Medicine

Reproductive Microbiomes

To date, diet and lifestyle choices have received a lot of attention in relation to rising infertility rates, but now emerging research confirms we should also factor in both the…

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Old Wives Tales, Childhood Myths?

Winter Colds & Sore Throats  ‘Feed a cold and starve a fever’? This was a saying I heard with some frequency in childhood, but is there any scientific basis to…

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IBS or IBD?

How often have you seen someone dismissively refer to their IBS symptoms with body language that says ‘don’t go there’ , ‘can we change the subject’.  Many people with ‘tricky’…

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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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