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How 76 year-old Bob overcame 10 years of worrying symptoms

When 76-year old Bob contacted us from New Jersey, he was struggling with a variety of nagging symptoms that were reducing his quality of life and causing concern in regard to his future. He’d been experiencing symptoms for many years, and had just been told he was “getting old.” We felt functional medicine could help…

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Are salads and green juices actually bad for you?

A fairly dramatic title for a blog post, I know, but it’s really important I share this information with you in a way that gets your attention. Everyone knows the general health benefits of salads, green veggies and green juices. But these healthy foods can be disastrous for some people. Recently, I worked with a…

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Don’t let genetic iron overload creep up on you

My favourite superhero is Robert Downey Jnr’s Ironman / Tony Stark in the Marvel comic book series. But too much iron isn’t such a great thing for humans. You’re about to learn why too much iron can be a very bad thing. Based on events this week I wanted to make sure you’re aware of…

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Why I hate the gluten-free diet fad

It’s sad to see that the gluten free diet has reached ‘fad’ status because it’s undermining the real dangers of gluten consumption and the true benefits of a gluten-free diet. In genetically susceptible people, gluten can trigger an autoimmune response in the gut called coeliac disease, which is a serious condition. Coeliac disease can severely…

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