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16:8 Intermittent fasting

POSTED IN Blog ON Sep 12th, 2019    No Comments

Fasting for 16 hours a day, leaving an eating window of 8 hours, is called the 16:8 method of Intermittent Fasting (IF). On this fast, people usually finish their evening meal by 8 p.m. and then skip breakfast the next day, not eating again until noon. During use of the IF diet, there are marked metabolic […]

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Intermittent fasting 5:2

POSTED IN Blog ON Sep 11th, 2019    No Comments

Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet, clear fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets – reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In a study by the University of Surrey, overweight participants were assigned to either the 5:2 diet or a daily calorie […]

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Vaginal Atrophy

POSTED IN Blog ON Sep 11th, 2019    No Comments

Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls that may occur when your body has less oestrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. Symptoms include: dryness, general pain, pain with intercourse, vaginal burning, and discharge. Oestrogen supports the structure and function of the urogenital area by maintaining collagen and […]

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Resveratrol displays anti-stress effects

POSTED IN Latest News ON Jul 31st, 2019    No Comments

New research has revealed that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain. Resveratrol, which has been linked to a number of health benefits, is a compound found in the skin and seeds of […]

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Nutrition in Bipolar Disorder (BD)

POSTED IN Article ON May 22nd, 2019    No Comments

In recent years it has been increasingly indicated that diet/nutrition is important in the pathogenesis, course and effectiveness of treatment of various mental health disorders.  It is therefore important to assess possible nutrient deficiencies as well as dietary habits in BD patients.  This will most likely result in considering supplementation or dietary modifications (with obvious […]

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Lithium in Nutritional Psychiatry

POSTED IN Blog ON May 17th, 2019    No Comments

Usually, when I mention lithium, clients immediately picture mental asylums and frontal lobotomies. I think we can blame Hollywood for giving lithium such a bad name. The truth is that lithium is a natural salt. Drinking water is the most common source of  lithium although it also occurs naturally in some plant-derived foods (like thyme). […]

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Potential triggers for auto-immunity in children

POSTED IN Blog ON May 14th, 2019    No Comments

  All roads lead to the gut. It is crucial to address the factors negatively impacting gut health.

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Nutritional support for thyroid function

POSTED IN Blog ON May 13th, 2019    No Comments

Thyroid dysfunctions impair physical and mental health, and their incidence is increasing in western countries, in part due to exposure to insidious environmental pollutants and widespread chronic stress. Diseases of the thyroid are typically classified as thyroid dysfunction; hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, or as structural disease presenting as nodules, goitre and cancer. Autoimmune thyroid disease results […]

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Integrative approach to HPV infection and risk

POSTED IN Blog ON May 13th, 2019    No Comments

Long standing and recent research continues to document the effectiveness of natural treatments for the prevention and treatment of HPV infection of the cervix. While the PAP smear and associated high risk HPV DNA testing have helped reduce the incidence of cervical cancer worldwide, high risk HPV infection remains common. The following nutritional research interventions […]

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Practical Guid to Pre- and Post Surgical Nutrition

POSTED IN Blog ON May 10th, 2019    No Comments

I was asked to present at the SAAGS conference a few weeks ago about pre and post op surgical nutrition. These slides offer a very practical guide to anyone preparing for surgery. Practical Guide to Pre- Post Op Surgical Nutrition

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