August 2017 – Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast (a good fungi aka fun guy!), produced from sugarcane, whey, blackstrap molasses or wood pulp.  It is also known as ‘nooch’ or savoury yeast.  When the yeast is harvested, it is washed, concentrated and then pasteurised (heat treated) so that it stops growing.  It is then crumbled, flaked or...
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June 2017 – Winter Ills

With Winter upon us I am often asked what is the best way to prevent those pesky infections that plague so many of us this time of the year. Luckily, there are plenty of natural alternatives to conventional medicines such as antibiotics and over the counter ‘cold and flu’ remedies. Whilst these may be appropriate...
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May 2017 – Infusions

VITAMIN INFUSIONS! This is how I cured my pneumonia last year.  Just as exciting was it meant I didn't need to resort to taking antibiotics.  Although antibiotics are needed in certain cases, infusions remain a viable alternative if you have been checked and deemed as suitable by a doctor trained in giving infusions.  I also...
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May 2017 – Meditation

Meditation Due to the popularity of my November ‘Wellness Top Tips’ Column, I am going to focus on each Wellness tip in more detail over the next 10 or so columns.  The first top tip for improved health and well-being is Meditation.  Meditation is a powerful technique that is becoming more and more popular. In...
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April – Easter

Easter oh yes!; oh no! Yes, Easter can bring out the best and worst in us and the temptation to indulge can be hard to avoid.  Well-meaning friends, family and workmates showing their love for us with a giant chocolate bunny can raise the stress levels if you’re trying to eat healthy.  Whilst an occasional fall off the healthy eating...
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February 2016 – Paleo Diet

The Paleo aka caveman diet has received a lot of press lately.  Basically, it involves eating like our caveman ancestors.  The plan will help most people lose weight, and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc.  The paleo diet is a high-protein, high-fiber food plan that doesn’t involve counting or reducing calories.  The core...
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November – Top Wellness Tips

In this month’s Wellness (Integrative) Medicine column I’ll summarise my top tips for optimal wellness.  There is definitely more to it than the usual advice of, eating a healthy diet; moving your body; and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking.  These are still important, but there are many other ways to improve and maintain your...
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September 2016 – What is Integrative Medicine

Welcome to the first in a bi-monthly series of columns on Integrative Medicine.  Integrative Medicine is also known as Functional, Nutritional and Environmental, Wellness or Holistic Medicine.  It is unique in that it treats the whole person, taking into account mental, environmental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.  This specialty...
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