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 […]

How Melatonin Can Help You Sleep… Or Wake You Up Early

The pineal gland is the size of a pea and sits right in the middle of the brain. The pineal gland is regulated by both light and through the actions of the suprachiasmic nuclei (a nearby section of the brain that provides a wave of wakefulness at around 8am and 4pm). When nightime comes, it […]

Why is My Cortisol Low?

Cortisol plays an important role in our health and well-being each second of every day, yet few individuals understand exactly what it does. Even fewer understand why cortisol levels drop, making a low test result all the more confusing. A brief outline on the hormone may help. Cortisol is a steroid hormone, specifically a glucocorticoid, […]

“Is Cannabis Bad For Me?”: References for My Article on the Huffington Post

The following references relate to my recent post on the Huffington Post, where I discussed the trends in legalisation, the safety and the therapeutic benefits of the herb. 1. Gordon et al, 2013. Medical consequences of marijuana use: a review of current literature. Curr Psychiatry Rep. Dec;15(12):419 2. Hampson et al, 1998. Cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol […]

Thyroid Imbalance: Why I Get Good Results… Without Touching the Thyroid

The CDC says that thyroid dysfunction affects 7.35% of the population. As these figures are based on outdated TSH/T4 testing, the prevalence is likely to be severely underestimated. Dr David Brownstein, an American doctor who specialises in iodine status and thyroid function, believes this figure to be 40 percent. Either way, a lot of people […]

Heartburn is Caused by Low Stomach Acid, Not High

Ask most people on the street what causes heartburn, and they’ll tell you without thinking: “too much stomach acid.” Not only does this seem like a simple and rational link, years of Gaviscon commercials have left us with this idea set in stone. There is only one problem. Heartburn is not caused by high levels […]

Is Iodine Safe for Hashimoto’s Patients?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition whereby the immune system attacks enzymes within the thyroid gland, impairing their function and often damaging thyroid cells in the area. The result is low response from the thyroid gland to stimulation. Blood work shows high TSH and low T4, and a diagnosis of “hypothyroidism” is given. However, most doctors […]

Health Propaganda: When They Lie About Your Food, Do You Swallow It?

As a society alive with healthy skepticism, we often look back at historical events and are amazed at just how accepting various populations were of such blatant propaganda. Such propaganda has existed since methods of communication began, was refined into it’s modern form by the Creel Commission in 1916, and has since been a standard […]