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  • Seven natural (and totally effective) ways to combat a cold sore outbreak
  • Cold sores… those itchy, painful, blistery bumps caused by the herpes simplex that no one is ever happy to see pop up! But considering that as many as 40% of us suffer from cold sores outbreaks, it's safe to say that they're a fact of life… If you think that there's nothing you can do other than brace yourself for the next onslaught, think again! Read on for seven natural but effective tip... ››› more
  • [02 November 2016]
  • Suffering from a winter cold sore? Coconut oil will really help!
  • Cold sores suck. And unfortunately, some people (myself included) are plagued with them - especially during the cold winter months. The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is what causes cold sores. Once you're exposed to the virus, you're infected for life. And, as a result of having this lifelong infection, you'll experience cold sores. Cold sores will pop up through small breaks in your skin, typ... ››› more
  • [21 July 2015]
  • Is Lyme disease really that difficult to identify?
  • This week, singer Avril Lavigne opened up about her struggle with Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness she says left her bedridden for months and desperate for answers. The 30-year-old said she saw many doctors and underwent a battery of tests in the last year, but that it wasn't until she found a Lyme disease specialist that she found out what was really wrong. So why did it take Lavigne so ... ››› more
  • [02 July 2015]
  • New US study discovers: Asthmatic men are three times less likely to get prostate cancer
  • Are you a man who suffers from asthma? If so, there's reason to celebrate. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health were recently left feeling surprised after finding that men with asthma had a much lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer! Although previous studies have suggested that the kind of inflammation associated with asthma can promote prostate canc... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • Forget meds! Combat your winter allergies naturally in five easy ways
  • Winter is here, and with it comes a number of dreaded allergies, from watery eyes and coughing, to sneezing and a runny nose… But don't worry. There are ways you can stop winter from stuffing you up without resorting to over-the-counter and prescription meds. Well-respected surgeon and author Dr Oz has let out five simple, effective ways to help you with your allergies not only in winter,... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • [infographic] Six ways to fight fever with herbs you have growing in your garden
  • The weather's getting colder. And you know what that means, right? Cold and flu season is on the way. You better start stocking up on things that can help you survive it. When it comes to symptoms like fever, for example, I bet you think I'm talking about things like paracetamol and other fever-breaking drugs. Wrong. I'm talking about these six herbs.   Looking to alleviate... ››› more
  • [13 April 2015]
  • It's not pollen causing your hayfever; it's your gut!
  • If you hate the thought of spring, you're not alone. In fact, 30% of the population is in the very same boat as you! But it's not because of the warm weather or the birds chirping loudly outside your bedroom every morning at 5am either. It's the flowers blooming, the grass growing and the gentle wind blowing that really gets you. These three aspects of spring are what cause your no... ››› more
  • [25 September 2014]
  • Dengue fever: Know the facts behind this major infectious disease
  • Last week, 18 men and nine women died in Honduras from one of the country's worst bouts of dengue fever. Now, dengue fever outbreaks are being reported in India, where 334 people have tested positive for the virus. But what is dengue fever? And how can you tell you have it? Today, we explore this issue… Up until June, few South Africans had ever heard of dengue fever. But that all changed whe... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • Parents warned: Don't treat fevers with paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • “Starve a fever, feed a cold!” That's why your mom always said. So why is it that so many parents turn to harmful over-the-counter drugs containing paracetamol and ibuprofen at the first spike of their child's temperature? If that sounds like you, it's time you heed this urgent health warning! The American Academy of Paediatrics has issued a dire warning. This after it says “a misplac... ››› more
  • [16 October 2013]
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