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 …

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 …

Benefits Of Magnesium: What You May Not Know About This Super Supplement

Dr Jess cardiology, endocrinology, Garden, musculoskeletal, Natural Fixes, Neurology, obstetrics, psychiatry, sleep, sports medicine

Dr Jess says: This is definitely in my top 3 supplements with Vitamin D. I have seen magnesium significantly improve sleep in many of my patients (and myself!) and it is my number one recommendation for anyone doing a lot of exercise or suffering from cramp. A wonderful mineral that can make a massive difference to how you feel and definitely …

How To Work Astragalus Into Your Diet

Dr Jess Cancer support, cardiology, endocrinology, Garden, gastroenterology, Immunology, Natural Fixes, Respiratory

Astragalus membranaceous (aka Huang Qi or Milkvetch) is a Traditional Chinese Herb for Qi and blood deficiency, and used as an immune tonic and for fatigue. Watch the video below for a summary of the research into this fantastic herb: Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an immune tonic and for fatigue, easy bruising and prolapses… Astragalus is one of the …

Supercharge Your Health… By Skipping Breakfast

Dr Jess endocrinology, Kitchen, Natural Fixes, weight loss, You

Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day! And it doesn’t boost your metabolism or kick-start your day. This MYTH was created by cereal companies in the 1900’s (1) as a large campaign to encourage cereal consumption among workers. There is NO evidence that eating breakfast helps you eat better the rest of the day, lose weight, have better …

The Top Ways To Reduce Your Sugar Intake: How & Why?

Dr Jess Cancer support, cardiology, endocrinology, Garden, Kitchen, Natural Fixes

Dr Jess: Sugar is in my personal and professional experience the most deadly threat to our health and the hardest to give up. Many people don’t realise that carbohydrates are long chains of sugar or that white flour breaks down to sugar in under half an hour! Look around any supermarket and you realise half of the food contains white …