The Gut Microbiome

The Gut Microbiome – also known as Your Second Brain Our microbiome is the 90 trillion or so bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. which live in and on us.  It sounds like a lot and it is a lot; in fact about 90% of the human body cells are in the microbiome.  Bacterial cells tend to … Read more…

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Insulin Resistance

What is insulin resistance and why is it important? Insulin resistance happens when the cells in your body stop responding well to the insulin in your bloodstream.  Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key to let the glucose into a cell.  This is going to be the first in a series of posts … Read more…

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Essential Oils Working For You

Essential Oils Essential oils are the extracted compounds from plants that the plants use to ward off invaders and to stay healthy.  That amazing smell of freshly mown grass is actually the grass screaming in shock and trying to heal itself. Basil, coriander, oregano, you name it, these volatile compounds form part of the immune … Read more…

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Psoriasis and Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition similar to eczema where there are reddened, inflamed patches of skin, capped with white dead skin which is in the process of sloughing off. The skin cells are in the process of dividing far more quickly than normal skin does which is why you can often tell … Read more…

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Adrenal Fatigue and Stress

Adrenal fatigue is the term given to a condition which is largely unrecognised by the medical profession; where part of the adrenal glands stop working properly. While it is unrecognised by doctors, alternative practitioners see adrenal fatigue as something which will affect everyone at some point in their lifetime and may affect up to two … Read more…

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