Are Cow’s Milk & Dairy Products Bad For You? You Decide!

MILK & DAIRY … it’s a personal choice!

I apologise if this picture offends anyone and I also I find it very disturbing, but this is reality… Humans drink cows milk…. its just depicted from the source and not a carton in a store… Same Same.

Plenty of people think it’s a perfectly healthy substance to drink; advertisements would have us believe so and encourage us to consume it all the time.

But, unfortunately, it may not be as healthy as we are lead to believe.

I talk a lot about dairy and I am well aware that it’s a very touchy subject; being critical of dairy is like criticising motherhood, it upsets a lot of people.

My intention is not to upset, it’s just to inform.

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Wheat, Gluten & Gluten Related Disorders EXPLAINED !

Wheat,  Gluten,  Gluten Sensitivity,  Coeliac Disease,  Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity and Gluten Intolerance….  HOW CONFUSING!!   

There are so many terminologies surrounding wheat and gluten today that  I feel the need to clarify them.  They create so much confusion and a majority of the time they being are used incorrectly.

Firstly, what is Gluten?

Gluten is a generic term; it is found in the endosperm (nutritive starchy tissue surrounding the embryo) of all grains (a grain is the seed of a grass).  These proteins can be broken down into smaller proteins called Prolamines and Glutelins. Continue reading Wheat, Gluten & Gluten Related Disorders EXPLAINED !

How Men’s Health is Neglected! What to Lookout for!

Take a moment to reflect on your current health status and that of your friends and family.  Prevention is always better than cure.

Please share this to others… Don’t wait!

Men may be at Greater Risk of Disease!

Men (not all, but a majority) will play down health matters.  They will deny or ignore the seriousness of symptoms and use every excuse in the book before succumbing to the dreaded appointment.

Excuses Men May Use

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Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Checklist… Are you on the SPECTRUM?

Autoimmune Symptoms may “Begin” to manifest very early in life.. and be entirely different for each person.  Wherever your weakest links are, is where the tissue damage will start to occur.

For example: 

If someone is diagnosed with “coeliac disease”, their first symptoms (possibly many years or decades before) may have begun with: Continue reading Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Checklist… Are you on the SPECTRUM?

METABOLIC SYNDROME! What is it? Do you have it?

Metabolic Syndrome means Compounding Biochemical Dysfunction or simply put …  A State of Serious Malfunction. Continue reading METABOLIC SYNDROME! What is it? Do you have it?

HIGH & Low BLOOD PRESSURE.. my Thoughts!

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure results from an increased force of blood moving through your arteries from your heart.  This pressure, over time compromises the integrity of the artery walls.

Prolonged stimulus and accumulated stressors e.g. toxins & excess weight may assist to cause this major imbalance.

The body now needs more blood for a reason! Continue reading HIGH & Low BLOOD PRESSURE.. my Thoughts!

Calcium Imbalances, Medications, Supplementation & Risks

Calcium… The Foundation of Good Bones & Good Health

We are all aware that calcium is required in the body for maintaining strong bones & teeth.

Yes ! Calcium is the foundation mineral in bones;  although, the consumption of calcium alone does not build bones.

Most people eat enough dietary calcium.  The problem lies more with “are they able to utilise the calcium that they eat?

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Why you Should NEVER take ANTACID Medications

What are Antacid Medications?

Antacids work by neutralising the acid made by your stomach. This neutralisation makes the stomach contents less corrosive.

Antacids ingredients include aluminium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate and magnesium trisilicate.

What we are not told is that this action, in-turn, blocks important enzymes required for proper digestion.

5 Symptoms of Stomach Acid Imbalance

  1. GERD
  2. Acid Reflux
  3. Heartburn
  4. Indigestion
  5. Ulcers

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Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

A Personal Account !

I know the depth of this disease and firsthand how it affects someone’s quality of life.  After a very long battle my daughter overcome Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Autoimmune Thyroid Disease) and is now in full remission.  She was 23 when diagnosed.

From early childhood and into her early teens she struggled with weight issues. Not that she was ever large, she was just a little overweight & as a young girl this directly affected her mental state.

I was not aware of the extent of her self-consciousness about her weight until she was in her mid-teens as she hid a lot of this from me. Continue reading Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.. Why You Must Deal with the Cause!

Firstly!  What is The Carpal Tunnel?

The carpal tunnel is a passageway of ligament and bones located in the wrist that holds the median nerve.  One function of this nerve is to connect the palm and fingers.The Median Nerve

The median nerve is a major nerve of the upper limb, it originates from the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that come from the spinal cord in the neck and travel down the arm.

These nerves control the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as provide feeling in the arm.  The median nerve is the only nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel.

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