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Health A-Z Archives: Homocysteine

By Mary-Ann Shearer What is homocysteine (HC)? Homocysteine (say: “ho-mo-sist-een”)  is an amino acid (a building block of protein) that is produced in the human body from an essential amino acid called Methionine. Homocysteine is classed as an ‘unnatural ‘amino acid in the sense that it does not occur in food. How is a high […]

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Natural Progesterone

By Mary-Ann Shearer NATURAL PROGESTERONE When I was first approached on my thoughts about natural progesterone cream (Aim’s Renewed Balance) many years ago, I actually burst out laughing and thought the person was pulling my leg. I was very skeptical at first (as I always am) and thought the whole idea was just a gimmick. […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin from Un-Healthy Skin Medications? There are more than 500,000 different prescription medications sold via pharmacists in the U.S. and other countries. The FDA indicate that Accutane/Roaccutane is number 4 on the FDA top ten list of medications attracting serious adverse reaction reports and is number 5 on the FDA top ten list of […]

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Kiwis

The kiwi fruit, also known as the Chinese Gooseberry, originally came to New Zealand via missionaries from China in the early 20th century. However, the small and unique fruits didn’t make it to the United States until 1961, when a produce distributor took note of the kiwi’s fuzzy brown skin and bright green flesh and […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Immune System

By Mary-Ann Shearer Building your Immune System I believe that one of the best ways to build your Immune system is through a natural diet. We seem to understand that to have healthy plants in our gardens like rose bushes and vegetables, we need to feed the soil with compost, manure, bone meal etc. A […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Mary-Ann Shearer Is Hormone Replacement Therapy good for your health? Hormone Replacement Therapy – some new thoughts about hot flashes and things By Lynne Peeples NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If you’re considering starting hormone treatments to ease the hot and bothersome symptoms of menopause, keep in mind that you could suffer even more if you […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Soy

By Mary-Ann Shearer (for an informative look in detail at the growth and development of the soybean plant click here) Soy has ancient roots worldwide Soybeans have been a primary source of protein in the East for centuries and have only been used in the West in the last half of the 1900’s. Soy beans […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Heart Disease

According to national statistics the No 1 cause of death in South Africa and the Western World is HEART DISEASE. According to Udo Erasmus, “These deaths are the result of EATING HABITS BASED ON IGNORANCE AND MISCONCEPTIONS.” Scripture tells us “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6 All current research indicates clearly that heart […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease of the gut, may be more common than previously thought, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine June 19, 2003. Celiac disease is a classic example of food sensitivity. It is caused by an immune response to gluten (the protein portion), found in WHEAT, OATS, RYE […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Green Tea

Green tea is the same plant as ‘black tea’ known as Camellia Sinensis. Green tea has been used for stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, to prevent dental cavities, to lower cholesterol levels, as an antioxidant, to reduce cancer, and as a stimulant. Green tea has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) Some people may have been confused by a comment Dr. Pam Popper made on fats in our diet. She herself eats natural fats like avocado, nuts and seeds etc (I know this because I lived with and fed and ate meals with her for 10 days). She was not saying avoid […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Coral Calcium

Coral calcium is basically a supplement (under many different brands) that is being marketed by some as the miracle cure for all and every disease. The Quest for Alkalinity The idea being that as calcium is a high alkaline mineral it helps to regulate the pH of the body. It is a well-known fact that […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Flaxseed oil or Fish oil

FLAXOIL vs FISHOIL There has recently been a rumour that flax oil can cause prostate cancer or inflammation and it has had many people in a tizz. So I have spent some hours investigating where this rumour started and it seems to come from a ‘doctor’ Newstaedter, who calls himself a doctor of homeopathy, acupuncture […]

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Health A-Z Archive: Water

I am often asked a lot of questions about water – what sort of water should one drink, how much, how often and which water is best. So here are my feelings on water! Water is CRITICAL Water is one of the most life-giving substances available to us. Without it, we would die within a […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Coconut Oil

By Mary-Ann Shearer Brief Description A safe vegetable cooking oil with a delicate flavour and wonderful healing properties. “THE TREE OF LIFE – In beauty and utility, no other tree can surpass the coconut tree. It is the most extensively grown and used nut in the world” Main Benefits of Coconut Oil A wonderful immune booster […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Gastrointestinal Health

For those of you with “tummy troubles” you will find the suggestions below may just get through the holidays without any discomfort and into the new year with your health turned around. Gastrointestinal health disorders or problems 1.     Constipation 2.     Diarrhea 3.     IBS – Irritable Bowel syndrome 4.     Ulcers 5.     Crohn’s disease 6.     Ulcerative colitis 7.     Indigestion/heartburn 8.     Flatulence 9.     Parasites These are just […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Contraception

By Mary-Ann Shearer C for Contraception The issue of contraception comes up regularly as women all over the world who live natural lives, try to live as close to nature as possible. As a mother of 3 daughters, the last one being conceived on the Billings Method (a natural system in use for decades in […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Childhood Obesity

By Mary-Ann Shearer CHILDHOOD OBESITY STATISTICS American children are getting fatter at an alarming rate, with the percentage of significantly overweight black and Hispanic youngsters more than doubling over 12 years and climbing 50 percent among whites. By 1998, nearly 22 percent of black children ages 4 to 12 were overweight, as were 22 percent […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Flaxseed Oil

(picture from www.flaxcouncil.ca) By Mary-Ann Shearer History of Flax and Flaxseed Oil Flax was originally grown both for its fibre, which was woven into linen, and for its seeds and oil, which provide a wide array of essential nutrients. References to the healing properties of flax are found in Greek and Roman writings dating to around […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Amalgam Fillings

By Mary-Ann Shearer – Natural Health author and founder of The Academy of Natural Health and The Natural Way AMALGAM FILLINGS “Amalgam fillings contain mercury [Hg], and mercury and its compounds are toxic and tend to accumulate in higher animals such as humans” – Dictionary of Chemistry – Penguin. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and […]