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I am a pesto lover of note – I can’t think of a thing that doesn’t go well with some or other pesto, and I’ve made pesto out of anything – literally anything – that can be pesto’d!…

According to Harvard research, this deficiency is one of the top 10 causes of death in USA. It decreases risk of heart disease and stroke, depression, hypertension, ADHD, joint pain, arthritis, eczema, infertility, miscarriage, raised triglyceride levels (a heart disease marker) and dozens of other serious conditions.…

When you get your cholesterol panel done, ask for homocysteine too – it is a factor in blood clotting. You may know that homocysteine is a toxin which, when elevated, increases your risk of heart attack and strokes.…

This is a relatively common skin condition where patches of skin become thick and red, and you almost develop ‘scales’. It doesn’t often itch, it just looks awful, and it can occur anywhere on the body.…

I have to say the thing that really upsets me is to see people throw away a valuable, nutritional powerhouse in the egg yolk, and eat the useless egg white.  It’s sacrilege! People are just so confused about eggs as a whole (no pun intended), so let’s have a look at the science behind eggs.…

Have you had a test recently for insurance or as part of a medical aid programme and been told you have NAFLD? You probably got (or should have got) a ‘fasting metabolic panel’ where your blood sugar, electrolytes, kidney and liver function is assessed, together with quite a few other readings – one of which is GGT (gamma-glutamyltransferase) – and this is seen as a marker for liver or gallbladder disease.…

It is a crippling, relentless condition which often leads to immobility, horrible drugs, and frequently due to falls and their complications in the elderly – death.  Your bones start to lose density at the age of 25 when they have reached their peak, so keeping your bones strong throughout your life is very important.…

Collagen is Protein

Many people ask me what the difference is between the various types of collagen.  Certain types are better taken together as they occur in nature (type I & III as you’ll find in my Pure Hydrolysed Collagen), and it’s best to take Super CollagenT2 (type II) away from the Pure Hydrolysed Collagen because you will get much better results – they have different amino acid profiles.  …

Do you struggle with any of the following – if so progesterone may be your answer (see the cream I recommend further on):

  • PMS
  • Painful period
  • Osteoporosis
  • Restless sleep/insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Fluid retention
  • Brain fog
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Regular migraines/headaches
  • Mood swings/irritability/crying
  • Weight gain
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Thyroid problems

God created you with the most powerful hormone to resolve almost all of the above – it’s called progesterone. …

I know I know.  But I do get asked a lot about alcohol – all sorts of questions – you can imagine.  But before I even start, please know that this article is based on scientific evidence, I’m not out to spoil your fun, nor to judge you nor to stop you drinking! …

Iron deficiency anaemia occurs when your body doesn’t have enough iron to produce haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red colour and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body.…

Say what? Now that I have your attention – I’m going to tell you about a new strain of bacteria which quite literally, can help you lose weight!  Have you ever heard of Akkermansia muciniphilia? …

This story starts with an unexpected main character – so-called “bad” cholesterol, but first we have to establish at the outset – there is no such thing as ‘bad’ cholesterol – ALL cholesterol is good.…

The gallbladder is a little sac which lies between the two lobes of your liver and stores bile made by the liver.  It’s not useless and should not be removed unless under dire circumstances. …

Make no mistake about it – diabetes is a SERIOUS medical condition.  Many people think that this is something where they have “a little sugar” in their blood – it’s SO much more than that! …

Rosacea is a really nasty skin disorder affecting the curves and features of the centre of the face most often, and also called acne rosacea.  It’s generally characterised by one or more of the following:

  • Light to heavy facial flushing (erythema) which can be transient or permanent
  • Papules and pustules
  • Telangiectasia – threadlike red lines or patterns that cross the face
  • Rhinophyma – where the nose thickens and becomes bulbous

Women of 30-50 are most often victims of this condition, and find it frustrating and embarrassing to deal with for obvious reasons.…

While you might not be deficient in K2, not getting enough or being deficient can be a serious situation, to the point of developing heart disease or having a stroke.  It may not manifest with any symptoms either which can be difficult. …

I hear this so often.  The moment women go into either menopause or peri-menopause, the weight starts piling on and all the wheels come off.  Yes, it’s a hormonal problem, that’s pretty obvious, but what can you do about it? …

You’ve heard of PRObiotics – the beneficial bacterial population in our bodies, but what about PREbiotics?  Prebiotics are found in certain foods and are essential for increasing and feeding our healthy beneficial gut flora which go to make up our microbiome – that nine-tenths of who we are – but we simply do not get enough. …

Healthy fingernails should be pink with a touch of pinkish-white (moons) near the base. If your nails are dull-looking colour, or streaked with other colours, you may have a hidden health problem.  Our nails tell us a lot – they aren’t the only warning system of course, but can be helpful.…

We know there is no such thing as a panacea, but Berberine comes pretty close if you are suffering from:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Insulin resistance
  • NAFLD
  • PCOS
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia (raised cholesterol etc)
  • Weight gain
  • Abdominal obesity

Even cancer, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s it seems are responding in some preliminary studies. …

Is your thyroid underactive?  It seems every second person, especially women, are really battling with this pandemic right now.  If you aren’t sure, or haven’t had a test, some of these symptoms may apply if you have hypothyroidism:

  • Battle to lose weight
  • Edema – water retention
  • Depression
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Dry skin
  • Sluggish, lack of motivation
  • Chronic constipation
  • Poor digestion
  • Easily fatigued, tired and sleepy
  • Poor circulation
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Hair loss, thinning hair
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • High cholesterol

The Role of Protein

If you think this may describe you, consider the role protein plays in keeping your thyroid healthy. …

If you have an underactive thyroid you will be interested in anything you can do to fix it, preferably without a drug.  Please read through the other blogs on ways to improve thyroid function to get a good overview – I’ve done quite a few thyroid posts. …

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), states 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures were carried out in the U.S. alone in 2015 including over 222,000 liposuction procedures, many of which were performed to remove cellulite.…

Personally, I’m a REAL coffee person, I only have one cup of my organic coffee a day and for that one cup – it has to be the BEST of the best in every way. …

What goes onto your fork and into your mouth can change your life, no matter what you are suffering from.  While this can apply to every area of your life – weight loss, celiac disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and auto-immune disease of every kind – it is particularly relevant to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HT). …

If you are diabetic, battling with blood sugar control, weight problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome, candida or a number of other conditions – this might just be the supplement you have been looking for. …

So many people, women especially, suffer from this debilitating, painful condition these days, characterised by widespread inflammation leading to muscle pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties and many other symptoms.  The following symptoms are the most common, although there are others, so not all of these apply to everyone:

  • Pain: Muscular pain, or in the abdomen, back, or neck.

Many people ask me about hypertension, here are some ways you can bring down raised blood pressure.  You CAN do this – and it’s worthwhile giving it a shop – you’ll feel better and be healthier in the process.…