We have all heard the saying “listen to your gut”. This phrase tends to mean “ listen to your intuition, your gut feeling ” but it could just as well apply to paying attention to how your digestion is functioning. Do you suffer from bloating after eating and seem to have a “food baby” at the end of the day? Are loose stools and stomach cramps a part of life for you ? Are you feeling tired, have no energy and just generally don’t feel well nourished?View full article →
It often seems to me, in clinical practise, that patients are not aware of the importance to normal body functioning of trace nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Our diets are often below par nutritionally so we don’t get all the vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat. If the soils the crops are grown in are also deficient, then we get even less of those essential nutrients.View full article →
Sometimes I feel like modern medicine misses the point that the body is not made up of separate systems – it is a whole fluid entity, all parts interconnected. I guess therefore modern medicine sometimes can only control symptoms. Each pill works to stop something from happening, or make something happen, but it doesn’t reach the cause.
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By searching for and addressing the root cause of a patients’ problem, and treating it along with the presenting symptoms, alternative medicine seeks to not only provide relief to the current condition, but give the patient a long term recovery and often prevents conditions from recurring, rather than managing a condition.View full article →
We recognise that familiar sting - the redness, irritation, peeling, pain, swelling, and unsightly blisters… sunburns can last from 3-7 days, and are painful and uncomfortable. Sunburns are acute inflammation of the skin cells, caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun.
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“Marie” had been tired for weeks. A web search for “fatigue” brought up site after site describing her exact symptoms and she was convinced she had chronic fatigue syndrome. So, of course, she ordered supplements online from the US which promised to fix the problem. When they didn’t—several months and hundreds of dollars later—a blood test revealed she was actually anaemic.View full article →