Clapham Osteopathy and Functional Movement

5 Powerful Natural Antibiotics That Don’t Require A Prescription!

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During cold season it is useful to have some remedies in your toolbox that can fight infections without wrecking your digestive system. Get rid of infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics. In particular, I use oil of oregano to fight off colds and other minor infections. Save the antibiotics for when they are really needed.


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Vitamin D testing

essential-vitamin-dI often tell my patients to get their vit D levels checked.  As this article shows a deficiency can cause problems in all  body systems from gut dysfunction to immune system and joint health. Deficiencies have been implicated in multiple sclerosis too. If you don’t get sun on about 50% of your body – without suncreen for about 20mins in the middle of the day each day during the summer, then you may be deficient.  The test can be done simply by sending off a blood spot, and this is a good time of year to do it,as unless you’ve been away for some winter sun your levels are at their lowest for the year.

If you do need vitamin D then you should also consider taking Vitamin K2 as well to ensure that the calcium is deposited into your bones and not your arteries leading to atherosclerosis.

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Boning Up On Broth

bone-broth1I often tell my patients that one cheap and simple thing they can do to improve their nutritional status is to start making and eating bone broth.  My husband’s blog tells you exactly how and why to do it! For one thing if you have any gut issues it contains all the amino acids you need to soothe and rebuild the gut lining.  It also contains copious amounts of chondroitin and glucosamine, which people often take in expensive supplement form to ease their joint pain.  Broth is easily absorbed and almost free!

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