I wanted to have my microbiome analysed, so I sent off a sample to uBiome. The results indicated pretty good gut health, though it wasn’t a perfect picture. Continue reading What does a gut sample say about your health?
Brain damage. Breast disease. Cardiovascular risk. All of these mental and physical health problems can have an association with iodine deficiency. Yet if you’re reading this in the UK and many other European countries, it’s likely that you are at least slightly iodine deficient.
Most of us have no idea of how potentially serious a health issue this could be. Continue reading How iodine deficiency could be putting your health at risk
Over the past few years, a growing number of people have been taking doses of iodine ten times the daily amount of 150mcg recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Most of them – but not all – claim to have improved their health in this way, sometimes dramatically.
Continue reading The high dose iodine protocol: what you need to know
Probiotics are live micro-organisms designed to add or replenish friendly bacteria in the gut. Foods can be probiotic if they contain live bacteria. Live yogurt is one of the best-known probiotic foods – others include raw cheese, sauerkraut, miso soup, kefir, kombucha or any other foods that have been fermented or use live cultures. Continue reading Prebiotics and probiotics
Bacteria have a terrible reputation. They are seen as disease carriers and signs of a dirty home or an unclean body. They are seen as a dangerous invisible presence that should be eradicated wherever they might possibly appear.
This is in spite of an enormous body of medical and scientific research showing that bacteria are essential for all life. Continue reading Friendly Bacteria
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by a tick. You don’t have to be in a tropical country to contract it, but infection is more likely to occur when the skin is exposed. This is why hikers are often advised to wear clothing that covers their legs when walking in areas with long grass or high vegetation. Continue reading Don’t let Lyme disease get a look in
A smoothie is a drink made from fruit blended with water or fruit juice. A green smoothie is just a smoothie with greens added – any leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale or chard. Continue reading Green smoothies: health, convenience and vitality