Current data suggests dietary factors hold significant effects on both the innate and the adaptive immune system. While salt appears to promote inflammation in various mechanisms, it seems that consumption of curcumin and spicy food may attenuate immune hyperactivity.
With its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties that have demonstrated benefit for complex autoimmune conditions, Black Cumin is an ideal choice for Hashimoto's.
The key herbs and nutrients supported by evidence for the PCOS patient. Between 12-21% of women of child-bearing age are affected by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This complex condition is multifactorial in nature, different for each affected person and thus requires individualised approaches for each woman.
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.
Often, kidney stone sufferers are told what to avoid.. but are they being screened for simple nutrient deficiencies - and which are the most important?
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.