Folate Alleviates Allergies, Asthma

Folate, or vitamin B9, may alleviate allergic reactions and allergy symptoms by shutting down inflammation, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Although previous studies have noted a potential connection between folate and inflammatory conditions like heart disease, this study, conducted at the Johns Hopkins […]


I am becoming more and more interested in the research being done into lectins and the effect they have on our health. The following is an extract from an interesting article by Betty Wedman-St Louis, PhD, RD that was published in the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. It is certainly worth reading. Lectins are carbohydrate binding […]


CoQ10 is the one supplement I take every day, without fail. New evidence of an even greater benefit is pouring in so I wanted to share this short article by Al Sears, MD with you. He says that researchers in Tokyo gave rats a carcinogen that promotes colon cancer. The rats were divided into three […]

ASK DR WILLIS: Preventing Strokes

Question: There is a history of stroke in my family and both my parents died of a stroke. I have just celebrated my 50th birthday and wanted to ask whether there is anything I can do to prevent this happening to me. Answer: This is a good question as I know of at least 3 […]

Are you still consuming too much dairy?

By now, most of my patients probably know how I feel about dairy — it is nature’s perfect food — but only if you are a calf. We have no biological requirement for this food and yet we have been told over and over again that dairy is a great source of calcium, milk makes […]

Lovely Patient Email: Plant Paradox diet

I received this email from Penny. Thank you Penny, such lovely words. Thank you also for letting me publish it here. Hello Bernard You asked me to let you have feedback after I had followed the Plant Paradox diet for a while. I’ve been on it for six weeks now and – wow! The gripping […]

ASK DR BERNARD: Explanation On Methylation

Dear Dr Bernard, Is it possible for you to give me a simple explanation about methylation? Answer: Methylation is one of the most important biochemical processes that your body has. Every important function depends on it in some way. It plays a major role in healthy aging, prevention and reversal of chronic diseases and we […]

Can Testosterone Protect Women Against Breast Cancer?

Testosterone is not just for men This amazing hormone can perform miracles for women too. It can help keep their cardiovascular system health. And it can do so without causing their hair to fall out or develop facial hair. One specific benefit is with breast cancer. The authors in the study I read said, “As […]

Top 15 Nutrients to Protect Your Heart

TOP 15 NUTRIENTS TO PROTECT YOUR HEART If you want to pamper your heart, there are nutrient supplements that can help protect you from damage or failure. Along with lifestyle changes, a whole foods diet, an exercise regimen, smoking cessation and stress management, these powerful nutrients can help reduce your cardiovascular risk… 1.   Alpha-lipoic acid […]

Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Gut And The Four “R” Programme

Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Gut And The Four “R” Programme In functional medicine, we believe that every system in the body is connected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. At the centre of it all is a properly functioning digestive system. When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause […]