Entries by Mark

Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac disease (CD) is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks and damages the villi (the finger like small protrusions in the small intestine) affecting 1% of the global population (circa 70 million people). Originally considered a rare childhood condition it is now recognised as primarily an adult disease. The autoimmune destruction of […]

Thyroid Dysfunction – the ‘Great Pretender’

What might the inability to lose weight, low body temperature (Raynaud’s & cold extremities), lack of energy, depression, chronic constipation, elevated cholesterol, hair loss (eye brow and body hair), sub optimal immune function, varicose veins, skin problems, haemorrhoids, infertility, blood sugar and sex hormone imbalances all have in common? The thyroid….. The thyroid is a […]

Thyroid Health – A Functional Perspective – Seminar – 22nd September 2016

Thyroid dysfunction has been described as ‘the great pretender’ masquerading as almost any condition that you can imagine. Common symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction include: weight gain, low body temperature, lack of energy, chronic constipation, elevated cholesterol, hair loss, sub optimal immune function, infertility and sex hormone imbalances. This seminar is being held at Natures […]

The Dawn of a New Paradigm?

‘It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so…..’ I heard this quote by Mark Twain for the first time at a lecture by an eminent doctor a couple of years ago and I feel that it has particular relevance to the recent report […]

The Gut and Its Role in Human Health

What might joint pain, asthma, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin problems, heart disease, depression, IBS and autoimmunity all have in common? Answer: The digestive system. The health of the digestive system is fundamental to overall well-being. Hippocrates stated nearly 2,500 years ago that ‘death sits in the bowels’ and ‘bad digestion is the root […]

Gluten Grains and Mental Health

There has been a considerable amount of discussion recently about mental health and what more we can do as a society to help those with mental health issues. What never ceases to surprise me is the complete lack of discussion on the impact that what you eat can have on mental health. Depression is one […]

The Problem with Gluten

Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in Barley, Rye, Oats and Wheat. You may be of the opinion that ‘gluten free’ is just another fad? After all, we have been eating gluten for thousands of years, so why the current fuss? Modern day gluten is in no way similar to the gluten that our […]

Cyrex Testing – Autoimmunity and Environmental/Dietary Immunological Triggers

Cyrex in the USA (www.cyrexlabs.com) have produced a range of functional tests (they call them Arrays) to help unravel the complexities of the autoimmune disease process and identify potential triggers and mediators (such as specific food antigens and toxic chemical exposure).  For an overview of Cyrex testing please click on this link: Cyrex Testing Overview There […]