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Intermittent fasting – 5:2 or Every Other Day

POSTED IN Latest News ON April 13th, 2017    1 Comment

I love intermittent fasting. Why? Because it works. It may not be for everyone but if you’ve struggled to lose weight no matter how strict you’ve been on a diet, then intermittent fasting may be the answer for you. Apart from weight loss, there are many other well-researched benefits to fasting or calorie restriction – […]

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Fish oil vs. lard: Why some fat can help or hinder your diet

POSTED IN Latest News ON August 1st, 2016    No Comments

  According to the latest research in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, a diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat. This means that if people are looking to lose weight, they should stay clear of saturated fat (found in butter, lard, animal fats and fried food).   Saturated […]

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Dysfunctional gut microbiata linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes

POSTED IN Latest News ON September 25th, 2013    1 Comment

  A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today.   Challenges Associated with Dysfunctional Gut Microbiata   Problems ranging from autoimmune disease to clinical depression and simple obesity may in […]

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Red Grapes & Blueberries for Immunity

POSTED IN Latest News ON September 23rd, 2013    No Comments

  Red grapes and blueberries are little power houses of immune compounds, according to the latest research.  With summer on the way, it will be time to pack your baskets full of these nutritious bombshells! In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in […]

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Diet Is Associated With Risk of Depression

POSTED IN Latest News ON September 17th, 2013    No Comments

  A healthy diet may reduce the risk of severe depression, according to a prospective follow-up study of more than 2,000 men conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. This is ground breaking research because psychiatrists have always maintained that it is unclear whether diet and the intake of foods and nutrients are associated with […]

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  Children with behavioural problems may be at risk of many chronic diseases in adulthood including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, as well as inflammatory illnesses (conditions which are caused by cell damage). This link that has been established further confirms the important role that nutritional therapy  and functional medicine play in addressing behavioural problems in […]

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Diet may help ADHD kids more than drugs

POSTED IN Latest News ON March 15th, 2011    8 Comments

  A study published in the Lancet this year, looks at the effects of a restricted elimination diet on the behaviour of children with ADHD.  There were several phases to the trial. At the start of the first phase, children were placed on a few-foods diet (rice, meat, vegetables, pears and water) which is a […]

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Low folate and high homocysteine linked to depression

POSTED IN Latest News ON September 26th, 2010    No Comments

  Recent research has found both low folate and high homocysteine levels to be linked to depressive symptoms in adults. Homocysteine is a marker of inflammation providing more clues into the underlying biomedical processes involved in the development of depression and other mood disorders. This is not the first time that depression has been linked […]

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NSAIDS linked to increased risk of stroke

POSTED IN Latest News ON September 10th, 2010    No Comments

  Short-term use of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) has been found to be associated with an increased risk of stroke in a healthy population. Examples of NSAIDs include Nurofen and Ibuprofen. Previously these drugs have been found to be associated with increased risk of MI (myocardial infarction).   The author of the study said that […]

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Infantile Colic

POSTED IN Latest News ON August 24th, 2010    No Comments

Recent research has shown that supplementing with a particular strain of the probiotic Lactobacillus improves infantile colic. Not only that, but the probiotic is well-tolerated and safe. Colic affects 3% to 28% of infants, causing considerable stress and concern for parents, and the pathogenesis of the condition remains elusive, although evidence suggests multiple independent causes. […]

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