Written on Thursday, January 12th, 2023
Written on Monday, August 28th, 2017
Is your skin firing you up? Eczema and Dermatitis are two words for the same condition and the word “eczema” appropriately comes from the Greek word “to boil over”.
By 2005, one in five people in the UK were affected by eczema at some point and 31.6 million Americans currently have symptoms of eczema.
Written on Sunday, December 13th, 2015
So what is Candida? Well Candida albicans is a fungus, which is a form of yeast. Small amounts of candida happily and healthily live in your mouth and intestines and form part of your healthy gut ecology.
Unfortunately so many of us live a stressful lifestyle without taking proper time to care for ourselves and we may end up overusing medicinal drugs such as antibiotics, developing an over-reliance on sugar and abusing alcohol, which leads to an imbalance in our gut flora. The less gut flora, the more permeable the gut becomes and as it weakens, candida albicans is able to create damaging holes in the intestines, causing “leaky gut”. When this happens undigested food particles and toxic byproducts of Candida, instead of being fully contained in the GI tract, can pass into the bloodstream and cause an IgG immune reaction. An unhealed leaky gut can lead to nutritional deficiencies and compromise our overall well-being.
Written on Monday, March 16th, 2015
Is psoriasis giving you a scaly, itchy time? Well you may be part of the 2-3% of the population that is suffering with this frustrating and recurring condition. If so then your skin will be erupting with inflamed, red, itchy patches covered with dry scales. Not pleasant and not comfortable.
Unfortunately for those of you already suffering with psoriasis, 5% of you will also have a condition called psoriatic arthritis meaning that your poor joints are also suffering and inflamed.
The good news is that there is a lot you can do to help these conditions so you can start feeling more comfortable in your own skin and joints soon.
I am going to share with you some simple tips that you can start including as part of your diet and lifestyle, starting right now.
Written on Monday, April 14th, 2014
Is something upsetting your gut? Do you suffer with joint pain, sinusitis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), foggy brain, hives, sluggishness or fatigue? Do you suspect you may be suffering with a food intolerance? Well 45% of the population do suffer with a food intolerance and that could include you.
Whether you have been tested to have a food intolerance or not, it is important to understand that you could develop a food intolerance in the future if you continue to eat the same aggravating foods on a daily basis. Gluten is one of the most common food intolerances and wheat is the most commonly eaten grain that contains gluten.
Written on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
This blog post will be food for thought for all you meat lovers out there as well as for all you vegetarians and animal lovers out there.
For you carnivorous meat eaters, there is no time like the present to start cutting down on animal protein, particularly red meat and to eliminate processed red meat from your diet.
For you vegetarians out there, especially if you have cut out meat for spiritual reasons or for the love of animals, you may not have thought clearly about how to include protein in your diet as opposed to just cutting out meat and replacing it with cheese (yes you know what I’m talking about).
Written on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Skin conditions may appear trivial on the surface of matters but the issues are more than skin deep. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and anyone that has suffered with skin conditions, including myself, knows that they deeply affect your self confidence, comfort levels and can affect your work and personal life. This in turn can cause stress on top of any existing stress and this can in turn affect your skin and so the viscious cycle continues.
Suffering with skin conditions is what led me on my path to discover the benefits of colon and tissue cleansing and naturopathic nutrition.
After trying the conventional route I realised that the medical industry does not have the solutions for chronic skin conditions. They only have the plasters and bandages to temporarily mask your condition be it through steroid creams, antibiotics, antihistimines, the contraceptive pill or roaccutane.
My one dream was to feel comfortable in my own skin, the natural way.
I am writing this blog post because I want to share with you the simple solutions that will enable you too to have the skin you once had or the skin you really want to have so that you no longer have to suffer with eczema, psoriasis, acne or dry, itchy, flakey or inflammed skin.
Written on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
“Breakfast” literally means “breaking the fast” of the night as it is the first meal you will eat after a night’s sleep. So it’s a pretty special event then and you may well have heard that you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
Written on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Did you know you should ideally have two to three complete and satisfying bowel movements a day, one for each main meal, and that they should be inoffensive in odour? So if you aren’t visiting the toilet regularly, straining or simply leaving a nasty whiff behind and offending your house mates, friends or family, then something’s not right.
Your digestive tract is so long that if you stretched it out vertically it would be more than 5 times the length of an average adult. Just your intestines alone have a surface area the size of a tennis court and your large intestine is 1.5 metres long and 6.4cm in diameter.
So you’re probably wondering how long should it take between eating a meal and passing a stool?