‘Paradoxical’ Reactions: Explaining Bad Responses to Benzodiazepines, Valerian, 5-HTP, Magnesium and the rest

  The problem with paradoxical reactions is twofold. Not only do you have to contend with the experience itself – a confusing and unexpected crescendo of anxiety and insomnia from an item that was meant to calm you down – then there is the search for the reason as to why this happened. This search […]

Bad Reactions to Licorice Root: The Three Types

A herb used medicinally for milennia, Licorice remains the go-to herb to support the adrenal glands. Unlike adrenal extracts and adaptogenic herbs, Licorice boosts flagging cortisol levels without stimulating the adrenals in any way, making it ideal to boost energy during the day without ruining sleep at night. Licorice Root contains glycerrhizinic acid. The active […]

Common Hormonal Imbalances: The ‘Top Six’ That I See

As explained <a href=” http://http://www.blueprintfitness.co.uk/meat-saturated-fat-and-steroid-hormones/”>here</a>, steroid hormones are involved in everything we do and have startling effects on our vitality, sleep patterns, mental health and libido. As far as systems go, you’ll struggle to find something in your body that is more vital than your steroid hormones. If they are balanced, you are likely to […]

How Can You Heal if You Aren’t Dealing With the Basic Four?

What prompted me to write this article was a pattern that I saw last week. On a single day, I saw an individual who had been diagnosed with Meniers disease. And then another one who had been diagnosed with Wegener’s Vasculitis. And then another one experiencing recurring Urethritis. Now although their symptoms varied, all of […]

Meat, Saturated Fat and Steroid Hormones

When people think of steroids, they often think of failed drug tests and controversial allegations surrounding Olympic athletes. However, they are thinking of a specific sub-group of steroids, those we call anabolic androgenic steroids, which can be used to enhance muscle mass and increase recovery times. The reality is that we have more that 50 […]

Phosphatidyl Serine, Memory and Cortisol: A Primer

We are all consuming Phosphatidyl Serine each day, with average values in the Western diet reaching around 130mg. 50% of the body’s stores of this phospholipid are found in the brain, demonstrating how important this nutrient is to neural function. Both in neural cells and elsewhere, phosphatidyl serine makes up between 7-10% of the lipid […]

Will I Recover from CFS? And in How Long?

If any disease state demonstrates the fallacy of symptom-based medicine, it’s CFS. This all-consuming problem typically describes an extreme lack of energy sustained over a period of several months and can see individuals unable to work or exercise. Beyond that, it can severely hamper brain function. It is no wonder that so many want to […]

Treatment of Estrogen Dominance: 2 Case Studies

Estrogen dominance is a phrase first used by Dr John Lee, who coined it to describe the collection of symptoms that occur in women when the action of this ‘female hormone’ becomes excessive. Although this term is denigrated by some relics of modern medicine, estrogen dominance can be determined easily via blood testing. And it […]

Why Did I React Badly to Acupuncture?

A centrepiece of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture stands out as one of the most enduring forms of medical treatment. It’s history of use spans 2,000 years and has become an accepted form of treatment across the globe. Some conservative mainstream doctors remain dismissive of its benefits but, as far as I am concerned, the jury […]