How does your history impact your health?

healthyOne of the cornerstones of functional medicine is that it looks at the history of each patient. The idea is that there could be a number of factors in the past that are causing the health concerns today. In fact, there may be several things that at first don’t appear to have any link to the current condition. However, on closer inspection they could be a cause or link to a root cause. Continue reading

What triggers your IBS?

IBSIBS (irritable bowel syndrome) can be a very uncomfortable condition. It can leave people suffering with painful constipation and bloating or diarrhoea. Sadly, it can be a difficult condition to treat because people can have different triggers. That is why it is a good idea to work with a nutritionist. Principal Nutrition can support you and offer lots of useful advice about diet, eliminating triggers, and more. Continue reading

How does functional medicine enhance cancer treatment?

cancerAccording to Cancer Research UK, in Britain someone is diagnosed with some form of cancer every two minutes. In addition, one in every two people born after 1960 will get the disease. The saddest thing is that around one in four cases could be preventable. Things like not smoking, not drinking alcohol, having a better diet, or wearing the right protective equipment at work could all help. Continue reading

Looking upstream for high cholesterol

high cholesterolHigh cholesterol is something that people often contact me about and yet it has been shown that higher cholesterol = lower heart disease risk and longer lifespan. See the link to new research which shows that lowering cholesterol has had absolutely no effect on cardiovascular disease… but statins have cost the NHS (and gained the pharmaceutical industry) A LOT of money. Continue reading