SIBO & MMC – Part III: When things go bad

This is part three of a five-part series. The parts are: What is the MMC and why we care What Influences the MMC When things go bad with the MMC Healing with drugs and herbs Healing with lifestyle measures Recap MMC stands for Migrating Motor Complex.  The MMC is the ‘housekeeper’ of your gastrointestinal tract. […]

SIBO & the MMC – Part II: Influences

This is part two of a five part series. The parts are: What is the MMC and why we care What Influences the MMC When things go bad with the MMC Healing with drugs and herbs Healing with lifestyle measures Recap MMC stands for Migrating Motor Complex.  The MMC is the ‘housekeeper’ of your gastrointestinal […]

SIBO & the MMC – Part 1: Background & Overview

This is part one of a five-part series. The parts are: 1. What is the MMC and why should we care 2. What Influences the MMC 3. When things go bad with the MMC 4. Healing with drugs and herbs (no I did not say dealing drugs and herbs – focus!) 5. Healing with lifestyle […]

The problem with science is … not enough sex!

The problem with science is … not enough sex! Fact: Katy Perry has 97 million twitter followers, NASA has 22.8 million.  Science is just not sexy enough … sex sells, science not so much. The problem with science is …  fashion Challenge: Name three living scientists from different fields – how did you do?  What […]

The Role of ‘Quantifying’ in chronic illness: How far is too far?

I vividly remember in the not too distance past reading an article in the popular media about these people called ‘quantifiers’.  Apparently these ‘quantifiers’ monitored everything they could find about themselves, their steps, their hearts, whatever the latest gizmos and gadgets would offer them. But get this – these mad people actually met up in […]

Just for Today: Be Kind to Yourself and Others

Part of my journey in Reiki training is to get in touch with the five principles of Reiki, namely: Just for today: Do not be angry Just for today: Do not worry Just for today: Be kind to yourself and others Just for today: Express ones Gratitude Just for today: Be diligent in work   […]

Book Review: The Devil Within.

Stephanie Merrit (2008). Published by Vermillion. I do not have bipolar disorder (once called manic depression), yet I recognize so much of myself in Merrit’s terrifyingly honest memoir. A part of me kept thinking – ‘how can you write this? … all this shame and humiliation. The irony is Merrit; before her bare all book, […]

Reiki Part Two: What does the Research Say

This is part two of a three part series on the ancient biofield healing modality of Reiki.  The parts are: What is Reiki What the research says My personal journey Here we will talk about the research on the topic. But first let me explain – in scientific research an individual study is not seen […]

Book Review: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?

Long Title: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything? How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty and Happiness. Timothy Caulfield. Published by Beacon Press 2015. Spoiler alert – yes it would seem poor old Gwyneth is wrong about everything; from juice cleanses, to coffee enemas and steaming her fanny (OK – I added that […]

Reiki Part One: An Introduction

This is part one of a three part series on Reiki, the parts are: Reiki Part One: An introduction Reiki Part Two: What the research says Reiki Part Three: My personal journey Reiki & Me I have received Reiki several times in the past from trained practitioners and always loved the experience.  In the UK […]

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