A boil is an infected hair follicle, in which the infection (usually the bacteria staphylococcus aureus) has spread to surrounding tissue. Groins and armpits are common locations for boils, but they may also gr..

Boston Beans

A student of Mim's, Daniela Di Giacomo, has very thoughtfully, given us a delicious slow-cooked version of her 'baked bean' recipe AND a convenient quick version. The quick version Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons ..

Braised Beef with Mushrooms, Red wine and Herbs

It is always a good idea not to add all the liquids at once to braised meat dishes. That way meat gets a chance to cook in its own juice and the flavours diffuse much better. Once wine (alcohol) is heated it evaporates, ..

Bread Pudding

Although the ingredients are fairly harmless, this pudding is quite filling. So, I suggest you serve it after a light meal. You can store left overs covered, in the fridge for 2 days. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 loaf go..

Breast Inflammation

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Brekkie Fibre

Add a dessertspoon to your cereal, smoothie or yoghurt. Mix Together 1 cup ground LSA (linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds) available from supermarkets 1 cup slippery elm powder 1 cup rice bran 1 cup desicc..


Any word ending in ‘itis’ means something is inflamed, in the case of bronchitis, it is the bronchi, the air passages that lead to the lungs. Shaped like an upside down tree, the trunk of the bronchi is your tr..

Brown Rice and Tuna Salad

For a variation, you can replace tuna with chopped hard-boiled eggs. Also, if anyone in the family has a peanut sensitivity, try cashews or some other nut. Ingredients 2 cups cooked brown rice 4 x 185g can tuna, dra..


Even if you invest in puffer jackets and padded pants, it is impossible to avoid life’s sharp edges. The best you can do is to put on a brave face and hope the bruise looks impressive enough to win you a seat o..


Meaning ‘great hunger’, bulimia is marked by episodes of excessive eating and or bingeing. After a binge, in an attempt to avoid putting on weight or as a punishment for eating in the first place, the sufferer ..

Bulimia Nervosa

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See Wound Healing (/health-encyclopaedia/wound-healing)..


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


See Tendinitis (/health-encyclopaedia/tendinitis-bursitis)..


Cancer is not a new disease. Evidence of it appears in the skeletons of prehistoric man, and Galen, the prominent Greek physician of the 2nd century AD, observed that ‘melancholic’ women appeared to be especial..

Cancer Treatments

I believe the role of a natural therapist is to support the patient in whatever path they choose to take with their cancer treatment. With the increase in cancer diagnoses, modern medicine has devoted many keen..


Candida albicans is a yeast/fungus that lives within all humans. Known as a commensal microorganism, in good times, candida happily goes about its yeasty little life causing us no trouble at all. It’s when Cand..

Candida Albicans

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Candida Diet

Candida albicans is a yeast which lives in 90-98 per cent of humans. Yeasts, related to moulds and fungi, prefer to live in a warm, dark and moist environment, so the intestines, vagina and even between soggy toes make i..

Canker Sores

See Mouth Ulcer (/health-encyclopaedia/mouth-ulcer) ..