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Deficiency in Vitamin B12?

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
Pale skin
Sore tongue
Easy bruising or bleeding gums
Upset stomach
Unexplainable weight loss
Depression, irritability, paranoia, mania, hallucinations.

 
 

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Buyer Beware

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!!

Aspartame   aspartamo-E951

With thanks to our Allergy Specialist Clare Gale

 
 

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Health Analysis at Cedar Hall Clinics

Our Allergy Specialist Clare Gale has clinics every Thursday at either Benfleet or Thurrock. Book by phone on 01375 678877 for Thurrock clinic or 01268 774249 for Benfleet clinic. You can also book on-line at www.cedarhallclinics.co.uk

Are you on the right Supplements?

Are you on the right Supplements?

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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On Statins? Beware

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.

Grapefruit & Statins?

Grapefruit & 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

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Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Allergy Specialist

 

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Time to Optimise your Vitamin D Levels?

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.

The Importance of Vitamin D

The Importance of Vitamin D

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.

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2015 in Allergy Specialist

 

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Top Foods – for Good Eye Health

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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.  

Healthy Eyes

Healthy Eyes

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.

5. Blackcurrants
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.

Thanks to our Allergy Specialist Clare Gale for this blog.

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Posted by on August 22, 2015 in Clinic News

 

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The Wonders of Aloe Vera

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 Vera

Aloe Vera

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:

Candida infections
Parasitic infections
Constipation
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

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Posted by on August 8, 2015 in Clinic News

 

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Poppy Lake – Jumping Back to Health & Fitness.

Last Christmas, having had a long winter training period, I went on holiday with my family expecting to return relaxed & refreshed and ready to continue my training schedule. However instead I felt completely fatigued & desperately tired. My symptoms became progressively worse – dizziness, rapidly changing body temperatures, fainting episodes at the university gym & even an uncontrollable fit. By this time I knew there was something very wrong and so I took myself off to the doctors’s surgery where after several false starts & misdiagnosis I eventually got to see a doctor who actually listened to me. I had glandular fever!

Apparently my blood tests came back as some of the worst results the doctor had ever seen. My liver enzyme level was similar to that of a heavy drinking alcoholic & she was surprised I was still walking and not flat on my back in a hospital bed. I was ordered complete rest & sent home from university, causing me to miss weeks of lectures.

Five and a half months later, after many blood tests, care and rest, I was finally given the all clear but had missed the entire indoor season and the start of the outdoor. I had already returned to Uni but not allowed to train. It was agony watching all the other high jumpers and athletes hitting PBs and smashing records whilst I had been forced to rest, rest and yet more rest.

Getting Back in Action

Getting Back in Action

It was after my return to Uni that I made a very poor decision. I was starting to feel normal again but depressed at my enforced inactivity. So stupidly I started to train and do circuits in my room. But this just hindered my progress and made me feel ill again. I had to stop. Eventually the day came when I was allowed to train 3 times a week, 1 hour at a time which was a miniscule amount in comparison to my usual week’s training schedule. But with this training plan I saw improvements to my general mood and get a slight “spring” in my step again which really made me take a more positive look at the situation.

My training sessions were increased to 4 times a week, however I was not allowed to let myself get out of breath or push my heart rate too high as this would trigger the illness to kick in again. Following more blood tests I was allowed to increase my training sessions to 90 minutes, however the illness was very much a presence and I found the sessions tough going. My squat weight fell down to 50kg to from 120kg and dead lifts falling to 60kg from 100kg. But by now I knew I just needed to be patient, my strength would return.

I am now back to full training and am working through this season in preparation for next season; make a full recovery and strong comeback. It was incredibly upsetting to have to withdraw from BUCS indoors & outdoors, European Junior Championships and both the U20 and Senior British Championships this season. But I am now looking forward to next year and to what level I can push myself to achieve after missing out massively this year.

Working with Cedar Hall helps to keep my body working at its beat and throughout my illness the team have been hugely supportive of me and my progress. Now that I am able to train fully again I will be having treatments to ensure my body is well looked after and functioning properly.

by Poppy Lake – High Jump

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Posted by on July 6, 2015 in Clinic News

 

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It’s that Time of Year again – but is it Hay Fever?

The time of year that many of us dread is here once again. Hay fever symptoms, watery eyes and runny nose make us reach for the anti histamine. Hay fever affects millions of people and year after year we put up with the effects of the medication in order to stop the symptoms.

The natural world might just hold the answer for you. Finding out exactly what your allergens are and treating them for you as an individual could hold the key to preventing your suffering. For 70% of people, one remedy is enough for life! A second remedy may be used for a few.

So whats the secret?

When you find the allergens that affect you as an individual and treat them, you are targeting the cause not just the symptoms. Finding out your individual allergens is easy. Bio resonance analysis uses frequency or sound waves to pulse through your body, scanning for your reaction against substances. Including, tree, flower and grass pollen, animal hairs/furs/feathers, dust mite, household chemicals, fabrics and lots more. Taking the bio resonance of these reactions, we can make a remedy unique to you and imprint it into a liquid. Boosting your immune system with drops on the tongue reduces the effect of the allergens.

Some natural solutions to help may include eating some local honey. This uses the very pollens that are getting up your nose and once ingested boosts your immunity against the effect they are having on you. Try dabbing a little petroleum jelly up your nose, this catches the pollen before it gets into your sinus. Avoid foods high in histamine, these include red wine and pork.

Health screening is something we offer at Cedar Hall Clinics with our Allergy specialist Clare Gale. The full health analysis looks at your body’s imbalances including a system and organ check, nutrition, hormones, food sensitivity, allergens, toxins and more. Testing is easy, painless and cost only £90 including an Environmental Sensitivity Test.

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Can our Allergy Specialist Help You?

Specialising in food intolerance, vitamin & mineral balance, hormone imbalance, environmental sensitivities, digestive disorders and much more, Clare has helped many people with a variety of health problems. She provides a range of non invasive screening tests, dietary & supplement advice and personal treatment plans. Clare has clinics at both our Thurrock & Benfleet clinics.

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