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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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Food allergies: From Milk to Monkey Nuts

In my last blog I was chatting about allergies and Summer allergies; Hay fever in particular. Now lets consider other types of allergies and intolerance. We tend to think of mainly food allergies, dairy and nut being the most well known. However, I have found that people can become intolerant and allergic to virtually any substance they come into contact with. Here is a list of just some: House dust, House dust mite, Cats, Dogs, Horses, Milk, Dairy products generally, Specific nuts, Nuts generally, Wheat, Gluten, Rice, Yeast (in food), Mold, Fruit (particularly fruits like apples which retain the flower as part of the fruit.) You may identify with one or more of these or it might be that you...

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Allergies: Hay Fever

Of all allergies Hay Fever is probably the easiest to control and, in many cases, to cure. Many years ago a colleague friend of mine from Sweden shared with me the result of his research that he had refined into a standard One-Size-Fits-All (or nearly all) treatment for Hay Fever. I have been using this method with my patients ever since, and in most cases it not only will control the symptoms immediately but also with annual use progressively cures the condition. We have named this method Formula - HF and it consists of three phials. The first addresses the Miasm underlying all such allergies. (The topic of Miasms is a deep and complex one, but in a nutshell a Miasm...

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The Homeopathic Dectective

A Homeopath, in fact any doctor, deals with cases and events in people’s lives on a daily basis which are fascinating, complex and intriguing. It is a bit like being a detective trying to solve a mystery, you have to see patterns in seemingly insignificant and apparently unconnected symptoms and actions which provide the clues to finding a true cure. People are interested in other people, what happens to them and especially their private lives. Therefore it has many times be suggested that I write about some of the common, and not so common, cases which present in my surgery. Having run my own busy practice for nearly 30 years I have many fascinating cases and well-developed observations which have enthralled my...

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