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Herb Focus – Slippery elm bark

Slippery elm bark, ulmus fulva is an extremely versatile and useful herb. It is soothing and demulcent, nutritive, topically useful as an emollient.  The addition of a few grains of powder or drops of tincture of myrrh enhances its antiseptic and healing action.  It has a long lasting antacid barrier and contains an abundance of mucilage. its […]

26th January, 2015 Read more...

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH (SIBO) IS AN OFTEN OVERLOOKED TEST BY GPS AND HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS WHO OFTEN FOCUS FAR TOO MUCH ATTENTION ON THE LARGE BOWEL. WE OFTEN SEE CLIENTS WITH SIBO WHO HAVE BEEN UNDIAGNOSED AND/OR LABELLED WITH IBS (WHICH IS JUST A SYNDROME) FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE COMING TO SEE US. The small […]

26th January, 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...

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...

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