Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, it was often considered an old man's disease but is becoming more prevalent in today's society. Gout is due to elevated uric acid levels in the bloodstream and tissues. Uric acid is a waste product that the body removes via the kidneys. If the kidneys aren't working properly to eliminate this acid, or if there is an overproduction, then uric acid forms small sharp crystals around the joints, usually in the big toe, causing extreme pain
Only those that suffer from fibromyalgia can truly articulate the symptoms they are experiencing. In general, it is described as chronic widespread pain and tenderness in multiple tissue sites in the body. Other than pain relief there is very little that can be done, or is there? The pain is often exacerbated after undergoing any form of physical exercise. Whilst the average person might experience some muscle pain after exercise, particularly if they haven’t used those muscl
Many of us with gut issues have an intolerance to lactose, or we simply want an alternative to milk that is better for our health. Coconut everything is the flavour of the year and coconut oil, which is found in the milk, has many wonderful health benefits. Many of us turn to this dairy substitute for just these reasons but is that the right decision? Benefits for your gut: Antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial it helps to destroy the bad bacteria and improves the good bac
1. Reduce your anxiety levels One feeds the other, so it is important to get this under control. There are many simple methods that can help you manage your stress and anxiety with very little effort. I use a grounding method almost every day. Meditation is brilliant and can now be done on your phone with a number of wonderful apps, great if you need help falling asleep or getting back to sleep. Daily, enjoyable exercise is a must. Start your day as you wish to continue.
Many people view anxiety as a weakness, but I can assure you it is not. It’s your body’s reactions to stress that can present both physically and emotionally. It’s an intense emotional response from the brain preparing the body for an impending crisis. Your heart rate increases, your breathing becomes faster and shallow, muscles tense for action, and blood flow is diverted from your digestive system to the brain. In short you are on high alert commonly referred to as ‘fig
An Investigative Clinical Nutritionist qualified in Nutritional Medicine, Alison writes articles relevant to today's lifestyle with the aim to inspire a life of health and happiness.