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?

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

CoQ10 – The Ubiquitous Enzyme That Powers Your Heart

I knew something big had happened when I saw that my patient was taking 100 mg of CoQ10. At the time the normal dose was 30 mg, a number arrived at with cost in mind rather than being the best dose. So, I thought, the Japanese company who had pioneered the production had ramped up volume somehow and pulled the price down! This was seriously good news. Why? Because CoQ10 is a crucial nutrient with many exciting health building benefitsContinue reading… CoQ10 – The Ubiquitous Enzyme That Powers Your Heart

Review of the Green Vibrance Detox Drink

If your Mum made you eat your greens then welcome to the club. We know it's good for us but many fail to eat their greens once they grow up and are able to ignore Mum's advice! The easy way to get your green fix is to drink your Greens instead Yes the perfect alternative to buying, preparing and cooking green vegetables is to take green drinks either on their own or in a shake. You can either make yourContinue reading… Review of the Green Vibrance Detox Drink

MSM Benefits – Arthritis and More…

MSM is  a supplement that has been around for years and periodically pops up due to great reviews of its results. The initials msm stand for Methyl sulfonyl methane and the middle name "sulfonyl" gives the game away – the key ingredient in msm is sulphur aka sulfur. In a nutshell MSM is sulphur dressed up to be stable and able to be used as a mineral supplement so the obvious question is….. Who Needs Sulphur?  The answer to thatContinue reading… MSM Benefits – Arthritis and More…

Yogi Detox Tea – is it for Thee?

Lots of people are turning to Detox drinks as an easy way of dealing with the toxins picked up in our "normal" Western life style. One of the most popular types of detox drink is tea, so today we're taking a look at a particular tea from the "Yogi" range. This is quite a range with 60 teas in it –some green teas, some black and some decaffeinated. There are 4 Detox teas and we are looking at the generalContinue reading… Yogi Detox Tea – is it for Thee?