We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, […]

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Stress can impact heavily on your physical and mental health. Our innate and primeval fight/flight response is stretched to the limit due to today’s relentless modern-day stressors. Ensure your happiness and health by recognising the causes of your stress and implementing ways to rediscover your inner peace. When stress and anxiety are mentioned to me […]

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‘Being touched and caressed, being massaged is food for the infant. Food as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins.’ ~ Dr Frederick Leboyer Touch is the first sense to develop in utero and it is the last sense to leave us before we die. Research shows us that our sense of touch develops in the […]

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80% of us will experience acne at some point in our life, but for some the psychological impact can be more severe than the condition itself. Acutane, synthetic hormones and antibiotics are not benign drugs and come with side effects and risks – there are alternative effective options. The skin is constantly supplied with oil […]

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, your liver is considered to be your master organ. It is involved in almost every process of your body. The liver is involved in the digestion of food, enzyme activation, hormone production, protein production, immune cell activation, storage of vitamins and iron, and blood sugar storage and regulation. Your liver is […]

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– an investigation into the positive health benefits of regular exercise Exercise plays an important role in all the phases of life, not just until you pass your driving test! Ian Craig gives some good reasons to get moving, and suggests some exercise options. Not all that far back in the evolution of humankind, exercise […]

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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. WHAT ARE STATINS? Statins are a group of drugs developed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting […]

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The challenges of ‘weight category sports’ are intense. Not only do you have to receive shots, but you need to diet as well. Ian Craig shares one of his most rewarding athlete experiences. A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to work with one of the warmest personalities of British sport, a boxer by […]

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Regular cleansing of our bodies to get rid of toxins has become an absolute necessity. Explore ways in which you can minimise our toxic environment. No matter where we live and how healthy we think we are, we cannot get away from our toxic environment. It’s important to be mindful of what we are exposed […]

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It is important to modulate oestrogen metabolism to avoid a variety of health conditions, including life-threatening diseases. The term oestrogen is used to collectively describe the female hormones, the most potent of which is oestradiol. Oestrogen affects the growth, differentiation and function of diverse target tissues – not only those involved in the reproductive process, […]

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