CAM Award Winner

Posted on 31. Mar, 2010 by Michael Ash in Uncategorized

In the section related to the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community‘ our Managing Director and editor of our educational blog and web site Michael Ash was given a highly commended award in this years – 2010 CAM awards.

The CAM awards continues CAM’s commitment to recognising the practitioners’ and students’ who use CAM to make a real difference to their community, or simply excel in their field of work.

Michael ran a very successful integrated health care practice for 25 years, before selling in 2007 to concentrate on nutrition research, lecturing and developing Nutri-Link. He personally writes most of the articles and reviews for NL education and selects expert speakers from around the world to present their research and clinical experiences at the International Conferences he organises each year. He was also highly commended by CAM Awards in previous years for his Clinical Practice in the Outstanding Practice Award.

Interested in the work he does? why not visit the www.nleducation.co.uk web site and check out the resources section, or go to Research Blogging and type in his name in the search bar. Here you will find the latest blogs or articles written about peer reviewed research that supports the use of nutrition of food concentrates or bacteria in the management of health and well being.

What Water do you Drink?

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by Michael Ash in Uncategorized

There have been questions about the validity and need for us to consume water from bottles rather than the tap. A number of companies have simply extracted water from taps, placed into bottles and then resold for a profit. Others genuinely look to extract their water from unique sites and offer an alternative to tap water that we may feel is worthwhile. However, there is a cost outside of the financial one and that is an environmental one.

Here at Nutri-Link we installed a tap filter to replace the bottled water we have supplied for years and immediately reduced our costs and use of bottled water. The team at Free Range Studios has put together an animation that explores the costs of water and just like their previous projects, it provokes thoughts and contemplation. So whilst water is essential and most of us do not get enough, do check out this film to ‘provide liquid for thought’. The Story of Bottled Water.org

Antibiotics May Cause Gut Related Disease

Posted on 18. Mar, 2010 by Michael Ash in Uncategorized

Many of us are eternally grateful for the discovery by Sir Alexander Fleming that he discovered the antibiotic  substance penicillin from the fungus Penicillium notatum  in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with colleagues Howard Walter Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

But like many drugs they have been overused and over prescribed, antibiotics kill bacteria only and the use of these for viral infections, as well as prolonged use and antibacterial resistance have been discussed in many newspapers and journals. Michael Ash BSc.DO.ND.DipION has written an informative review exploring the science behind a single dose or single course of antibiotics and the detrimental effects on the microbiota – the bacterial colonies that share our gastrointestinal tract. (more…)

Nutri-Link Supports WWW’s Earth Hour

Posted on 12. Mar, 2010 by Michael Ash in Uncategorized

The contribution to the health of the planet by everyone will vary according to personal circumstances. Some will be energetic contributors and others benignly apathetic. Here at Nutri-Link we have a well established policy for environmental care and are also supporting the WWW Earth Hour project and invite you to do so to.

Its quick and easy to add your commitment to demonstrate a global determination to look after the future of our planet.

On Saturday 27 March 2010 at 8.30pm, WWW want a billion people around the world to switch off their lights for one hour – WWF’s Earth Hour. Show you care about climate change. Whether you’re in Kent or Cumbria, Lancashire or Lanarkshire, Antrim or Anglesey… see how your part of the UK measures up on their interactive 3D sign-up map. And find out how many more sign-ups it takes to top our chart in the exciting run-up to Earth Hour! Learn More>>

WWF’s Earth Hour 2009 took the world by storm as it travelled east to west and hundreds of millions of people switched off their lights. Earth Hour was embraced by people in over 3,000 cities and towns, nearly 1,000 landmarks and more than 83 countries around the world.

Thyroid and Iodine/Iodine Testing and Supplementation: Some Tips

Posted on 05. Mar, 2010 by Michael Ash in Uncategorized

Some Simple Q & A’s

What tests are you using for thyroid assessment?

Consider as a minimum using TSH, free T4, free T3 perhaps with total T3, reverse T3, and antithyroid antibodies.

What are the objective indications (per lab) for the use of thyroid hormone supplementation/replacement?

Elevated TSH, low T4 or T3, antithyroid antibodies (more…)

Iodine Supplement

Posted on 02. Mar, 2010 by Michael Ash in Uncategorized

Iodozyme-HP (5 mg of metallic iodine and 7.5 mg of potassium iodide per scored tablet) produced by Biotics Research is now available.  This is the combination (5 mg metallic iodine and 7.5 mg potassium iodide) recommended by Dr. Abraham and Dr. Brownstein in their written literature.

Iodine is an essential trace mineral necessary for the production of thyroxine (T4). Although approximately 80% of the dietary intake of iodine is sequestered by the thyroid gland, other tissues concentrate iodine as well. They include salivary glands, the gastric mucosa, the choroid plexus, mammary glands, and the ovaries. However, iodine is often found lacking in the typical western diet. Consequently, as a result of decreased iodine status, sufficient thyroxine cannot be produced by some, negatively impacting thyroid function. Interestingly, published information suggests iodine/iodide helps to maintain healthy hydroxyl oestrogen ratios.

Chile Disaster Support

Posted on 01. Mar, 2010 by Michael Ash in Uncategorized

On Saturday the 27th February a massive earthquake hit Chile resulting in substantial damage and loss of life. Natural disasters have an immediate impact on the lives of the people involved and Shelterbox, based in Cornwall have already responded by sending a team with their famous boxes to provide immediate assistance to the people whose lives and homes have been so dramatically changed.

Nutri-Link has again purchased additional Shelterbox’s each of which will provide immediate support for 10 people, meeting their short term needs and reducing risk of secondary loss of life.

As a health care company we consider it our responsibility to assist where possible, people who through no fault of their own, experience dramatic and life altering events. Shelter box is an international charity geared up for immediate action. Supported by Rotarian’s around the world, they have developed an international reputation for getting to the sites of disaster fast and delivering effective immediate and practical solutions. The boxes contents are carefully selected to meet the actual needs of the people affected and contain items designed to withstand rigorous use for many years if required.


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