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Anxious little girl

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) tends to commence in late childhood to early adolescence and, whilst not yet proven, it is believed that genetic susceptibility may play a role in its development.

Jun 23, 17
Woman checking for hair loss in the mirror

A recent randomised case-control study examined whether low zinc levels were evident in new and resistant cases of alopecia areata (AA), with positive results.

Jun 16, 17
Cold sore, herpes simplex on lip

Cold sores are one of the most common recurrent viral infections in the world, with 20 to 40% of adults infected at some point during their lifetime. With concerns over the rise of drug resistant viral strains, researchers have been investigating efficacy of natural alternatives such as lysine, zinc, Echinacea purpurea (echinacea) and Melissa officinalis (lemon balm).

May 25, 17
Blooming medicinal herb Echinacea purpurea or coneflower

A recent study has shown that formulae containing Echinacea purpurea may be as effective as Oseltamivir, an antiviral medication used to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B, in the early treatment of clinically diagnosed influenza virus.

May 19, 17

This study shows that magnesium can reduce depressive symptoms in those with hypomagnesaemia, even when using a less absorbable form.

May 12, 17
Natural antidepressants - mood disorders

On analysing the scientific basis for the efficacy of S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe), a recent comprehensive review shows the beneficial effect of supplemental SAMe as a potential alternative to or adjunctive therapy for use with antidepressants.

Apr 28, 17
Beautiful pink and white magnolia flowers blooming

Recent experimental research has connected magnolia with a transcription factor that is termed the body’s ‘major regulator of cellular antioxidant defence’— nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2).

Apr 21, 17

Scientists have acknowledged a relationship and communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain for over 100 years. Current research shows natural microbes inhabiting the gut seem to play an integral part in controlling the permeability of the blood brain barrier.

Apr 14, 17

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