Is Food the Best Medicine?

In today’s modern, fast-paced world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that medicine developed in laboratories and research departments across the world can cure most if not all ills. Of course, this is not true.  The role of diet and good nutrition in overall health has often been side-lined for the sake …

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Stool and Gut Health

A healthy gut has a range of different benefits that go far beyond comfortable bowel movements.  In recent years in health and wellbeing circles, there has been a focus on the value of encouraging a robust gut microbiome, particularly the notion that this has a knock on effect on the rest of our health.  While …

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Depression in Perspective

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health issues of modern times. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people will suffer from a moderate to severe episode of depression at least once during their lifetime.  Worldwide, it affects more than 250 million people and costs the global economy a staggering $1 trillion every year …

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Understanding Myocarditis, Pericarditis, and other Pericardial Diseases

When we think of damage to the heart, we often consider conditions such as cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Inflammation can also cause heart problems, however. These cases often occur because of a bacterial or viral infection and can occur in people of all ages, even if they seem in perfect health.  When the heart muscles …

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Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid Disease and Dysfunctions

The thyroid is responsible for producing several hormones essential for a healthy body, including regulating cholesterol and maintaining weight.  When the thyroid doesn’t function properly it can mean that we produce too little or too much of a certain hormone. Here we take a look at thyroid diseases and dysfunctions and how a functional medicine …

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World Kidney Day 2022

The kidneys are vital organs that are responsible for filtering excess water and various waste products and helping to maintain the balance of essential elements in the blood supply. They also produce hormones that help maintain healthy blood pressure.  Health issues with the kidneys can have a huge impact on an individual’s quality of life, …

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