Posts by Mirthe Eckl

A Functional Medicine approach to cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death in older adults, while hypertension, a risk factor for CVD, is the most common chronic disease in the same population. Once believed that a high intake of fats, in particular saturated fats and foods high in cholesterol, was the main culprit, the consequential replacement…

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Health benefits of papaya & why you should consider eating the seeds too

Health benefits of papayas

Papayas aren’t only super delicious, but pack in tons of health benefits, especially if you consume the seeds too! One small papaya (152 grams) contains (S): Calories: 59 Carbohydrates: 15 grams Fiber: 3 grams Protein: 1 gram Vitamin C: 157% of the RDI Vitamin A: 33% of the RDI Folate (vitamin B9): 14% of the RDI Potassium: 11% of the RDI Trace amounts…

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Which vitamin D supplement to use this winter

Real food supplements to support healthy functioning and to upgrade your health

Most people know by now that taking a vitamin D supplement is a necessity for most people not living near the equator. However, there is much confusion of dosage and optimal form to use. I will dive into the best way for a safe and effective vitamin D supplementation for you in this short summary…

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PRP Skin & Hair Rejuvenation (UK only)

PRP for natural face rejuvenation in Notting Hill, Harley Street, Chelsea and Kensington (London, United Kingdom).

WHAT IS THE HYPED UP PRP, OR VAMPIRE FACIAL AS SOME MY CALL IT, AND WHY YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER GETTING IT DONE TOO PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. Originally mainly used to support healing in dentistry and in sports medicine, it has recently become a highly sought after and cutting edge anti-ageing…

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A Functional Medicine approach to dealing with anxiety, part 1

How to use Functional Medicine to deal with anxiety

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). These feelings of anxiety and…

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Ketogenic diet as a functional medicine tool for optimal health

How Keto, Fasting and Genetics can ‘biohack’ health, ageing and performance An introduction to Functional Medicine, Epigenetics, Pro’s and Con’s of Keto and Fasting Terms like keto, intermittent fasting, healthy living according to your genetics, gut health and microbiome get thrown around a lot these days, but what really do they mean, and should you…

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