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What is culinary genomics?

Culinary genomics may be the future of food consumption as science reveals the connections of food-gene relationships, chronic disease and ageing.

Mar 29, 19
The Efficacy of Zinc and Ginger for Dysmenorrhoea

Dysmenorrhoea is the most common gynaecological condition in women, with prevalence ranging up to 91% in women of reproductive age.  Complementary treatments such as ginger and zinc should be considered as efficacious as part of any treatment protocol for dysmenorrhoea.

Mar 22, 19
Traditional uses of Saffron

The use of saffron as a medicinal plant dates back to ancient times, with its reported therapeutic applications ranging from complaints of the eye, skin, respiratory, digestive, and genitourinary tracts, in mood disorders and as a general tonic.

Mar 18, 19
Bioavailable curcumin extract may improve memory and attention performance

Curcumin has been thoroughly studied for its anti-inflammatory benefits that permeate through multiple systems of the body, including the brain. And, while anti-inflammatory activity is important in combatting neuroinflammation, curcumin also comprises antioxidant, anti-amyloid and possible anti-tau properties that work synergistically to further protect the brain from neurodegeneration, particularly in older adults

Mar 15, 19
Neuroprotective Herbal Medicines

What is the research telling us about the most effective herbal medicines for neuroprotection?

Mar 08, 19
Using adaptogens to overcome stress as the barrier to fertility in men and women

It is becoming increasingly clear that the physiological effects of stress can include a negative impact on fertility in both women and men. Evidence for adaptogens is something to consider. 

Mar 04, 19
A balanced microbiome supports immune health

The intestinal microbiome is a complex signalling hub that incorporates environmental factors, such as diet, stress and xenobiotics, with genetics and immune signals to influence host immunity and response to infection.[1-3] Within the last decade, we have begun to understand the importance of this interdependent bilateral interaction between the host and its microbiota and how its mutually beneficial balance is crucial in host defence and immune health.[1]

Feb 25, 19
Korean Ginseng

Healthy hormone balance and general fitness and wellbeing are essential to male health, and underpin a healthy reproductive function as well as fertility, stamina, vitality, optimal libido and a healthy sexual function. 

Feb 18, 19

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