Sue M Coad, Medical Herbalist,

incorporates Naturopathic Principles based on scientifically based evidence, along with time honoured safe, comprehensive and successful complementary healthcare for the entire family.
Traditional Materia Medica Reproductive System

Traditional Materia Medica Reproductive System

Amenorrhoea Lack of menstruation It can be Primary (menses having never occurred) or Secondary - menses not occurring in someone who has had regular periods before. Primary amenorrhoea is sometimes difficult to diagnose.  Activity in sports or dance, weight loss,...

Traditional Urinary Herbs

Traditional Urinary Herbs

Materia Medica Kidneys & Urinary System   Bearberry Uva Ursi                                         Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Phenolic antiseptic Phenolic glycosides; resin; flavonoids; tannins; allantoin Caution: Avoid in case of kidney involvement Potent and...

COMT – a compilation of data

COMT – a compilation of data

The expression of DNA and certain genes Immune function Between 20 and 30 percent of Caucasians with European ancestry have a COMT mutation. This mutation limits the body’s ability to break down and remove neurotransmitters (NTs) by 3-4 times. These NTs are responsible for planning, behavioural inhibitions, short-term memory, and stress reactions. This will result in difficulty of your body to cope with high levels of circulating neurotransmitters during stressful periods

Immunity, stress response and gene variants

WHY IS YOUR IMMUNITY NOT SIMPLY A NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY, A STRESS RESPONSE OR JUST A BUG? IMMUNITY,  SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM What does a SNP mean for you and your health? Single nucleotide polymorphisms, frequently...

Autoimmunity, sulfurophane, TH17, IL12, IL 23

Autoimmunity, sulfurophane, TH17, IL12, IL 23

A recent study found that sulforaphane (SFN), a compound derived from plants of the Brassicaceae family, e.g., broccoli, induces a pro-oxidative state in untransformed human T-cells of healthy donors or RA patients. The study concluded SFN significantly inhibited the...

Pain, Inflammation and Natural Remedies

Pain, Inflammation and Natural Remedies

PAIN There are various forms of pain, including acute and chronic pain, breakthrough pain, soft tissue, nerve, referred and even phantom pain. Pain can be debilitating and have an extremely negative impact on your quality of life. Common medical drugs include...

MTHFR & LIPIDS

MTHFR & LIPIDS

Research has concluded that clustering of certain metabolic factors (e.g., abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia and elevated blood pressure), that define the metabolic syndrome (MS) has been documented to identify patients at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, as well as CVD and overall mortality