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The human microbiome is sensitive to a variety of environmental factors including food choices, antibiotic usage, other medications, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and even exposure to glyphosate - leaving us vulnerable to autoimmunity in the long term. 

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
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

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

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

May 12, 17

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