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What is your health plan for 2019?

As the year draws to a close it is wonderful to be celebrating with friends and family. It is a time that we tend to indulge and over do the food and the wine. Coming into New Year’s as we make our final hurrah to 2018 we find ourselves reflecting and planning for...

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Iron Pathology

Feeling fatigued, pale, inside of bottom eyelids pale? You may be lacking Iron Iron is needed to make the red blood cell to carry oxygen around the body. Not enough Iron, not enough red blood cells. Iron is naturally lower in the blood in the afternoon, so you may...

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Inflammatory Pathology

There are a couple of different markers that indicate inflammation in the body. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) This is non-specific, which means that there is some chronic inflammation in the body, just what or where is an unknown. Basically the blood is shaken...

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White Blood Cell Pathology

This section of Pathology is found in the Haematology below the Haemoglobin section. White blood cells are your immune defence system. If any results are raised it means some sort of invasion – bacterial, viral, parasites or auto immune responses. There are 5 types to...

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Lipid Pathology

What is your cholesterol like? As the major fat going through the arteries it is super important to keep this within range.  Risks of having high cholesterol are a heart and blood vessel disease.  Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the blood vessel walls so they can no...

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Liver Pathology

You may have had a liver function test come back out of range and the Doctor has asked you to have a repeat test in a month or so. This is because the enzymes maybe raised due to lifestyle choices rather than any significant disease process.   AST Aspartate...

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Red Blood Cell Pathology

Red blood cell pathology is found in the Full Blood Count (FBC) or CBC for Complete Blood Count (CBC) You may find this under the heading ‘Haematology’ Red blood cells live for 120 days, so the good thing is thy are always renewing, so once you get your nutrients in,...

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No Motivation? It may be your FOXA2

Feel like this guy? You know that feeling, you’ve got no energy, can’t be bothered, just want to sleep, know you should move, but you don’t. Now you can say “Oh, it’s just my FOXA2" What?? I've heard of that! Unfortunately, being careful or not in choosing your food,...

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Vitamin D, are you getting enough?

Bbbrrrrr, the Winter Solstice has just passed. However there is still plenty of wild winter weather to come before we can really enjoy fresh-air activities in full daylight before and after work and so our Vitamin D levels may be suffering. There is an average drop of...

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Belly fat can be a sign of high Oestrogen

“I’ve put on weight” “I can’t lose the weight around my belly.” It is a vicious cycle. A low thyroid function will allow you to put on the belly fat, and the belly fat in turn will encourages low thyroid hormone Oh my gosh, what chance do I...

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