Q My son suffers from recurrent nosebleeds, which I am quite anxious about. I don’t know what is causing them. Can anyone help? - A.D., Norwich
CHF is no different from any other heart problem in that it seems to be caused mainly by diet and lifestyle. So, to prevent it:
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a type of blueberry, contains active flavonoid compounds known as anthocyanosides, which act as antioxidants in the retina of the eye.
Q My life is being made hell by hot flushes and night sweats. I am 50 years old and reluctant to take HRT. And now all the herbs have been discredited. Can you recommend any natural ways to combat the menopause? - S.T., via e-mail
Mr W.G., a 28-year-old chef with a penchant for pickled chillies, came to see me complaining of an intermittent dull ache in his lower back and coccyx (tail bone). The pain, which had begun three years ago, seemed to extend up inside him, in front...
Flavonoids eaten regularly may reduce the risk of death from heart disease in elderly men. ...
My eyes have been diagnosed with narrow-angle, low-pressure chronic glaucoma. Initially, I was prescribed Xalatan (latanoprost) eyedrops once a day.
The flavonoids found in fruit, vegetables, wine and tea are potent antioxidants and have antiplatelet effects (Biochem Pharmacol, 1987; 36: 317-22).
Q Can you suggest a natural alternative to stripping varicose veins? - RW, Henley-on-Thames
Apples ;Apples, native to Eurasia, are members of the Rosaceae