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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.…

What exactly IS gelatine anyway, and why the hype? It is a dried powder created from isolating and dehydrating parts of animals, including skin, bones and tissue. This might not sound too appetizing but it’s virtually colourless and tasteless – however it has amazing ‘powers’ of regeneration for the body. …

I see SO many women struggling with this problem, I thought I’d address it.  We all know proper nutrition and lifestyle is key, but there are certain hormones that diminish in menopause, and others that kind of get out of control. …

  1. It’s ORGANIC
  2. Made from ORGANIC apples
  3. It is NON-GMO
  4. It has the MOTHER CULTURE present which it must have
  5. It is in GLASS – never plastic
  6. Done the OLD fashioned way

Did you know a GOOD apple cider vinegar (ACV) can help you to lose weight?…

Here’s the thing about ‘healthy eating’ – people always assume it is going to be extremely expensive and that it’s cheaper to eat junk/processed food.  In fact it is more expensive (a) financially, but even more importantly (b) the long term ‘cost’ to the body is massive. …

Of course the best way to do this is either abstinence or avoid overdoing alcohol, but if you are not going to ‘listen’ to this ‘wise advice’J, then here are a few tips on how to avoid a hangover getting you “the day after the night before”.…

You may have heard of people who have “inherited” or “genetic” hypercholesterolemia or very high cholesterol.  When you truly have the genetic kind, you have a defect on chromosome 19 – unfortunately too many people are walking around saying that high cholesterol runs in the family and that they are all predisposed to hypercholesterolemia. …

We are thrilled to tell you that the long-awaited MILK chocolate covered organic macadamia nuts are here – dry roasted at low heat and then covered with delicious sugar-free chocolate (lightly sweetened with maltitol). …

My excellent brand of MSM powder is molecularly distilled and outstanding in its efficacy. We can only get powder at this time – doesn’t taste great – but it has AMAZING effects!

MSM is an especially versatile supplement, and has been used for a variety of applications – just a few include:

  • a powerful anti-inflammatory
  • treats gastrointestinal disorders
  • treats constipation
  • increases circulation
  • promotes connective tissue health
  • incredible for helping to heal asthma and allergies

Astonishing new uses for MSM include relief from lupus, snoring, breast cancer, colon cancer, parasites, muscle soreness and cramps, diabetes, eye health, stress and mental disorders.…

Modern dietary propaganda consistently gets it wrong – very wrong, when it comes to the critical nutrient Vitamin B12. The false notions pertaining to proper food sources of B12 has resulted in epidemic numbers of people being deficient in this all important nutrient and suffering the sometimes devastating health consequences.…