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  • Diclofenac, a painkiller in the drug Difene, has now been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks or strokes in a study published in the BMJ this week. Difene is used to treat pain and inflammation, debilitating conditions which affect people's lives. Before opting for drug intervention, consider what is causing the inflammation in the body, and leading to the pain. Poor diet with large quantities of alcohol and/or coffee can cause an inflammatory response in the body. Parasites, candida and general gut dysbiosis can do the same. Toxins which the body may be unable to deal with, such as mercury fillings, can also be the culprit. Spend some time getting to the bottom of the cause and you could avoid having to rely on dangerous drugs. 

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    Symptoms include poor digestion, bloating, lack of appetite, poor immunity against infections, thinning hair, weak nails, acne, rashes and poor concentration.  Zinc is best absorbed through food - pumpkin seeds, greass fed beef and lamb, cashews and chickpeas are all high zinc foods. If your symptoms don't improve after increasing these foods in your diet, I can assess your needs and check the right supplement for you. 

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    Our new BioKinesiology training course is now underway. We have 16 fantastic students enrolled on our one year diploma course. I am teaching  along with Elma Murphy, probably Ireland's most experienced kinesiology teacher and practitioner. The course teaches how to set up your own practice, improving the health of your clients through targeted nutrition.  If anyone is interested in the course next year, let me know.

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    Exams are approaching fast for lots of children. It is important to send them in with a balanced nutritional breakfast to get them through the day. Eggs are full of protein to keep blood sugar levels balanced and stop energy levels fluctuating. Smoked salmon is full of omega 3 oil, so important for the brain and neurological pathways. Spinach has lots of micronutrients  which help the brain to function. A slice of quality wholegrain bread and butter gives energy and Vitamins A, B and K.  A good breakfast makes you perform well and may be the difference between getting those vital extra marks or not - Good luck to all the exam takers!

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