IRON DEFICIENCY MAY INCREASE RISK OF MATERNAL DEPRESSION IN PREGNANCY

Pregnant women who were iron-deficient were more likely to have higher levels of perinatal depression, according to Canadian researchers from the University of Toronto and McMaster University. A constant supply of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and other micronutrients is very important for both the developing foetus and the expectant mother. Given that pregnancy increases.. read more →

INSOMNIA!! – TURN OFF YOUR TABLETS

  DO YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA? There has been an explosion on the amount of SCREENS in our lives these days, resulting in an increase in suffering from insomnia. A major factor in how human sleep is regulated is exposure to light or to darkness. Exposure to light stimulates a nerve pathway from the retina.. read more →

PALEOLITHIC DIET HEALTHIER FOR OVERWEIGHT WOMEN

  Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases also decrease. This according to a study at Umeå University in Sweden. The results are remarkable. Despite giving the women free rein to an unlimited.. read more →

Weight loss – It’s More Than Just Calories In Vs. Calories Out

Weight loss – It’s More Than Just Calories In Vs. Calories Out Weight management is actually much more complex than just ‘energy in’ versus ‘energy out’. But what are the other factors that our ancestors didn’t have to deal with, but we do? Factors Affecting Our Weight Gain Stress Stress is a common factor for.. read more →

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME or POST GASTROENTERITIS GLUTEN INTOLERANCE?

Gastrointestinal infection can act as triggering factor for inflammatory conditions in susceptible individuals. This can result in acquired gluten and lactose intolerance leading to abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea with urgency previously known as post gastroenteritis Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Viral or bacterial gastroenteritis can cause structural changes to the small bowel mucosa, including locally reduced digestive.. read more →

The Surprising Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression

Most people would not automatically think about their gut when they think about brain health… but this is actually a perfect place to look, one that may very well hold the secret to improving your mood and  mental health. Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Better Brain Health? You may not be aware that you actually.. read more →

EXPOSURE TO PHTHALATES COULD BE LINKED TO PREGNANCY LOSS

A new study of more than 300 women suggests that exposure to certain phthalates,  substances commonly used in food packaging, personal-care and other everyday products, could be associated with miscarriage, mostly between 5 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. The research, appearing in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, is the first epidemiological study on non-work-related.. read more →

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO RISING DIABETES, OBESITY RISK, INFERTILITY AND CANCER RISK

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO RISING DIABETES, OBESITY RISK, INFERTILITY AND CANCER RISK Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society – diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society. EDCs contribute to health problems by mimicking,.. read more →

ARE YOU MIDDLE AGED, FEMALE AND HAVE DIFFICULTY SLEEPING?

Associations Of Zinc And Copper Levels In Serum And Hair With Sleep Duration In Adult Women. Zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) are essential micronutrients involved in numerous metabolic reactions. However, if the correct ratio of zinc to copper is not maintained various problems can result.  One of these is insomnia. In a recent study a.. read more →

DETECTING THE B3 DEFICIENCY LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS: THE DOSAGE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

DETECTING THE B3 DEFICIENCY LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS: THE DOSAGE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE Supplementation with 140mg of niacin before and during pregnancy could prevent the development of birth defects in infants; according to new cutting-edge Australian research published on the 10th August 2017in the New England Journal of Medicine. Major congenital malformations occur in around 2% of human births, and one latest study used genomic sequencing to identify potentially.. read more →