Illnesses

Don’t forget hormones!

  I thought you might be interested to know that last Tuesday's 'Inside Health' featured post-traumatic hypopituitarism. I'm sorry to be slow to let you know, the catch-up link is http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rr37c (20 mins into the programme). It's only available for today. However I can forward by e mail a transcript if... 

Posted: 15/04/2013

Headaches and Functional Medicine

Headaches are very common and can be broken into two categories - primary and secondary groups. Primary refers to headaches which arn't due to an underlying health problem and secondary is due to those with in underlying condition. Tension headaches are most common. They are usually caused by stress, too... 

Posted: 02/11/2011

Pins and Needles

Pins and needles occurs in two forms, chronic and temporary. Most people have temporary pins and needles which is when you cut off the blood supply to your nerves such as when you sleep on an arm and wake up having cut off the blood supply. However if you have... 

Posted: 21/10/2011

Nutrition and Dementia

Dementia has to do with impairment of cognition that may result in interference with normal day to day activities. Patients may experience deficits in memory, reasoning, learning capacity, attention and language. Also affected may be personality, mood and behaviour. Causes of dementia may include B12 or folate deficiency, hypothyroidism, alcoholism,... 

Posted: 27/07/2011

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are nutrients such as vitamin A, (carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots (bright-colored fruits and vegetables!), vitamin C (citrus fruits like oranges and lime etc, green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries and tomatoes ), vitmain E (nuts & seeds, whole grains, green... 

Posted: 10/06/2011