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April 9, 2014

Shorter Sleepers Are Over-Eaters

Children who sleep less found to eat more Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers. The study found that 16 month-old children who slept ...

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April 8, 2014

5 Tips To Help You Work More Effectively

"Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other practitioner is a good strategy. Prepare and then rework your to-do list.   A counter intuitive but effective method for increasing productivity is to limit how many items y...

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April 1, 2014

Paleo Cookery Day

  Paleo Cookery Day with Christine Bailey & Antony Haynes With over 50% of the UK population overweight or obese and the rise in long term chronic diseases including diabetes many people are looking for a long term eating approach to lose ...

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March 26, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency May Compromise Immune Function

Vitamin-deficient older adults more likely to have biomarkers for heart disease, inflammation It appears, albeit without any great surprise based on the many years of vitamin D research that has occurred, that older individuals who are vitamin D def...

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March 13, 2014

Sugar – The WHO and Tensions!

Scientists are gearing up for a battle with the food industry after the World Health Organization (WHO) moved to halve its recommendation on sugar intake. Nutrition researchers fear a backlash similar to that seen in 2003, when the WHO released it...

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March 13, 2014

Feeding Gut Microbiota: Nutrition & Probiotics Are Key Factors For Digestive Health

"Diet is a central issue when it comes to preserving our gastrointestinal health, because by eating and digesting we literally feed our gut microbiota, and thus influence its diversity and composition," says the distinguished microbiota expert Profes...

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February 27, 2014

Vitamin A Makes the Gut Headlines

In terms of the immune response in humans nutrients have a very important role to play and none more so than vitamin A. a lack of vitamin A results in altered intestinal immune homeostasis. This essential micronutrient supports adaptive immunity thro...

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February 13, 2014

Paleo Cookery Day

  Paleo Cookery Day with Christine Bailey With over 50% of the UK population overweight or obese and the rise in long term chronic diseases including diabetes many people are looking for a long term eating approach to lose weight and tackl...

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January 29, 2014

Here Comes The Sun – How Vitamin D Relaxes Blood Vessels

It’s not just your mood that the dark months of winter can influence. Low levels of sunlight also mean lower levels of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D deficiency can trigger a range of diseases but until recently little was known about the exact b...

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January 7, 2014

Tocotrienols And Their Many Benefits.

Prof. Dr Chandan a world expert on the role of tocotrienols and their role in health presented a short presentation in 2013 on the many benefits that can be attributed to the ingestion of Tocotrienols, we have discussed the interesting role of these ...

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December 6, 2013

Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A very exciting paper published in the journal Cell has identified (in an animal model) the ability of commensal bacteria to reverse autistic behaviours, reinforcing the indications explored by us in the blog over the last few years that the relation...

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November 17, 2013

Prevention Proves Prudent

Most wholistic-minded practitioners already understand the value of preventative medicine and the long-term savings to the medical system by treating chronic disease. Now we have real numbers to substantiate what we know to be true and to help convin...

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April 9, 2014

Vitamin A: Friend or Foe

It is well established that high retinoic acid (RA)  levels leads to teratogenic effects both in human and experimental models. Brain abnormalities such as microcephaly, impairment of hindbrain development, mandibular and midfacial underdevelopment,...

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March 13, 2014

A Healthy Heart Diet – Confirmed and Its Delicious

It’s one of those great paradoxes, that trouble researcher’s, clinicians and their patients – why is there so much variable information about the role diet has in heart health and why can we not have a universally agreed approach to one of the ...

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February 24, 2014

Garlic Counteracts Virulent Bacteria

Garlic has long been recognised as a malodorous but important medical plant with a wide range of health supporting properties. Until recently when Turmeric overtook it, it had the greatest number of research papers in PubMed for a food derived health...

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February 11, 2014

Naturopathic Treatment Strategies for Depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  According the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression affects about 350 million people.  Untreated depression can lead to suicide, and the WHO estimates that 1 million people worldwide c...

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February 11, 2014

Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr Todd Born ND reviews current understandings of this increasingly common problem. The definition and classification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) guidelines were introduced by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality I...

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January 29, 2014

SCFAs – A Treatment for Gastrointestinal Inflammation?

As each month goes by the dynamic and intersecting relationships between our gastrointestinal organisms and the food we consume continues to open all sorts of opportunities for comprehension and treatments. Faced as the western and many non-western c...

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January 7, 2014

Think Coeliac Disease

As Nutritional Therapists we are all aware of the problems linked to gluten exposure, from wheat allergy, non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and coeliac disease, yet at times it can be difficult to convince other clinicians of the increased frequency of ...

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December 4, 2013

IBD and Diet, the Role of Foods, and Genetics

A recent article in Medscape (Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2013;9(8):735-747.) looked at the role of foods in the management of IBD. The author Lynette Ferguson summarised some of the key areas, and this summary is a synopsis of her paper. Inflammato...

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November 17, 2013

Small is Beautiful: New Technology Turns Nutrients into Superb Nano-Therapeutics

Our cell membranes are both lipid soluble and lipid loving. Their bilayered lipid membranes form a highly active skin that is constantly interacting with the internal and external environment, ferrying in nutrients and releasing waste. Liposomes, in ...

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October 8, 2013

A Novel Papaya Fruit Preparation Treats Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Reflux and Gastritis

On the Big Island of Hawaii, un­der azure skies, rises the Lotus Buddhist Monastery, founded by female monk and dharma master Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim. Nim dis­covered a natural way to turn fresh papaya into a potent and novel preparation , one tha...

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September 7, 2013

The Next Generation Vitamin E How Tocotrienols Benefit the Heart, Brain and Liver

Hidden in the stately steppes of gentle rice paddies, nestled in shiny clusters of red and purple palm fruit, lurking in tiny annatto seeds from the achiote tree… lies a quartet of potent anti-inflammatory, highly protective molecules called tocotr...

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August 1, 2013

Electro Magnetic Fields – A Review of Possible Cellular Mechanisms

A review article by Prof Martin Pall.; Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University, Portland, OR, USA One of the great puzzles about the action of electromagnetic fields is how can they influence the ...

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