Trauma and Stress in Cancer

One of the early theories of the causation of cancer is the intrusion of a trauma into your life. Yes there are issues with pollution and toxins but without trauma and stress inhibiting your Immune system and detoxification system your body can handle the toxins – especially when you get proper dietary help from an expert. In the video Chris Wark from Chris Beat Cancer and Dr Patrick Vickers from the Northern Baja Gerson Centre discuss this often neglected issue

The ABC of Vitamins: Vitamin A

In the ABC of the alphabet song, "A is for Apple" and in our ABC of Vitamins we can start with Apple too because it contains around 100 iu of vitamin A. And while that does not make it a rich source of vitamin A it makes sense to talk a little about “iu” before we go any further into the story of the vitamins so let's briefly look at what an iu is… International Units vs Milligrams Measuring howContinue reading… The ABC of Vitamins: Vitamin A

Beyond the ABC of Using Vitamins – Natural or Synthetic Vitamins?

In the previous post we looked at the ABC of Vitamins, their odd sounding names, the dosage we should take and at the whole issue of Official recommendations for our health. The next step is to get more details about the vitamins in our food and to do that we'll go back to vitamin C again. You can buy this as a powder to mix with water or as a tablet. Powdered vitamin C mixes well with water or juiceContinue reading… Beyond the ABC of Using Vitamins – Natural or Synthetic Vitamins?

Do You Know the ABC…of Vitamins?

Funny enough, when we learn our ABCs we might say “A is for Apple, B is for Berry, C is for Cherry…but we don't learn about vitamins A, B or C until many years later, if at all. This means that we have only a hazy idea of how important they are to us or where they comes from or even what they are. That stops here because today I want to fill in the gap left by our schoolingContinue reading… Do You Know the ABC…of Vitamins?

Hot Yoga and Toxins

I started reading about and then practising Yoga around 1966. At first I was intrigued by what to me looked like some pretty odd pictures and somehow got drawn in and did what every book tells you NOT to do which is learn the Yoga Exercises from the books. As time went by moved my Yoga Practise to Meditation but still did some asanas. That's been the case ever since. When I heard of "Yoga in a Hot Room" IContinue reading… Hot Yoga and Toxins

Superfoods And Their Use To Treat Cancer

Superfoods got some attention today in the National Press. Seems that someone chose to follow a superfood diet rich in juices, salads and green leafy vegetables rather than take the cancer drug recommended by their Doctor! She got well – that was the story. This is pretty common really so I'm unsure exactly why the newspapers featured her. But rather than mull over the unique features of her case let's look at the whole superfood angle. All foods have nutrientsContinue reading… Superfoods And Their Use To Treat Cancer

Agave Nectar – Is it The Sweetener For You?

Agave is a Yucca type succulent plant processed to yield the sweetener we hear so much about. Agave syrup also called nectar is presented as a natural product similar to maple syrup or honey. With so much bad news about sugar and high fructose corn syrup it is natural to look for a different sweetener and if it is healthy and vegan too then those are added bonuses. Problems present themselves when you look a little deeper. According to theContinue reading… Agave Nectar – Is it The Sweetener For You?

The Rise of Detox and Its Role in Natural Therapies

There is a large and rising number of Detox articles, diets and products nowadays so awareness and practise of detoxification is increasing. But to me a Naturopath using Detox as a normal part of everyday treatment, most of it appearing confused shallow and often totally wrong. Time to ask some questions about detox and the first one is where does it fit when compared against Natural treatments and remedies. Natural therapies have been all that we have had to turnContinue reading… The Rise of Detox and Its Role in Natural Therapies