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Fitness is not a one size fits all topic and we all have our own preferences when it comes to staying fit. There are several different styles of training which one can use to achieve their personal fitness goals and most people choose to stick  to the one they most enjoy.…

Hypertension x 2

How many people do you know suffering with this – it’s like an epidemic these days.

A healthy blood pressure (BP) level should be around 120-130 over 80.  Hypertension is a stealth condition as there are sometimes no obvious symptoms.…

laugh

ANATOMY OF A LAUGH

When we laugh, we engage our entire body in the act. At least 15 different muscles in the face are called into action, along with our respiratory system and other muscle groups.…

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BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME (BMS)

BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME is a distressing condition that is all too common.  Your mouth feels as though you have had a big gulp of boiling water and scalded your tongue and lips, gums, palate and/or throat or all of the above. …

magnesium deficiency

WHAT DEFICIENCY COULD THESE SYMPTOMS INDICATE?

Just a little quiz to keep you on your toes!  While symptoms can be linked to all sorts of conditions, you will find a group taken together strongly indicate a specific deficiency.…

collagen biscuits

When the liver is unable to compensate adequately for low blood sugar, the adrenal glands spring to the rescue by producing cortisol, your stress hormone.

Whenever the body is stressed and cortisol is elevated, your body is ‘told’ there is a problem (ie.

worry

It can, according to a recent study.

There’s a pandemic on. Your job may be in jeopardy and life’s uncertain – we get that – but if it’s true that worry actively HARMS the brain, is it worth it?

Rosacea

Rosacea is a really nasty skin disorder affecting the curves and features of the centre of the face. It is often 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.…

We Have No Unnecessary Body Parts

We Have No Unnecessary Body Parts. You probably know that there is a commonly held belief that there are ‘bits’ in our bodies we don’t need. Like our tonsils and adenoids, spleen, appendix, gallbladder, womb and ovaries after menopause.…

potassium

We usually think of potassium in terms of something we need to offset high blood pressure – which is true in one sense – but there is so much more to this interesting but very important mineral and this is just one small benefit.…

Omega-3

According to Harvard research, this deficiency is one of the top 10 causes of death in USA. Omega-3 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.…

Menopause

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? …

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)

The Benefits of N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)

NAC is one of my personal can’t-do-without supplements and I’ll tell you why.  As a chronic asthmatic and sinus sufferer of note my entire life, I decided to use this about 8 years ago to thin the mucous (asthmatics have very thick mucous in the lungs making it difficult to breathe) in my lungs – but my main reason was to thin the mucous in the sinuses as I’d virtually beaten asthma 25 years ago.…

Alcohol, Sugar and Your Liver

Alcohol, Sugar and Your Liver:

It’s that time of year again, when the world celebrates Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving and other holidays.  I don’t want to be a wet blanket during the celebrations here but I’ve been asked to write about drinking during the festive season.…

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