20th August 2016

Nutrition is Medicine

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For some it’s an attractive prospect to think that there’s a relatively simple explanation for every disease and condition with a linear process from a gene, virus or bacteria, which can be healed with a prescription drug. While this is certainly vital with infectious and emergency medicine, with chronic conditions this process is not working and the drugs prescribed often only address symptoms while creating other problems in the body, such as gastrointestinal issues with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like […]
7th July 2016

Thyroid Care & T3

I’m 21 and sitting in front of yet another GP explaining how tired I am, how I can’t focus on my work and feel depressed, anxious and tearful all the time. The doctor looks at my blood results perplexed and says that my T4 and TSH is normal so she doesn’t think it’s my thyroid, but will increase my T4 medication slightly as I’m showing symptoms of low thyroid function. As per usual the increase in medication was to […]
18th May 2016

The Golden Goddess

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Turmeric has over 300 compounds, many of which are phytochemicals that have disease preventative properties. Turmeric displays anti-biotic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants effects. A classic example of food being medicine. While there are many beneficial compounds in turmeric, the one that has received the most attention is curcumin. It is the component of turmeric that gives it the bright yellow colour and is why in India it is often called The Golden Goddess.  Studies on curcumin have shown anti-cancer potential in […]
7th May 2016

Recovery from Chemo

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Tom speaking at an event to help educate others about the living foods lifestyle. Recovering from chemo and radiation with careful and considered lifestyle and dietary changes is one of the most important things you can do to give the body a fighting chance of being able to combat future cancer. I met Tom Fisher in 2011, when I attended Hippocrates Health Institute, and he had done just that. After finishing chemo he was depleted and very ill. What he […]
15th April 2016

Fantastic Five

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The five foods below are often forgotten about but have the potential to make a big difference to our health. They might not be your classic comfort foods but just a little of these five, if eaten on a regular basis, can do you the power of good.  1.  CHIA SEED The mighty chia is a complete protein with all the essential amino acids, making it a great source of protein. It contains more calcium than milk and is a source of iron […]
3rd March 2016

To Soy or not to Soy

Soy is everywhere these days and has been touted as a health food that can be used as an alternative to cows milk. Health claims include its ability to regulate hormones, reduce hot flushes during menopause and reduce the risk of breast cancer. But how much of this is based on evidence, and with soy in so many of our foods, are we having too much and in the wrong form? One of the reasons that soy has been studied […]
27th January 2016

Eating to Thrive

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Having studied the subject of nutrition for quite some time, I have noticed a lot of judgement that comes from all directions. The media is full of opinions with hundreds of different diets purporting to produce miraculous results that will apparently suit everyone who tries it. Many ‘camps’ don’t seem open to the another way and the idea prevails that one size fits all. The inspiration for this article came from a social media post comparing two high profile women. […]
8th January 2016

Part 3 It’s in the Water: Water Filters

Photo taken in Iceland by Michael Alexander The next and final part of my article is all about water filtration. I have attempted to decipher the different kinds of filter systems so you can make the best choice for your needs and budget. Brita and ZeroWater jugs/pitchers PROS: Cheap and fits easily into the fridge. CONS: Brita provides very minimal filtration. COST: Starts at £19.99 for a Brita (approx $21 in the US) and £55.99 (approx $30 in the US) for a ZeroWater. […]
20th December 2015

Part 2 It’s in the Water: Bottled Water

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I wish I could put a positive spin on this but unfortunately bottled water presents a dismal picture for consumers and our environment. The industry has capitalised on our fears by producing bottled water. They’ve carbonated it, sourced it from the Fiji mountains and put it in fancy bottles, which when combined with expensive marketing campaigns sells billions. Sales of bottled water have grown globally at an annual average of 6% since 2008 with 238 billion litres sold worldwide in […]

Part 1 It’s in the Water: Tap Water

After oxygen, water is the most vital element that keeps us alive. It is needed in constant supply for every single process in the body from digestion, respiration and circulation to lymphatic and hormone function. An adult body is between 55% – 65% water and the brain and heart is composed of approx 73% water. Given this importance, it’s surprising how little thought is given to what is in our water. Most people I know stick to bottled water or […]