Beyond Functional Medicine

How we exceed and improve to go beyond functional medicine model Conventional medicine is an acute care model trying to treat chronic health problems.  One cannot use an acute care model for chronic health issues.  In effect it is system of pharmaceutical drug pushing to supposedly treat symptoms.  One of the many problems with this […]

2nd January, 2017 Read more...

Nightshade and Salicylate Sensitivity

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us – they contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants necessary for vibrant health. But they also contain compounds that can, in sensitive individuals, promote unpleasant symptoms and contribute to inflammatory conditions.  Are you suffering from salicylate sensitivity ? What are salicylates? Salicylates are the salts or esters […]

5th November, 2016 Read more...

Autoimmune conditions

Autoimmune conditions are considered third largest cause of death in the industrialised world. If we take into account antibodies in LDL (low density lipoprotein), then autoimmunity could be considered the largest cause of death in the world. Currently there is no available cure for autoimmune conditions using conventional medicine as conventional medicine is a model […]

14th November, 2015 Read more...

Magnesium

Dramatic changes to magnesium (Mg) intake levels have occurred over the last century. Estimates place average magnesium intake at approximately 500 milligrams per day in the early 1900s. Today the elemental intake has decreased to an average of 175 milligrams per day. The current recommended daily intake is around 400 milligrams, males and between 300 milligrams […]

14th November, 2015 Read more...

Cortisol and your adrenals

Your mood, energy, thyroid function, immunity, sleep all depend on optimal functioning adrenal glands and cortisol  These glands were designed for use when we running from or running after our prey! So what are these adrenal glands that are so critical to your stress response? They are a pair of crescent-shaped glands that sit on […]

7th August, 2015 Read more...

Histamine intolerance

Dietary management of histamine intolerance has been an area of focus in central Europe for decades, but remains relatively unknown elsewhere. a few recent studies have ignited interest because of important reported benefits of a low-histamine diet. Histamine intolerance (HIT), also known as enteral histaminosis, is a condition that is characterised by the development of […]

17th April, 2015 Read more...

Leaky Gut and PCOS

Evidence suggests that increased gut permeability may be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Researchers in China and the US have proved the connection exists by, for the first time, measuring zonulin levels in patients with PCOS.  Leaky gut and PCOS have often been linked in our clinical experience but this study is useful in affirming that. The […]

11th December, 2014 Read more...

Is Cholesterol bad for you?

Cholesterol Article Many people ask the question “Is Cholesterol Bad For You?”. The answer is … Is cholesterol bad for you? WRITTEN BY OLIVER BARNETT Everybody has heard about cholesterol and dietary fats “clogging up your arteries” and “causing heart disease”. Even children have been told that cholesterol and fats are “bad”. For decades we have […]

18th November, 2014 Read more...

Body Detox and Detoxification

Body Detox and Detoxification Toxins may arise either endogenously (from inside the body), or exogenously (from outside the body). Endogenous toxins arise from biochemical/physiological processes that are working less efficiently than usual. On the one hand, toxins may be produced at a greater rate than usual, and/or the usual detoxification pathways are not working as […]

18th November, 2014 Read more...

Stopping Smoking, Diet and Epigenetics

The consequences of stopping smoking are substantive, but they are not experienced immediately. In a number of research papers suggestions are that it depends on age, duration and volume of smoking, but after 5 years the risk of primary lung cancer  tends to match that of a non-smoker. Although the hazards of smoking until age […]

10th November, 2014 Read more...

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