“Given that diet is the number-one cause of death and disability, nutrition is surely the number-one subject taught in medical school, right? And it’s certainly the number-one issue your doctor talks with you about, right? If only.” says Dr Michael Gregor. “How can there be such a disconnect between the available evidence and the practice of medicine?” Watch this 6-minute video on ‘How Smoking in 1959 Is Like Eating in 2019’. Fascinating. Click here to watch
Iodine stops viruses in their tracks, killing them on impact. That is why after an operation you are always left with a little brown stain where iodine was used to clean the area before incision. I recommend, to my clients who are isolating or those scared of viral infections, to use iodine in a variety of ways in their daily routine. HOWEVER, it does have to be used with care. Glad that these scientists are on the same track with this iodine mouthwash: click here to read article
Karin, who is about to start the 21 day detox programme, said:
"Your talk last night has struck a chord with me. Since early menopause at 40 I’ve had ongoing weight issues, even when on a strict diet and working out daily. Which wasn’t sustainable for me, it left me exhausted. You said “Your body won’t use a toxic fat cell for fuel” and that was a light-bulb moment. I’ve always been a bit distrustful of detox gurus, it all seemed a bit “faddy” but now I get it. Thank you for a really informative, helpful and inspirational talk, you packed a lot into a couple of hours."
For any peri-menopausal or menopausal women, please do get in touch. This programme is the life changing kick-start you need.
Moving to the plant-based diet will not only improve your health, it will reduce cruelty to animals, reduce global warming and could prevent a future pandemic. Read more about animal products and pandemics by clicking here
As women age, particularly in the time leading up to, during and after menopause, oestrogen levels naturally decline. This has a major effect on the body, but reduced oestrogen levels also cause significant changes to the structure and functions of the skin.
From the age of 18, women lose 1% of their collagen every year and for the first five years after menopause a further 30% of collagen is lost. The drop in collagen is what speeds up wrinkling and sagging.
While UVB is more harmful in the summer months, UVA, visible light and infrared-A can cause damage all year round. They can penetrate cloud and even glass, damaging skin cells and releasing millions of harmful free radicals deep into your skin.
The changes in oestrogen and collagen together with sunlight all cause the skin to age and wrinkle. However, there is new technology available that will help this. If you are interested, please get in touch.
We used to think that the decline in the health of our ovaries was solely responsible for changes in our sex hormones, but now we know the gut plays a pivotal role. There is a subset of bacteria called the estrobolome that specifically work to metabolise oestrogens. Estrobolome maintains homeostasis in a healthy and balanced gut. But an unbalanced and distressed gut can cause either the deficiency or excess of free oestrogen, and consequently, oestrogen-related health issues arise including menopausal symptoms. And there’s also evidence that a compromised estrobolome in postmenopausal women is associated with an increased risk of weight gain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Love this Ted talk by Rob Knight entitled "How our microbes make us who we are". Enjoy! Click here to watch
Interesting video from Michael Gregor on apple cider vinegar and weight loss. I often get asked this question and Dr Michael Gregor explains here why it will help you to burn fat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZtHW2inWYQ
I am hosting FREE Online NLP & Mindfulness Classes on Mondays at either 12.30pm or 7.30pm using Zoom. The first class will be Monday 21st April.
These 30 minute classes will include techniques to help you remain calm, in control, happy and at peace. They are appropriate for adults and for children from the age of 10 years.
Let me know if you want to join in and I will send you the information you need.
Stay healthy and safe.
In this short 7 minute video, Dr Steven Gundry explains the gut, it's microbiome and how they both together affect our mental and physical health.
My favourite part is that for every nerve fibre that passes information via the vagus nerve from the brain to the gut, there are 9 nerve fibres that pass information from the gut to the brain. So the gut is actually telling the brain what to do, not the other way round! What we put into our gut, really does affect our mental health.
Dr Michael Gregor recorded this video 10 years ago. It is entitled "Pandemics: History & Prevention". How accurate and insightful he was. If only we had listened to this genius (and ones like him) 10 years ago, then maybe we wouldn't be in the mess we are in now. Want to help change the course of history, then watch this. It's a cracker. Click here
Love the insight of this extraordinary man, Dr Michael Gregor. I've been listening to his series of videos on the obesity epidemic, and find it fascinating to discover that the “fat gene” accounts for less than 1% of the differences in size between people. Your genes play a very small part when it comes to whether you are overweight or not, what you eat makes the biggest difference.
For a FREE online consultation regarding detoxing and rebalancing your gut in order to lose weight and improve your mental and physical health, please message me.
Watch Dr Michael Gregor's video here, great stuff!
We have been working really hard to create an eBook to help you boost your Immune System. This science based eBook explains what your immune system is, how to feed it with healthy foods, tips and ideas to support it and high powered nutrition to protect and boost it. If you would like to receive a FREE copy, please send me a message
Nutritionist reveals how looking after your GUT is the best way to boost your immune system during Coronavirus outbreak. Read more here
You may want to watch the programme "How healthy is your gut" on channel 4 on Friday 13th March at 8pm where Sabrina Grant presents a one-off documentary exploring why the gut is so important to our overall wellbeing and how it affects everything from our moods and energy, to sleep and health. Interestingly the 21 day gut healing Purify programme that I offer features in this documentary. Should be fascinating watch.
Love this podcast from Dr Amy Proal from Microbe Minded. 23 minutes long but worth every moment
Interesting article in Nature.com entitled "Could the gut mircobiome be linked to autism?" Though more research needs to be done, early signs are promising. Read more here
Interesting article on the vagus nerve and how it is our body's super highway communication channel between the brain and the gut, called the gut-brain axis. Read more here about the microbiome and the gut and how it affects our mood and inflammation throughout the body The Vagus Nerve
What links kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, yogurt, kimchi and miso? They are all fermented foods, packed with billions of live bacteria! Find out more from the experts at family run farm Yeo Valley, click here
Pioneering faecal matter transplant in pill form has been developed by Professor Thomas Barody who reportedly refers to the pills as "crapsules."
A recent study found that faecal transplants can help improve the memory and brain functions of patients suffering from severe liver disease. And other research suggests that faecal transplants could be used to treat autism.
Dr Rupy interviewed on Chris Evans Breakfast Show on 2nd December. Dr Rupy is launching a new book which is about healing yourself through food. In the interview he talks about the importance of gut health and its link to physical health.
Listen in here, only 5 minutes long.
Watch this Ted Talk with Jia Jiang to find out how important coping with rejection is when it comes to building your character and achieving your goals.
You caffeine lovers and going to enjoy reading this one!
Not suggesting that you go out there and drink pints of the black stuff, but one or even maybe two cups a day may be just what your gut microbes are looking for.
When Hippocrates stated "all disease begins in the gut" he most certainly was onto something. Here is another BBC article linking gut health to Parkinson's disease. BBC News Parkinson's disease may start in the gut
Interesting article in the Daily Mail today headlining that 50% of common pills wreak havoc on your gut health: Study finds steroids, antibiotics and antidepressants can trigger bacteria changes linked to obesity and infections. Read more here Daily Mail gut health article
Great 4 minute video from Dr Gregor. Summary - do not peel your apples and eat spinach for improved cardiovascular health: Flavanoids and cardiovasular health
Goodbye menopause ... Hello healthy gut! Heal your gut and reduce or even stop your menopausal symptoms. I know that healing my gut as stopped all my symptoms and have discovered the same result with many other gut healers.
Read Dr Kate Placzek's interesting article: https://www.zrtlab.com/blog/archive/estrogen-microbiome-metabolic-health-menopause/?fbclid=IwAR1yX15mPOyZgQob2yQTRijlyqNwwJOgHnCjFR09ADWU4WwsCZ8seLBpbqE
Babies born by Caesarean section have dramatically different gut bacteria to those born vaginally, according to the largest study in the field.
Read more on BBC news here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49740735
Today's BBC article is a very interesting read: What should you eat to keep your gut biome in good shape? Some old-fashioned advice, it turns out, may be the key.
Great seminar last night on The Microbiome. Nearly 50 people turned up and I have already had a number of messages stating how exciting it was learning new information on how to rebalance your microbiome in order to achieve mental and physical well-ness. If anyone would like to watch The Microbiome Live, I recorded it last night. To watch it will cost you £15. You can do this via my website by clicking this link
Many animals are known to adapt their bodies to influence other animals around them. Peacocks flare their feathers, chimpanzees inhale air to make their chests bulge. Humans do similar things but what is interesting is that the way we hold ourselves not only affects others' perceptions of us, but also affects what is going on inside our own heads.
When Barry Cowan took Sampras to 5 sets in Wimbledon this year, Sampras was 13-time grand slam champion and Cowan was the the unfavoured British wildcard ranked 248 in the world. Tools of NLP helped him rise to the challenge. Click here to read more
Interesting Panorama programme about the support available (or lack of it) for children with mental health problems Click here to read more
I had an article published this week on Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy entitled NLP and the Psychology of Weight Loss. Happy reading! Click here to read more
The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies, say researchers from King's College London. Their analysis of stool samples in a study of more than 3,600 twins found evidence that some of this bacteria is inherited.
Interesting article by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt from Yale University who claims that your brain fiercely defends a set body weight range. This range spans about a stone and within this range it is relatively easy to manage.
An experiment entitled “Is it possible to get stronger just by thinking about exercise?” on the BBC programme Trust me I’m a doctor, demonstrates the power of the mind.
As an exercise physiologist, nutritionist and NLP coach, I have discovered that when it comes to weight loss, nutritional and activity advice is only a small part of the equation.
An article published in Frontiers Psychology at the end of June reported on a large research study which proved, beyond a doubt, that thinking positive will change your behaviour and help you to perform better.