On the 9th November 2020 promising results from a vaccine candidate against Covid-19 were announced by Pfizer and its partner, the German company, BioNTech. They stated that their candidate vaccine (BNT162b2 (modRNA)) was “more than 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19 in participants”. Whilst there have been substantive funds poured into vaccine development in the UK,…

Microbes are big news, bigger than any other health related story for decades including Aids and Ebola. The Coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2 and Microbe No 1) has dominated popular, political, and scientific discourse for months. The related pandemic as defined by the WHO on the 11 March 2020 is also challenging our bodies and minds in obvious…

“Our ability to mitigate disease emergence is undermined by our poor understanding of the diversity and ecology of viral threats.” Whilst the burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) dominates health and disease globally, its progress through the population is slow, providing opportunity to intervene, reverse and restore health in many cases. Infectious disease rarely provides such…

Naturopathic Hydrotherapy   Life evolved out of a primordial soup with the coming together of elements able to reproduce, replicate, feed and mutate, hence we now have an amazing variety of earth-bound species, including homo sapiens (us). Water is a common factor – our bodies are 60 odd % water, essential for life. Water is…

  The role of zinc lozenges in helping to fight Covid-19 There is much concern about stopping the spread of Covid-19 in our communities at present but there has been minimal information to the general public on how powerful nutritional interventions may be in helping us to avoid bad outcomes when contracting the disease. There…

Honey ‘laundering’ Many health-conscious people eat honey in the belief it is good for them and may provide protective antibiotic benefits. Natural honey can be expensive and difficult to harvest, reflected in its price in the shops. In order to provide a cheaper product, certain major honey producers use processing methods that result in honey…

Wild Spice Oil Therapy Prevents COVID-19 Case Transmission in 50 Health Care Workers Villasenor, R.N., BSN, WCN-C, and C. Ingram, D.O. June 2020 In a Registered Nurses’ trial it has been discovered that wild spice oil therapy offered complete protection against the onset and transmission of SARS Coronavirus-2, the cause of COVID-19. The Old Testament deems…

Unani Medicine By Shahid Bukhari, ND   Many of you will have some awareness of Unani Medicine and its important contribution to traditional medicine. The name ‘Unani’ is the Arabic word for Ionian, or Greek. It may also go by the names Four Humour Medicine, Galenic Medicine, or Islamic Medicine. Unani has close ties to the other great…

Feeding mind and spirit with meditation   Sunita Passi discusses how meditation can help restore balance in an age where people are time poor and high stress levels are rife.    In today’s fast paced world, engaging in a meaningful relationship with your own mind and training it to perform optimally yields a multitude of…

Magic Magnesium Magnesium deficiency is so common that it warrants a bit more of an explanation. At any one time the body contains about 25 grams of magnesium, about 12 grams of which is contained in the bones, with the rest in the nerves, organs and blood. It is an essential mineral, and has many…