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Vitamin D and food

Most of us have heard of vitamin D, but did you know that it needs other vitamins and minerals to do its job properly in the body? Read on to find out which ones, what they do, and how you can make sure you’re helping this important vitamin to work as best it can!

Jun 26, 17
Thyroid disorders

Autoimmune conditions are complex disease states, and autoimmune thyroid diseases represent the most prevalent form of autoimmune disease throughout the population. Belinda Reynolds delves deeper into the key immune alterations of these illnesses, and explains the role of specific nutrients in beneficially modifying innate and adaptive immune responses.

Jun 19, 17

While most of us have felt a sense of perpetual fatigue at some stage, usually during a stressful period in our lives, there are those amongst us who wake up every day feeling as though they haven’t slept a wink.

Jun 13, 17

We are just beginning to gain an understanding as to the mechanisms underlying the role of gluten in inducing autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes. Much of our understanding stems from the landmark publication by Harvard’s Dr Alessio Fasano in which he provided and in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the role of the intestinal barrier in terms of regulating inflammation as well as autoimmunity. Fundamental to his thesis is the effect of gliadin, a component of gluten, on the integrity of the gut wall.

Jun 09, 17
Autoimmune thyroid

The thyroid gland is one of the unsung powerhouses of the body – its crucial roles involve controlling our metabolic rate, body temperature, energy levels, and growth and development. 

Jun 05, 17
Chocolate and nuts, sources of arginine for viral replication

What role does the amino acid arginine play in viral replication?

Jun 01, 17
Urinary tract infections, cystitis, bladder infections

From 25-50% of women have at least one episode of UTIs in their lives, and of these, 27% have a relapse during the six months following the first infection, while approximately 3% have two relapses during the same period.

May 29, 17

Research is still emerging, however with the current evidence at hand, we are starting to get a solid understanding of the exact mechanisms behind this interesting food intolerance, which is often misdiagnosed and underestimated due to its multifaceted symptom presentation.

May 15, 17

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