Choose to Challenge Cancer

Cancer touches virtually all of us in some way. International World Cancer Day was launched in 2011 to encourage awareness of how to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

Here, Dr Angus Dalgleish, Professor of Oncology at St George’s University of London, shares some simple practical tips, both to help prevent cancer and to maximise treatment.

Dr Dalgleish is a leader in the emerging and hopeful field of cancer immunotherapy, where the patient’s immune system is stimulated to step up its natural fight against the damaging cells.

Since 2000, Dr Dalgleish’s research has been funded by the Institute for Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy, the only national charity in the UK that exclusively funds research into fighting cancer with vaccines and immunotherapy ( He is now Principal of ICVI. Read More…

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

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Leaky gut syndrome is a poorly understood gastrointestinal concern largely unknown by health professionals as well as sufferers who are often unaware of this condition. Leaky gut syndrome is an intestinal problem in which the lining of the gut becomes permeable resulting in numerous problems.

What happens in leaky gut syndrome?

The lining of the gut is one cell thick and this lining performs the important task of absorbing nutrients from the food you eat. This lining also plays an important role of preventing toxins, bacteria, digested food and other foreign bodies from entering the bloodstream. The gut lining basically acts as a front line of defence to protect the body. In leaky gut syndrome, this barrier is breached leading to bacteria and toxins being able to enter the bloodstream causing a host of problems. Read More…

Getting Rid Of A Cold Quickly


When you catch a cold, it is very natural to want to get rid of it fast. The average duration of a cold is between four and seven days and this all depends on the strength of our immune system and how quickly it can respond. The common cold is a group of upper respiratory concerns caused by viruses which is why antibiotics should not be prescribed since they will not work.

The most common viruses responsible for a cold are rhinovirus and corona virus although there are around two hundred types of viruses which may cause a common cold. Symptoms of a common cold include a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, sore throat, lethargy, mild cough and itching of the throat. Read More…