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Why Women Should Track Vitamin D This Winter

Vitamin D is, quite literally, on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days and research is giving us plenty on the pros (and the cons) of supplementing D.  But why should women be particularly concerned to track their D in winter?  Although vitamin D has become a hot topic, many of today’s conventional...

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Chlorinated Chicken: An Omen for Brexit?

I’m angry and I’m wading into the deep-end of this ‘chlorinated chicken’ business with a passion! Let me begin by saying this… Any ‘expert’ and any lobby-led politician (Brexiteer or not) who explicitly (or tacitly) condones the practice of raising cheap chicken by defending claims that chlorinated chicken (i.e. bleached...

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Three Ways for Tomatoes with Olive Oil

It’s official!  Tomatoes decrease plasma cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and a range of inflammatory markers – and adding olive oil only makes things even better!! Researchers at the University of Barcelona carried out a ‘randomized controlled trial’ (RCT – a gold standard in research design) which looked specifically at the cardiovascular...

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Give Your Gut Critters a Summer Diet!

Our cheeky little Gut Critters (aka our gut microbiome) NEED a Summer diet!  They’re calling for us to calm the heat in our belly and transition from Spring foods to a Summer diet.  These smart cookies want cooler, moister foods which balance immunity, digestion, energy and weight and we need to listen...

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How I’m beating autoimmune arthritis with lifestyle medicine (3).

Autoimmune disease is a bummer. Autoimmune arthritis is a bummer. And psoriatic arthritis – a form of autoimmune arthritis with psoriasis – is no exception.  Left to its own devices, autoimmune diseases take no prisoners in their destructive progression and conventional approaches can only leave the sufferer reliant upon toxic and hideously debilitating medications....

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How I’m Beating Arthritis with Food-as-Medicine (2): What I would have said to my younger self!

Sadly, my younger self wasn’t able to piece together the complex medical and research jigsaw on arthritis and psoriasis that convinced me that food-as-medicine was the ONLY way of truly healing myself from a progressive autoimmune disease – psoriatic arthritis. IN THE FIRST POST in this series I shared how good it felt to know I...