Can Eggs Help You Lose Weight? Or Do They Raise Cholesterol?

Dr Jess Kitchen, weight loss

Dr Jess says… Eggs are amazing! They are very nutritious, containing healthy fats good for your heart, high quality protein and are good sources of nutrients including Selenium, Vitamin B12, Lutein and Zeaxanthin (essential eye nutrients) and Vitamin D* and Vitamin K*. *Only if organic and pastured (allowed to eat grass and plants outdoors). But let’s look at the most …

Nourishing Bone Broth (Simple Stock)

Dr Jess Kitchen, musculoskeletal

The Natural Doctors: Bone broth is the new name for a traditional chicken or beef stock. So incredibly easy to make and wonderful for your gut and your health. However, it is important to use organic meat bones where possible as there is a risk of heavy metal contamination (1). Bone broth is a good source of minerals like calcium and magnesium, …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Struggling To Cope? How To Relieve Stress Naturally…

Dr Jess cardiology, endocrinology, fatigue, fertility, gastroenterology, psychiatry, sleep, stress, weight loss, You

Dr Jess: Stress is a 6 letter word nearly all my patients use at some point to describe how they are feeling or what has caused their symptoms. A terrifying 3 in 4 people in the UK have felt so stressed in the last year that they have felt unable to cope. Although stress is more commonly expressed by women, …

Vitamin B1 Thiamine Health Benefits & Why You May Be Running Low

Dr Jess endocrinology, fatigue, Neurology, You

Dr Jess: Like many doctors I was trained to look for severe deficiency of Vitamin B1 – particularly Wernicke’s encephalopathy – but failed to understand the wide range of lesser symptoms like low energy, mood and sleep problems which can be caused by Vitamin B1 deficiency. Over the years, however, I have improved these symptoms multiple times after finding B1 …

Health Benefits Of Zinc: What Zinc Does For Your Body & How To Get More Of It

Dr Jess dermatology, endocrinology, fertility, Garden, gastroenterology, Immunology, Natural Fixes, Neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry

Dr Jess: As I am sitting on the sofa recovering from a horrible cold writing this, Zinc seems the perfect mineral to write on. Unfortunately today my body is proof that despite good diet, herbs and supplements, my immune system can’t overcome sleep deprivation with my son Jack! I find zinc excellent to help shorten and lessen a cold, and also to …

The Benefits Of Psyllium Husk & How To Use It

Dr Jess Garden, gastroenterology

Dr Jess says: Psyllium husk is a safe, natural and effective fiber that can revolutionise your digestion. This is probably one of the products I recommend the most to patients with digestive problems including IBS, bowel disease, constipation or diarrhoea.  It is also great as a support alongside a healthy diet for losing weight and helping blood sugars in diabetics. …

Poynton Show: Guess The Veg Results

Dr Xandra Featured, Kids, You

Thank you to all of our participants who took part in the guess the vegetable quiz. By now we have found our winners and you will receive an email about your prize today. We made this quiz tricky to really test how well people could recognise vegetables, and we were happy to find that on average 8/10 were correctly labelled. …

Top 10 Supplements for Hypothyroidism

Dr Jess endocrinology, Garden, You

Vitamins, dietary nutrients and minerals play a surprisingly big role in how healthy our thyroid is. We are still learning how many of these nutrients work but so far we know that the top 10 nutrients for hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone) are: 1. Vitamin A – Supplementation with Vitamin A for 4 months has been shown to significantly reduce TSH …

Top 5 Herbs for Hypothyroidism

Dr Jess endocrinology, Garden

Traditional herbs have been used to treat symptoms of hypothyroidism like fatigue, low energy, weakness and ‘brain fog’ for hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of years. Scientific evidence is now beginning to show the effectiveness of these herbs on the thyroid and mechanisms for how they work. Dr Jess has used all of these in practice and these are …