Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system (CNS) and is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Reduced GABA levels, or impaired GABA function, in the brain has been linked to psychiatric and neurological disorders including anxiety, depression, insomnia and epilepsy.
The simple, safe intervention of Chondroitin Sulphate in painful osteoarthritis has just been given a boost in confidence! Showing remarkable efficacy, against the most commonly prescribed medical therapy.
Sarah Franklin is a Registered Nurse, Naturopath and Acupuncturist whose passion is supporting cancer patients before, during and after orthodox therapy. Sarah successfully uses an integrative approach to reduce the side-effects of orthodox treatments and enhance quality of life of her patients.
Dr Janet Schloss is a well-known and highly respected Naturopath and Nutritionist who has recently completed her PhD thesis on nutritional supplementation in Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN). Indeed, so powerful were her discoveries during her research that she is now regularly asked to speak internationally to disseminate these clinical implications to improve patient care in hospitals.
Migraine is a severe neurological disorder that affects a significant proportion of the population. Prevalence estimates vary between 12 and 25% depending on the population studied. The disorder has a significant genetic component.
In this interview, Andrew talks to Professor Lyn Griffiths on her very promising research which looks at genetic profiling in conjunction with nutraceutical therapies. These clinical trials highlight the potential importance of nutritional interventions in this disorder.