Our microbiota is a complex community of organisms working together to maintain dynamic ecological balance. Of the trillions of bacteria that inhabit the human body, 80% live in the gut. These bacteria are not only essential for normal GI function, but also for systemic processes, brain development and function, behaviour, and cognitive and emotional processing.
When it comes to mental health, can supplements play a therapeutic role, or are they just "expensive urine?" Well thanks to researcher Professor Julia Rucklidge from Massey University, we have some answers.
A recent study has found that Vitamin B3 (niacin) could play a prophylactic role in the prevention of congenital malformations.
Theories surrounding when is the best time to take a probiotic supplement in order to yield the best, actionable benefits has long been a source of contention. One recently published study has highlighted that there seems to be little difference to the measurable outcomes.
A 2014 study on the common drug intervention for thrombophilia (blood clotting in pregnancy) found it to be no more effective than placebo. So, what are the natural options that could be applied?
Getting sick when pregnant is a nightmare because normal medical therapies often cannot be used. Instead traditional remedies are called upon to offer relief from illness.
Reviewing the safety of chromium following recent headlines claiming it may cause cancer
What are the most vital nutrients needed when supplementing in pregnancy and why?