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Friday 7 December 2018

Diet and depression

One in seven people will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. Researchers at the James Cook University in Australia researched the effects of fish or fast food on depression and found a clear correlation. One in seven people will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. Depression appears to be linked to certain dietary habits, but is also associated with social and environmental factors, making this a complex area of research. Study...

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Probiotics may help beat colds

Our health is largely determined by healthy, balanced gut flora. A study has revealed that probiotics improve the gut flora and can also help people catch fewer winter colds.  It has been known for some time that probiotics have a whole host of beneficial effects on our health. Probiotics help with the digestive process, reduce (food) allergies and intolerances and improve the cellular and humoral immune response. [1]  And it turns out that probiotics also help reduce...

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Nutrition for a healthy mind

Nutritional psychiatry is a burgeoning and promising area of research. It has mainly gathered pace through the insight that the brain and gut continually communicate with one another. Can nutrition and supplementation reduce our psychological disease burden?   More and more research is taking place to demonstrate the link between the health of the gastrointestinal tract and neurological disorders. According to nutritional psychiatrists, the gut-brain axis is key to...

Monday 15 October 2018

System-wide communication regulates metabolism

A new study has identified the communication networks between organs and tissues. These regulate metabolism according to the rhythm of our biological clock. Research has shown that disruption of these rhythms can lead to illness. Some ten years ago it was demonstrated for the first time that there is a link between our biorhythm (the circadian rhythm) and our metabolism; at that time researchers identified the metabolic pathways through which circadian proteins sense energy levels in...