Research in practice

Emerging research indicates that an abnormal gut microbiome is a predisposing factor in the development of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).[2,3] A growing number of studies have found that children with ASD have a gut microbiome that differs from that found in neurotypical children, indicating a link between gut and brain function.[4-8]

May 22, 19

It is estimated that up to one-third of people experience sleep problems. This is a significant concern as poor sleep affects work and academic performance and is associated with an increased risk of most mental and physical disorders.

May 10, 19
The Medicinal Qualities of Saffron: more than just a culinary spice

The evidence continues to grow for this colourful culinary spice, showing benefits in a range of health applications including eye health, Alzheimer's, mental health and weight management. 

Apr 29, 19
Study suggests gut healing should precede probiotic therapy

A recent study has suggested maintaining gut barrier function may be key to efficacy of probiotics on oxidative stress and inflammatory response.

Apr 05, 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
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

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