The Healthy Blog
Here’s where you’ll find all sorts of ideas for health and natural goodness.
I have got to know quite a lot of kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D) over the years and I have seen first-hand, how tough it is to live with this autoimmune disease and manage it well. I am also passionate about gut health and its link with autoimmunity. This is why I got so excited when new research came out last month linking T1D and gut health. Even though it is early days I am hoping that this wealth of information might help to prevent this disease and at the very least may help children with T1D manage this complex condition better.read more
In an ideal world most people would love to be able to afford to feed their family organic food. There are serious concerns about Glyphosate and other pesticides which may impact on gut health, immunity and the neurological system and this is why people are seeking out food that has been grown in a more natural way.read more
“Hashi-what? Never heard of it”. This is a very typical refrain from someone when their lab test results reveal they have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid disease. Yet this condition is rife in the UK and on the increase and three of our NatureDoc practitioners live with this condition.read more
This week it’s National Chocolate Week! What better excuse to enjoy a little treat. But can chocolate really be good for you and why should you choose dark chocolate over others? Read how dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.read more
Women in South Korea were shocked recently to discover that bestselling tampons tested positive for carcinogenic and reprotoxic substances, and skin irritants. So we decided to investigate. A recent publication on toxic substance emissions by the NGO Korea Women’s...read more
Here’s the podcast I did recently with the fabulous Liz Earle. Listen now!
Not only is Liz famous for her gorgeous naturally active skincare range, but also more recently for the Liz Earle Wellbeing Magazine. It’s full of brilliant ways to keep healthy on the inside, as well as feeling and looking wonderful on the outside. She’s a walking talking proof of her own methods with stunning skin and vitality.
Most women already know that folate (vitamin B9) is an important vitamin for expectant mothers and is taken to prevent the development of spina bifida and other birth defects such as cleft palate and even tongue-tie. But it’s less well-known that there are several forms of folate and your genes affect which type of folate is best for you.read more
Hormones can be pesky at the best of times, and they can send you even more out of kilter during your late thirties and forties, as you approach menopause; and this time is known as the perimenopause. Mood and energy levels can be the first areas to be affected. They can slowly creep up on you or strike as a bolt out of the blue. So it’s often difficult to make the connection between mood changes, sleep disturbance and weight gain with hormone deviations, especially when the menstrual cycle has remained much the same.read more