We are constantly inundated with the importance of doing a detox; this detox will make you slim, you must detox to give you more energy, help you sleep better, stay youthful looking and so on.
But are detox diets necessary and do they work?
I’ve been treating couples with fertility issues for over 14 years and it seems to be a common consensus that IVF will fast track a couple’s fertility journey to starting a family.
So I thought it would be beneficial for people to understand what IVF is and how it works. This way each couple can assess its suitability for their specific situation.
For years I would hear, “When you get pregnant, your psoriasis will go away”.
With one doctor even presenting the possibility that it may completely go into remission once I fell pregnant.
Unfortunately, these were neither the case for me and over the years I have seen many women share similar experiences to me. Typically when you fall pregnant there is a shift in your immune system that prevents your body from rejecting the baby.
Illness is likely to affect most of us.
Whether we are ready for it or not it can happen at any time and what may appear to be over night. Once the initial shock subsides, we tend to get straight into looking for help.
For many of us, me included, the answers may not come immediately which gives the illness time to exacerbate. My experience was quite distressing in that my psoriasis had spread to cover my entire body within 7 years of having it.
In Chinese Medicine, we believe the digestive system powers the entire body.
If there is any problem with the body’s ability to metabolise food, disease can manifest. The role of the digestive system is to receive food and transform it into nutrients and waste. The nutrients are then transported throughout the entire body and the waste is sent through the intestinal tract and later out of the bowel as faecal matter.