Our microbiota is a complex community of organisms working together to maintain dynamic ecological balance. Of the trillions of bacteria that inhabit the human body, 80% live in the gut. These bacteria are not only essential for normal GI function, but also for systemic processes, brain development and function, behaviour, and cognitive and emotional processing.
Ageing is naturally associated with decreases in cognitive function and a growing body of evidence suggests that age-related inflammation may contribute to these changes.3 Only one in 1000 older adults exhibit no evidence of cognitive deterioration.
The two most common varieties are Ceylon or true cinnamon (C. zeylanicum/verum) and Chinese cinnamon (C. cassia). They have similar properties and health benefits, but C. cassia seems to get a bad reputation for its coumarin levels, which is believed to be harmful is high doses.
Assessing anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is becoming more commonplace in older women to provide a measure for fertility expectations, or 'ovarian reserve'. But what is the evidence telling us?
Pregnancy; it's one of those times in your life you do not want to get sick! Largely because 'normal' treatments are off-limits. So - what can women turn safely to?