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Amalgam fillings

Could dental amalgam fillings be undermining your health? A New Zealand study of 465 patients diagnosed with mercury toxicity found that 32.3% of patients suffered with severe fatigue, 88.8% had memory loss and 27.5% were depressed; all of which significantly improved with the removal of amalgam fillings. This data is further supported by studies reporting a … Read more

Mercury exposure

The Environmental Protection Agency in the USA has deemed that <0.1 mcg per kilogram of body weight would be considered a safe level of daily mercury exposure; that is, less than 7 mcg daily for a 70 kg person. Consider then that each dental amalgam filling releases 3 – 17 mcg mercury vapour daily, and … Read more

“New” Science

It never ceases to amaze me how natural therapies which have been used successfully for thousands of years, are constantly being challenged as ‘non-scientific’ or having need to be validated by ‘clinical trials’.  Surely 5000 years should be a long enough ‘trial’?   Herbal medicine is one such healing technique.  Even Dr Mercola admits to having … Read more

Iron

All about Iron   Iron is an important mineral necessary for the survival of the human body.  Anaemia, due to iron deficiency, is one of the two leading causes of illness worldwide.   Functions:  the main functions of iron are to transport oxygen within the body and to convert blood sugar into energy. Iron is … Read more

Relief for respiratory ailments

A healthy respiratory system To most 21st century dwellers, the terms smallpox, tuberculosis and typhoid recall thoughts of period novels, settler days and times gone by.  While social and medical developments have all but eliminated these historic threats, they have been replaced by a new set of immune challenges.  Asthma, sinusitis and ‘flu epidemics are … Read more

Why is wheat dangerous to our health?

Most people who come to see me have some form if digestive issue.  It is not uncommon that I recommend they stop eating wheat.  This can be a challenge as much of the food available is made from or contains significant amounts of wheat.  Read more about the problems associated with wheat at  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/16/The-Critical-Role-of-Wheat-in-Human-Disease.aspx

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a significant cause of fatigue. A study that assessed SIBO in test subjects, found that 84% of irritable bowel syndrome sufferers, 77% of chronic fatigue patients and 100% of fibromyalgia (FM) sufferers had this small bowel dysbiotic overgrowth.3 A further study of FM patients revealed that eradication of SIBO … Read more

Tired? Exhausted? Spent?

SPENT™ Syndrome is the new name for modern exhaustion! First described by Dr Frank Lipton. SPENT™ syndrome describes how modern living can take its toll on our bodies. SPENT™ syndrome is the result of eating the wrong foods, not getting enough sleep, under-exercising, toxic exposure and excessive emotional stress.  How to know if you or … Read more

Artificial Sweeteners

One More Reason to Ban Artificial Sweeteners from Your Diet Individuals who consume a diet high in artificially sweetened drinks are more likely to experience a decline in kidney function, according to a paper presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s annual meeting in San Diego, California. Research conducted by Julie Lin MD, MPH, FASN … Read more