Statins and Heart Disease

The latest findings of a study, published in the journal ‘Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology’, have shown that patients taking statin drugs are more likely to suffer from hardening of the arteries, a leading cause of heart disease.  Yes, the condition that they are given to prevent, they actually cause! Commenting on the findings, lead researcher, … Read more

Vitamin D Deficiency linked to IBS

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin and certainly with all the rain we have had over the last few months we have had very little Vitamin D so it is really important to take it as the supplement over the winter period. Recently it has been proven to be one of the most powerful disease … Read more

Probiotics and the Immune System

We are now in the middle of winter but we have not had much cold weather to kill off all the bugs, so it is really important to boost your immune system to help prevent any colds and infections. One really good way of doing this is by taking a probiotic because 60-70% of your … Read more

How to Keep Yourself Free of the Common Cold

It is the season for the ‘common cold’, an infectious disease triggered by hundreds of different viruses and typically spread by hand to hand contact between people or touching objects that are harbouring the pathogens. It is not bacterial and therefore antibiotics will not help and will only encourage antibiotic resistant disease. The key to … Read more

Diet Drinks Are Not Good For You…..

There are chemicals and additives in so many of our processed foods that are not good for us but the artificial sweeteners in diet drinks are probably the worst. In order to reduce the intake of processed sugar that can lead to obesity, our food companies have responded by using so-called safe substitutes such as … Read more

Sacro-iliac Joint in Detail

As the name suggests this joint is formed by the union of two separate bones, one being the lower part of the spine (the sacrum), and the second, being one of the three bones which make up the pelvis (the ilium). Hence the L-shaped sacro-iliac joint (SIJ). The two different surfaces are covered with different … Read more