of our sedentary Western lifestyle. Bowel Essence helps resolve underlying emotional reasons for bowel trouble rather than the symptoms themselves.
Nowadays most people know that friendly gut bacteria are good for digestive health. Alison Cullen looks at the benefits of a natural prebiotic in providing a good environment for good bacteria to flourish.
Pins and needles are one of the first signs by which we know that our circulatory system is not reaching the parts that it should. If your circulation is sluggish, outlying regions like fingers and toes will suffer – here’s why.
Our bodies were designed to get their nutrients from food. Taking isolated nutrients synthesised in a laboratory isn’t very natural. The best option is to take extra nutrients in the form of foods, handily concentrated.
Alison Cullen shows that there is plenty of research showing the efficacy of high quality Echinacea purpurea products, containing the aerial parts, and made from freshly harvested herb. Not all Echinaceas are the same.
Do you realise that by simply sitting on your sofa, watching TV and eating an apple you are exposing yourself to a dose of toxic chemicals? That wrapping food in cling film or brushing your teeth can be hazardous?
The cough reflex is actually quite a healthy thing, designed to prevent us from choking by clearing debris from the respiratory tract. But sometimes the cough can get out of hand and you need some help get rid of it.
Many people find Milk Thistle a useful adjunct to a hectic lifestyle, whether they are taking it once a year as part of a detox, or more regularly to make up for somewhat hopeful expectations of liver function.
Alison Cullen answers readers’ questions on eye problems, osteoporosis and emotional upset.