Athlete's Foot

See Fungal Infections (/health-encyclopaedia/fungal-infections)..

Atopic Dermatitis

See Eczema, Dermatitis (/health-encyclopaedia/eczema-dermatitis)..

Ayran (Turkish yoghurt drink)

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 cups natural yoghurt 2 cups chilled water 2 teaspoons dried, crushed mint leaves pinch of salt Method Place yoghurt and water in a blender, blend until mixture turns smooth and ..

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Is your breath on the doggy side? Do work colleagues reel back and dry retch when you ask where the stapler is? Even if things aren’t this dire, bad breath or halitosis is a condition that is a source..

Baked Brown Rice Pudding with Apricots

Have this breakfast pudding at room temperature. It will keep in the fridge, covered, for 2 days. It can also double as a delicious dessert. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1/2 cup brown rice 1 1/2 cups water ..

Baked Eggs, Fetta, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast

Have you recently been to see a particular naturopath and been told to go on a low starch diet and eat protein for breakfast? Are you mystified as to what is going to replace your fruit loops? Well, this easy, delicious ..

Baked Ricotta

Served warm or cold it makes an excellent savoury breakfast, a brilliant snack, or add some salad or baked vegetables and you have the perfect low-starch, low-kilojoule, high-protein lunch or dinner. Poifect. I..

Baked snapper fillet with almond and olive tapenade

Ros Royal shares her scrumptious, healthy recipe (also great with blue-eye cod). Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 fillets of snapper or blue-eye cod — allow 200g per person 100g pitted Ligurian olives 100g natural ..

Baldness (Alopecia)

A paper entitled ‘Shorn Scalps and Perceptions of Male Dominance’ revealed that bald or closely shaven men were perceived to be stronger and taller than their hairier colleagues. Despite these findings, squilli..

Banana Pancake

High protein, no grain breakfast or snack. This dish is simplicity itself. Ingredients (Serves 1) 1 small banana 1 organic egg 1 teaspoon butter (optional) ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, desiccated or shaved c..


As if being confined to a bed or wheelchair isn’t bad enough, bedsores are a constant threat to the health and comfort of the bedridden person. They are created by consistent pressure on one part of t..


See Incontinence (/health-encyclopaedia/incontinence)..

Beef Salad

You can replace rump steak with left over cold roast beef for this salad. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g rump steak, all fat trimmed off 1 baby Cos lettuce, washed 1 bunch baby rocket, washed 1/4 red cabbage, shre..

Beetroot and Yoghurt Dip

This dip doubles up as a delicious salad dressing. You might like to put it through the food processor to give it a smooth consistency. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 large beetroot, peeled and grated 1/2 cup natural yog..

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

See Prostate, Enlarged (/health-encyclopaedia/prostate-enlarged)..

Bladder Infection

See Cystitis (/health-encyclopaedia/cystitis)..


See Flatulence and Bloating (/health-encyclopaedia/flatulence-bloating)..

Blood Pressure, High

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one symptom that indicates the presence of cardiovascular disease. ‘Blood pressure’ means the pressure of blood flow against the wall of the major arteries (blood vessel..

Blood Pressure, Low

Low blood pressure is not a specific disease, but abnormal blood pressure regulation. Symptoms may include faintness, light-headedness, dizziness, confusion and visual blurring. Low blood pressure..

Body Odour

Bromhidrosis, Body Odour or B.O. occurs when resident skin bacteria get their hands (or comparable bacterial body parts) on proteins that are excreted when we sweat. The bacteria convert these proteins into a v..