5 Applications for an Immune System Deep Dive Test

Testing the immune system in depth is a completely different story to a simple blood count. You can have a perfectly normal blood count, that looks like this:   While your in depth test could show reds and imbalances on the same day:   This is because the immune system is much more wonderful and…

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Hair Analysis: Metals and Minerals

Your hair tells a story of your interaction with your environment.  What you inhale, eat, drink and even apply to your skin, becomes a part of your body.  As you grow new hair, what is in you is used as building blocks for the hair.  Analysing a sample of hair can give you an idea…

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Omega 3 and Fatty Acid Testing

I have been involved with fatty acid profile testing since the early 2000s and can assure you that unless you are paying close attention to your omega 3 intake, you are highly likely to have a significant deficiency. Previously it was an expensive and complicated to test, but now you can do an easy test…

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10 things you need to know about vitamin D

1. Vitamin D helps to balance the immune system The key word here is balance. This means that vitamin D strengthens the immune system in its action against infectious disease, while helping to keep inflammation and overshoot reactions under control.   2. Bone health From supporting calcium absorption in the gut to calcium re-uptake in…

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Your genes and your immune system

Your DNA is like an instruction book. It contains the instructions for you to develop, function and grow. The instructions are made up of a varying sequence of four letters.  The four letters represent four amino acids – amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. The instruction sequence with the four letters reminds me…

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Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia

It often starts with some aches and pains. Odd ones, unexplained. In young children it is often first thought to be “growing pains”. In older people it is blamed on stress, being over sensitive or arthritis starting to develop. Sometimes it starts as an injury or disease and then the pain seems to get a…

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7 Supportive Supplements in Corona Prevention and Care

Here are some ideas of excellent supplements that could be helpful and protective, both as part of an infection-prevention-strategy and complimentary support if you do have a Corona-virus or any other respiratory virus infection The doses and supplements mentioned are for adults.  Many of them can also be used for children, but not all and…

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Meal timing and intermittent fasting

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We often talk about what we should and shouldn’t eat.  But in addition to the effects of what we eat on our health, when we eat has a major influence too. A team of researchers from Germany set out to find out more about the impact of meal timing on ageing and metabolic health. As…

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7 ways to boost your mood

1.  Day-night-rhythm Your day-night rhythm and light exposure is closely linked to your mood. Try to live in sync with natural day-night rhythms by reducing bright and blue-white light (including screens) use at night and getting some natural daylight or good blue-white light in the morning. (If you struggle a lot with seasonal affected disorder…

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Exercise and the Immune System

Exercise makes you strong, beautiful and agile.  How wonderful to add that it strengthens your immune system and boosts your resistance to disease. A team of researchers from Brazil, published a powerful article in the journal Clinical and Experimental Medicine on the immune system, respiratory viral infection and exercise.  They remind us that acute viral…

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7 ways to increase glutathione levels naturally

  Glutathione is one of the most powerful health enhancing tools you produce in your own body. With lifestyle habits you can either increase this production or deplete it.   You need glutathione for your immune system to be the superpower it can be. On top of that, glutathione helps to balance inflammatory reactions, supports…

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Thyroid – Finding Balance

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What a fascinating gland! It is relatively small – about 30g in an adult – but controls so much in the body. Thyreos, meaning shield is a great description since it not only looks a bit like a shield, but also acts like a shield. The thyroid reacts to the smallest changes in the environment…

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Fertility Decline

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Struggling with fertility issues? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! How did we manage to get from an average of 100 million sperm per millilitre in young men during the 1940s to an average of 40 million per millilitre nowadays without it being headline news? Why is it that even though in the past is was necessary…

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Hormone Disruptors

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Common hormone disruptors, that should be avoided! Xenoestrogens / Xenohormones / Endocrine disruptors / Hormone disruptors Here follows a list of some of the most common hormone disruptors. This list is incomplete and a work in progress, but should help you get started avoiding some of the most common and harmful hormone disruptors. Chemical sunblocks:…

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Feeding Young Children With Flu

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I often get asked what the best foods are for toddlers and young children when they have flu or a nasty cold. Here are some general suggestions to help ensure you give the right food – food that will allow their bodies to fight the infection quickly. You might be tempted to give them all…

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6 Tips for a Sore Throat

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Winter is around the corner and unfortunately that means it’s also the start of cold and flu season. Here are 5 tips for soothing a sore throat and making sure it doesn’t linger or turn into a more serious infection. The important thing is to take action as soon as you feel the “scratchiness” starting…

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Managing Colds and Flu

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Colds and flus are mostly viral diseases and can take all kinds of forms, depending on the person and the specific virus involved. Sometimes, because the virus weakens an area, bacteria gets involved and can add to the infection. For one person, the lungs might always be the biggest issue, and for the next it…

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