Q and A

Q&A: Does St John’s wort interfere with the Pill?

Potential interactions between herbal and conventional medications mean you should always tell your healthcare practitioner what you are taking.

Q&A: Fluoride in tea?

Tea plants naturally accumulate fluoride as they grow – but is it the fluoride or something else that we should be worrying about?

Q&A – Cupping: suck it and see?

The spectre of Olympic athletes covered in dramatic circular bruises has prompted many to ask whether the ancient Chinese therapy called cupping really works.

Q&A: Antioxidant health claims

Whether you are eating them or putting them on your skin antioxidants have verifiable benefits for both health and beauty.

Q&A: Do flower remedies work?

While there is still only scant published research into flower remedies, many people who use them report remarkable results.

Q&A: Super seaweeds

Seaweed has long been used as a food and medicine, especially for island nations. It is rich in nutrients, fats and proteins and multiple other co-factors that are known to help fight disease.

Q&A: Can turmeric help soothe psoriasis?

Research on using turmeric to treat psoriasis is still relatively new but results are encouraging that it can be safe and effective.

Q&A: What can I do about restless legs?

Restless leg syndrome – sometimes called the “twitchy-itchies” – can be painful, make sleep difficult and make it harder to function during the day. Here’s some helpful tips on natural treatments.

Q&A: How do I know if I have chronic inflammation?

Inflammation doesn’t have any telltale signs – but some aspects of your lifestyle may help you understand if you are at risk.

Q&A: Do ‘meat-reducers’ get enough protein?

Most of us eat twice as much protein as we need – with potentially dire health consequences. Meat reduction may be a way of restoring balance