Blog

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...

Bloating, stress and inflammation via the gut-brain axis (GBA)

There is now a huge body of evidence which demonstrates the biochemical signalling between the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (gut) and the nervous system (NS). Research suggests the bidirectional GBA functions as a pathway for the gut microbiota (microbes living in our gut) to modulate brain function of its host. Many of our clients come to […]

11th November, 2014 Read more...

Leaky Gut syndrome, IBS and food sensitivity

So many of our clients come to us seeking help with gastrointestinal issues.  We would estimate that 75% of our clients come to see us with gut based problems and at least half of those that don’t we end up treating the gut anyhow.  Hippocrates himself said all disease begins in the gut and countless […]

10th 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...

Vitamin D, dementia and Alzheimer’s part 2

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders A recent trial has used what if effectively the functional medicine approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The approach is personalised to the patient, based on extensive testing to determine what is affecting the plasticity signalling network of the brain. As […]

9th October, 2014 Read more...

Vitamin D What you need to know

Vitamin D is fast becoming known as a ‘super-nutrient’. No longer just an important nutrient for healthy bones, research is now finding that deficiency of this fat-soluble vitamin can be linked to a wide range of health problems, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to cognitive impairment and problems with auto-immunity such as multiple sclerosis and […]

9th October, 2014 Read more...

High Blood Pressure – what it really means

The blood pressure goes up; high blood pressure is dangerous, so we need to use medication to force it down and keep it down. That is the basic logic that mainstream medicine uses to manage the ‘disease’ called hypertension. In Functional Medicine we regard the body as a complex, self-regulating, adaptive system, in which the […]

27th August, 2014 Read more...

Gluten sensitivity

Autoimmune diseases are the third leading cause of death in the industrialised world. But research suggests that autoimmune processes are also at work in conditions like heart disease and cancer, resulting in a strong argument for autoimmunity being the leading cause of death.  More than 19,000 papers published in the English language on gluten support a […]

14th August, 2014 Read more...

The secrets of healthy ageing are actually not so secret

With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. But what’s the best prescription for long health? Is there a stand-out combination of diet and supplements that enhances lifespan and quality of life? In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and hired the world’s best […]

14th August, 2014 Read more...

Conditions that we can treat include...