The gold standard of “evidence based medicine” is the placebo controlled trial. There are three problems with this evidence. The Placebo Was the placebo mentioned in the trial? Any trial failing to specify the placebo would be invalid – it could be around 90% of trials. Another troubling aspect of placebos is the “placebo washout”. […]
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Iodine is beneficial to every cell of the body (and all animal life). Becoming iodine sufficient brings a deep sense of wellness and mental clarity. It becomes a heavy metal and anti-microbial shield. Safety There’s no need to fear an “allergy to iodine” – we can’t be allergic to an essential mineral. Its a sign […]
We Were Made For These Times Clarissa Pinkola Estes My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment […]
How to get high plasma levels of ascorbic acid…
Chemotherapy kills cells, good and not good. Antibiotics are the same, killing all bacteria bad and good. After antibiotics were discovered in the 1940’s the pharmaceutical companies put much research into creating as many different kinds as possible and finding as many uses as possible. There was an enormous market, both for people and in […]
Medical articles on Glucosamine refer to trials in which little to no benefit was found with regard to joint pain and joint degeneration. However a lot of people are buying a lot of Glucosamine and the placebo effect only lasts so long – no doubt these powders made from ground up sea shells are offering […]
Bitter herbs are used to stimulate and enhance digestion. They’re certainly bitter; the two most commonly used bitters Gentian and Wormwood contain the most bitter substances known. Other digestive bitters are Golden Seal, Dandelion leaf, Barberry, Andrographis and Angelica. Also beneficial are Chamomile and St Mary’s Thistle. They surely have a strong taste but it’s […]
A high-quality, nutrient-dense diet is one of the most powerful ways to maintain health and prevent disease. Our gut in particular needs proper nourishment for health to really flourish. Bone broths contain collagen, gelatine and many minerals. It is soothing and nourishing for our gut and for us. Bone Broth Basics You may use chicken, […]
Carbohydrate is the most controversial macronutrient. Well maybe not, fats are controversial too. But the science on fats is so clear the politics are becoming irrelevant. The debate around carbohydrate is interesting and usually well informed but its polarized between government and medical dietetics with low fat high carb advice on one side and on the […]
Some ideas for tired mums and dads New babies: 1. After 8 weeks of age, wean baby off of falling asleep at the breast. 2. If mama is nursing in the middle of the night, better to feed them as “dream feed” meaning that she feeds them before they are actually awake. 3. Create a […]
Fecal transplants or Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is becoming known as a treatment for those bowel disorders which can now be clearly linked to problems with the microbial balance in the gut, that is, the health of the biome. A stool sample is taken from a healthy person and introduced into the bowel of the […]
There are no mistakes, no co-incidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Elizabeth Kubler-Ross lived a remarkable life, starting out in her late teens as a newly graduated nurse riding her bicycle across Europe into the chaos of post war Germany. Amongst her many achievements was wheeling dying […]
Of all possible ways to maintain wellness the most effective and enduring is to buy fresh food and prepare it at home. Many a working man in tough dirty industry has lived a long and productive life without significant medical interventions because he ate home cooking from fresh bought food. Cooking costs little more in […]
Living in love is an energy flow; through us from the divine toward the world we care to nurture. 5 actions are that keep the loving connection with our life’s partner are: Physical touch with eye contact Quality time with undivided attention Affirmations Gifts Service With the expression of all actions every day. A relationship […]
Lets include Diatomaceous Earth as well – it’s good for the same task too. When it comes to detoxification we’re often told to use these products because they’re supposed to be good at removing toxins from the body. The most important thing to know about them all is that they stay in the gut only […]
One of most beneficial food changes is to reduce dietary carbohydrates and re-balance with healthy fats and oils. But its not easy; a carb adapted metabolism is deep and difficult to shift. Everything that’s set the trap, from attractive foods to standard dietary advice, means its layered into our lives right down to the way […]
Yes, and they’re in so many popular foods! They’re superb at creating crisp-crumbly biscuits, crunchy crackers, moist cupcakes and flaky pastries. A chocolate can be customised to melt in the mouth not in the hands. The smaller fat crystals make shortenings with smaller air bubbles to stay in the batter longer and produce reliably fluffy […]
Vitamin C is a complex of minerals, bioflavonoids and asorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is the main active ingredient. It’s a simple organic compound synthesised from glucose which enters the cells by a similar pathway. It’s needed for a number of functions in the body; building enzymes and collagen and working as a vital redox molecule. […]
Fasting is the oldest and best known of all health interventions – if you’re unwell you don’t feel like eating! Fasting reduces inflammation and lessens free radical damage, correctly shifts the metabolism to fat burning, normalizes insulin sensitivity, lowers triglyceride levels, helps preserve memory functioning and learning, boosts growth hormone to build/maintain muscle. The evidence […]
The most important requirement for good health is HYDRATION – every cell of the body needs ample free water. For water to enter cells through the cell membrane it needs electrolyte potential – ample minerals with electrical charge. We can drink a lot of water and pass a lot of clear urine yet remain chronically […]