Entries by Mark

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 […]

Overfed Yet Nutritionally Starving…..

The body requires the ready availability of approximately 40 individual micronutrients for optimal health. A deficiency in any one of these micronutrients may contribute to the development of disease. The typical Westerner is overfed yet is nutritionally starving. This is probably one of the main reasons why chronic disease continues to grow so rapidly. I […]

Autoimmunity – Food for Thought…..

Autoimmunity – Food For Thought Autoimmunity is loss of ‘self tolerance’ caused by the immune system attacking the body’s own tissues. There are over 80 autoimmune diseases. Common conditions that are classified as autoimmune include type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, Hashimoto’s (accounts for over 90% of low thyroid […]

How Toxic Is Your World?

We live in a world that is literally awash with a concoction of untested chemicals. They are in your soaps, detergents, cleaning products, furniture, cars, trains, planes, till receipts, plastics, paints, carpets, clothes, cosmetics, drinking water and food….and this is not by any means an exhaustive list! Not only have 80,000 chemicals been released into […]

What About The Calories?

The concept that calories consumed less calories expended equates to either weight gain or loss, is regarded by many as the holy grail to weight management. But is this really the case? Does the body work like this? The reality is that 97% of calorie controlled diets fail, with more weight gain happening after the […]

Is Sitting Bad For You?

We should all now be well aware of the fact that including regular activity into our lifestyles is supposed to be good for your health. The Government certainly continues to try and communicate that message to the population as a whole. However, a large body of recent research, now points to the fact that too […]