Biophilia, forest bathing, nature-time... these are just some of the names applied to the connection between health and wellbeing derived from spending time outdoors, in fresh air in direct contact with nature.
There is chronic, worldwide lack of funding available for research into the impact of diet and lifestyle on mood, behaviour and mental health. Prof Felice Jacka has pioneered an innovative program of research that examines how individuals’ diets and other lifestyle behaviours interact with the risk for mental health problems.
On analysing the scientific basis for the efficacy of S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe), a recent comprehensive review shows the beneficial effect of supplemental SAMe as a potential alternative to or adjunctive therapy for use with antidepressants.
Recent experimental research has connected magnolia with a transcription factor that is termed the body’s ‘major regulator of cellular antioxidant defence’— nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2).
Recognising, diagnosing and effectively treating anxiety with an evidence-based integrative medicine approach.
Homocysteine is an intermediate produced in the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids. Elevated levels of homocysteine are associated with heart attack, heart disease, vascular disease as well as dementia and cognitive decline, macular degeneration, migraine, neural tube defects and bone fractures.
As an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxicant, mucolytic and neuromodulator, the clinical benefit of N-acetylcysteine is supported by a growing number of scientific interventions.