Research in practice

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
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
Enzymes for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is typically felt 24-72 hours after unaccustomed or strenuous activity, or muscle overload, and is most commonly felt after eccentric exercise.[1]

Feb 08, 19
Multivitamins Benefit Mens Health

Even with the abundance of food we find in the western world, nutritional deficiencies are still common,[1] often due to nutrient-deplete food choices, poor farming practices or a lack of nutrients in the soil.[2]

Feb 01, 19
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

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