immune system

  • Swine flu mask

    Essential oils from many plant families have demonstrated antiviral properties in laboratory. Use before exposure can lessen the potential of infection. This is the case for any type of virus, be it our 'regular' flu season or potential pandemic threat of H1N1 swine flu.

  • asthma

    Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterised by airflow obstruction & bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

  • Autoimmune diseases result from the failure of an organism to recognise its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells & tissues. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen & attacks it. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells.

  • hayfever

    Hay fever, also known as Allergic Rhinitis, is an allergic inflammation of the nasal passages. It occurs when an allergen such as pollen or dust is inhaled by an individual with a sensitised immune system, triggering an antibody production.

  • psoriasis

    From a naturopathic perspective there are dietary, lifestyle, supplement & herbal medicine advice that will address the causes of psoriasis & alleviate the symptoms.

  • fever managment

    Although fever is an indication that your child is healthy, it evokes fear & anxiety. It is not the fever itself but the possible complications of the fever & accompanying symptoms that give rise to fear.

  • Exercise

    Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness & can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight, building & maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength & joint mobility.

  • B 12
     
    Vitamin B12 deficiency is a public health problem, especially among older people. Older individuals with low levels of vitamin B12 are at increased risk of having brain atrophy or shrinkage. Brain atrophy is associated with Alzheimer's disease and impaired cognitive function.
  • Healthy Eating

    We have all heard about eating the right amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. This is important to maintain health. Every cell in our body needs the correct balance to function properly.

  • asthma

    Most asthmatics are not aware that their diet can also be contributing to this disease. Certain foods & food additives increase inflammatory processes within the body resulting in excessive levels of a substance called leukotrienes.

  • cold and flu season

    Boost your Natural Immunity to protect yourself from colds & flu this winter. flu experts predict nasty viruses are on the way, with various symptoms from colds & flu to bronchitis & tonsillitis.

  • anti virals

    Recent outbreaks of viral diseases in the advent of globalisation and ease of travel have underscored their prevention as a critical issue in safeguarding public health. The following are some natural antivirals.

  • adrenal exhaustion

    Adrenal exhaustion is the term used to describe the state when adrenal glands are exhausted and unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones, primarily the glucocorticoid cortisol, and adrenalin produced in the adrenal medulla. From a naturopathic perspective, all hormones are not made from thin air. Everything in the body requires nutritional precursors in the form of vitamins and minerals. Unlike doctors, naturopaths believe in insufficiency of nutritional precursors to these hormones due to poor diet, stress, chronic disease etc. This leads to the inability of the body to produce stress hormones resulting in adrenal exhaustion and symptoms thereof. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.

  • cycing ergogenic aids

    Legal natural performance enhancers, also known as ergogenic aids, will give you a mental & physical edge while exercising & competing without causing you harm or threatening yours & your sports reputations.


  • This is an article about preparing for Ebola. Whilst I am not a "prepper", I do believe in the 7 Ps, a British Army adage for Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.


  • Dengue fever also known as "break-bone fever", a disease of the tropics caused by a virus called Flavivirus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle & joint pains & a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

  • swine flu

    An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the world population. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in history, was caused by an H1N1 virus. 500 million people, one-third of the world’s population became infected.

  • retinitis

    Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic eye conditions. In the progression of symptoms for RP, night blindness generally precedes tunnel vision by years or even decades.

  • Is drinking water safe to drink?. Unfortunately no, there are over 2,000 contaminants in the water coming from our water taps, many of them are carcinogenic. Why you should avoid reverse osmosis.

  • sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is a multi system inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. characterised by non-caseating granulomas (small inflammatory nodules).