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Inflammation (Part 2)

nflammation Part 2  Too much Omega 6 and too little Omega 3 push our bodies towards inflammation. There is however another group of food compounds that have a huge impact on inflammation. One of the main reasons to target plant foods is that they are loaded with...

Inflammation (Part 1)

Inflammation (Part 1) Is your body hot, cold or lukewarm? I am not talking about your actual body temperature but the degree to which unwanted inflammation is affecting your body.  Some inflammation we can feel and see. There is also silent inflammation that has no...

Helping Circulation Part 2

Good circulation (Part 2) Checking blood pressure is routine for any GP. Hearing the heart beat through a stethoscope is a window into the heart and circulation. The reassuring thud of blood moving through arteries confirms that circulation of blood, along with oxygen...

Helping Circulation Part 1

Looking after your blood vessels Freshly oxygenated blood leaves the heart through the aorta under high pressure through major arteries with pressure reducing as it branches into smaller arteries. It finally travels through beds of capillaries where cells are...

Cartilage Loss (Part 2)

Cartilage Loss (Part 2) In theory osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the simplest diseases. For years we thought that cartilage in our joints just wore away over time. We now know that OA is a complex disease where the processes that reduce cartilage are affected by...

Cartilage Loss (Part 1)

Cartilage loss (Part 1) Osteoarthritis is all about loss of cartilage, subsequent inflammation and changes to bone and joint structure. The result is pain and loss of mobility. The ends of bones such as the femur are covered in tough, flexible cartilage. It may...

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...

Naturally balancing cholesterol (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....

Benefits of a good Multi- supplement (Part 1)

Benefits of a good Multi-Supplement (Part 1) A good multi-style supplement is one of the best health investments you can make. This will ensure your body will have all the nutrients needed to stay healthy and you should be able to notice the difference. In some...

Benefits of Chondroitin Sulphate (Part 2)

Chondroitin Sulphate for sore joints (Part 2) A significant research study (Wildi et al, 2011) that confirmed the benefits of high dose Chondroitin sulphate (CS) for joints affected by osteoarthritis (OA). This week we dig a little further. I have no doubt that the...

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