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

Scientifically Proven Home Remedies – a Kindle Book Review

Science and Home remedies don't often go together so a book that combines the 2 promises to be interesting. The book consists of 18 "home remedies"consisting of 10 herbal remedies 6 superfoods and 2 that I can only call miscellaneous! Some are familiar herbs like White Willow bark and Echinacea but there are others I was not familiar with such as Red Vine Extract. The herbs chosen are mostly easy to find in local shops so anyone wanting to tryContinue reading… Scientifically Proven Home Remedies – a Kindle Book Review

Do you Follow the Low Carb High Hype Diet?

What is the healthiest diet? Just ask the question and duck, because you will be assailed from all sides with opinions. And it is not just opinions – we are told that studies show this and studies show that and we can end up not knowing what to eat to best boost our health. Dr John McDougall discusses this dilemma in a video below and he focusses on the reality of large populations across the world doing well on dietsContinue reading… Do you Follow the Low Carb High Hype Diet?

Osteoporosis: Are Your Bones Doomed To Crumble as You Age?

Osteoporosis is scary. We know that youngsters get stronger and longer bones as they age and this goes on to some extent right through our twenties. Round about age 30 though we reach peak bone mass and bone strength and our bones are expected to get weaker from then on as we continue to age. This loss of bone mass and strength is called Osteoporosis and is often regarded as “normal”. And indeed a quick look around in any shoppingContinue reading… Osteoporosis: Are Your Bones Doomed To Crumble as You Age?

Rheumatoid Arthritis – a Natural Diet Based Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a crippling disease that focuses on the small joints of the body such as those in the hands and wrists but which acts on many different tissues such as the white of the eye, the membrane around the heart and the lungs. Like osteoarthritis with which it is often confused it is an inflammatory disease and generally thought to be an systemic autoimmune disease like lupus. Pharmaceutical treatment can only relieve pain and perhaps reduce inflammation butContinue reading… Rheumatoid Arthritis – a Natural Diet Based Treatment

How to Keep Your Joints Healthy and Free From Gout

We covered Healthy Joints and Osteoarthritis in our previous post and today we focus on a type of arthritis that often provokes humour and mockery – by those who do not suffer it of course. Gout Gout is a kind of arthritis that often strikes at night and you can awake to a stabbing pain usually in the big toe. It strikes men much more often than women and historically was a disease of the rich who triggered these attacksContinue reading… How to Keep Your Joints Healthy and Free From Gout

Natural and All Natural – What Does the word mean?

Natural seems to be such an innocent word. It just means "natural" what else could it mean? That is exactly why it appeals to advertisers and why you need to watch the video! Is 100% Natural the same as "Natural"? How about "All Natural"? It means almost nothing and manufacturers can include all kinds of ingredients and still use words and pictures that suggest a natural grown, untreated product.

Joints Going Wrong: How To Heal Osteoarthritis

We all get occasional joint pain. Maybe we play football or karate or go hill walking; we shrug it off and it heals. But as we age many get joint pain that does not seem to come from activities that we enjoy but from age itself. Joints degenerate as much as any organ in the body and depend on our stewardship of our body for their health. So if we experience stiffness and pain or swelling around a joint weContinue reading… Joints Going Wrong: How To Heal Osteoarthritis