Vitamin D can boost resistance to respiratory infection, including coronavirus – Irish researchers

    Vitamin D is present in a number of foods, including fish and eggs Vitamin D can play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19, boosting a person’s resistance to respiratory infections, researchers in Trinity College Dublin revealed. Vitamin D is produced in the skin by exposing the body to just 10-15 minutes.. read more →

CORONA VIRUS – Natural medicines: How can they help?

CORONA VIRUS – Natural medicines: How can they help? A number of herbal medicines and supplements promote enhanced immunity and create and help maintain healthy mucous membranes (the body’s first line of defence against germs). Research has shown there are herbal medicines that help support immunity, and many are anti viral –  including Elderberry, Echinacea. Andrographis, Astragalus, Licorice.. read more →

MORE ABOUT SLEEP

Good sleep – does it come from your gut? Having a diverse microbiome may be the key to a good night’s sleep according to new research from America. The study found that total microbiome diversity was positively correlated with increased sleep efficiency and total sleep time A total of 26 males took part in the.. read more →

REDUCE GLYCAEMIC INDEX TO REDUCE INSOMNIA

Insomnia in post-menopausal women may be linked to high glycaemic index diets, according to new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.. The results from the three-year analyses showed subjects with higher dietary GI and glycaemic load and higher consumption of added sugars, starch, and non-whole/refined grains were more likely to have insomnia. Although starches.. read more →

New study discovers the reason why we gain weight as we age

New study discovers the reason why we gain weight as we age Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Swedish researchers now believe they have discovered the reason why this happens. According to the research from the Karolinska Institute, lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier.. read more →

SUPPLEMENTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

9 EVIDENCE-BASED FACTS ON SUPPLEMENTS IN MENTAL HEALTH Omega 3 Omega 3 containing more than 50% EPA produces small but significant improvements in depression either as an adjunct to SSRIs or monotherapy. Dose 2200mg EPA per day. High EPA omega 3 may help reduce ADHD symptoms at a dose of 2500mg EPA per day, but.. read more →

HAY FEVER

HAY FEVER – It’s that time of the year again. A few tips from your Naturopath: Avoid, where possible, known plant triggers. At the moment bottlebrush is a culprit. Line the inside of the nose with sesame oil to prevent pollens adhering. Leave clothing in laundry, not in the bedroom. To prevent introducing outside pollens,.. read more →

Vitamin D and Generalised Anxiety Disorder

People with severe symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder may find relief through vitamin D supplementation a new study reports. The study found that patients who were on included antidepressants and anxiolytic medications, significantly decreased their anxiety symptoms after also taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 once a week for three months. The study also found.. read more →

Healthy Fat in Dirt May Help Ward Off Depression and Anxiety

It has long been known that increased exposure to microorganisms could benefit health. The University of Colorado Boulder researchers have identified an anti-inflammatory fat in a soil-dwelling bacterium that may be responsible. A fatty acid found in the soil based bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae, interacts with immune cells to inhibit pathways that drive inflammation and increases.. read more →

Depression, Inflammation and Depression in Females

For women in particular, it seems higher levels of inflammation can lead to an underlying condition that fuels depression. That condition is called anhedonia, defined as a markedly decreased interest or pleasure in almost all activities.  Even situations that formerly gave pleasure, like visiting certain places, taking part in social activities, and even eating certain foods. Women.. read more →