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What a fascinating gland! It is relatively small – about 30g in an adult – but controls so much in the body. Thyreos, meaning shield is a great description since it not only looks a bit like a shield, but also acts like a shield. The thyroid reacts to the smallest changes in the environment…

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Hester Ladewig Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle 2

It often starts with some aches and pains. Odd ones, unexplained. In young children it is often first thought to be “growing pains”. In older people it is blamed on stress, being over sensitive or arthritis starting to develop. Sometimes it starts as an injury or disease and then the pain seems to get a…

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Struggling with fertility issues? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! How did we manage to get from an average of 100 million sperm per millilitre in young men during the 1940s to an average of 40 million per millilitre nowadays without it being headline news? Why is it that even though in the past is was necessary…

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Common hormone disruptors, that should be avoided! Xenoestrogens / Xenohormones / Endocrine disruptors / Hormone disruptors Here follows a list of some of the most common hormone disruptors. This list is incomplete and a work in progress, but should help you get started avoiding some of the most common and harmful hormone disruptors. Chemical sunblocks:…

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I often get asked what the best foods are for toddlers and young children when they have flu or a nasty cold. Here are some general suggestions to help ensure you give the right food – food that will allow their bodies to fight the infection quickly. You might be tempted to give them all…

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Winter is around the corner and unfortunately that means it’s also the start of cold and flu season. Here are 5 tips for soothing a sore throat and making sure it doesn’t linger or turn into a more serious infection. The important thing is to take action as soon as you feel the “scratchiness” starting…

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Colds and flus are mostly viral diseases and can take all kinds of forms, depending on the person and the specific virus involved. Sometimes, because the virus weakens an area, bacteria gets involved and can add to the infection. For one person, the lungs might always be the biggest issue, and for the next it…

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