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Reward deficiency or just cravings?

How Sugar and Fat Trick the Brain into Wanting More Food:  Junk foods can muddle the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive By Ferris Jabr on January 1, 2016, Courtesy Daniel Weber: Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a … Read more

Zinc, Copper and Testosterone

The minerals zinc and copper influence testosterone synthesis.  Zinc is necessary for synthesis while copper can antagonise zinc, and as a result, impact testosterone levels.  Researchers have studied the association between the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) mineral concentrations of zinc and copper and serum testosterone levels in men.  The study included 88 men in … Read more

Equine and Canine Health

You can now have your dog’s or horse’s health tested at True Medicine.  We are happy to announce the availability of Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis for dogs and horses. The correct mineral balance is important for all animals, including healthy dogs and horses.  Minerals have many crucial functions, including acid-base or pH balance, bone and … Read more

Inflammation + Acidity = Pain

Pain, as a symptom, is often accompanied by two defining underlying clinical features: inflammation and acidity. In order to achieve effective pain management it is essential to target pain, inflammation and acidity as a triad to accomplish an analgesic effect. This is important for both acute pain episodes, as well as long-standing chronic pain. Acute … Read more

Fatigue: a biochemical imbalance?

Fatigue is a common symptom experienced by many sufferers of chronic diseases, including patients suffering from cancer. While treatment of fatigue is made difficult due to its multi-factorial aetiology, new research has drawn correlations between disturbed tryptophan metabolism and fatigue. Many patients who suffer from cancer experience fatigue. Unfortunately, fatigue can be a difficult symptom … Read more

Is Gluten really the problem?

Gluten takes much of the blame for digestive and systemic symptoms experienced following the consumption of wheat products, but perhaps it is the process that is responsible.  Recent theories suggest that the modern population would tolerate gluten far better if it weren’t for the ‘ultra-processing’ techniques that have been adopted.  Hybridisation of wheat has led to increased … Read more