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Functional Medicine on Endocrine System Function

Functional Medicine on Endocrine System Function

Functional Medicine: “PTSD” A Way To Remember Hormones Hormones are molecules that work as messengers for our body. They tell our body how to respond to our environment. Whilst they are tiny molecules they are mighty in their ability to influence the human body....

Functional Medicine on Losing Weight and Gaining Toxicity

Functional Medicine on Losing Weight and Gaining Toxicity

Functional Medicine: Weight Loss From a clinician’s perspective, the New Year presents an ideal opportunity for making the most out of working with patients who, at this time of year, are highly motivated to make behavioural changes. The majority are driven by their...

Functional Medicine on Bacteria as Medicine

Functional Medicine on Bacteria as Medicine

Functional Medicine: Bacteria as a Medicine Here’s a short video of me with a patient called Ben. Ben is a fit young man who has recently had a course of anti-biotics to control a bacterial infection which he could not get on top of through natural means. The...

Functional Medicine on How A Marathon Induced Depression

Functional Medicine on How A Marathon Induced Depression

Functional Medicine: Coping With Depression “Scientists are beginning to link our psychology to our physiology and so it is that depression has recently been connected with gastrointestinal dysfunction. Functional medicine practitioner Pete Williams shares his...

Functional Medicine on Sitting Is The New Smoking

Functional Medicine on Sitting Is The New Smoking

Functional Medicine: Smoking A couple of weeks ago I presented a Wellness session with an organisation. Throughout the 90 minute talk, I would make them all stand up and shout “Sitting is the new smoking!” A bit of fun but I was also trying to convey an important...

Functional Medicine on How Stress Alters The Foods We Choose

Functional Medicine on How Stress Alters The Foods We Choose

Functional Medicine: Stress Management What if you were told that some of your food preferences were not under your conscious control but rather were an evolutionary response to stress in the environment, a response to potential hard times like famine or winter? Our...

Functional Medicine on Cognitive Decline

Functional Medicine on Cognitive Decline

Functional Medicine: Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s This is the beautiful Buck Institute for Ageing Research, based about 40 miles North of San Fransisco. I took this picture on the first day of training with Professor Dale Bredesen in November 2016. Its early...

Functional Medicine on Healthy Living

Functional Medicine on Healthy Living

Functional Medicine: Gut Microbes May Promote Social Bonding I’m really interested in microbes at the moment. I think they will become one of our biggest tools for improving people’s health. Their potential role in improving mood is becoming clearer which is great and...

Functional Medicine on Glycine

Functional Medicine on Glycine

Functional Medicine: Glycine This Amino acid has been building a reputation as a sleep aid and anti-ageing product. It is one product I have used with myself and many patients to help them get a better night’s sleep. I first got introduced to it many years ago at an...

Functional Medicine on What Increases Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Functional Medicine on What Increases Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Functional Medicine: Mouthwash Increases Heart Attack and Stroke Are you using mouthwash as a method of cleaning your teeth? Or, a way to keep your breath fresh in-between meetings? With the best intentions, mouthwash use may backfire on our health. Whilst we think we...

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