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Parasites – How Likely Is It You Might Have These?

I like to run a stool test on anyone who comes to me with any kind of digestive problems. The first test, if the budget allows, always includes a parasite test. This is because I find that around 80% of those who do the test come up positive to at least one parasite....

What Happens To Your Body After Drinking Coke and Diet Coke

We looked at the importance of hydrating your body a couple of blogs back. I would like to explain what consuming a can of Coke or even Diet Coke (or any Diet Soda) actually does to your body apart from dehydrate it. There are four types of sugar: Best known is sugar....

London Tap Water – Why You Don’t Want To Drink It

  We have spoken about the importance of hydrating. It is important what you drink (hydrate with) since all water is not equal. I am sure you know that fizzy drinks don’t hydrate. Very little of their content is actually water. Although just so you are clear, I will...

Sunshine and Vitamin D

Sunshine is important for our health. Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that we get from exposure to sunshine or from supplementing with Vitamin D. Vitamin D improves our immunity. It helps us fight colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections. Cancers Optimal Vitamin D...

Start Addressing Hayfever In The Autumn

Most of us only think of addressing hayfever symptoms when the pollens have hit the air and we are suffering. This is too late, as our immune system benefits from support several months in advance of any pollen onslaught. Hayfever is a chronic allergy. Taking...

Constipation part 2: natural remedies to relieve

Click here to read Constipation part 1: health issues and causes Apart from the discomfort, there are other important reasons we want to avoid becoming constipated.  Constipation can lead to serious health issues: Colon polyps and Colon Cancer Diverticulitis – where...

Constipaton part 1: health issues and causes

I wanted to touch on this as it is closely related to the topic of dietary fibre we covered earlier.  Many people don’t understand what constipation is.  I found this out in a consultation some years ago when I asked a gentleman if had regular bowel movements.  “Yes”,...

Sugar is Behind Many Disease States Including Cancer

Table or refined white sugar is made from sugar beet.  It consists of one molecule of glucose and one of fructose.  The processing of sugar strips it of all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes required to metabolise it.  Refined sugar is a chemical of no nutritional...

The Importance of Fibre in Your Diet

We ideally want to be eating five servings of vegetables and two pieces of fruit a day to be getting enough fibre.  One serving is 75gr of fruit or vegetables or ½ cup.  One small apple is one serving of fruit.  Our bodies need fibre for optimum function.  Let’s look...

Digestive Problems: The Main Area Affecting Good Health (part 1)

Digestive problems affect every aspect of our wellbeing including our overall immunity.  If our gut is out of balance then our health will suffer.  Symptoms of poor gut health include: Asthma Brain Fog Candida Constipation, Diarrhoea, IBS or IBD Depression Eczema,...

Candida detox: The Link Between Mercury Toxicity and Candida

What Causes Harmful Candida to Grow? Several things can change our beneficial Candida into a harmful yeast.  It can even start in utero.  If your mother lacked beneficial gut bacteria she couldn’t pass these on to any of her babies.  Or maybe you or your mother took...

What causes arthritis? A Functional Medicine view

What causes arthritis? It is an auto-immune disease which is caused by inflammation.  If you want to treat inflammation you need to put out the fire and not treat the smoke.  Functional Medicine always looks for the root cause.  We don’t treat symptoms, we treat the...

Allergy relief with the Four Rs of Functional Medicine

When looking for allergy relief I mentioned that the way to treat allergies and intolerances is with the Functional Medicine “Four Rs”: REMOVE REPLACE REPAIR REBALANCE Let me explain in a bit more detail what this entails: Firstly, we want to remove anything that is...

Tired and fatigued? What to do if you’re chronically fatigued…

There are several health issues that lead to chronic fatigue - a condition that leaves you feeling tired and fatigued.  This is a broad term that includes several possible causes either alone or in combination: Viral infections such as Epstein-Barr, Herpes, Micoplasma...

4 common misunderstandings about Osteoporosis

Is osteoporosis really about a lack of calcium? Should you simply eat more calcium rich foods? In this article we look at some of the common misunderstandings about bone health.

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