Rachel Shackleton's blog

Why You Need Antioxidants

The importance and power of antioxidants that have the ability to boost our immune system and thus general health, is huge.   Antioxidants combat free radicals caused by a diet rich in additives, stress, exposure to electronic magnetic radiation and pollutants in the air and water.   

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organs.  

How to Ease into Menopause

It is wonderful and very good news that the BBC has been featuring menopause in a week long feature called “Wake up to Menopause”, including identifying symptoms, typical treatments as well as experiences from individual women of all ages, on last week’s breakfast TV.

Are you responsible for your gout?

 

“Properly cared for, a Savile Row suit can be handed down the generations—like gout.”                                              Ben Schott, Jeeves and the Ki

Ever wondered why you suffer from gut issues, such as bloating and gas, arthritis or gout?  It might be that your acid base balance (the balance between acids and bases) is not within the slim corridor of balance that it needs to be to support many bodily functions?

Conquering Diabetes 2

It is staggering to know that Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in the Western world. An estimated 1 in 15 people has Type 2 diabetes in the UK.  That means 3.7 million people suffer with this disease.  Which is equal to 10% of the NHS budget!  How long is it going to take for us to realize that in most cases Type 2 Diabetes is self-inflicted through an inappropriate diet, lack of exercise, and in many instances stress?  This means that this type of diabetes is completely reversible.