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The 2019 Institute for Functional Medicine’s International conference in the USA looked at addiction and its related challenges to human life and all that involves. Sharing this learning experience with like-minded professionals highlighted the innate attraction to shared community, engagement and shared values. It was, as one speaker alluded, somewhat ‘tribal’. Read the rest of this entry »
Let’s start with some clarifications – there’s no such thing as a super food! There are, however, many foods with terrific nutritional profiles: rich in valuable nutrients, free from nutritional liabilities, and either low in calories or notably satiating and with special qualities. Read the rest of this entry »
A recent report published in April 2019 by the USA based Blue Cross Insurance Group reveals a worrying trend in declining health of people born between 1981 and 1996, a demographic given the moniker of ‘millennial’. This follows a report in 2017, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that exposed a growing gulf in life expectancy between the poorest and wealthiest people, and worse still, children born in at least 13 counties were expected to live shorter lives than their parents would have in 1980. Other studies have correlated the change in body mass ‘obesity’ as a primary risk factor for early demise and longer periods of health compression. Read the rest of this entry »
The generation of molecular defences to trigger and sustain the production of metabolic inflammatory episodes driven by Western lifestyles appear to create an immune programming capability.
What does that mean? Our innate immune system, the one we are born with and which is not meant to have any related memory capabilities can it seems, be imprinted with patterns that retain activation after the trigger has been resolved. A challenge that may require immune resetting along with dietary and lifestyle changes to generate resolution. Read the rest of this entry »
I am sure that you have experienced this inner challenge all too often, probably not that far from home either. It’s frustrating isn’t it, when the chance of an altered life (for the better) is within reach but requires a change in actions, behaviour, circumstance and choices. Read the rest of this entry »
Vitamin K is an essential bioactive compound required for optimal body function. Vitamin K can be present in various isoforms, distinguishable by two main structures, namely, phylloquinone (K1) and menaquinones (K2). The difference in structure between K1 and K2 is seen in different absorption rates, tissue distribution, and bioavailability. With K2 being better absorbed than K1. Read the rest of this entry »
Chronic consumption of a Western diet along with sedentary behaviour causes chronic metabolic inflammation (termed metaflammation) and is ‘memorised’ by innate immune cells through long-lasting metabolic and epigenetic cellular reprogramming. Suggesting that the innate immune system, thought to have no memory, can be programmed over time to adopt a fast memory induced response. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a movement growing in the UK’s GP surgeries, hospitals and outpatient clinics. As depression and anxiety rates climb and the obesity and related illness epidemic continues unabated our health care providers are losing patience with their traditional (allopathic) tools. Witness the publication in April 2019 that over 50% of people on the medical industries primary medication for raised cholesterol – statins – do not show sufficient improvement to warrant the continuation of the medication. Read the rest of this entry »
This editorial is a little different but is also connected to health management and wellbeing. You see many, many people feel frustrated and agitated about just not getting things done. Procrastination and deviation, as well as focus absence drags us away from completing or in many cases even starting tasks. The result in many cases is an insidious sense of lack of productivity and associated satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »
In the intellectual schism between the hardened scientific reductionists and those prepared to explore beyond their current margin of confidence and institutional remit, there is an emerging pattern in the comprehension of the role of chemical pollutants. Included in this is the almost heretical concept that modifying primary enzyme pathways through the ingestion of food concentrates might aid in protection and or recovery! Read the rest of this entry »