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There are some herbs which many of us at Specialist Herbal Supplies take every day to help us keep – or most days. In addition to a good diet and good exercise regime we feel that these valuable herbs help us keep in tip top shape and full of energy.

We would not be without them!

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It is your health which is top of the priority list. It is you who makes the decisions and it is you who controls your own destiny. Now of course fate has a way of finding unexpected even tragic consequences for various people but apart from such uncontrollable events, you can play a leading role in the quality and longevity of your life.

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In the last five years, there have been reports of a concerning rise in cases of the bone disease Rickets, which is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D. Rickets can cause the bones to soften and leave children with bowed legs.  The disease which was largely wiped out after the Second World War, has […]

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Rosehips For The Heart

by on March 1, 2012

Overweight patients who took rose hip powder every day for six weeks saw significant improvements in their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This study was reported in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (EJCN). Though rose hips are known for their vitamin C content they are also thought to have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect too. […]

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Fruit Juice Linked To Colon Cancer

by on January 20, 2012

The incidence of many diseases, including cancer and heart disease, is certainly linked to sugar levels in the blood and the ability of the body to deal with these. One source of extremely high sugar is fruit juice. We tend to think of fruit juice as being healthy. But the problem with this is that […]

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Reduce Cancer Risk Easily

by on January 20, 2012

A recent report shows that eliminating four unhealthy habits will dramatically reduce the risk of developing cancer. The report showed that more than a third of all diagnosed cases of cancer were caused by these four unhealthy habits. Cancer Research UK says that 40% of all cancers are avoidable if everybody addresses these four issues. […]

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By the way, following on from that story, if you’d like to read some “contrary views,” on cholesterol and heart disease, read: -Bryan Hubbard in What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine -The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr Malcolm Kendrick -The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease by Uffe […]

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Eggs Don’t Raise Cholesterol

by on November 28, 2011

There are a lot of authorities who say that the old advice that eggs raise the body’s cholesterol is pure unproven nonsense. The latest research from the University of Alberta in Canada confirms this view. In fact, Jianpint Wu, who led the research team, tells us that not only are eggs an excellent source of […]

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An Update on Herbs and Europe

by on November 28, 2011

We have always operated in a “grey area” in the UK, ever since the Medicines Act 1968. Between the times of Henry VIII and the Medicines Act, herbalists were allowed a great deal of freedom in applying their respected art which, after all, had a track record of safety dating back hundreds of years. Then […]

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Echinacea and Children

by on November 27, 2011

You may have seen in the press recently that the safety of Echinacea has come under scrutiny. The MHRA have decided that it is not suitable for children under 12 years old to take Echinacea anymore.  Some people take this herbal remedy when they have colds or flu, to help get over the illness more […]

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