Healthy Way Issue 28
Alfred Vogel's wisdom on supporting our immune systems, ensuring that our bodies do not lack such necessary elements as vitamins and calcium. as well as avoiding major physical exertion which can lead to exhaustion.
It is almost unbelievable but sadly an established fact that in Britain alone there are ten million people who suffer from hayfever – an allergy to pollen from plants and trees, writes Jan de Vries.
Do you see the summer through a haze? Or are you one of the unfortunates who react this way all year round, persistently snuffling and sneezing? Kayla Campbell offers some helpful advice.
Yoga is an ancient spiritual practice, working on body, mind and breath to bring them into harmonious union with each other. It can help ease medical conditions and has many beneficial physical and psychological effects.
‘My bowels move regularly, once a week, whether they need to or not!’ Most people see nothing wrong with this situation; but ideally, when two or three meals are being eaten daily the bowel should move at least once or twice a day.
Many people choose to tolerate the symptoms of eczema or psoriasis rather than use conventional anti-inflammatories. There are herbal alternatives but it is often difficult to know which one will work for you.
Every day someone somewhere is trying to lose weight. ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ paranoia is all around us. And everywhere, society is willing us to confront our paranoia with images of the ‘unattainable form’.
As important habitats, such as wild flower meadows and hedgerows, disappear from our countryside, gardens are becoming an increasingly valuable source of food and shelter.
The Egyptians and the Romans prized Globe Artichoke as a medication as well as a food but, regrettably for those with difficulty in metabolising fats and keeping cholesterol down, it fell into disuse as a medication.
Alison Cullen amswers readers question on chronic catarrh, circulation and memory, gallbladder trouble and urinary bladder irritation, looking at the workings of Plantago, Ginkgo biloba, Milk Thistle and Dandelion.
Passiflora calms symptoms of anxiety, reducing tension and spasm in the muscles and soothing jangled nerves. Many herbs have this ability to work on both physical and mental symptoms, and Passiflora is particularly useful as it has no side effects and can be used over a long period.