10 Signs of a Nutritional Deficiency

Nutritional Deficiency

Have you ever noticed an unusual symptom that comes on suddenly? Before turning to WebMD and diagnosing yourself with something rare and potentially fatal, consider that it may just be your body’s way of letting you know that you may not be getting enough of a vitamin or mineral. If you can pinpoint what you … Read more

What Is Cirrhosis of the Liver?

Cirrhosis of the Liver

What Is the Liver? The liver is the body’s largest organ by far and it is located in the upper part of the abdomen. The rib cage provides protection to this vital organ that serves many critical functions. What is Cirrhosis of the Liver? Cirrhosis is the medical term used to describe the scarring or … Read more

Gout: The Not So Ancient Infliction

What is gout?

About Gout There are many who scratch their heads and think “I thought Gout was the name of various ailments back in colonial times and even further back then that?” They never believed that gout is actually a condition that still happens today. Ben Franklin used to walk on crutches due to gout and constantly … Read more

What is Hay Fever?

What is Hay Fever?

Hay fever is a condition that affects 15 – 20% of the population in the United Kingdom. Is the most common of allergic conditions. Those that suffer with hay fever may also get asthma. Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is an abnormal and exaggerated body immune reaction to an exposure … Read more

The Health Benefits of May Chang Oil

The Health Benefits of May Chang Oil

Derived from the May Chang tree in China, this essential oil comes from a pepper-type fruit which has been used for many centuries as treatments for various types of ailments. However, the actual extraction of the essential oil from the fruit did not occur until the middle of the 20th century. Today, you can find … Read more

What Is Liver Cancer?

What Is Liver Cancer?

The liver is the largest organ in the human body, located in the upper abdomen and protected by the rib cage. What makes the liver so special is that it can function with only a small portion of it working and can repair itself easily from any damage, for the most part. The liver performs … Read more

Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) One of the biggest causes of premature death in the UK is Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). The term describes diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels and is a catch-all name for all diseases of the heart and circulation. These include heart disease, cardiomyopathy, stroke, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Coronary Heart … Read more

How to treat Urinary Tract Infections

How to treat Urinary Tract Infections

Many people suffer from the pain and discomfort of urinary tract infections (UTI’s), but the good news is that they are very easily treated. It usually only requires a few days of antibiotic treatment to clear up the issue. You can quickly determine if you have a UTI by taking a Urinary Tract Infection Test … Read more

What is Bladder Cancer?

What is Bladder Cancer?

Introduction In the UK each year, about 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer. Of these, 80% (8 out of 10) are diagnosed with early bladder cancer. One of the main causes of bladder cancer is smoking.  As people get older, this type of cancer becomes more common. What Is the Bladder? The bladder is … Read more

How Can I Tell If My Body Is Iron Deficient?

Is Your Body Low In Iron?

You may be surprised to hear that around 2-billion people worldwide are affected by iron deficiency anaemia, and this issue has now become a global health problem. Why do we need iron? Iron is a mineral, and this mineral is used by the body to make a protein known as haemoglobin. Haemoglobin enables the red … Read more

The Most Common Food Allergies

Common Food Allergies

For some people, a single macadamia nut cookie can be a deadly experience, while for others it is a sweet treat. Food allergies are no joke. Around 7% of children have food allergies. When you have a young child, giving them their first few bites of those danger foods can be a nerve racking experience. … Read more