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Why Your Environment Matters For Your Health

This is a guest blog post by Bart Wolbers. Bart runs a health blog at Nature Builds Health and helps you take charge of your own health.   Bart finished degrees in Physical Therapy, Philosophy (BA and MA), Philosophy of Science and Technology (MSc – Cum Laude), and Clinical Health Science (MSc). As a personal […]

The Importance of Being Wrong.

Mark Twain once said, “”It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so,” and Ram Tzu (Wayne Liquorman) also nailed the sentiment with, “Bring me your dearest held beliefs and with any luck you will leave without them.” During my life, on many […]

What is “Paleo” exactly? No really, what is it?

  Paleo is such a buzzword at the moment, and as you trawl the Internet it seems that there are a whole load of conflicting ideas about what it actually is. In conversation, people often have said to me, “Oh yes, that caveman diet – lots of red meat!” or even, “Oh, it’s just glorified […]

Iodine and Fibrocystic Breast Syndrome

Fibrocystic breast syndrome is so common in menstruating women that it is often not considered an illness at all, just a natural part of the female hormonal cycle. Typically becoming most acute just prior to menses, it can become an extremely distressing and debilitating condition. Since hitting puberty I have had an ongoing problem with severe […]

Lower Your Heart Rate to Reduce the Impact of Cardio Workouts

As enjoyable and invigorating as a good cardio workout can be, it’s often much longer than sprint training or weight training, and they can take their toll on the system, especially for such athletes as long-distance runners and cyclists. However, it’s not just the professional athletes who can benefit from reducing the impact on the […]

How to turn illness into a blessing

Normally the articles I write are about how to prevent any imbalances in the body by following, among other things, Ayurvedic principles of diet and exercise. But what if you have already fallen foul of some unpleasant ailment – is it the end of the world? Quite often it can be just the opposite… A […]