why is the gut so important?

Hippocrates wrote over 2,000 years ago that “ALL DISEASES BEGIN IN THE GUT.’ The GUT is responsible for normal gastrointestinal function: it contains more than 80% of our immune system; it provides protection from infection; regulates metabolism; makes vitamins our bodies need and utilize, such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, A & K. […]

dry skin brushing

When we think about detoxification we often think it’s all about the liver. However, our skin plays a major role in the elimination of toxins and therefore its health is important to ensure effective detoxification. The accumulation of dead skin cells decreases the skin’s ability to perform this very important function. Dry skin brushing helps […]

Effective Treatment for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux

Sometimes great things happen in natural medicine which go almost unnoticed to the general public.  A recent independent study has identified a herbal preparation which is as effective as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Nexium and Losec, in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux.  PPIs are drugs which are meant to be used in the short term […]