Medicine

Cardio Check from Functional Dx

Cardiovascular disease has become a common condition worldwide, and raised blood pressure with elevated cholesterol levels are two of the risk factors that will often prompt further investigations.  Reducing your…

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“Good for Gut Health”

What is ‘gut health’ – is it merely an absence of gut disease?  ‘Good for gut health’ is a term often emblazoned on food packaging, though rarely do they explain…

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Neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease

Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but how many of us know that research is now categorising it as a ‘disease of civilisation’ – i.e….

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It’s a Bug’s Life!

Most people are aware that the human body is filled and covered with trillions of bacteria, they outnumber our own cells 10 to 1 and we symbiotically co-exist – with…

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Hay fever, allergy & the microbiome

Do you see the start of Spring and Summer as the time to invest in tissues?  NHS figures suggest around a fifth of the population suffers with hay fever

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Blood pressure & Blueberries

All sorts of functional ‘Superfoods’ have recently been jumping on the bandwagon of nutritional health claims. Blueberries actually got the ball rolling in this department over a decade ago, but  …

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Vitamin D & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gut health is a common denominator with most of my clients and this being summer, I found a recent study that looks at the sunshine Vitamin (vit D) and gut…

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Leaky-gut Syndrome

This condition is becoming increasingly prevalent and is now understood to be an underlying factor in autoimmune conditions and many allergies and food sensitivities. People with eczema, psoriasis, headaches/migraines, brain fog…

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to higher...

Humans derive most of their vitamin D from sun exposure, and a little from oily fish, but has our awareness that too much sunshine can be bad for your skin caused the current vitamin D deficiency that is now so prevalent in the UK?

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Hormone Disruptors

A key area I consider when my pre-conceptual clients are looking to optimise their fertility, is how much exposure they may have to chemicals or ‘xenoestrogens’.  The modern environment can…

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