Jun
06
2017

The Vital Importance of Sleep

Sleep is such as important function for the human body that it can hardly be emphasised enough. Without deep restorative sleep it is hard to heal from chronic ill health, especially if the brain or neurological system is involved. A 2015 study published in “Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology” suggested an association between poor sleep […]

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Apr
19
2016

Important New Findings on Gluten and Health

Comments from Sandeep Gupta: I first experienced the fact that many patients who were not diagnosed as having Coeliac disease still appeared to experience significant improvement in their condition with excluding gluten-based grains from their diet around 10 years ago. At the time, the literature on this phenomenon was a little lacking. It’s encouraging to […]

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Dec
18
2014

Could You Benefit From An Urine Organic Acids Test?

Urine organic acid testing can be an amazing tool. The more I have delved into this test, the more I have started to feel that no other test exists which provides such a wealth of information about a broad range of issues.   In doing an organic acid test a first morning urine sample is […]

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Oct
03
2014

Pyrrole Disorder: Why You Need To Know About It

Countless underlying issues can contribute to chronic illness. A little known but common issue is called pyrrole disorder. First discovered in the 1950s, it’s believed to affect as much as 9% of the population, possibly affecting as many as 2 million Australians.   I first heard about pyrrole disorder around five years ago, and starting […]

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Feb
07
2014

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

This retreat was held from January 11th to 19th 2014 at the Nature Lodge, Montezuma, Costa Rica.   Our first health retreat on the “facilitators” side of the fence was extremely special for the following reasons:   1. Costa Rica is an amazing part of the world. It holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity in […]

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Dec
28
2013

Methylation – An Evolving Front

When I first got interested in nutritional medicine several years ago, there was a fair bit of talk about homocysteine and how studies such as this suggest that there may well be a linear association between accumulation of homocysteine in the system, and risk of heart disease, stroke and other chronic degenerative diseases. However subsequent […]

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Oct
22
2012

Minerals – The Foundation of Health

Linus Pauling, the double Nobel Prize winning biochemist is quoted as saying “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” This was stated a great many years ago, however the truth of this statement is obvious to most nutritional medicine doctors today. Minerals are critical for growth, metabolism, absorption […]

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Dec
24
2010

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Insomnia is one of the most common imbalances faced in today’s world.  A number of factors can contribute, including the use of stimulants, lack of exercise, excess stress and dropping melatonin levels. It is known that a good night’s sleep keeps your brain and body healthy, and is vital for achieving vibrant health. Here are […]

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Dec
24
2010

Tips For Healing Underactive Thyroid

Underactive Thyroid is a colloquial term for hypothyroidism, usually caused by an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This condition appears to be significantly undiagnosed and undertreated. There are a number of nutritional and dietary factors however which play an important role. Common symptoms of an underactive thyroid include: Fatigue and low energy levels Weight gain […]

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Apr
14
2010

Tips For Keeping Your Insulin Levels In Check

Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas in response to sugar entering into the bloodstream. Generally high glycaemic sugars such as white or raw sugar, white flour products, fructose, honey and cooked animal fat appear to all raise the insulin levels and cause the cells to become resistant to insulin. This causes an increase […]

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