Vitamin D has broad and diverse biological functions. Many body tissues express the vitamin D receptor (VDR) which controls more than 200 genes responsible for processes such as metabolism, mineral homeostasis, bone resorption, cell cycle control and intestinal calcium transport.Continue Reading →
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I don’t think enough of you are eating sufficient greens, given the dearth of entries for my Super Salad competition in January!! Although, I admit, it may be shyness in sharing recipes. Greens are crucial for health and should feature in at least two meal per day. And no, I don’t mean peas!Continue Reading →
Have you ever caught yourself, much to your horror, eating while standing up?
Perhaps consuming a juicy peach over the kitchen sink, nibbling some corn chips while preparing the evening meal, munching a muesli bar or sandwich whilst walking (very bad!) or trying to neatly consume a salad on your way back to work?
Tips for children and other taste-challenged individuals
My younger patients, although keen to get better, often find it difficult to swallow tablets or capsules, or dislike the taste of powder and liquid herbs. In fact come to think of it . . . so do some of my grown-up patients!!
Not only do menopausal women have to cope with increased adipose tissue, fat redisposition, hot flushes, recurring UTIs and vaginal dryness but also the thinning hair syndrome!Continue Reading →
According to a 2016 meta-analysis and systematic review of 13 studies, low zinc levels are all too common in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).Continue Reading →
It recently occurred to me, that over the past five years I have been prescribing an increasing amount of restorative adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogenic herbs are a group of herbs which enable us to increase our resistence to stress. They are primarily used in the treatment of stress induced fatigue, both preventively and symptomatically.Continue Reading →
A delicious fresh batch of my Healthy Gut Seed Mix has just arrived. A crunchy mix of linseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seedsContinue Reading →
February has traditionally be associated with St Valentine and romantic love. But, let’s expand this concept to embrace all forms of love and not for one particular day of February, but for each day.Continue Reading →
Yes, one small achievable New Year resolution! That has a positively successful ring to it, doesn’t it? Resolutions are frequently abandoned due to the overwhelming number of them. So we are all going to nominate just one thing which will improve our health and pursue it with determination and enthusiasm all year long!Continue Reading →