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The microbiota - polyphenol interplay in neurodegenerative disease

Could polyphenols and their influence on microbiota be an effective strategy for the prevention of neurodegeneration? Polyphenols are naturally occurring compounds in many berries, fruits and vegetables, as well as cereals, tea, coffee, cocoa, and wine. Polyphenols suppress neuroinflammation and protect neurons against oxidative stress and inflammatory injury, thus promoting memory, learning, and cognitive functions.

Jan 11, 19
Important Nutrients for Preventing Kidney Stone Formation

Often, kidney stone sufferers are told what to avoid.. but are they being screened for simple nutrient deficiencies - and which are the most important?

Jan 04, 19

Something so simple, taking a relaxing bath, can now be considered an evidence-based lifestyle prescription. A recent randomised, controlled, cross-over study from Japan has found that the benefits of a hot bath for just 10 minutes a day improves both physical and emotional aspects of quality of life.

Dec 20, 18
broccoli supports glutathione production

Glutathione is our body’s most powerful antioxidant and the main detoxifying agent in the body. Glutathione also plays a fundamental role in supporting the immune system, the metabolism of nutrients and many other cellular processes.[4,5]

Dec 16, 18

Copper is a trace element involved in a wide range of biological processes vital to sustain life. Yet – as with many other metal ions – it is toxic when present in excessive quantities, especially for those with copper-sensitive disorders such as Wilson’s disease.

Dec 14, 18
Oxytocin: The Hugging hormone

A dose of hugs keeps the doctor away?

Dec 13, 18
Nourishing Nervines

When an exhausted, anxious and depleted individual presents, we are more likely looking primarily at nervous system symptoms and herbal nervines are often the answer. 

Nov 20, 18

Poor sleep is a common complaint for both children and their parents. Fatigue in children can cause a number of problems in waking life, including decreased concentration, behavioural issues, school absenteeism, lower immune resistance and less emotional resilience.[1]

Nov 19, 18

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