The Beauty of Holistic Balance

It’s woven into the fabric of how we live. There’s the weekday work days – the 9 to 5 load of hard yakka or office work. And then there is the weekend. Whether we like it or not, we’ve divided our lives into compartments….

Facts about the skin and it’s importance

Skin is the largest organ of the human body, with a total surface area between 1.5 to 2m2. Each cubic centimeter of skin is home to approximately one million bacteria. Maintaining microbial balance is therefore crucial not only for healthy skin, but also for…

Infection and inflammation. The effect of chronic infection as a driver of not only acute inflammation, but also autoimmune disease.

The role of chronic infection as a key driver of the inflammatory aspects of skin lesions is understood by the healthcare community at large and often treated with powerful, broad spectrum antimicrobials. However, the balance of the commensal skin and gut microbiota and their…

What is wellness? Optimizing our health as opposed to be just being free of disease

2011 is the year for new beginnings. It is the time of year when you walk through that door equipped with that much anticipated New Year’s resolution that you never started! Whether it be to shed the Christmas kilo’s, to stop smoking, or just…

Estrogen Metabolism and Detoxification

The effect of estrogen metabolism on menstrual and reproductive symptoms and the use of natural formulas to resolve it

Are heavy periods a pain? Focusing on the bigger picture for lasting results

The effect of weight, blood stagnation, toxins, stress, liver and gut on uterine fibroids, endometriosis and/or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Relative estrogen dominance a cause for concern. Too many of the wrong kinds of estrogens.

An explanation of the importance of estrogen metabolism as one of the chief reasons for hormonal issues in woman of all ages

Anti-inflammatory herbs and vitamins for immune imbalance

Polypodium and Vitamin D Regulate Th1 Autoimmunity Th1 Balance is a formula which combines the South American herb polypodium, a potent natural inhibitor of Th1 cytokines, with vitamin D, to regulate the drive of Th1 cell-mediated immunity. Vitamin D is essential to regulate over…

Why is ‘Diet’ a dirty word in Dermatology when dealing with Acne?

The role of diet in skin conditions such as Acne has always been controversial. The role of high glycaemic load carbohydrates in acne vulgaris, for example, has been hotly debated since the 1960s. Recent findings on the impact of glycaemic load on factors that…

Infection and inflammation – the double edged sword

The role of chronic infection as a key driver of the inflammatory aspects of ill health in the body is understood by the healthcare community at large and often treated with powerful, broad spectrum antimicrobials. However, the balance of gut microbiota and their role…