Excess Weight, Degrees of Obesity & the Complications.

Everyone reading this will have a close friend or loved one that is struggling with excess weight or obesity.  They may also know many others in their community.

A common attribute in people that are very unhappy in their skin is to hide their anguish.  They pretend that nothing is wrong, or make lightly of it.  When in fact, they may be feeling ashamed or embarrassed.

This lightheartedness has become their coping mechanism.  Their happy go lucky nature may be a front that’s disguising their pain.  They may need help and don’t know where to start or how to ask for it.

In saying this.. there are also many other people who are over weight or even obese; that are very healthy and comfortable in their skin.

This post is more about the health risks of carrying the extra weight. Continue reading Excess Weight, Degrees of Obesity & the Complications.

WHAT’S YOUR POISON? Why Healthy People are so Sick!

As a Practitioner, I am just overwhelmed with the amount of people I see that are really unwell… seemingly without explanation.   They have so many signs and symptoms with little knowledge of how they got to this point.

I’m not talking about those who are aware of why their sick.  This is more about the unaware!

Some people live “so they believe” very healthy lives. Continue reading WHAT’S YOUR POISON? Why Healthy People are so Sick!

Gluten Related Autoimmune Attack… It’s happening to me right now!

DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS

Presenting as a severely itchy, stinging, blistering, SYMMETRICAL rash.

This gluten causing rash is called DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS and is a manifestation of coeliac disease; otherwise known as the “gluten rash” or the “coeliac disease rash.”

The name, dermatitis Herpetiformis, is a descriptive name.  The rash is not related to either dermatitis or herpes, but a specific autoimmune skin condition. Continue reading Gluten Related Autoimmune Attack… It’s happening to me right now!

The Biggest Health Sabotages in Modern Diets are “FILLERS”

So what are fillers?

  • They are cheap.
  • Fillers do exactly that… they fill you up!
  • The carbohydrate content literally turns into glucose & spikes your blood sugar.
  • All that pure energy that’s not used increase fat stores.. that’s why they used them to feed the starving hoards and fatten livestock before slaughter.
  • Fillers mess with your brain; they have a “feel good” opioid effect, like narcotics; make your addicted, crave and want more.
  • They are used to bulk packaged goods!
  • Fillers may eventually make you very fat and very sick.
  • Also, modern day grains are also a far cry from their origin.  They are now genetically modified and sprayed with poison.

GRAINS are fillers!

Let’s look at what an average person’s meals for one day may contain:

Continue reading The Biggest Health Sabotages in Modern Diets are “FILLERS”

Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn… Explained!!

There are many reasons that people suffer  from Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn; and contrary to popular belief its NOT from too much acid!!

Don’t believe the drug companies advertisements; acid reflux symptoms are not caused by too much acid in the stomach.

In fact, research suggests, it is quite the opposite.

Firstly lets distinguish between the 3 conditions; although similar they differ in their manifestations. Continue reading Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn… Explained!!

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 !

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?

CHRONIC STRESS! How it Damaged my Health.

A Personal Account of Stress

I think for a lot, if not most people who end up being Natural Health Practitioners; in whatever Modality.  The path begins with desperation in dealing with their own health crisis.

Yes there is a seed or interest in knowing; but being unwell and not getting better seems to always be the clincher.

Believe me; I have had my fair share of stress. I’ve suffered from PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL and EMOTIONAL stressors in many different forms for a majority of my life.  Some stressors I was aware of and others I had no idea existed. Continue reading CHRONIC STRESS! How it Damaged my Health.

DO NOT Ignore The Seriousness of Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

When carbohydrates are eaten the body breaks them down into simple sugars that enter the bloodstream; as a result the pancreas releases insulin.

Insulin is a hormone that allows the body’s cells to absorb and use sugars from the blood for producing energy.

When the body does not make any or enough insulin, or utilise the insulin correctly, blood sugar (glucose) levels rise.   High blood glucose or Hyperglycemia is a symptom that characterizes diabetes.

Insufficient insulin production and / or resistance to the actions of insulin can cause diabetes to develop.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Continue reading DO NOT Ignore The Seriousness of Type 2 Diabetes