- July 8, 2017

Natural Laxatives – Bulk, Osmotic and Stimulating laxatives

Natural laxatives are substances that help promote a bowel movement. They are typically derived from plants or mineral sources. Four main classes of natural laxatives (bulk, osmotic and stimulating laxatives plus bowel lubricants) exists. Each class works by different mechanisms Read More

Kiwi Fruit - Top foods for constipation
- July 7, 2017

Foods for Constipation – Effective foods for sluggish bowels

Most people suffer from constipation periodically.  Sluggish bowels produce chronic bloating and gas and cause significant discomfort.  People should consume 30-50g of fiber/day but few achieve this. Although there are a number of natural laxatives that people can take to Read More

- June 29, 2017

Trichomoniasis – Natural Treatments & Home Remedies for Trichomonas Infection

Trichomoniasis is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. A parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis causes the infection; therefore treatment options are limited to a few antiparasitic drugs (metronidazole or tinidazole). With increasing, drug-resistance and allergic reactions to these antiparasitic Read More

berberis vulgaris
- June 22, 2017

Yeast Infections – Home Remedies for Yeast Infections and other Natural Therapies

Vaginal yeast infections, also called vulvovaginal candidiasis, are a type of fungal infection caused by the yeast Candida albicans. Yeasts produce a white discharge, inflammation, and intense itching 1. Antifungal drugs are often effective; however, they possess some serious side-effects Read More

- May 18, 2017

Bladder Infections – Natural Treatments for UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection among adults and account for more than 8 million visits to health care practitioners each year1. The bacteria Escherichia coli cause most UTIs, but other bacteria can also cause the Read More

- May 4, 2017

Natural Antibiotics – The Best Antibacterial Herbs From Around The World

Herbal medicine offers a treasure trove of natural antibiotics from all around the world.   Plants have been used for thousands of years to treat infections in all cultures. Research shows that herbs contain different classes of phytochemicals responsible for their natural Read More

Elderberry - Natural treatments for colds and flues
- March 20, 2017

Natural Treatments for Colds and Flu

The vast majority of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are caused by viruses, with cold and flu viruses being the most common.  Antibiotics are ineffective against cold and influenza (flu) viruses and should not be used. Over-the-counter cold medications suppress the cold Read More

- March 17, 2017

Home Remedies for Colds and Flu

There are lots of home remedies for colds and flu but do they actually work?  You might be surprised to learn that there is some research to support them. Next time you get a sore throat and stuffy nose, check your fridge Read More

- March 9, 2017

Natural Treatments for Morning Sickness

Most women experience some nausea and vomiting in the morning, during the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Although it is called “morning sickness”, a pregnant woman can experience nausea any time of the day. The precise cause of morning sickness is unclear Read More