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Our experts integrate the most successful approaches to health maintenance, disease prevention and the treatment of ill health. If you have a specific health concern or serious condition, this section is for you!

Osteoporosis and your Skeleton – use it or lose it

By |September 5th, 2021|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: |

The word osteoporosis (from the Greek for ‘bone’ and ‘pore’) tells us that the affected bones have holes in their structure. Osteoporosis has been called the ‘silent disease’, progressing without any outward sign, sometimes for decades, until a fracture occurs. Today, regular bone mineral density (BMD) tests have broken this silence – the disease is now in the open, a challenge to be overcome with specific nutrition, supplements, medicine and exercise.

Creating Conditions for Adrenal Regeneration

By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

All chronically ill people have adrenal dysfunction and the adrenals regenerate in most cases when all relevant oxygen-related elements are addressed. Adrenal support (supplementation) is often necessary for months, sometimes for longer periods, during adrenal recovery.

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Manage PMS and Painful Periods Naturally

By |August 1st, 2021|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , |

Many women suffer severely from premenstrual syndrome with period pain, but there aren’t many GPs or gynaecologists who really take these problems seriously. Nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as neutriceuticals and herbal remedies, provide many options to manage your health challenge.

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Taking the Ache out of Arthritis Naturally

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: |

Joint cartilage consists of chondroitin, glucosamine and collagen. Nutrition supplements for joint health usually contain these components, so it may be useful to include a targeted supplement alongside an anti-inflammatory diet to support joint health and mobility.

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Death Begins in the Colon

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I believe that the source of inflammation in chronic diseases lies in the gut. The now famous quote ‘Death begins in the colon’ originated with the Russian Nobel Prize- winning biologist Elie Metchnikoff (1845 - 1916), who postulated that the toxic by-products of the bowel bacteria are responsible for many diseases.

Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

By |March 24th, 2021|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Physicians realise that inflammation in the walls of arteries is probably the most important risk factor in cardiovascular disease, more important even than cholesterol levels.

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How to Manage Sinusitis Naturally

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Over-use of antibiotics and cortisone sprays has led to more virulent forms of bacterial infections as well as new fungal infections of the sinus cavities. Asthma and allergic disorders often cause chronic inflammation of the nasal mucosa, resulting in chronic sinusitis. About 20% of patients with chronic sinusitis may develop nasal polyps, cyst-like growths that develop from sinus tissue and may further obstruct the sinuses.

Stress & Anxiety Accelerate Ageing

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , |

Stress and anxiety can impact heavily on your physical and mental health. Ensure your happiness and health by recognising the causes of your stress and implementing ways to rediscover your inner peace. Dr Maureen Allem shares her tips to reduce daily stress.

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The Liver through the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , |

Perhaps in no organ system is the similarity and difference between Western physiological and Traditional Chinese physiology more evident than in the TCM description of the liver. The difference is essentially that of form and function but since the liver’s known Western physiological functions are so complex, it is possible for the Western scientific mind to clearly see the bridge between body and mind that is at the heart of TCM theory. Dr Michael Tierra shares some fascinating facts when looking at the liver through the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The Microbiome & Internal Balance

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The human microbiome, which is comprised of all the microorganisms (the microbiota) that live on and in humans, plays an essential role in determining good health. Microbes cover every surface of our bodies, inside and out. They’re on our skin, inside our noses, mouths, whole respiratory tract, plentiful in our digestive tract, reproductive system, and so on. These microscopic life forms consist of thousands of species and outnumber our own 50 trillion cells by about 10 to one.

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Irritable Bowel or Gut Imbalance?

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , |

Because irritable bowel syndrome has such a wide range of symptoms, the diagnosis has become something of a ‘catch-all’. Before you start any medication regimen it’s therefore essential to rule out other conditions that may be causing your digestive problems.

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Prepare your Immune System for Winter

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , , , |

The immune system is key to our overall well-being and when its function is impaired, it usually tends to disrupt our health in more ways than one. A cold or the flu often occurs when immune function is compromised, but a flagging immune system can also manifest in more sinister ways – from autoimmune disease to cancer.

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