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Finding Balance in Life

By PhytoProLife / 12th Jun 2019

    What does someone mean when they say “live a balanced life” or “bring one’s life into balance”? What do we hear? My take on “finding balance in life” is influenced by my understanding that all spheres and systems of life are interconnected. The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual spheres all play off one […]

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Reishi is used in Phyto Pro Immune Booster. Read more here.

Reishi, Magical Medicinal Mushroom

By PhytoProLife / 21st May 2019

    Reishi, also known as língzhī in Chinese or Ganoderma lucidum in Latin, is a species of wood-decaying, fan-shaped mushroom found on wounded or dead trees in the forests of Asia. In nature it helps breakdown these trees, returning the components to the natural ecosystem. To carry out this challenging activity it contains potent […]

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The 411 on Forskolin

By PhytoProLife / 28th Mar 2019

    Forskolin is an herbal extract from the root of the Coleus forskohlii (aka Plectranthus barbatus) plant. This plant has been cultivated for centuries in the Himalayas for medicinal purposes and is an important part of the Ayurvedic pharmacy when it comes to the treatment of skin, lung, gut and heart conditions.   How does […]

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Superhero Partners in the fight against Cancer

By PhytoProLife / 11th Dec 2018

Broccoli has been lauded as a superfood for years, and with good reason. It contains particular phytonutrients called glucosinolates that, when converted into their active form called sulforaphane, proactively fight cancer cells. However, these phytonutrients need an enzyme called myrosinase to activate them and this enzyme is easily damaged by heat, e.g. during the cooking […]

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What’s the T about Coffee?

By PhytoProLife / 2nd Nov 2018

Is coffee a health-inducing beverage? Coffee has become the drug of choice for much of society, with many finding the thought of starting the day without a cup of the brown stuff unbearable. But hardly a week goes by without new research being released describing either the harms or benefits of this beverage. Some of […]

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FIRST DO NO HARM

By phytopro / 3rd Aug 2018

Phyto Pro was founded on two principles, inherited from our medical origins: (1) First do no harm and (2) Food is Medicine. In this follow-on to my previous blog, “Food is Medicine,” I discuss what “First do no Harm” means to us. In our functional medical clinic, we concentrated on maximising the benefit we could […]

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FOOD AS MEDICINE

By phytopro / 2nd Aug 2018

Phyto Pro was founded on two principles, inherited from our medical origins: (1) First do no harm and (2) Food is Medicine. What do these mean to us? Let’s start with “Food is Medicine”. If we look at the body as one system, with many smaller systems hosted within it, there are ultimately a limited […]

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How do we get protein from peas?

By phytopro / 19th Jun 2018

Pea Protein Isolate is obtained from non-GMO yellow peas, Pisum sativum, grown in northern France in an environmentally-friendly manner. In contrast to pea protein from other sources, Phyto Pro Pea Protein Isolate is obtained through a chemical-free process that begins with: Combining dehydrated peas with only water, to form a liquid suspension. Branched Chain Amino […]

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Livestock farming is a costly affair

By phytopro / 19th Jun 2018

Farming livestock is more costly. David Pimentel, a professor at Cornish University calculated that to produce 1 kg of beef, 100 kg of hay, 4 kg of grain and ±100,000 litres of water are required. Plant-based farming uses 500% less water and if done in an environmentally-friendly manner, free of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, does […]

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