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Calcium scare. Is it bad for your heart?

Here’s some useful information.  One of my patients asked me to find out the truth about the scary reports that taking Calcium supplements can affect the heart. This lady and her mother had been taking liquid calcium for some time and had seen benefits but as the mother has a weak heart they did not want to make the condition worse. We approached two of our suppliers with the question and we reproduce their responses below: Hello, Thank you for your email. I am sorry to learn that your client and her mother feel they cannot take a calcium supplement.  I can understand that sometimes media hype can be rather frightening and I hope that I can put their mind...

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Yucky Nails & Pongy Feet: Part 2

In a previous post I told you of my journey of discovery regarding feet and nails, well here are some of the valuable lessons I learned, I hope they help you. THE PROBLEM WITH NAILS ONYCHAUSIS – hypertrophy of the nail plate, ONYCHATROPIA – atrophy of the nail plate ONYCHOMADESIS – separation of the nail plate from the bed. ONYCHOMYCOSIS – fungal infection of the nail plate. Etc. etc. etc. I acknowledge that there are treatments available from G.P.s and pharmacies, which may or may not work in the long term. The safety of such and their possible effect on the liver are not the subject of this blog and you should do your own homework before considering these options....

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Yucky Nails & Pongy Feet: Part 1

When I was talked into starting to write a blog I was assured that it would be just a case of writing interesting stuff about my experiences as a homeopath. So I merrily set of writing about things that I found curious, with the idea that if anyone ever did read it, they too might find it amusing or even interesting. Little did I realize that, not only would people read it but then someone would ask for a topic to be covered. Not just any topic but Fungal nails and Athletes foot. In previous blogs I have referred to the practice of homeopathy as being a bit like detective work.  As we all know, one very famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes...

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Vitamin C for wrinkles?!

We all know the value of a regular intake of vitamins and minerals, and none is more universally valued and praised than Vitamin C. According to the well-known site WebMD.Com ‘Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients’. We know Vitamin C to be important in building and repairing tissue, and is widely accepted as the supplement of choice in fighting the common cold, but does it really have beauty benefits? Even helping with those nasty wrinkles? went on to state; ‘The benefits of Vitamin C may include protection against... skin wrinkling’. This conclusion is backed up by a 2007 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition which found that middle-aged women who consumed more vitamin C...

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Do you need more fat in your life?

Most people feel the opposite is true, that they need to cut out more fat, and that is possibly true. Believe it or not however, many of us would benefit by taking in more fat! But only certain types – Essential  Fatty Acids. What are Essential Fatty Acids and why do we need them? All fatty acids are composed of chains of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are also commonly known as Omegas, you’ve probably heard of Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Omegas 3 & 6 are considered essential for human health but cannot be made by the body, so must be obtained by food, or supplements. Omega 9 can be produced by the body, but...

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