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…
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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,…
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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…
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7th May 2016

Recovery from Chemo

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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….
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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…
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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…
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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…
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8th January 2016

Part 3 It’s in the Water: Water Filters

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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…
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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…
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Part 1 It’s in the Water: Tap Water

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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….
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