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Taking high-dose iodine: What you need to know

Taking high-dose iodine: What you need to know

To watch my video version of this post, on YouTube, click here. Many people have reported success following the high-dose iodine protocol to treat thyroid problems, and also to treat other conditions, including breast lumps, prostrate problems, irregular heartbeat and even allergies. However this is […]

What does a gut sample say about your health?

What does a gut sample say about your health?

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.

How iodine deficiency could be putting your health at risk

How iodine deficiency could be putting your health at risk

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.

The high dose iodine protocol: what you need to know

The high dose iodine protocol: what you need to know

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.

Prebiotics and probiotics

Prebiotics and probiotics

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.

Friendly Bacteria

Friendly Bacteria

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.

Don’t let Lyme disease get a look in

Don’t let Lyme disease get a look in

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.

Green smoothies: health, convenience and vitality

Green smoothies: health, convenience and vitality

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.


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