What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addressed the healthcare of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening

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Recipe – Sauerkraut

This recipe comes from a Toronto based Nutritionist Meghan Telpner.  How to Make Sauerkraut Ingredients (2 cups) 1 medium cabbage 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds 1 Tbsp. sea salt 2-3 Tbsp. chopped or grated ginger (optional) 2/3 cup grated carrot (optional) Directions Remove large outer leaves from cabbage and set aside. Core and shred cabbage. In a

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Recipe – Chicken Broth

This recipe was designed by Nutritional Therapist and chef Christine Bailey from Advance Nutrition. Ingredients: 1 organic chicken 1 onion, coarsely chopped 3 carrots, chopped 2 celery sticks chopped 2-3 courgettes  sliced into 2 inch rounds 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, optional 2 tbsp coconut oil, optional 2 tsp dulse flakes 2 garlic cloves Salt

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Cyrex Labs Gluten & Immune Testing

I am pleased to announce that, here in the UK, we finally have access to Cyrex Labs range of tests. This includes: Array 1 Mucosal Gluten Reactivity Panel Array 2 Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Panel Array 3 Wheat / Gluten Proteome Reactivity and Autoimmunity Array 4 Cross Reactivity and Food Sensitivity Panel Array 5 Multiple Autoimmunity

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Coffee – Good or Bad?

Mysterious protective effects of coffee against diabetes have been reported in the past. A 2010 meta-analysis analyzing data from 18 studies reported that each additional cup of coffee consumed per day was associated with a 7% reduction in risk of diabetes. This was surprising, especially because coffee consumption has been shown to raise glucose levels

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Hormonal Health

Hormonal Health So hormonal imbalance  is something I see regularly in clinic. One key thing to understand about hormonal imbalance is it is normally an effect of an imbalance somewhere else. It is a symptom of an imbalance rather than an imbalance in it’s own right. This is a HUGE concept to understand as it

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