Q and A

Q&A: Which essential oils work best for bug bites

Essential oils have soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and anti-infection properties that can ease the swelling and itching of bug bites and stings.

Q&A: Natural treatments for gingivitis

It’s important to treat gingivitis as soon as it appears and there are a number of natural remedies that can help keep gums healthy.

Q&A: What is a placebo?

Studies have shown that placebos can sometimes work better than conventional medicine and as part of a mind/body approach to medicine can relive pain, reduce drug use, heal ulcers and more.

Q&A: prebiotics or probiotics?

What you need to know about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and how they can both benefit and nurture optimum health.

Q&A: Does burnt food give you cancer?

From flame grilled blackened meat to burnt toast, acrylamide can form in our food when exposed to extreme high temperatures. But just how dangerous is it?

Q&A: Essential oils for psoriasis?

There’s no cure for psoriasis but essential oils can help reduce dryness and itching, reduce stress, promote healing and enhance a sense of well-being.

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.