Category Archives: Endocrine

1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet

A study published last week in The Lancet estimates 1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet. The study estimates and analyses data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study covering the period from 1990-2016 and the statistics make for sobering reading… Since 2006 deaths from ischaemic heart disease...

Vitamin D and Safe Sun

A recent survey showed that more than 50% of the UK’s adult population has insufficient vitamin D levels.  Very few foods contain vitamin D and those that do, such as oily fish, egg yolks, and fortified milk, don’t contain enough to provide optimal amounts on a daily basis.  Our major...

Can our faces mirror our health?

Traditional and Ancient medicine think our health can be seen in our faces – and now medical research has shown the Ancient Greeks may have known a thing or two.  A study has supported one sign – a crease in the ear lobe – is an indicator of heart disease.  The study...

The January cleanse…

It’s seems January is the month for a ‘detox’…here’s the what, why and how. The body’s overall health depends on it’s ability to detoxify – dry spotty skin, digestive symptoms, headaches, fatigue, and stubborn weight are all signs that you may need to give yourself some ‘time-out’. A detox is...

Coping with exam stress

Exam season – that tricky time for students and parents.  A bit of stress can help motivate students to get down to work but if stress levels start to get out of control they can get in the way of students doing their best – or even start to cause...