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Category Archives: Nutrition

Integrated approaches to Pelvic Pain

posted on 18th May 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

One of the many shared common motivations we discovered soon after founding the New Medicine Group was a mutual interest in the very poorly recognised area of unexplained pelvic pain. It was clear to us that there were tens of thousands of women in particular experiencing very significant lower abdominal pain, for which there was no diagnosis or no treatment, and often both.


Sunday Times: Stefan Chmelik treats Interstitial Cystitis

posted on 13th May 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

First published in The Sunday Times IT WORKS FOR ME: CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE Cecilia Conrad gave up all hopes of a cure for her chronic urinary infections until she discovered a Chinese remedy.


Feeding babies, infants and mothers

posted on 10th May 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

Stefan Chmelik 2012   Note: the information given here is my opinion and is how we have fed our own baby. This is not the advice you would receive from a pediatrician. You should satisfy yourself as to the appropriateness of these suggestions for your own baby or child. My wife and I have taken […]


The White Stuff

posted on 23rd February 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

That stuff from a carton is milk right? Perhaps in the most general sort of way, a bit like a cheese strings might be called ‘cheese’ or a fish stick ‘fish’. The white liquid referred to above bears only a passing resemblance to what our grand parents would have called ‘milk’, a nod in the direction of the secretions produced by mammary glands, before it has been mechanical and biochemically altered into something that one can, at best, describe as a ‘milk-like’ substance, to mis-quote Michael Pollan. This article intends to provide the case for why it is the industrialisation of milk rather than milk itself that is the problem for many people, and why cultural bias is the basis for much of the TCM abhorrence of dairy.


Taking stock

posted on 12th February 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

How many people do you know that keep a traditional stockpot? Do you? I am not referring so much to an actual large pot with a close fitting lid, although that is certainly helpful, but rather to the mind-set of maintaining the production and use of traditional stock and broth in your house.


Sweet Excess

posted on 3rd February 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

Sugar is so harmful that it should be controlled in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, according to a team of leading public health experts. Three US scientists from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) maintain sugar is more than just “empty calories” that makes people fat. They argue that high calorie, […]


How to have a happy & healthy birth

posted on 1st February 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

Ignore the people that love to regale with horror stories – the vast majority of the billions of human births that have taken place have been just fine.


Chinese medicine significantly improves the success of IUI (intrauterine insemination)

posted on 15th January 2012 by

New research has again demonstrated that traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is highly effective in boosting fertility.