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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!

Death begins in the colon

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

Research and experience has now confirmed that the gut plays a vital role in chronic ill-health. As the interface between the external environment and the body proper, the intestine fulfils two opposing functions: to allow the absorption of nutrients, and to repel toxic substances.

Inflammation friend or foe?

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

Inflammation is the life-saving component of one’s immune system that helps fend off bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogenic invaders. It also helps damaged tissues repair themselves. Inflammation can be either acute or silent.

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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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Looking at the Liver through the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine   –  some fascinating facts

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.

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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The Truth about Statins

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Improving Health|Tags: , , |

Are statins really the wonder drug they are claimed to be? They do lower cholesterol, but at what cost? It’s important to weigh up the benefits and the adverse effects. This article takes a comprehensive look at the evidence.

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Depression – A Brief Overview and Some Natural Approaches

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Improving Health|

Do you feel sad, empty, fatigued? Are you experiencing a loss of interest in everyday activities, do you suffer from insomnia or sleep excessively, have you noticed significant changes in your weight? Do you feel worthless, hopeless, lonely, apathetic and miserable? These can all be symptoms of depression. If you feel this way, the good news is – you don’t have to!

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