Research in practice

A recent review on intestinal microbiota and probiotics in coeliac disease (CD) revealed that research into CD and the effect of gluten on the intestinal-immune health in adults has only been studied since 2012; prior to that children were the cohort subjects.

Aug 14, 15

Probiotics modulate the immune response in children suffering from coeliac disease by reducing the pro- inflammatory cytokines according to a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Aug 14, 15

An Assessment modelling study from the UK in 2013 came to the surprising conclusion that simply by adding one apple per day to elderly people’s diet the number of deaths prevented from vascular disease would approach those prevented from taking a statin and with far fewer side-effects.

Aug 13, 15

A prospective randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled study on ashwaghanda root and its safety and effectiveness in reducing stress and anxiety in adults.

Aug 13, 15

Motherwort is a perennial plant indigenous to central Europe and Scandinavia, but it is also found in the area spanning termperate Russia to central Asia.

It is a mild sedative and hypotensive, and as this study demonstrates, exhibits an analgesic effect too. 

Jul 06, 15

Botanicals are an alternative option to prescription drugs for the alleviation of symptoms due to anxiety disorders and insomnia. Melissa officinalis L. has been shown as an antistress and anxiolytic agent.

Jul 06, 15

A six-week, double-blind, randomised controlled trial involving chronic administration of kava (120mg kavalactones/day, titrated in non-response to 240mg kavalactones/day) or placebo for participants with generalised anxiety disorder.

Jul 06, 15

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of an extract of holy basil in the symptomatic control of general stress. 

Dec 06, 14

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