Docohexaenoic acid (DHA) is important for development of the central nervous system in mammals. There is a growth spurt in the human brain during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first postnatal months, with a large increase in the cerebral content of DHA.
Pyroluria is an emerging consideration in the treatment of mood disorders. In this podcast, Dr Mark Donohoe explores the integrative therapists approach.
A recent meta-analysis published in June of 2015 has shown that saccharomyces boulardii is an effective intervention in the reduction of risk of antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) in both children and adults.
Growing up in rural New South Wales gave Sarah Lantz a grounded appreciation of food. A connection to food origins is something most of society has now lost, but its an area Sarah is passionate about. Her love for nutritious, local, wholesome food combined with her formal qualifications as a Nutritionist, and her concerns about the abundant and unregulated use of chemicals during food production gave her the perfect springboard to research the toxins transmitted between mother and baby. Suffice to say, analysis of cord blood led to some startling revelations!
Recent studies have shown that women who supplement with vitamin D during pregnancy have a greatly reduced risk of complications including gestational diabetes, preterm birth and infection. In this interview, Professor Michael Holick reviews this research and provides invaluable recommendations for those considering vitamin D supplementation.