Immune Health

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Last night we dealt with my 3 year old’s second bout of an earache. His first was only a few months ago and resolved within a day; a visit to the emergency room on the weekend, a prescription of antibiotics which his Doctor recommended we wait on, and a few […]

Earache Home Remedies While you “Watch & Wait”

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Got a chronic cough? If your respiratory infections and simple colds and flu’s lead to days and weeks of coughing spells, you might want to consider a simple drink of coffee with honey as your treatment. Coffee has properties similar to steroids in causing relaxation of the muscles of your […]

Honey and Coffee Better Than Oral Steroids for Persistent Cough ...

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We feel no differently with our second brain than we do with our heads! Not only that, but these two ‘brains’ communicate with one another in such a way that the term Brain-gut Axis was coined by scientists. That is, the direct link between the nervous system and the digestive system […]

Our SECOND brain!

Breaking news in vitamin world: a vital hormone has been mistakenly known and referred to as a vitamin for years! It has been receiving huge claim in recent years as more and more studies point to its necessity in the prevention and treatment of many of today’s chronic diseases including cancer! […]

Vitamin D: Case of a Mistaken Identity!

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When faced with the possibility of a food as the cause of dis-ease, most health practitioners normally only test for food allergies when testing for food intolerance is also indicated. Food intolerance however as prevalent as they are, and just as serious a condition, are often neglected and not tested […]


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Everyone is jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon with gluten-free products becoming more and more available with increasing variety. From gluten-free pizza dough to gluten-free breads and cereals of all varieties, rice, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, and quinoa have become kings of the grain kingdom! But why is that? What’s so wrong […]

The problematic protein in wheat!

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The history of licorice as a medicinal plant dates back thousands of years. From treating gastric ulcers to stopping a coughing fit to raising your blood pressure and boosting your exhausted adrenals, licorice does all that and more. The name ‘licorice’ is derived from the Greek (glukurrhiza), meaning “sweet root”. […]

Licorice for Spasmodic Coughs, fatigue & …

Refined carbohydrates (sugar of any colour, white flour products, etc.) depress immune function and should be removed from the diet in anything but small amounts. Consuming just three ounces of honey or fruit sugar (or fruit juice) or sucrose (sugar) results in a drop by up to 50% in white […]

Role of Sugar in the Immune system…

I’ve often struggled in explaining to my patients that it was okay if they chose to combine a weeks dose of Vitamin D and take it once every week. Turned out, that choice, made things slightly complicated! “Really? XX,000 Units of Vitamin D at once? There must be some damage!?” […]

Why Taking a Week’s Dose of Vitamin D in One ...

Traditional medicines -Chinese, Ayurveda & those of other less well known cultures- all hold that there are two opposing forces (or energies) in nature and that they need to be in balance for the harmonious functioning of all things. With regards to our bodies and this specific article I will use the […]

the Yin & Yang of the Cold & Flu