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That Sugar Film

Have you heard about “That Sugar Film” or better still, been to see it? The film is a highly entertaining, informative, sobering documentary that demonstrates the harmful effects of sugar on health, and features top nutritional experts and scientists. Jamie Oliver says “This is a definite must see.” It should be required viewing for all […]

How to Treat Rib Injuries

Rib injuries include bruises, cartilage tears and  fractures. Older people are more prone to rib fractures due to osteoporosis, or age related bone thinning. Stress fractures of the ribs and strain of the intercostal muscles are more common in rowers.   Common causes of rib injury: Motor vehicle accidents – chest impact against the steering wheel […]

How to Boost Your Testosterone Naturally

Why should you care about testosterone? Because this hormone maintains muscle tone, energy levels, fertility, libido, mood and bone density. It plays an important role in male vitality and well being, and low levels may be a factor in depression in men. Testosterone levels begin to drop naturally after the age of 30 by 1% per year. Signs of a more rapid […]

Arnica – All Purpose Injury Remedy

Have you  suffered an injury recently? Whether it is a neck whiplash from an auto collision, a shoulder or back strain from lifting, a sprained knee or ankle from sports or skiing, your injuries should be properly addressed. Why? Because they can turn into lingering problems that never resolve properly. When an area is weakened, recurring […]

Tennis Elbow – How to Treat it Naturally

  Tennis Elbow is the term given to pain and inflammation in the muscles and tendons near the outer elbow joint (tendinitis). The wrist and forearm muscles, particularly on the dominant hand side, can be strained resulting in small tears where the muscle joins the tendon at the elbow. This is often caused by overuse of the forearm, hand […]

How Exercise Helps Your Brain

Exercise has many proven benefits, but most people do not realize the crucial impact that exercise has on the brain. Exercise benefits the brain by reducing insulin resistance (linked to cognitive decline), stimulating the development of new blood vessels in the brain to improve circulation, and reducing inflammation. Depression is linked to low levels of neurotransmitters, and because […]

The Link between Diet, Hormones and Aging

“We retire too early and we die too young; our prime of life should be in the 70′s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.”  ~ J. Pilates Have you ever wondered if hormonal deficiencies from mid-life onwards can contribute to accelerated ageing? According to Nutrition Medicine expert Dr Joe Mercola […]

Osteoporosis: maintaining bone health with aging

Maintaining bone health with aging is something everyone over 50 would do well to to pay attention to. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, as loss of bone is gradual and may show no outward signs until a fracture occurs. As the bones become more porous with age, fractures can occur with even minor falls, especially […]

Migraines – How to treat them naturally

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you will know all about severe throbbing head pain. You may also experience other common symptoms including nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, noise and odours, visual disturbances including seeing ‘auras” around objects, or blurred vision. Diet, sleep deprivation, hormonal fluctuations and other stress factors may trigger migraines. Managing […]

Tension Headaches

Tension headache is caused by a tightening of the muscles of the neck and shoulders, and is the most common of all headache types. The muscle tension extends up the neck up to the base of the skull, and may spread to different parts of the head. It is usually described as a dull, contractive […]

Osteoarthritis and neck pain

Degenerative arthritis in the neck is common from mid-life onward. Almost everyone has this condition to a greater or lesser extent by the time they turn 50, with continued deterioration over time. However the extent and severity of the condition can be mitigated by attention to posture, overall good health and nutrition, exercise and proper […]

What is Sciatica and how is it treated naturally?

If you have pain in your buttock, and/or pain down the back or outer side of your leg, you most likely have sciatica (pronounced sy-at-ika). This refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, starting from the spinal cord in the low back and travelling through […]