The Gut and the Immune System

The gut is sometimes described as the second brain. It contains an intrinsic nervous system that has properties that are like those of the brain.
It is so primal …

Fats And Your Metabolism

As we are gearing up for Christmas, we are preparing to loosen our belts and enjoy the season filled with delicious …

What has my gall bladder got to do with me?

The gastro intestinal tract, your intestine, starts at your mouth and you know where the other end is. It is like a production line in a factory. It digests, transforms and …

10 Ways to Work on Your Sugar Habit

As many perspecitives as we as holistic and natural health practitioners take to assess your health, there is also many aspects to other things, like for example …

Diabetes – an Epidemic?

It is estimated that about 3 million people in the UK are now suffering from diabetes. In 1900, about one in 50,000 adults were diagnosed with diabetes, but it is now …

Freedom to Choose

For most of us, health and longevity are not just a matter of chance; they are the result of the lifestyle choices that …

Acid-Alkaline Body Balance

It may seem difficult to comprehend, but until 1915 very few people ever died of heart attacks. In this country now 42% …

Obesity (part 2 of 2)

As said in the first part of our blog on obesity, the health of our bodies is the health of our cells. For cells to be healthy they need a constant supply of: oxygen, nutrients and the ability to eliminate their own waste. Therefore:   1. To get sufficient oxygen you need to breathe properly […]

Obesity (part 1 of 2)

Like many other problems that people suffer from these days, obesity is a preventable lifestyle problem. It is not a disease. We have heard all kinds of things in the news recently from crazy genetic scientists (probably touting for more research funds) looking for the obesity gene. Let’s face it: people have not changed essentially […]

How are your taste buds serving you?

Humans are estimated to have about 5,000 taste buds in their mouth. They are made up of different kinds of epithelial cells which are classically believed to be specialised in signalling the presence of sweet, sour, salty and bitter tastes to our consciousness. In more recent times two other types of taste have been added […]