Home > Diet and nutrition > How to lose weight sensibly 19 June 2009 Slimming herbs - White willow bark 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Example White willow bark contains salicin, the same chemical aspirin is derived from. Effects Prevents pain. Prostaglandin inhibitor. Side effects/Caution Nausea, vomiting, bleeding ulcers, severe reactions in asthmatics, kidney damage, dizzyness, anaemia, skin eruptions, bronchospasm, breathlessness, prevents blood clotting. Reye's syndrome in children. Contra-indications Pregnancy and lactation, young children, patients with peptic ulcers, anaemia, haemophilia or kidney disease, and those taking anticoagulant therapy. More in Diet and nutrition How to make sure you achieve your goals More: Diet and nutritionHow to lose weight sensibly advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.