Mammograms, Breast Cancer and the Cost of Early Screening

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women aged between 44 and 55. It is therefore no surprise that talk of breast cancer can trigger such emotive responses, or that logical and balanced discussion remains difficult. Cancer patients that voice doubt over the mantra of early screening or are reticent about the use […]

Kefir FAQs

It occurred to me this afternoon that I had not publicly espoused the benefits of kefir for a while. This is not to say I have not been busy kefir-pushing with clients. This special yoghurt stands out as one of the most useful changes any individual could make to their diet, providing a wide range […]

The Skinny on Testosterone

Testosterone has a number of roles in both genders beyond affecting sex drive, influencing mood, muscular growth and spacial awareness. While it’s effects in women remain under-rated, it is men that exhibit the most obvious reactions when testosterone drops. These include low sex drive, depression and poor mood, reduced mental function, increased bodyfat and decreased […]

What Mainstream Doctors Say About Adrenal Fatigue – Are They Right?

Mainstream medicine and ‘alternative’ medical community rarely see eye-to-eye. This is particularly true in regards to adrenal fatigue. In this area, holistic practitioners are more likely to assess any impact that adrenal health may be having on the individual. Mainstream doctors are not trained to consider the function of these organs in consultations, and this […]

Adrenal Fatigue, Adrenal Burnout or Adrenal Imbalance?

As one of few practitioners that specialise in adrenal health, it comes as no surprise that my mailbox often contains enquires from individuals who think they may have adrenal problems. They are usually right. While the wording used by various people makes no odds to me, the different phrases employed demonstrate the lack of agreement […]

Adrenal Fatigue is not Addison’s

There are few things more frustrating than not being taken seriously by your GP. While no-one minds being contradicted by a knowledgeable professional who has taken the time to consider your personal situation, an outright dismissal based on ignorance tends to get under then skin. This dismissal occurs repeatedly when individuals approach their doctors to […]

Water Flouridation: How I See It

As I write, controversy rages over the plans of local health authorities in Southampton to initiate the mass medication of around 200,000 people in the city and surrounding area. This mass medication attempt comes in the form of fluoridation of the municipal water supply, ostensibly on the basis of ‘dental health’. Although 72% of those […]