How to make your immune system Smarter

I have been learning about vitamin D for years and one of the experts that has taught me the most is Dr John Cannell who founded the Vitamin D Council. In this short interview he talks about the role and power of vitamin D and on its role in optimising the immune system. A “must watch” 🙂   To test your blood level of your vitamin D check out my Helpful Lab’ Tests page and to check out my recommendedSee More… How to make your immune system Smarter

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 howSee More… The ABC of Vitamins: Vitamin A

Beyond the ABC of Using Vitamins – Natural or Synthetic ?

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 juiceSee More… Beyond the ABC of Using Vitamins – Natural or Synthetic ?

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 schoolingSee More… Do You Know the ABC…of Vitamins?

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 benefitsSee More… CoQ10 – The Ubiquitous Enzyme That Powers Your Heart

Wicked People, Yellow Rice and the Health of Millions

It’s Official, I’m “Wicked” According to the Owen Paterson, opponents of a Genetically engineered strain of rice are “Wicked”! And Patterson is the UK Government minister for the Environment so if he says that the millions of folks around the world who oppose GM crops are wicked then it’s official – we’re wicked. Actually I thought he used the word, “Evil” and the inventor of this particular Frankenstein food, Ingo Potrykus, a German plant Biotechnologist was interviewed on BBC RadioSee More… Wicked People, Yellow Rice and the Health of Millions

Is Gerson Therapy the Ultimate Detox System?

Max Gerson developed his healing approaches from his daily experience of helping many of his patients heal from chronic deseases such as TB – a disease which is now associated with third world countries and is retreating as development spreads and poverty and malnutrition are tackled. But it was common and very serious throughout Europe only a hundred years ago so there were plenty of patients coming to Gerson and plenty of time to experiment with different cures. He developedSee More… Is Gerson Therapy the Ultimate Detox System?

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 thatSee More… MSM Benefits – Arthritis and More…