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Hippocrates hypothesised that all disease begins in the gut…

Hippocrates hypothesised that all disease begins in the gut…

We have all experienced what happens when things go wrong – the only holiday I ever lost weight on was when I travelled with a cricket team throughout India!  That was extreme gut dysbiosis, but gut problems can also be insidious, gradually creeping up on us after years of poor diets and/or medic...
Darcy's story - from Star Trek to a loney hospital bed...and beyond

Darcy's story - from Star Trek to a loney hospital bed...and beyond

I lay on that hospital gurney for two and a half hours in an empty hallway, apprehensively awaiting my turn.  I got lost in my thoughts.  I felt a profound sense of loneliness and hopelessness, all the decisions in my life that had brought me to that point laid out before me.  I wanted to be anyw...
Lung scarring - what is it and what can you do about it?

Lung scarring - what is it and what can you do about it?

Normally, lung tissue is thin and lacy but when fibrosis occurs, it’s like any scars on our body, there is a thickening of the tissue and a reduction in flexibility.  This means when breathe, inhaling and exhaling, it’s harder for the tissue to expand and contract leading to less oxygen in our bl...
Health starts from the gut

Health starts from the gut

That all sounds incredible BUT - the world has over 50,000 edible plants, yet 60% of what we eat comes from three crops – wheat, rice and corn (read more here). On top of that, global distribution of food has led to fewer companies having control of our food supply, for example, in the UK, just e...
What on earth is PM2.5?

What on earth is PM2.5?

My immediate reaction to PM2.5 exposure, is to sneeze, in fact, even as I fly through the smog layer, into Beijing airport, my nose starts to twitch.  But, scientific research shows that extended exposure to PM2.5 is far more serious than a few sneezes.  For every 10ug/m3 increase in PM 2.5, ther...