Category Archives: health and wellness

Purifying and Protecting Your Microbiome

Did you know only 10% of your cells contain your DNA, the rest of you are micro-organisms, over 100 trillion of them! There are over 10,000 species with most of them living happily in your gut and is called the Microbiome.

The Microbiome is a major part of your immune system and governs your general health and wellness.  The microbes living in your body

Science is discovering for the first time how an out of balance Microbiome is causing major problems in the 21st Century and is at the root of many of the autoimmune diseases we see today, including Celiac disease, Diabetes, IBS, Obesity and many more.

However, as ‘know-all’ 21st Century beings we are in danger of taking our eye of the ball and not realising that we have already created a toxic environment to good health. This is a paradox because we should be looking forward to a longer healthier life because of the scientific discoveries and knowledge we have accumulated over the last 100 years. Instead we are looking down the barrel where our children may not live as-long-as the current generation and that to me is frightening and unacceptable.

 

Something is very wrong, “Houston we have a problem”, it is a complex problem but fundamentally it is intertwined with the relationship that we all have through the NHS to the Pharmaceutical industry and to the foods we eat.

 

The biggest problem in the UK is that most people do not take personal responsibility for their health; they wait until they become sick and then go and see their very busy and stressed out doctor, who in a 10-minute appointment is all too happy to prescribe prescription medication especially when they are pressurised to do it by the patient, who through general ignorance of health and wellness needs to come away from the consultation with a fix, whatever that is.

 

This ignorance to health and wellness is causing people to take wrong options when healthier solutions are available. These solutions involve our understanding of current scientific thinking and results of new studies.

 

The wide-spread use of antibiotics in particular is having an adverse effect on the health of our microbiome. Did you know for example that a 10-day course of antibiotics can knock out a third of your microbiome and if these are prescribed on a frequent basis you will be opening yourself up to potentially causing autoimmune syndromes and diseases. And yet we still dispense antibiotics in phenomenal amounts.

 

It is not only antibiotics that are adversely effecting your microbiome, it is the foods we eat and the environment we live in.

 

Resetting your Microbiome

Protecting and supporting good microbes is just as important as eliminating bad ones. We want to help you do both by purifying the microbiome. I am an Elite Health Coach with Synergy Worldwide and Synergy have just launched a patent-pending 21-day Detox and Purification program that will reset your microbiome and get you back on the road to feeling great again. If you would like more information on this please contact me.

 

 

“More middle-aged people unhealthy” says Public Health England report

“More middle-aged people unhealthy” – says Public Health England report

Four fifths of middle-aged adults are putting themselves at risk of disease as busy lives and desk jobs make it increasingly hard to stay healthy, experts have said.

83% of 40 to 60-year olds are either drinking too much, are inactive or are overweight, Public Health England (PHE) said.

Officials said that 87% of men and 79% of women are not doing enough exercise, exceeding the recommended limits for alcohol or are either overweight or obese.

Figures taken from the Health Survey for England show that 77% of men and 63% of women in middle age are either overweight or obese – with the rate of obesity shooting up 16% in the last two decades.

The diabetes rate among this age group also doubled in this period in England, PHE said.

Meanwhile, many are also not being physically active and drinking too much.

The health body is encouraging adults to take its One You – How Are You health quiz which may highlight problems and areas for improvement.

People who take the quiz and are flagged as having a problem are directed to apps including Couch to 5K, Alcohol Checker and Easy Meals. “The demands of modern – day living are taking their toll on the health of the nation, and it’s those in middle age that are suffering the consequences most, as their health reaches worrying new levels,” said Professor Sir Muir Gray clinical adviser of PHE’s One You lifestyle campaign.

“Over 15 million Britons are living with a long term health condition, and busy lives and desk jobs make it difficult to live healthily”.

“But just making a few small changes will have significant benefits to people’s health now and in later life.”

Professor Kevin Fenton, director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England, admitted: “People are busy with work, with families, with the daily grind and sometimes their health is the least of their priorities. “