Bad Advice in the BBC

Terrible advice from a cardiology registrar made headlines on the BBC News today who titled the piece: Saturated fat heart disease ‘myth’.

Clearly this doctor has never heard of <a href="http://www singulair” target=”_blank”>The China Study, the biggest study of it’s kind conducted by an ‘A’ list of the best researchers in the world headed by Sir Richard Peto of Oxford University, T. Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and Chen Junshi, Deputy Director of Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, and Li Junyao of the China Cancer Institute.

This study equated to the equivalent of 800+ years of professional and technical labour, a study of such scale it has never been equalled.

Saturated fat – also known as fat from animal sources – was first proven in The China Study (and in many studies since) to increase the risk of heart attack, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, cancer and diabetes as well as other diseases. Keeping your intake of it low is the best thing you can do and that’s no myth, it’s fully documented science.

Dr Aseem Malhotra’s work is simply an opinion piece. There aren’t any facts or studies behind it, it’s just his thoughts.

The British Heart Foundation said there was conflicting evidence and quite rightly so – there’s the biggest nutritional science study in the entire history of mankind!

It’s not clear whether the BBC are simply troll baiting for extra readers or are specifically trying to highlight how dangerously ignorant some people with the title of doctor still can be, but their giving airtime to this isdeterimental to public health. There’s enough confusion amongst the public as-is since lots of opinion by seemingly respected figures are paraded around but little air time is given to the real research and statistics that have been built up over long periods of time.

The media are unlikely to give a good perspective and doctors – as this piece clearly shows – often don’t know the facts themselves. It’s worth educating yourself.

French Health Agency ANSES Recommends Reducing EMF Exposure

ANSES is the French Government Agency that is responsible for food, environment and occupational health. On Tuesday 15th October 2013 ANSES issued a recommendation that the population reduce it’s exposure to EMF radiofrequencies.  This follows IARC’s classification of electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Now for any of you who did not hear that loudly enough, IARC, or the International Agency for Research on Cancer, is part of The World Health Organisation, who in turn are the part of the United Nations that deals with health.

World Health Organisation logo
World Health Organisation logo

In short, this is a serious body that everyone would do well to heed the advice of.

In May 2011, IARC moved EMFs to the Group 2B classification. Group 1 is the most certain and proved carcinogens and includes a well known list of villains like tobacco, asbestos, plutonium, mustard gas, aflotoxin, arsenic, cadnium, nickel and medicines containing the hormone estrogen such as oral contraceptives and HRT. Group 2A is where a substance is considered probably carcinogenic, often from limited evidence in human and animal studies.  This largely consists of chemicals and compounds that are less famous like acrylamide together with a few better known ones like anabolic steriods and sleeping out of circadian rhythm.

Next comes Group 2B, the possibly carcinogenic. To get into this group a suspect needs to have limited studies in humans or animals showing dangers. This is hardly a list of fallen angels as many of the candidates on the list are already notoriously bad for health like DDT, Heptachlor, infection with HIV and lead. At the same time, there’s only been limited studies into whether they cause cancer in humans and so while there will be some studies showing it, there aren’t masses like those in Group 1. At the same time, how many science papers do you want to wait for? Since there are already some showing signs of carcinogenic activity in humans from EMFs and many others showing other health issues such as male fertility issues, there is definitely enough evidence to say we should be cautious.

What is cautious?

  • Avoid buying, renting or working in buildings directly by mobile phone masts
  • Chose a mobile phone with the lowest SAR rating and even then, use it as little as possible and when you do, try to use it either with a hands-free kit or better still turn on the speaker phone and keep the device away from your head.
  • Txt rather than call when possible.
  • Avoid using the internet on your mobile if you don’t really need it
  • Turn your phone to airplane mode when in a car, bus or train
  • Use wired ethernet networks through your existing electrical sockets with adapters like Devolos at home rather than turning on a Wifi hub
  • Do not own a microwave
  •  Turn off the wifi adapter on your laptop/PC if you aren’t using it
  • Avoid filing your home with ‘connected’ or ‘smart’ devices that run an internet connection via Wifi
  • Do not keep mobile phones in your pockets
  • Make children or pregnant women minimise use of mobile phones

Remember, when smoking was new and everyone was taking to it, there was little health effects studies made. It wasn’t till years later it all got smoked out for the monster it really was. So too with the way mobile devices are changing our world. Right now, most of us are fascinated by all the cool new things we can do with this technology and few are looking at the health implications. As it’s relatively new, there are yet to be major long term studies completed. Yet from the evidence we can see to date there is sufficient reason to be cautious as indeed the panel of international scientists at the Selatun Declaration did.

ANSES’ announcement contains in it’s starting paragraph:

…limited levels of evidence do point to different biological effects in humans or animals. In addition, some publications suggest a possible increased risk of brain tumour, over the long term, for heavy users of mobile phones. Given this information, and against a background of rapid development of technologies and practices, ANSES recommends limiting the population’s exposure to radiofrequencies – in particular from mobile phones – especially for children and intensive users, and controlling the overall exposure that results from relay antennas. It will also be further developing its work on electro-sensitive individuals, specifically by examining all the available French and international data on this topic that merits closer attention.

It’s well known that the US and UK governments are amongst the most lax of Western governments when it comes to protecting it’s people from EMFs. Attempts in various US locations to get better warnings placed on cellphones by the manufacturers, especially on phones popular with children, was blasted for years in the courts by trade bodies fighting on behalf of those with vested interests. Most local governments simply gave up due to lack of funds to fight the cellphone manufacturers. The UK government has been more than sympathetic towards home-grown global wifi pedlars, Vodafone, including letting them off of up to £6 billion in tax as well as promoting them widely overseas. Looking at the facts, it’s easy to see why some suggest that the industry is currently either too big or too in cahoots for citizens to expect governmental regulation, despite many alarming pieces of new information coming to light.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a country where the government realises the health care bill just might top any revenues they get from it, push them to do more. And for the rest of us lucky so and sos, take care. You’ll only have yourself to blame if you overdo it.


Updates to Nascent Iodine

Many of our regulars will have noticed the conspicuous absence of Nascent Iodine from The Detox Shop‘s digital shelves recently and we’ve had lots of calls and emails asking why. Has the product been discontinued? Have we stopped selling it? Why?

Since introducing the product, we’ve found that it’s significant health benefits made it an important part of our lines. This is especially true considering how the ongoing disaster and fiasco at Fukushima has exposed millions around the world to deadly radiation levels, especially if you consume any form of seafood – salmon from the Pacific Ocean being a good point to the case but just one of many ocean foods that now contain radiation in addition to previously known contaminants such as heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. With so many deadly toxins now found in this food, we recommend avoiding it. Omega oils – the principle health benefit commonly cited as a reason to eat more fish – can be obtained from plant based sources. Most people do better getting their Omega 3s from seeds like Flax, Chia, Walnut or Hemp and for the few who have difficulty in processing them through to long chain Omega 3 EFAs, there are Algae derived Omega 3 formulas which are actually the very source the Salmon get them from in the first place without all the toxic bio-accumulation!

Iodine helps protect against radiation damage amongst other things and if you have exposure to it through diet or occupation, Nascent Iodine will support your detoxification. It also supports Thyroid health which is another significant use.

Nascent Iodine is manufactured in the USA in GMP facilities (that’s Good Manufacturing Process certified, a kind of hallmark for quality production facilities and methods). Last month the manufacturer announced that they would stop making Nascent Iodine and we ceased fulfilling orders after the last of our stock was sold.

It’s not all bad news! They stopped because they’ve decided they could improve on the packaging singulair for allergies. This has to date been a glass bottle with pipette. We love glass over plastics but this packaging was thin and it did mean that we had some problems initially with breakages in the post.

Nascent Iodine 30ml
Nascent Iodine 30ml

The good news is the revamped packaging has since been in production with new bottles of Nascent Iodine due to reach the UK later this week. While we’re yet to see whether the new packaging represents and significant aesthetic or functional changes, or simply a thicker version of the same, we warmly look forward to the return of Nascent Iodine to our store and our own detoxification protocols.

On behalf of the Nascent Iodine team, we send apologies that the need to stop production to change packaging made a short period during which the product was unavailable and for the inconvenience that may have caused some of you on detox programmes involving it. Here’s looking forwards to the next bottles arriving in your hands later this week. Thank you for all your enquiries, support and understanding through this period.


How To Boost Results When Treating Sleep Problems

We live in a sleep deprived age. Go back just a couple of hundred years and mankind lived the way they did for all their evolution – sleeping with the ebb and flow of day and night and the changing seasons. Why is it that we’ve gone from that to a multitude of sleep problems in which insomnia tops the list but also opens the doorway for so many other degenerative illnesses to get in?

The secret of sleep is starting to be unlocked by modern science. Nowadays it’s apparent that humans, like most life on Earth, don’t live in isolation from the heavens. Movements in the sky control many of our functions and one important cycle is known as Circadian Rythym. This refers to the way the Sun comes up and goes down in a pattern that varies according to the time of the year and where we are on the planet.

For those of us in Western climates, the summer days start early and run till late. By winter the Sun doesn’t come up till later and it goes down all too soon, leading to short days.

For humans, along with lots of other mammals, this triggers hormone cycles in our bodies. Sunlight touching our skin or entering our eyes makes us awaken by clearing away prolactin. Prolactin is what suspended our need to use the bathroom while we slept and is why most of us go very quickly after awaking. In the evening, the lack of light allows the serotonin created from carbohydrates eaten for dinner to be converted to melatonin, a hormone which makes us drowsy and sleepy. With enough melatonin we reach deep sleep, producing both prolactin and hGH, or Human Growth Hormone, a powerful regenerative substance that makes the difference between rejuvenating sleep or merely closed eyes.

In the modern world, we run by clocks rather than the sunlight. The sun may go down but we switch on our lights, turn on the telly or fire up the internet. Result? Our evening melatonin production gets wiped out, resulting in insomnia and restlessness. It’s actually very hard to avoid light too! Even if you didn’t turn your lights on, the street lights, car lights and ambient light from the city tends to filter in. Is this serious?

Studies would suggest yes. One Norwegian study compared cancer rates for women with varying degrees of vision. The visually impaired women were less susceptible to melatonin destruction by evening light by virtue of not absorbing the light through the eyes. This supported the hypothesis that melatonin has an anti-cancer function or effect. Further science like that exposed in the documentary Resonance shows how melatonin is a powerful player in the body’s nature systems against cancer and that damaging the levels of melatonin may be implicated in a reduced capacity to ward of cancer.

For myself, I have no cancer and long may it stay that way. Perhaps more immediately pressing is the need to sleep well so I can work hard and contribute to society. I’d also like not to age too quickly. To that ends I’ve looked into this area and what I do to promote better sleep having suffered from frequent bouts of insomnia in my younger days is this:

  • Get off of the computer/mobile phone/tablet/telly at night. Switch to reading or having conversation only from at least an hour before you want to sleep. We aim to shut off these light emitting devices by 9pm most nights although sometimes we’ll go wild on a Friday night!
  • Fit your bedroom with blackout curtains. These are thick curtains that sit behind your normal curtains and cut out light. I find I often have to use a hair clip to hold my curtains together to cut out all outside light otherwise it creeps in through the crack.
  • Get rid of light emitting devices in the bedroom or cover them at night. No glowing alarm clocks, no mobile phones with a light that comes on while they charge, no multi sockets with LEDs. If it has to be in your room, put a thick jumper on it so no light escapes.
  • Eat carbohydrates as part of your evening meal. Bananas are an especially good source of serotonin, the precursor of melatonin and these carbs will help you feel good, a further aid to good sleep.
  • Do not drink caffeine after 3pm. No tea, no coffee, no cola and definitely no Red Bull! Just don’t do it to yourself. There is an initial energy rush from these drinks but later it wears off however as the caffiene passes through our colon, parts of it are reabsorbed. This can easily cause restlessness.
  • Take Asphalia For Natural Sleep. This is a product made from organically grown grasses in Wales. These grasses naturally contain melatonin and so taking this supplement an hour before bedtime increases our melatonin levels. Just don’t screw it up by looking at bright lights which destroy melatonin, whether it’s from Asphalia or from your own production!
  • Use an eye mask when sleeping. The eyes are the most sensitive to light so it’s no wonder that women who use eye masks regularly keep their looks for longer – it’s a habit that helps deep sleep and supports hGH production.
  • Always switch off your mobile phone, wifi network and any DECT cordless phones at night. Scientific studies have shown that the EMFs from these devices interferes with melatonin and therefore sleep patterns. And besides, you’ll be asleep anyway so why waste the electricity?

The End Of Enteric Serraenzyme Capsules

Serraenzyme is a product that’s been around for a while. One of the first products designed to deliver the inflammation fighting serrapeptase enzyme into the body, it was first brought to the market by Robert Redfern of Good Health Naturally in the 1980s. Now in 2013 it’s time to say goodbye to Serraenzyme’s enteric coated capsules.

Serra Enzyme serrapeptase capsules
Serra Enzyme serrapeptase capsules

Before you all start panicking and emailing in, we know this is a massively important health product for so many of you. You rely on Serraenzyme to deliver it’s natural serrapaptase anti-inflammatory charge daily. This isn’t the end of the road for Serraenzyme, it’s a step forwards. Let me explain:

Serraenzyme has been available in four versions for many years:

– enteric coated capsules
– delayed release capsules
– enteric coated tablets
– delayed release tablets

Of the Serraenzyme product family, the one which has now reached retirement is the enteric coated capsule variety.

Why are the enteric coated capsule variety of Serraenzyme being discontinued? The simple answer is that advances in the design and manufacture of the delayed release formula now mean that Good Health Naturally’s new delayed release capsule formula delivers the same or more benefit than the enteric coated and in doing so it takes less other things into the body.

For those with a more technical mind, Serraenzyme to deliver it’s serrapeptase, it needs to release the enzymes into an active state after the serrapeptase has passed through the stomach. When the serrapeptase is released in the intestine, it gets absorbed through the wall lining and starts to be carried around the body on the blood flow. This enables it to support healthy resolution of inflammation in many places far away from the intestine, such as arthritis in the fingers or knees or lung inflammation. The new delayed release Serraenzyme formula protects the serrapeptase from the stomach and enables the serrapeptase to be released in the intestine fully. It does so without the extra materials that the old enteric coated Serraenzyme formula did and so represents a small but worthwhile step forwards for Serraenzyme users. Whilst the extra coating represented only a tiny amount, the body still needed to detox it out. With the new Serraenzyme formula, even that is a thing of the past.

Lucy Thomas-Redfern (Robert’s wife) emailed us this official news release on the change earlier this week:

In our efforts to deliver only the very best products available, we have changed SerraEnzyme capsules from being ‘enteric coated’ to ‘delayed release’. This will be used to fulfil orders within the week.

This new and innovative technique protects the serrapeptase from the harsh acidic environment of the stomach – ensuring full disintegration in the intestine. This slow method of delivery has been shown to further improve results!

To offer choice, all of the capsules in our serrapeptase range are now ’delayed release’ (phthalate free) and the tablets are all enteric coated (phthalate free). Apart from the coating everything else is the same! There is still 80,000iu’s Serrapeptase per cap, the price is the same and SerraEnzyme (delayed release) is Kosher & Vegetarian Society certified. 

The enteric coated capsule variety of Serraenzyme is now out of production have a peek at these guys. Some vendors may still sell it for a while until stocks are consumed or expired.

If you are a Serraenzyme user and you took the enteric coated capsule, your choice going forwards is either to move to the new delayed release capsule or to Serraenzyme in tablet form. In that variety, there will still be an enteric coated option for the time being.

The new delayed release Serraenzyme capsule features a blue bottle top as opposed to the red cap that the old enteric coated version had. Ask for this version now if unsure as you’ll then be taking Robert Redfern’s latest development in this unique and much loved family of serrapaptase products.



Making a Detox Protocol

Isn’t it a funny facet of human thinking that when we count what’s against us being healthy the list goes on and on – pollution, stress, lack of time, EMFs, lowering food standards, long work hours and more. Yet when we talk of what we do to keep ourselves healthy, people often cite just one thing as if it has the power to sweep away everything that’s working against them. One of the secrets of elite athletes and health experts is that rather than just doing one thing, they build a complete lifestyle around their health protocol. The difference is massive. What is a health protocol?

People use many different indicators for health – do you use just one or many?

A protocol is a system or process. It’s a bit like taking a bath. We don’t just run the water, step in and then step out to get clean. We know that we need to soak, we need to scrub and we need to wash with soap. The more advanced may even use a water filter or add purifying soaks to the water.

The same is true with health. If you take just one thing, by all means carry on – it’s a good habit. If you can stretch it to two that work together, they’ll multiply up the results. And once you hit three, you’re starting to reach a type of result that’s a bit like compound interest from a bank; over time the result will get greater and greater.

Here’s an example. A fundamental of health is never, ever let yourself become constipated. It can happy to anyone – a dry day or medication can affect our ability to go and once that happens our body starts to autointoxicate. The quickest cure from constipation relief by far the humble water enema. It’s the cheapest too as water costs very little so once you have a home enema kit and some lube you’re set to treat again and again.

Let’s say you take regular enemas. What else should you be doing to support your health?

The intestine houses not only our waste matter. That waste matter is the home to large amounts of bacteria. Washing away the waste will draw out with it a number of your friendly bacteria reserves along with the bad bacteria there. If you are going to do enemas frequently, it’s a good step to start taking a soil based organism probiotic. This boost to the recolonisation process will mean that the good bacteria are outnumbering the bad. Your digestion will strengthen, with better nutrient absorption and less gas and your immune system will face less taxing drains on it’s energy. Good products here include Prescript-Assist, the world’s first and only clinically proven soil based organism probiotic and it’s cheaper rival, Kiki Body Biotics, a similar blended formula which is yet to invest the huge amount of money required for pharmaceutical style testing like Prescript-Assist but which does very well based on anecdotal reports from users, many of whom are extremely loyal.

Now you’re in a place where hopefully you’re avoiding putting bad stuff in (no eating junk!), you’re cleaning out the debris regularly and you’re rebuilding your internal flora by taking soil based organism probiotics. Is there a way we could make this better still?

One of the reasons people get trouble in the colon is by becoming too acidic down there. It’s often dietary as meat, grains, dairy, sugar, alcohol, tea and coffee, potatoes and processed foods leave acidic residues. Alkalising foods are mainly fresh fruit and veg, especially those served raw. Modern diets lean to the acidic side, something the body wasn’t designed for – after all, we were born without ovens built into us. I challenge anyone to live off of wheat, meat and eggs in their uncooked state. It’s impossible!

wheatgrass drink
Wheatgrass juice drink0

While we can get by off of foods that require cooking, they have this dark side of polluting our bodies with acidic residues. Taking an enema helps as it limits the time we are exposed to them yet there’s a way you can help your colon further! If you do a full enema until you are clean inside, you can finish by mixing a heaped tablespoon of wheatgrass powder with a pint of water. Use your enema to introduce this liquid to the colon in the same way as taking an enema except this time, hold it inside as long as you can. Wheatgrass powder is highly alkaline. It makes the walls of the colon alkaline which helps your friendly bacteria multiply further and suppresses the growth of bad bacteria, moulds, yeasts and candida.

On top of that, wheatgrass powder administered rectally gets absorbed by the portal vein from where it goes directly into the liver, the body’s detox HQ! Once there it serves as much needed reinforcements to this battlefield frontline, helping the liver purge out toxins and purifying the blood.

Buettner-Frank home enema kits are ideal for administering this type of wheatgrass implant as they are easier to clean.

By stacking these three techniques together, you can create a powerful foundation habit to support your health. Try it for one month daily and see the difference!

Robert Redfern, Serrapeptase, Blockbuster AllClear, Serranol & 30 Years in Health

One of our objectives at The Detox Shop is to take a responsible view on the products we promote. We read widely, attend many seminars, we try the products on ourselves and we also spend a lot of time talking to the people behind the products. We think it’s important to hear their story, to find out why they do what they do and in what ways their products can be used to best effect. One man with many years of experience in the health industry is Robert Redfern. Robert Redfern is a nutritionist, formulator and broadcaster and we speak with him at regularly. Many his products you may have heard of include the enzyme serrapeptase. When we spoke Robert most recently the progression in his work was more apparent than ever.

Robert Redfern, formulator of serrapeptase products including Blockbuster AllClear
Our Angela with Robert Redfern, formulator of serrapeptase products including Blockbuster AllClear

Robert’s 2002 serrapeptase product was SerraPlus+, a formulation that mixed serrapeptase with MSM and trace minerals. It’s a great formula for combating inflammation and remains one of his best products for sports injury sufferers. But he didn’t stop there. In 2006 he introduced Blockbuster AllClear. This new formula quickly became known because it targeted cardiovascular health with a mix of enzymes including serrapeptase, clot dissolving nattokinase, Protease S and other enzymes together with a range of supporting co-factors. Next up, in 2010, came Serranol, a new formula that’s particular to inflammation with it’s mix of serrapeptase, curcumin, seaweed extract and vitamin D. Combining these nutrients together, sufferers of inflammation based conditions get the best support. And then on top, there’s still the original ‘miracle enzyme’ formula, Serrazyme, which is simply pure serrapeptase on it’s own in a high strength dose.

Robert started getting into health in the 80s, having previously not looked into the subject much. It wasn’t until the premature passing of his parents in their 60s that he got a shock that made him realise he needed to take this aspect of life seriously and re-evaluate his priorities. Soon he discovered that diet and lifestyle are the biggest reasons that some people enjoy lasting health whilst others suffer all the pain and anguish of deteriorating as time passes. At 65, Robert is still in as good a health as when we first met him, several years ago.

Robert told us that at the moment, he’s concerned about the effect of EU bureaucracy on the health of the region. The trend of late has been increased support of pharmaceutical healthcare whilst adding steps to make life difficult for nutritional supplements. A short while ago, it became illegal to market nutritional products with health claims unless they were backed by official scientific studies to back up the claims, a process that’s generally to expensive to be practically introduced for many traditional remedies. Now, the EU also want to make it law that supplements can only be made in weak formulas, something that would make them either less effective for consumers or more expensive to take effectively. The Save our Supplements campaign is well worth signing if you care about the freedom to look after your body in the way you choose. The biggest irony of this crazy new EU regulation is that it may mean more consumers buy online from suppliers based outside the EU who aren’t subject to it’s regulation singulair dosage. That could be a dangerous thing since the quality of nutritional supplements within the EU is very high.

Natural & Organic Products Show – Dr Roger Coghill and Asphalia

The annual Natural and Organic Products Show brings together many of the innovators and leaders within the industry and the growing choice and diversity of offering available is testament to the growing level of consumer awareness in the UK. Simply put, we no longer want a product that’s effective at what it does, we want one that didn’t destroy the environment to be made, doesn’t damage the environment by our using it and which doesn’t poison us or our loved ones for having used it. Well done – your choices really are making a difference! Please keep on supporting natural and organic products and more and more bigger companies will shift to providing them. We all need this change.

Dr Roger Coghill with our Angela and John of Asphalia

One pioneer it was lovely to catch up with was the ever-bubbly Dr Roger Coghill, inventor of the award winning Asphalia sleep aid product. Some of you may have seen the ground breaking documentary that Dr Coghill features in, Resonance – Beings of Frequency. I caught up with Dr Coghill and asked him of it.

For those of you who’ve not seen the documentary, I strongly urge you too – it’s one of the most eye opening compilations of science backed facts about how EMFs such as mobile phone signals and wifi are affecting a multitude of life forms from bees to human beings. Dr Coghill was researching into the effects of EMF disturbance on the body when he became interested in Melatonin. Melatonin is not only a hormone responsible for putting the body into deep sleep, it’s a powerful antioxidant.

In our evolutionary design, human beings are meant to release significant amounts of melatonin in the evening as a precursor to sleep. This sets us into a deep, rejuvenating sleep during which our body deals with the free radicals – toxic damaging elements – within the body. If our Melatonin is disturbed, not only is our sleep diminished, our body’s immune system is compromised. Resonance details much more on how EMFs are part of the rise in cancer rates, not necessarily because they cause cancer themselves, although a growing body of research is suggesting this, but more over, they are implicated because of the way they reduce the body’s natural defences against cancer.

Asphalia helps combat both EMF exposure and sleep problems by helping the body replenish it’s Melatonin levels. Made purely from Wheatgrass and Barleygrass in Wales, UK, it’s been an award winning all-natural product and there are many testimonials from users who claim to have significantly better overall health as a result of improved sleep.

I’ve also been using it regularly since we started to sell it a little earlier this year and my own personal experience is what gives me confidence in recommending this product. I used to suffer insomnia on occasion, mainly because at busy times I may end up working on the computer till late into the night. After some time in this, I also found I was becoming prone to eczema breakouts. I started taking Asphalia one tired night when I couldn’t sleep; it was nothing to with the eczema at all. I found that within about half an hour I came over drowsy and fell into the deepest sleep I’d had in a long time. When I awoke, I wasn’t groggy and I had no difficulty waking up early when a delivery man rang at the door. The feeling of rejuvenation was sufficient that I continued taking it and now I take it most days, not because I have to – often I take it even when I can feel I’m going to sleep anyway – but because I can feel how much extra the body rejuvenates and restores overnight when Asphalia is taken. The reason I mentioned eczema is because it’s one of the more visible issues that has improved since I’ve been taking it and because it’s visible, it’s more quantifiable than just a general feeling. Without doubt the redness has eased massively, at least 80%. Once in a while I eat grains and I have an allergy to these which seems to flare my eczema, but the outbreak is now mercifully much more contained than ever and mostly results in itching at a level which is tolerable, if at times, distracting. I’d definitely recommend Asphalia as part of an overall health program as the night time boost you get from taking this product seems to build the more frequently you take it.

Dr Coghill did tell my colleague Angela that you can take Asphalia in the day during which time it doesn’t put you to sleep, rather it really chills you out. I will try that one stressed out day but as I only heard this technique a day ago I’ve not had a chance to witness it myself.

Dr Coghill is retiring later this year, although Asphalia will continue to be available through the company that currently manufacture it for him. As a pioneering figure in the UK health scene, we were relieved to hear that the good doctor’s years of experience and research won’t be disappearing. Instead, he’ll be focusing on his research and education projects rather than commercial affairs. On behalf of everyone who has enjoyed better health because of Asphalia and his research into EMFs, we wish him all the very best in his new chapter and we look forward to picking his brains for a more in-depth interview soon.