Articles - Immunity, Infection & Inflammation
Echinacea has attracted so much debate over the past decade. Study after study claiming and defaming its hotly contested qualities.
Some say it is only good as a preventative, others say to take it at the first sign of symptoms and others say to stay away.
What does Gluten free mean?
The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) simply means what the body requires each day to maintain a healthy life.
Recommendations by life stage and gender according to NHMRC.
There are many reasons why people experience headaches, such causes may be hormonal imbalances, food intolerances, liver intolerances, high or low blood pressure, structural misalignment, nutrient deficiencies, side-effects to medications, tiredness, stress or digestive complaints and some headaches may be caused by simply being dehydrated.
I have been advised to use selsun blue on it. Is there a natural alternative?
Xrays show arthritis in the areas around my knee cap.
My little boy has a continual cough and the Doctor has told me it could be asthma. I have read that dairy foods could be a trigger. Any suggestions?
My son started out with school sores but then started getting boils which they are treating with antibiotics, these don't seem to be helping, can you suggest anything?
I have the winter flu at the moment, can I still exercise?
I can barely swallow, this seems to be the only symptom, I am not achey or have fever.
Can you recommend to take anything for a urinary tract infection?
I have an itchy skin thing like dermatitis in my scalp, face, underarms and pubic region.
I would like to know a little more about the Golden Staph skin bacteria, what problems can it cause?
What causes and how do you treat psoriasis?
is there a naturopathic cure for chronic pancreatitis?
I have been diagnosed with walking pneumonia. Are there any remedies that will assist my body in fighting this infection?
I have always had very painful period and have tried many remedies over many years but the only thing that calms my cramps is Ibuprofen (and lots of it).
I have slightly low thyroid function, what can be done with natural therapies to normalise thryoid function?
I would like to know more about Candida.
I have a question about Cayenne pepper I have read wonderful things about the health benefits of it and use it for healing wounds.
How does stopping cow's milk help with keeping tonsillitis away?
My 5 month old, and 4 year old daughter have been diagnosed with tonsillitis and has been prescribed antibiotics. I am looking for any ways to lessen both their pain, naturally.
I had a fever for a couple of days and a hard time breathing, I was prescribed Azithromycin for pleurisy and now am also taking Ibuprofen for pain relief. What can I do to improve my situation?
My nose is totally dry. I am now taking Claratyne. Without this i can't breath. Any suggestions?
My 12 year old son has chronic sinusitis and bronchitis. I'm thinking he must have allergies either to foods or pollens/molds? Are there certain allergens I should be looking for in reference to these symptoms?
I have been struggling with a combination of chronic fatigue (never feeling rested no matter how much I sleep; joint pain; occasional insomnia), anxiety and depression for the last 18 months. What can I do?
My baby is 9 months old and he has lots of pimply type bumps on his face and tops of arms. They have been there since I introduced solids. Could it be too much fruit/sulphur?
Can you offer any suggestions that could help me with urticaria?
I was diagnosed yesterday with a UTI with my symptoms starting the day earlier, thus it has been about 3 full days of infection. I am already noticing an improvement within the past 24 hours
I believe gout is caused by too much acid in my blood. Is there a natural way to treat this painful condition?
I am starting to break out in cold sores more frequently, why is this and what can I use topically on them?
I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can you tell me what to do and take and eat please?
I want to know the best thing for endometriosis?
My 3 year old daughter suffers from recurring tonsillitis at the end of a general cold. What can I do to reduce the amount of mucus congestion she produces?
Would inflammation of the eyelids (Blepharitis) have a possible effect on arthitis in other parts of the body like fingers?
I have a nail fungus, is there any natural way of helping to get rid of it?
My dad has recently been diagnosed with Lupus. He has been given the explanations and treatments of conventional medicine, could you tell me more about what natural solutions might help?
What do you recommend for bleeding gums (periodontal disease)?
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and have worked my way up to 64mg of natural thyroid. I have headaches and stomach upsets every time I raise the dose, and I have less energy than normal.
Can the Graviola tree can be used for cancer patient with Non-Hodkings limphoma during cemo? Is there any danger?
I took antibiotics and Prednisone for 15 days and now I am very tired, why is this?
I have a chest infection. are there any natural ways to treat this?
I had my tonsils removed due to recurrent tonsil infections. I have had allergies since I was a child which result in secondary sinus infections, could these two conditions be linked?
My young son has chronically swollen lymph glands on his neck, do you have any helpful suggestions or advice for cleaning a congested lymphatic system?
I get mouth ulcers on my tongue and gums repeatedly. I have increased my B vitamins and have switched to SLS-free toothpaste. Why is this happening?
How long does Homeopathic Cantharis take to work for interstital cystitis?
What do you suggest for an inner ear infection and is ear candling effective?
I live in the north of Australia and lately I've had a sore throat, swollen glands and low energy. Do you think there is a chance this could be Glandular fever, Ross River fever or Dengue fever?
Do you have any ideas on how to reduce Helicobacter pylori?
Can you please tell me if there is any way that I can reap the reported benefits of cayenne pepper without the reported negative effects, such as stomach cancer?
Does eating garlic kill off the good bacteria in the gut?
My husband is getting a dental implant and will be prescribed penicllin. Is it best to comply and then just take yogurt followed by probiotics later or is there a good natural substitute both topically and something to be taken internally?
My son who is 13 months has a watery eye and it has been irritating him for about 12 hours. It doesn't seem to worry him, but I am concerned it may be conjunctivitis.
My eight month old son is in a day care setting and continues to catch cold after cold. Is there any thing I can give him to boost his immune system?
I have a sixteen year old stepdaughter who just had her tonsils removed. I would like to know what i could give her to help promote the healing proccess
My 8 year old son is prone to strep throat. How do I help him without resorting to antibiotics?
My 4 year old daughter has a fever and mucus build up, she also suffers from a soar throat. I have tried everything and nothing is working, what else can I do?
What does a low monocyte (white blood cell) count mean to my health?
I suffer from gastritis and I don't know what to take to ease the discomfort in my stomach? What is gastritis?
Will lemon juice help with a urinary tract infection or do more harm?
Can eating apricot kernels to kill cancer cells?
I was wondering if you had any idea what it means when after smoking a cigarette, a metallic taste is present all over the inside of the mouth. Is there any need to worry do you think?
I had a cold that settled into my sinuses and left ear. I am also experiencing a little shakiness and balance problems. Is there anything I can do to reduce this experience?
What can be taken for joint health that will cause the body to grow back the cartilage that the joint is missing?
Is there a natural way to eliminate Giardia from the body?
What can be recommended for food allergy symptoms, currently my face is swollen and itchy.
I continue to suffer from bouts of thrush, especially when my stress levels are high and my immune system weak. Can you recommend anything?
Suffering from a severe condition of palmoplantar psoriasis with deep cuts in palms and soles. Greatly appreciate your advise for diet and natural line of treatment.
Are there any natural remedies to address prostatitis?
My daughter has croup and I have a humidifier in her room. But I don't really know what else to do, can you offer some additional advice?
Recently I had a blood test show that I have had Hepatitis in the past. What natural therapies will help me to protect my health against it reoccuring?
I injured my toenail several years ago and since then it continues to be painful and infected (fungus). Can I treat the infection naturally?
Do you know anything that can help tendonitis of the wrist?
Is there a natural way to treat genital warts?
I have been dealing with a plantars wart for about a year now and I am unsure how to best address them, any suggestions?
My husband has had 7 weeks of radiation therapy and he is very weak. What can I give him to rebuild his strength and immunity?
What is endometriosis and is there anything I can do to reduce it?
I have asthma and allergies. Every night I wake up once or twice to take an inhaler so I can breathe. I want to take something natural to help reduce my symptoms.
My father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, what foods should he restrict and include in his diet?
Can you recommend anything to take for a urinary tract infection?
My Dad suffers from Myasthenia Gravis. I have been trying to encourage him to look at healing through his diet. Do you have any recommendations?