In herbal medicine, Withania somnifera has a long history of use for stress as an adaptogen. Recently researchers took a look on how this might impact body composition in chronically stressed individuals.
Can the same prinicples that govern pharmaceutical trials be applied to nutritional and herbal medicine? Does the scientific method have a place in personalised medicine? Nutritionist and researcher Dr Niikee Schoendorfer shares her perspective.
Unfortunately, the demand for mental health services is an ever increasing burden. What's becoming clear is that there is a strong need for personalised medicine and a multi-modality approach
A recent randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial assessed the impact of quercetin on elevated plasma uric acid levels in a homogenous male population.
A robust systematic review and meta-analysis has revealed regular vitamin D supplementation is strongly protective against acute respiratory infections (ARIs), including colds and flu.
In a 2016 published study, researchers evaluated the anti-stress, cognitive and neurophysiological effects of L-theanine in healthy adults. They found this amino acid was effective at reducing stress levels after various cognitive stress tests.
Headaches, atrial fibrillation, epilepsy, anxiety and depression? While these conditions may seem unrelated they may all benefit from a potential treatment involving gargling and the vagus nerve. Emrys Goldsworthy takes us through how to harness the vagus nerve.
Evidence shows that certain complementary medicines hold great value in the treatment of mood disorders. We take a look at some of the recent research.