25th October 2017

Autumn Cleansing

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Many people view cleansing as something you should do to rid yourself of toxins after an indulgent period of time, but this is certainly not the only time to consider cleansing. Usually referred to as a detox, cleansing is useful to complete 2 or 3 times a year to provide the liver with the extra support it may need to carry out over 500 vital functions. A cleanse can be done at any time of year but Autumn can often […]
17th October 2017

Thyroid Hormone Conversion

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I always encourage anyone suffering from a chronic condition to develop their understanding of what is driving their disease. Thyroid conditions are complex in nature and there are an array of individual reasons as to why thyroid hormone conversion can be slow. This post covers just some of the problems that should be investigated.  WHAT ARE DEIODINASES? Reactions that catalyse the conversion of thyroid hormones are triggered by enzymes called deiodinases. For this article we will called them type 1 (D1), […]
9th October 2017

Selenium & your Thyroid

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After a long time being absent from blogging due to completing my masters, I’m finally back and so excited to have time again for Nutritious Roots. Lots of exciting plans ahead so watch this space. SELENIUM Selenium deficiency is considered a major health problem for 1 billion people worldwide. The selenium content of all UK soils is desperately low and intake is half what it should be due leaching by the sulphate in acid rain and ammonium sulphate fertilizers, a shortage of […]
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

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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

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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. […]