Helping arthritic joints (Part 1)

Helping arthritic joints (Part 1) I am often asked whether cartilage lost through osteoarthritis can regenerate through taking supplements. Maybe I can answer this with an example. I recently received a call from a man in his late 60’s with osteoarthritis in his...

Losing the Holiday bulge

Getting rid of the holiday bulge It’s no coincidence that at the start of the year many realise they need to lose weight. Gym memberships soar and people head to the latest weight loss diet or supplements. This edition looks at my Weight Management tips. To help with...

Co Enzyme Q10 (Part 1)

Unlocking Coenzyme Q10 (Part 1) You may have heard of Co enzyme Q10. It sounds mysterious but over the next few weeks we will discover what it is, how it works and when it can be beneficial to add as supplements. Sometimes CoQ10 should be taken as a separate...

Co Enzyme Q10 (Part 2)

Co Enzyme Q10 (Part 3) Essential for life Co Enzyme Q10 is essential for life and is really a self-made vitamin. Without CoQ10 we could not make the energy our bodies need. The unique chemical structure of CoQ10 allows it to shuttle high energy electrons within our...

Co enzyme Q10 (Part 3)

Co Enzyme Q10 (Part 3) This edition we take a closer look at disease processes that can indicate a need for CoQ10 supplements with other complementary compounds. Disease starts… All chronic disease starts with changes to normal cell chemistry. The biochemistry of our...

Magnesium (Part 3)

Do I need extra Magnesium (Part 3) Last week we saw that magnesium supplements can be very effective for cramps, especially night cramps and for restless legs. Magnesium is required by over 300 enzymes including those needed for muscle contraction, energy metabolism...

Magnesium (Part 2)

Do I need extra Magnesium? (Part 2) As a nutritional medicine practitioner magnesium is one of my most commonly prescribed supplements. This is because it is involved in numerous body processes and can help problems in a number of different tissue types and body...

Magnesium (Part 1)

Do I need extra Magnesium? (Part 1) Magnesium is one of the most commonly prescribed supplements by natural health practitioners. The nutritional medicine textbook “Integrative Medicine” (Rakel 2012) is a well-respected reference text for clinical nutrition. It is...

Chondroitin: Forgotten Hero

Chondroitin: Forgotten hero If you use a joint supplement for osteoarthritis (OA) I want you to stop reading and get the bottle and check the amount of chondroitin sulphate (CS) in the daily dose. In most products CS will form 10-20% of the total formula. If your...

Balancing Cholesterol Naturally (Part 2)

Balancing cholesterol naturally (Part 2) Tangerine peel extract Last week I introduced the health benefits of compounds extracted from tangerine peel. These compounds are called polymethoxylated flavones, fortunately abbreviated to PMF’s. They may well be one of the...

Balancing Cholesterol Naturally (Part 1)

Balancing cholesterol naturally (Part 1) We are constantly being told that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease. If this is the case then we would expect to find that people who have had heart attacks have high cholesterol. Reality though is very different....

The Importance of Antioxidants

The Importance of Antioxidants Over the past 2 editions we have looked at the components you should expect from a good multi-nutritional formula.  I know of no other supplement to have such profound health benefits. The best products use top quality USA sourced...

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