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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...

Diabetes and Metabollic syndrome

Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome can be completely controlled through diet and lifestyle   The world health organisation states that the number of people with diabetes will more than double from 120 million today to 300 million in just one generation.  Diabetes can trigger heart, brain, eye, and arterial problems and the life expectancy of an […]

17th July, 2014 Read more...

Healthy Digestion

Generalised symptoms of pain and discomfort associated with digestive imbalances have become all too commonplace in Western society.  Many people regularly suffer from symptoms such as abdominal pain and discomfort, gas, bloating, belching and heartburn, yet rather than seek to identify the underlying causes, simply accept them as a natural part of 21st century Western […]

7th July, 2014 Read more...

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