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!

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 !

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?