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How safe are your Cooking Oils? standard

Fats and cooking oil are made up of different  fatty acids: mono, poly, and saturated in varying percentages. The predominant  fatty acid within the oil will determine whether exposing it to heat, oxygen, light, or moisture will cause a stress to your health. We generally advise that a polyunsaturated oil,  should NEVER be cooked with, these oils are high in omega 6 fatty acids and are highly reactive. It is ok to have small amounts raw.  Lipid (per)oxidation and free-radical production quickly takes place when they are exposed to heat – even very low heat. Peroxidation and free radicals  produce inflammation and irritation within our bodies, which in turn set us up for any and all chronic illnesses including autoimmune ...

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Rosacea treatment may close at hand standard

A recent study shows great promise for those seeking Rosacea treatment.The study highlighted that 46% of patients with Acne Rosacea are suffering from an overgrowth of bacteria in their small intestine, otherwise known as SIBO. These are the people whom this Rosacea treatment shows great promise.  The main symptom of SIBO constipation, diarrhoea and bloating (IBS) Patients were screened for SIBO using a Hydrogen breath test. We can arrange for this test if you would like to see whether this Rosacea treatment may be right for you. Rosacea treatment resulted in total clearance for 72% of patients and 20% had significant improvement after 4 weeks.  In the group treated with placebo, there was 0% improvement in all participants. Later treatment ...

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Juicing for your Heart standard

Juicing for Heart Health…..Scientists at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne have proven once again that beet juice is one powerful weapon in the war on high blood pressure. They looked at men and women who either added 12 ounces of beet juice (mixed with 4 ounces of apple juice) or drank a placebo. They found what dozens of other researchers have already shown…that the beet juice group had significantly lower blood pressure after the 3-week study. Juicing for your heart health is just one reason to become inspired. Beet juice is packed with antioxidants- more so than many other fruits, vegetables, or roots. However, it can be really strong when taken alone and is almost always ...

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Cholesterol lowering effects of refined colostrum in participants with mild hypercholesterolemia standard

There are many reasons why the medical profession design a cholesterol lowering medication that can be taken in a capsule however bizarre as it seems they do not necessarily revolve around improving your health! If you want to improve your health as well then cholesterol lowering has to start with your gut not a capsule! This study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is an example of what I mean. It tested the effect of refined colostrum, which is food  for your healthy bowel bugs and will restore them when due to illness or lifestyle your bowel may be out of balance. As Hippocrates said: “All disease begins in your bowel” You only have to trawl the internet to ...

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Swine Flu H1N1 Virus Infection: Protection this Winter standard

With Winter coming the need for a strong immune response is your best protection against getting sick and being able to fight off the big ones like Swine Flu H1N1 Virus. Recent research backs up the results  we are seeing in the clinic with the use of immunoglobulins to strengthen your immune system… One tablespoon in water twice daily and the immune system can respond in ways that have really impressed me and my patients alike! Have a look at the snippet of the research and consider doing your immunity a favour The Swine Flu H1N1 Virus was associated with risk factors that include pregnancy, obesity, and an under functioning immune system . After identification of immunoglobulin G2 (IgG2) deficiency ...

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The Truth Behind Cold Prevention: Increase Resistance, Reduce Susceptibility standard

Preventing coughs, colds and the flu isn’t just as simple as just washing your hands and taking Vitamin C. Cold prevention is about increasing your body’s resistance and reducing your susceptibility to  infections. It affects all too many people every autumn and winter and needlessly jams our hospitals. When you come into contact with a bacteria or a virus capable of causing a cough, cold, sore throat or influenza, your body can have one of several responses, and if your immune system is healthy and strong, you will fight off any bugs without ever getting sick. However, If your body has been stressed and fatigued and is already weak and inflamed, your immunity may be quite low which will increase ...

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Acid Reflux Diet cure with Natural Remedies standard

Looking for an acid reflux diet  to cure your need for pain relief? Want to use well researched natural remedies to heal your digestion? If the true cause of GERD was a deficiency of LOSEC/omeprazol then they would be a perfect treatment, but it is just not the case! Neither is it true that many people just have a natural over production of stomach acid! But given that these little pills are such an easy option they have become one of the worlds biggest selling drugs. But, is the price you pay too high? Have a look at what Dr Mark Hymen has to say on the subject… “The Truth about Acid-Blocking Medications: At least 10 percent of Americans have ...

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No Wonder We Feel Lighter After A Good Pooh! standard

Here is another study backing up what every good Naturopath will tell you….! A natural fiber complex reduces body weight in the overweight and obese Authors:  Grube B et al Summary: 123 Overweight and obese adults were advised on physical activity and nutrition, including a lower calorie diet. (30% energy from fat and 500 kcal deficit/day), One group also received 12 weeks of a natural fibre complex  3 g/day and the other group received a placebo. Compared with placebo, the natural fibre complex was associated with a significantly greater  body weight loss (3.8 vs. 1.4kg; p<0.001), and significantly more participants losing ≥5% of their  body weight and significantly greater reductions in BMI, bodyfat composition and waist circumference. The natural fibre ...

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‘Meaty’ issues chewed over in 2013 Studies standard

This trial looked at the link from  red meat, processed meat, and poultry consumption with the risk of early death. 448,568 men and women without prevalent cancer, stroke, or MI were included. These study showed that a high consumption of  processed and red meat only was related to a higher risk of death from any cause and it was estimated that 3.3% of all deaths could be prevented if participants ate less than 20 grams a day of processed meat. The dark force in one European study proved to be processed meat, which may contain more saturated fat, salt, preservatives and other factors conducive to growing more sludge in our arteries than unadulterated red meat. Not that we need a ...

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Beetroot Lowers Blood Pressure – Maybe it is easier than you think! standard

I have added this article to show how beetroot lowers blood pressure without using medication. Remember too this is only one food. A holistic dietary approach can have an even greater impact! Find out whether you can control your BP naturally.  Even if you do not have BP problems now the same approach can prevent problems later. – Stacey Dec. 14, 2012 — Drinking a glass of beet juice may have an immediate impact to lower blood pressure, according to a new study. The study shows that within hours of drinking it, beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by an average of 4-5 points among a small group of healthy men. Researchers ...

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