Combining technology and nature to restore health

Susceptibility to Lyme Disease

The Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through the bite of infected ticks. This can come from deer ticks, sheep ticks, hedgehogs and many small mammals.

Ticks can attach to any part of the human body but are often found in hard-to-see areas such as the groin, armpits, and scalp. In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36-48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted. Continue reading

Getting New Clients from Your Website

The power of the Web increases year on year and today no practitioner can really afford to be without a website. But whether people arriving at your website are browsing, have arrived via a pay per click campaign or have responded via an advertisement, keeping them on that site is important. Continue reading

Minerals and Health

All practitioners are aware of the value of minerals in treatment but recent test results from many different clinics have shown mineral deficiency to be the key factor in many of today’s health conditions. The ramifications of mineral nutrition are broad but how have we arrived at the scenario we‘re observing today? Continue reading

Understanding pH and Pathogens

What is pH?

pH stands for “potential of hydrogen” and refers to the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) in water or whatever liquid is being measured. In more everyday terms, pH is a unit of measure for determining if a liquid is acidic or basic (alkaline). Something that is neither acidic nor basic is referred to as neutral. Continue reading

Building a Practice

Having a flourishing practice is most natural practitioners’ dream. But there are as many aspects to good business practice as there are to most natural therapies. Below are tips and key points culled from various successful natural clinics in Europe and the States. Continue reading

Bone Density and Cartilage Loss

For the natural practitioner, skeletal conditions are often challenging, with many remedies offering palliative support but not eliminating the prevailing ailment. Whilst the passing years can take their toll on most people’s articular joints there are factors, too, that can precipitate a condition. So it can pay dividends to have an overall understanding of joint articulation, the formation of bone and why cartilage may deteriorate. Continue reading


Radiation sickness is not a complaint the average practitioner is expecting to hear from a patient walking into their clinic. But nevertheless there is growing evidence that some cellular disturbances and physical conditions may be precipitated by exposure to radioactivity in some form. Continue reading

How Panax Ginseng Works For Stress And Other Ailments

Panax ginseng is an ancient Chinese herb that is popular both in the West and China, and for good reason. It was originally used for all manner of conditions, though it is now, in western herbalism, used for two primary issues. These are stress and ageing, and their plethora of related concerns. Continue reading

Four High Electrolytes

(hair calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium all elevated above ideal values)

Four high electrolytes is a pattern commonly seen on hair mineral analysis.  It is defined as a calcium level above about 40, magnesium greater than 6, sodium above 25 and potassium above 10.  It is seen in roughly 10-20% of mineral analyses. Continue reading

Colostrum – Clinical Research

Bovine Colostrum: its dietary supplementation role in improvement and modulation of human immune indices

Sherif S. Ragab* and Effat A. A. Afifi**

*Nutrition and Food Science Department; Home Economics Faculty; Minufiya University – Egypt

**Food Hygiene Department; National Institute of Nutrition; Cairo – Egypt.


Oral ingestion of bovine colostrum lozenges in student subjects was shown to be effective in improvement and modulation of humoral and cell-mediated immune indices during the feeding (two weeks) and post-feeding (two weeks) durations. Serum immunoglobulins IgG, IgM and IgA, and measured parameters of humoral immunity and T-lymphocytes CD4 and CD8 and measured parameters of cell-mediated immunity in all examined human subjects were significantly influenced by oral supplementation of bovine colostrum lozenges. Continue reading