Category Archives: Self-Help

Food As Medicine: banish COLD SORES quickly and naturally!

  Herpes simplex is a common condition that can erupt at any time of year, but is particularly prevalent in the cold, windy weather when people’s immune systems are weakened.  it is commonly associated with colds and flu.  Once you have had herpes, it will re-occur in the same location and because it is highly […]

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Ageing vs anti-ageing: what is oxidative stress, why does it matter and what you can do about it.

Have you noticed the skin on your face getting a little less plump, a little dryer, a few more lines and maybe a little darker than it was a year or two ago? Do brown ‘freckles’ seem to be becoming more noticeable?  Often referred to as ‘signs of ageing’, what you are observing is actually […]

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Infertility Treatment!

What is Infertility? Infertility is the inability of a person, animal or plant to reproduce by natural means. In humans, infertility may describe a woman who is unable to conceive as well as being unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. There are many biological and other causes of infertility, including some that medical […]

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Cancer and Nutrition

The chief oncologist at the University of San Francisco begins this inspirational talk by saying that we all know that smoking can cause cancer, but he maintains that “what we eat and what we don’t eat is responsible for an equal amount of malignant disease”.  He comments on not having learned about nutrition in medical school […]

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Healing in the Amazon Rainforest

Many modern drugs originate from plants, but of course a plant cannot be patented, so their active ingredients are analyzed, isolated and turned into drugs.  This wonderful and inspirational documentary by Nick Polizzi takes us ‘back to our roots’ with eight seriously ill people who have reached the limit of available treatment in the western […]

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Understanding your trigger points – why do they hurt so much?

The vast majority of patients who come to clinic have some kind of physical pain and many people think that is the ‘norm’ and it is part of the ageing process, or due to sports injury or surgery. Often, however, they are mistaken in believing that it has to be that way! Many people are […]

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What is the MICROBIOME and why you really do need to know!

This short video explains so much about how our immune systems work and why they go wrong. However, rather encouragingly, understanding this aspect of our anatomy can help anyone to boost their own immunity and their health and wellness overall. If you are considering coming for treatment at Barefoot Medicine, please take a moment to […]

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Scientists prove the benefits of supplementing food with…food!

Hippocrates said: “Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” but now that the World Health Organization recommends 17 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, how can we go shopping for that much food? Or more to the point, how can we actually EAT that much?  Sadly, the fruit and […]

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