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Tried to get rid of acne unsuccessfully? The functional medicine approach to acne may help

Discover the functional medicine approach to solve acne for good. Frustrated and fed up from trying potions, lotions and treatments to get rid of acne that haven’t worked? Not only is acne frustrating and embarrassing to have. The common treatments used to clear up acne don’t work for everyone, and some come with risks to …

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‘The Way’ of Sleep

The only person who knows exactly how much sleep you need, is you. We find that around eight hours is the magic number for most people. Evidence suggests that too little (less than 6.5 hours), and too much (more than 8.5 hours) sleep can have negative health implications. We have a ball-park for what constitutes …

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‘The Why’ of Sleep

If there is a word that personifies modern life, it would be: ‘busy’. Busy is something we pride ourselves on; no matter the arena. To be the first to arrive at work, and the last to leave, is glorified. A mum who manages to hold the family together, while doing all the home-life stuff, including …

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MTHFR…what the?

If you are into health, then you may have heard about MTHFR, and if you’ve dared to dig into it, you are probably thoroughly confused. Let’s break it down simplistically. What is MTHFR? To understand about MTHFR, we first need to understand about folate (vitamin B9), which is an umbrella term, encompassing: folic acid, folinic …

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Cholesterol finally off the hook…

Cholesterol from food finally found not to be guilty after all! This from the US government: “available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum (blood) cholesterol… Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Via CNN, read more here. Unfortunately saturated fat is still being demonised, while whole grains are deified. …

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Resoleomics, Stress, and ‘The Self’.

Leo Pruimboom writes on resoleomics in his article entitled: ‘The evolutionary origins of inflammation’, which I summarise here: Resoleomics is the body’s response to potential or actual damage, inclusive of injuries, pathogenic exposure and oxygen deficit. The physiological response includes primary inflammatory production of substances, which, in turn, trigger production of substances that stop this …

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Paleo – A Simple Truth

Paleo – A Simple Truth You, dear reader, really are an amazing organism; a work of art, say some; a beautiful machine prefer others. Either way, the problem is that your body is now outdated. We have simply not had enough evolutionary time for our DNA to adapt to the current modern lifestyle. Heck, our …

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