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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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How 84-year old Darshan skyrocketed his energy level in just FOUR short weeks

Manmeet, the daughter of an 84-year old gentleman named Darshan contacted me with some worrying information about her dad’s energy level. One Sunday afternoon, following a family meal, the family was about to walk back to their car when Darshan said, “I can’t get to the car – I’m sorry – I am too tired…

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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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Testing your genetic mutations

Diseases like Down’s syndrome and cystic fibrosis are true genetic disorders that can’t be altered. More subtle genetic disorders like haemochromatosis (excess iron absorption and storage) are also true genetic disorders that you may not realize you have until much later in life when symptoms develop. With something like haemochromatosis, you can do something about…

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Why standard thyroid testing is inaccurate

In my experience, many people show clinical signs of hypothyroidism, but their medical tests are ‘normal’. It’s often because the tests being used by doctors are inadequate and don’t provide the whole picture. This article is a really important read if you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid problems, or suspect you may be having them, Hypothyroidism,…

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Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA)

Hair mineral testing is very inexpensive and can be very helpful when used alongside other data. A hair test can provide information on: Nutrient mineral levels (calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and so on) The zinc to copper ratio, which is critically important for people with mood, cognitive and psychological symptoms Heavy metal excretion (lead, mercury,…

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Organic acids testing

This is a urine test and it’s one of the most powerful and informative tests I know of in defining what’s going on with your metabolism. You just pee in clean pot first thing in the morning, pipette some urine into a test tube and send it to the lab for analysis. Depending on the…

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