Courtenay’s Wellness Blog

Born Free, Born To Run: The Tarahumara of Northern Mexico

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Known for their extraordinary feat (or should that be feet?) of endurance running the Tarahumara Tribe call themselves Rarámuri which means those who run fast.  They left off three words after fast:...

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Don’t Just Hug A Tree – Go Build A BioSphere

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” For all those tree huggerists out there you’re going to need longer arms – ones that in future wrap around whole Countries.  The more you think about that the more sense it makes to play all...

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Avoiding An Ill For Every Pill – Go East Young Man

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Barely a day passes in the West without mention of the increasingly unaffordable health spend, rising in sync with the number of patients suffering multiple chronic illnesses while taking multiple...

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Time To Give Multiple Medications The Bird

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Last week ended well with an ‘across the Pond’ call about the de-prescribing process.  Your average ‘gateway medicine’ is easy to get onto but much harder to get off – pill reduction being the...

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Fibromyalgia – Vagus Nerve Stimulation Brings Real Relief

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” A friend has been suffering from fibromyalgia for a decade, which sounds more than long enough for anyone.  Nothing has worked, nor shifted it, despite her being a scientist and very ‘well read’. ...

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An 85 Mile ‘Walk In The Park’ – How Hard Can It Be?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” The Isle of Man nestles quietly in the middle of the Irish Sea but some might ask why its’ people always look for extreme ways to test themselves.  The sea faring ways of the Manx still live...

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Hitchcock Thriller – Meat Without Antibiotics in Hospital

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Antibiotics are seen as a modern miracle, healing life threatening infections for young and old alike.  But as with all drugs, over-use comes with a warning of unwanted side effects. So, Dartmouth...

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Alcohol – How To Whittle Away At The Ultimate Gateway Drug

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” What’s in a surname?  Well, when it’s Whittle – quite a bit from engineering through to bio sciences.  Some will think of Sir Frank, thought leader and inventor of the first jet engine.  A...

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Dr David Healy – Real World Visionary and Delightful House Guest

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Dr Healy recently visited the Isle of Man to present at the educational facility of Noble’s Hospital.  He covered the 77,000 pages intentionally hidden from scrutiny in the infamous ‘clinical trial’...

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Multiple System Atrophy – Manx MSA Trust Funds Research Project

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” “Jurby Wellness is pleased to announce the commencement of a clinical research project aiming to identify an ‘early diagnostic’ for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).  The project will examine protein...

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Alignment For Life – Grow Yourself A Backbone Son!

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” This week was capped off by a mind expanding lunch – while the belt was also loosened a notch or two.  One of the lunch guests, a Chiropractor, works on integrated health focusing on four key...

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Health – From Farmer To Pharma In Two Generations

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Being April, when I saw this, I had to check that it wasn’t an April 1st joke, for fools.  American TV really can take the biscuit, cookie and donut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nEiggf50m4 Some...

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What have plants got to teach our endocannabinoid systems?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Humans and animals are equipped with the ability to run away from predators and situations of great danger.  It’s easy for a fast moving alligator to seek out a tasty lunch, something smaller and...

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Encouraging a work life balance – Ballannette Estate

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Well, this country view would help you to be healthier in mind, body and spirit during the working day. I was shown around Ballannette Estate last week – it serves as the working environment for a...

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Addiction – What If Everything We’d Been Taught Was Wrong?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Growing up, the song “Ruby don’t take your love to town” by Kenny Rogers, was on the radio.   It highlighted the distress of a soldier back home from the Vietnamese war – a war where 20%...

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GUT – A Great Read If You Can Stomach It

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Giulia Enders has an unusual fascination, one not dialled out of her by polite society: she loves the gut and it shows in her book.  From bacteria to energetic enzymes, along the way we also step...

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Wim Hof – How The Ice Man masters the Immune System

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Those Dutch, don’t you just love ‘em?  Not just able to dig a decent dyke they can also whittle a clog or two if you’ve got ten minutes to spare and they’ve got a chisel.  Ok, less...

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World Cancer Day and the PSA ‘test’ for Prostate Cancer

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Around the World countless kind people are raising money for and giving thought to those with cancer, especially today on World Cancer Day.  The ‘War on Cancer’ was a term coined by US president,...

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Want To Liver Fuller Life – Try hanging onto Your Gallbladder

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” While walking yesterday I bumped into an older friend.  He looked thinner than usual but surprisingly bouncy – though he’d just had his gallbladder removed.  He skated over the causes, or...

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Tuning In Our Personal Radio To FM (Functional Medicine)

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Just as our car engine needs good quality oil to keep the metal surfaces from grinding and banging, so it seems, does our body. Some oils, such as ‘extra virgin’ olive oil are great on...

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Dan Medical – When Life Critical Oxygen Is More Than Hot Air

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” White van man, dontcha just love him – especially when he’s loaded to the gunnels and bearing down on YOU in the fast lane of the M6 in the fog?  But this white van delivery is a bit special...

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Fat chance that cholesterol is (actually) to blame

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Interesting studies have come out of Norway.  Seems that real world evidence over decades, IS that low cholesterol kills you earlier.  So statinistas, put that in your pipe and smoke it, or maybe...

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What’s in a name?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Plenty it seems, but with only one letter different I have recently been introduced to my almost name sake, (Dr) Courtenay Harding on Youtube as she outlines the principles of therapeutic...

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Modern Day Hero – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Many of you will know Dr Rangan Chatterjee from his television appearances or from his inspiring TED talk.  His great surprise was at how his son nearly died, more so it was a dietary lack of...

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Easy On The Gut Now

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” It seems the World is steadily going natural botanicals, while applying some clinical rigour alongside a little gentle tree hugging.  How better, ultimately, than to combine the process and...

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Eating Our Way To Old Age

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” My email in-box this week contained some real gems, a couple of easy to read dietary Research Papers.  Normally, humans view their diet as something to be slavishly followed when they want to look...

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The C Word

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” What a great three days at Giant Health.  So, what was the most memorable thing apart from meeting so many terrific people? for me… watching the Film: The C Word, about the causes, finance and...

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Off to see a Giant

“Sport and health are so important to our nation, that they deserve to be at the front of people’s minds.” – Daley Thompson

See you at the airport, off to see our friends in London. Giant Health has attracted 2,000 delegates, fantastic for a first time…

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Giant Health, London

Well, just one week to go until Giant Health, London. For a first time launch event they’ve attracted some Global heavyweights and original thinkers. I can’t wait to hear Aubrey de Grey, speak about the technology and learning we have today ‘may enable human beings to...

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The N=1 health revolution

There’s a health revolution going on where N=1. Centred on cheaper, more pervasive technology, we’re entering the age of personalisation. With N being the number and 1 being the individual patient we’re increasingly digitally connected, in many cases even when we’re asleep…

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