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Nat H Hawes SNHS Dip (advanced and sports nutrition) is a qualified nutritional and sports therapist and author of the books, Nature Cures, Air-purifying Hous plants, Nature's Colour codes, Grow Your Own Health Garden and many more books due out next year, who has been researching natural foods and their health benefits since 2003. Send an email to be informed when the new books are published: health@naturecures.co.uk

Website last updated: Saturday 14th January 2017 at 14:38 (UK time)

 

Natural remedies for coughs and colds

 

The old saying of "Feed a cold and starve a fever" is not correct according to scientists. This is time of year many will suffer viruses causing coughs and other cold symptoms and there are many natural foods and nutrients that can help speed up recovery faster. Read more

 

Friday 13th January 2017 at 02:43 (UK time)

 

Glutathione

 

Glutathione is an amino acid made in the body that can sometimes be deficient due to various factors. It is vital to prevent many serous health disorders and there are many ways to increase the body's levels of this nutrient. Read more

 

Thursday 12th January 2017 at 15:48 (UK time)

 

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Monday 9th January 2017 at 11:02 (UK time)

 

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

 

MRSA is used to describe the infection that over use and misuse of antibiotics has created. The Staphylococcus aureus bacteria has mutated and become resistant to these antibiotics. MRSA causes an estimated 2000 deaths in UK hospitals each year and approximately 23,000 in the USA. Read more

 

Sunday 8th January 2017 at 16:14 (UK time)

 

Halitosis (bad breath)

 

Halitosis refers to bad breath which is not only a sign of ill-health but it is also a social stigma. It is common in some people at all times and in all people some of the time. Unfortunately, most people who offend in this respect are completely unaware of their problem and the discomfort they cause to others. Fortunately, it is very simple and inexpensive to remedy in most cases. Read more

 

Alcohol excess dangers

Because the damage being caused to the body, by regular alcohol consumption, is a slow process and often due to nutrient deficiencies that do not manifest symptoms for a some time many people do not realise how dangerous alcohol can be and continue to drink blaming their health disorders on anything but their alcohol consumption. These nutrient deficiencies can eventually lead to various types of illnesses, infections, organ malfunctions and cancer. A 'hangover' is something that many people believe is quite normal and simply a part of the suffering expected after 'having a good time' drinking but it is actually caused by the body being starved, poisoned and dehydrated. This is dangerous for both the liver and kidneys as well as the brain and heart. Read more

Saturday 7th January 2017 at 23:47 (UK time)

 

Dragon fruit

 

Dragon fruit is the fruit of a cactus which blooms at night and originates from Mexico, Central and South America. The lycopene, responsible for the red colour in dragon fruit, is associated with a lower prostate cancer risk. Read more

 

Phenols

 

Phenols are a broad class of aromatic organic compounds manufactured by plants that can be strong systemic poisons for organisms including animals, bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Phenolic compounds are stored in the tissues of plants to deter plant browsers and are released when plant material decomposes or is damaged. They are also involved in defence against attacks by pathogens and ultraviolet radiation. Read more

 

 

Thursday 5th January 2017 at 05:56 (UK time)

 

Pomelo fruit

 

The pomelo is a large, exotic and highly nutritious citrus fruit, thought to be an ancient ancestor of the grapefruit, is grown in many Eastern countries including China, Fiji, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. Read more

 

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 03:21 (UK time)

 

Terpenes

 

Terpenes are any of a large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees.  Almost all essential oils from plants contain terpenes and over 40,000 different terpenoids have been isolated and characterised from natural sources. Terpines have powerful antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Read more

 

Polysaccharides

 

Polysaccharides are long chains of many monosaccharides joined together such as cellulose, dextrin, glycogen, pectin and starch and are known as complex carbohydrates.  Some can be used as potential sources of energy, whereas others can provide anti-inflammatory and immune modulating properties. Read more

 

Saturday 31st December 2016 at 01:24 am (UK time)

 

Usnea lapponica lichen

 

Botanically, usnea is a slow-growing lichen which is a symbiotic integration of a fungus with an algae. It was first used medicinally by the ancient Greeks, Chinese and Egyptians over 3000 years ago. The usnic acid, that can be extracted from this lichen, is a potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent. Read more

 

Thursday 29th December 2016 at 07:12 am (UK time)

 

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Stinging nettles

 

Nettles are prolific and found all over the world. They appear, uninvited, into almost every garden and are possibly one of the most well-known and hated plants on the planet. They flourish almost anywhere, lay dormant in the winter and re-grow from underground stems in the spring. Nettles can grow up to four feet in height, have dark green serrated leaves and greenish-white flowers that hang down in clusters from the leaf nodes on the upper part of the plant. They have powerful medicinal properties for treating many types of health disorders and infections being antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory as well as highly nutritious. Read more

 

Horseradish

 

Horseradish has been proven in scientific studies to have powerful activity against various types of bacteria especially those that effect the bladder, lungs, sinuses and urinary system. Read more

 

Wednesday 28th December 2016 at 08:14 am (UK time)

 

Sorrel

 

Sorrel is the collective name for a variety of perennial herbaceous plants related to bistort, buckwheat and rhubarb and they thrive in warm climates. Sorrel has been found to have powerful antibacterial properties against the Escherichia coli bacterium and is especially useful for treating eye, respiratory and skin disorders. Read more

 

Thursday 22nd December at 17:03 pm (UK time)

 

Nature Cures Healthy Recipes

 

Want to try something different for Christmas this year? Here are many tasty and nutritious alternatives to the traditional Christmas dinner that will not cause weight gain and other issues. Read more

 

Wednesday 21st December 2016 at 17:03 pm (UK time)

 

Glands, hormones and the immune system

 

Glands in the human body manufacture, control and regulate the flow of hormones, breast milk, saliva, tears, urine, sweat, antibodies, salt and other useful fluids and compounds. Mental stress and anxiety influences the flow of hormones and other fluids. Find out about various disorders of the glands and how to treat them naturally. Read more

 

Sunday 10th December 2016 at 09:27 am (UK time)

 

Bladder and kidney stones

 

Urolithiasis refers to stones in any part of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, bladder or urethra. The stones can also be called calculi. Very small kidney stones can travel down the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), where they may eventually grow into bladder stones. There are many natural foods and herbs that can both dissolve and prevent the three types of stones( calcium oxalate stones, triple phosphate(struvite)  stones and uric acid stones and  that can form in the urinary tract. Read more

 

Thursday 8th December 2016 at 09:27 am (UK time)

 

Respiratory system disorders

 

Respiratory disorders can be caused by air pollution, allergies, bacterial or fungal infections, genetics, poor diet, smoking, toxins or an unhealthy lifestyle. There are many natural remedies that can alleviate the symptoms of respiratory disorders without the side-effects of conventional drugs. Read more

 

Asthma

 

When an asthma sufferer comes into contact with something that irritates their airways (an asthma trigger), the muscles around the walls of the airways (bronchial tubes) tighten so that the airways become narrower and the lining of the airways becomes inflamed and starts to swell. Sometimes, sticky mucus or phlegm builds up, which can further narrow the airways, making it difficult to breathe and leading to symptoms of asthma. Read more

 

Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 09:27 am (UK time)

 

Urinary (renal) system

 

The renal system is a group of organs that work together to produce, store and release urine. Urine is the liquid waste material excreted from the body. The organs that work together in this system include the kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra. It is also known as the urinary or the excretory system. There are many natural foods that can help to protect and resolve urinary system disorders. Read more

 

Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 17:32 (UK time)

 

The Excretory system

Disorders of the excretory system can be uncomfortable and painful and embarrassing to have investigated but it is important to do so as, if let untreated, it can develop into other more serious health issues. The diet is often the cause of excretory system disorders and can be rectified quite quickly in most cases and there are many natural remedies for most dysfunctions of the intestines, colon or bowels.

Any change in bowel movements and stool is always an important indication that something is wrong. It could be caused by many conditions such as liver, pancreas, spleen, kidney or gall bladder problems. It could be an obstruction within the intestines or be caused by an imbalance of the beneficial and pathogenic bacteria which reside in the intestines or it could be due to a parasite infection. Whatever the root cause, it does needs to be investigated thoroughly and treated before it leads to more serious problems such as infections, nutrient deficiencies, scarring of the intestinal walls and even cancer. Read more

Pneumonia and pleurisy


Pneumonia refers to the acute inflammation of the lungs and is one of the most serious infectious diseases. There are basically two types of pneumonia, called lobar pneumonia and bronchopneumonia They, however, run into each other and are treated in the same way. The disease becomes more serious if both the lungs are affected and is called double pneumonia. A common complication of all kinds of pneumonia is pleurisy. Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura, a serous membrane which envelopes the lungs and also lines the inside of the chest. It can affect just one lung or both. Read more

 

Sunday 4th December 2016 at 10:02 (UK time)

 

Sports nutrition

 

The performance enhancing dietary information in the Sports nutrition section is not just for athletes, but for all those who participate in, or have occupations that involve, regular intense physical exertion, strength and stamina. Often people that perform on stage put their bodies through intense stress but are unaware that they too need a specialised diet that will replenish the nutrients they have used up and lost during their performance. Soldiers are another example of people that need to understand the nutritional needs of their bodies after intense training and exertion. Read more

 

Parkinson's disease

 

Parkinson's disease is a chronic degenerative disease of the nervous system. Although it is generally thought of as a disease of old age, It can also occur in middle age and can take years or decades to manifest severe symptoms. Fortunately, there are many foods and specific nutrients that can help to prevent and improve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Read more

 

Leaky gut syndrome

 

Leaky gut is a condition where the intestinal walls has become compromised by inflammation or damaged by various factors including an imbalance of the intestinal flora leading to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral and yeast overgrowths in the guts. This then leads to more serious health issues if left untreated such as Alzheimer's disease, immune system disorders, nutrient deficiencies and Parkinon's disease. Read more

 

Friday 2nd December 2016 at 13:21 (UK time)

 

Two new pocketbooks in the Nature Cures series have just been released. Email to find out where to buy these perfect Christmas stocking fillers: health@naturecures.co.uk

 

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Thursday 1st December 2016 at 13:21 (UK time)

 

To abide by Google's strict algorithms and to make this website mobile phone friendly each nutrient is now being dedicated its own page. You can now find each nutrient or element the body uses, its functions and the highest natural sources as they get added here on the blog.

 

 

Monday 28th November 2016 at 13:24 (UK time)

 

Pleased to find that Nature Cures has been nominated for the Golden Book Award http://www.goldenboxbooks.com/golden-book-award-contest.html 

 

 

 

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