Four years ago today Sara & Jacki moved their busy clinic to Stanford le Hope after many years in Grays. Here’s a few memories from our brilliant Opening Day in King’s Parade. Thank you to all our patients for your support. Happy Birthday!!!
Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms?
Fatigue, tiredness, or light-headedness
Rapid heartbeat or difficulty breathing
Poor memory or difficulty concentrating
Numbness and tingling of hands or feet
Difficulty with balance, poor coordination
Easy bruising or bleeding gums
Unexplainable weight loss
Depression, irritability, paranoia, mania, hallucinations.
Could be you have a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Have you ever picked one grocery item over another because of the health claims on the label? You may have been duped. That’s because terms like fat free or all natural are often slapped on a food item that may not be healthy at all. Look carefully at the ingredients list and see for yourself what is actually contains.
One that recently came to light was on a Fructose Sugar packet. With a lovely logo on the front showing a healthy jumping person and saying “Natural Fruit Sugars” what is did not say on the from was also contains Aspartame.
So look at the ingredients, not just the front!!
With thanks to our Allergy Specialist Clare Gale
Did you know that at Cedar Hall Clinics we treat pain & discomfort in all ages? From new born to well beyond retirement. From pregnant mums to growing toddlers. From weekend warriors to elite athletes. From desk bound office workers to manual labourers. From active keep fitters to couch potatoes. From those suffering minor stresses & strains of modern living to those recovering from surgery or injury.
See our website – you might be surprised just how many people & conditions we can help. http://www.cedarhallclinics.co.uk
It never ceases to amaze me that so many people who take medications have no idea that need to be wary about eating certain foods. The one that I see in clinic again and again are Statins.
Many people taking statins do not know that they should avoid grapefruit. This fruit slows down how the body breaks down the drug and you have more than you should do in the blood stream. So when taking medication please check the instructions in the packet BEFORE taking them!
With thanks to our Allergy Specialist Clare Gale
Thousands of studies have been done on the health effects of vitamin D, and research shows that it is involved in the biochemical function of all cells and tissues in your body, including your immune system and function.
When you’re deficient in vitamin D, your health can deteriorate in any number of ways, because your cells actually need the active form of vitamin D to gain access to the genetic blueprints stored inside the cell.
It’s been estimated that if vitamin D levels were raised among the general population, it could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year!
So please, take advantage of this fabulous opportunity to get this vital education free of charge, and share it with everyone you know so they can be empowered too.
Besides addressing your diet, optimising your vitamin D level is perhaps one of the most potent ways you can improve your health.
1. Dark Leafy Greens
The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in green leafy vegetables, with kale and spinach topping the list of lutein-rich foods. Other healthy options include Swiss chard, collard greens, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are both important nutrients for eye health, as both of them are found in high concentrations in your macula — the small central part of your retina responsible for detailed central vision.
2. Orange Pepper
According to one 1998 study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology orange pepper had the highest amount of zeaxanthin of the 33 fruits and vegetables tested. Zeaxanthin cannot be made by your body, so you must get it from your diet.
3. Organic Pastured Egg Yolks
Egg yolk is a source of both lutein and zeaxanthin along with healthy fat and protein, and while the total amount of carotenoids is lower than in many vegetables, they’re in a highly absorbable, nearly ideal form.
4. Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon
Rich in omega-3s, the omega-3 fat DHA is concentrated in your eye’s retina. It provides structural support to cell membranes that boost eye health and protect retinal function, and research suggests eating more foods rich in these fats may slow macular degeneration.
Blackcurrants contain some of the highest levels of anthocyanins found in nature — approximately 190-270 milligrams per 100 grams which is far more than that found in even bilberries. They’re also rich in essential fatty acids, lending added support to their anti-inflammatory properties.
Fresh aloe vera gel is rich in enzymes and has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory, making it useful for soothing a number of digestive complaints.
Aloe vera juice can be helpful for acid reflux, for example, but ideally should be made from home-grown aloe with leaves that are 18 inches long before harvesting. Species that produce thick leaves are best.
Aloe also contains high amounts of an immune-stimulating polysaccharide, especially mannose, which has been shown to induce white blood cells to secrete interferon, tumor necrosis factor, and beneficial cytokines.
The benefits come from the inner gel of the plant, not the outer leaf. The inner gel can be combined with a lime or lemon and blended with a hand blender to make it more palatable when drinking. In addition, aloe vera has been found helpful for:
Ulcers, including those caused by H. pylori bacteria
Crohn’s disease, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Thanks to Allergy Specialist Clare Gale for this blog