Fitness First – Energy Drinks

We recently reported on great ways to prepare healthy food easily. The readers of our fitness column asked us to complement the dietary suggestions we give with energy drinks, as they are a fantastic way to boost energy, feel healthy, live healthily and get full control over your life. There … Continue reading

Stress & Cortisol

We are all accustomed to feeling stressed from time to time, be it work related, general fatigue, linked to a hectic home life or everyday problems. The effects of stress are wide ranging. Stress hormones trigger back pain, weaken the immune system, increase blood sugar, promote diabetes, increase the chances … Continue reading

Functional Training

Functional training involves exercises which mainly focus on the strengthening of abdominal muscles and back muscles. As core strength increases so does balance and efficiency which reduces injuries. Functional training involves primal movement patterns and multi-planar ranges of motion. These are movements that children do naturally. This improves coordination by re-training the … Continue reading

Eat Well – Therapeutic Foods

Currently in the UK, the Food Standards Agency, the Government and NHS guidelines indicate the healthiest way to eat to avoid obesity is to use the “eat well plate” This is essentially a simple way to ensure that you eat the “right” amount from each food group. It recommends plenty … Continue reading

New Treatment for Back Pain: the Dorn Method Explained

Most of us experience some kind of back pain at some point in our lives.  Many even suffer from such chronic pain and miss days off work because of it. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do something about that nagging pain yourself? The DORN Method empowers you … Continue reading

Complementary Therapy is Dead

Are you ready for the big change? The “Complementary therapy” label is about to die and with it many of itspractitioners. This is actually good news because the label is about to die only to make room for a bigger, fresher and more official one; “Therapy” or “Treatment”. I guess that you may … Continue reading

Importance of Good Sources of Calcium

City Connect’s Health Writer Thierry Clerc looks at calcium and discusses the importance of getting good sources of calcium from the foods you eat. You may be surprised to hear that diary is not the best source of calcium we’ve all been led to believe. Read his full article below… … Continue reading

Homeopathy and Bach Flowers for Hay Fever

According to the British Allergy Foundation, approximately one in four of the UK population will suffer from an allergy, such as hay fever. At this time of year, people come to see a practitioner with symptoms of hay fever, such as sneezing, runny noise, sore, itchy eyes, itching in the ears and … Continue reading

The 3×3 Essentials in the Complementary Health Business

Complementary health is first and foremost a business.  Many make the mistake of treating this profession as a passion for which they get paid. It must instead be a profession for which you have passion. The difference is small but critical and it often draws the difference between success and … Continue reading

Can Homeopathy Help With Thyroid Issues?

What is the role of the thyroid Thyroid is one of the body’s most important glands. Thyroid dysfunctions are some of the most frequent clinical conditions seen by health practitioners. Our thyroid primarily influences our metabolic process, which means how we create and process energy at an organic and cellular … Continue reading

Live Young and Prosper: The Dauer Way

The global average life expectancy during the early twentieth century was 31 years; today it stands at 67.2 years. The “Big Three”: food, health and hygiene are being hailed as miracle life longevity factors; however improving overall quality of life is far more complex than simply extending it. Without actually … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Therapists and Coaches Fail

And 3 things You Must do if you want to  succeed! If you are a practitioner or a coach, you will certainly know that over 90%of people starting out will fail within the first 12-18 months. Our estimate is that 3 of the remaining 5% will be forced to shut down within the first 24 months … Continue reading

Green Tea Versus Coffee

Antioxidants A scientific term, that is now frequently discussed in popular literature, is the term of antioxidants. Many articles have mentioned that antioxidants can be found in berries, beverages and now even antioxidant food supplements exist. Before discussing antioxidants in conjunction with green tea or coffee, I would like to explain what … Continue reading

Mother Nature’s Beauty Secret

At a time when the recession shows little sign of abating and beauty treatments may be viewed by most women as a coveted unaffordable luxury when balanced against the necessity of paying the monthly mortgage . Mother Nature has a wise secret that we can all benefit from – for … Continue reading

The Magic of Natural Medicine – Arnica & Bruising

Here is a simple and light condition, that we have all suffered at least once.  A bruise, also called a contusion or an ecchymosis  happens when a part of the body is struck and the muscle fibres and connective tissue underneath are crushed but the skin doesn’t break. When this … Continue reading

Holistic Treatment of Haemorrhoids

What are haemorrhoids? Haemorrhoids, also known as “piles” are the result of swelling and protrusion of a group of veins, called the “venous plexus”, which are located in and around the rectum. In summary, these are simply varicose (swollen) veins, located internally or externally to the anus. They can be … Continue reading

Women and the Menopause

The menopause is part of  a natural process, however it can be a very unsettling time for many women both physically and emotionally. What happens?– As you approach the menopause, your ovaries become less active, producing less oestrogen and progesterone.  This means that your periods will become disruptive, usually resulting in … Continue reading