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Depression in Australia

Depression is still the leading cause of disability worldwide, with one in six Australians experiencing the mental illness at some stage of their lives. A recent Australian study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders investigated whether dietary zinc and the zinc-to-iron ratio predicted the incidence of depression by examining data from two large longitudinal … Read more

Epstein Barr Virus or the silent culprit

Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes virus family and is one of the most successful viruses, infecting over 90% of the human population. The presenting symptoms are often subtle in nature and associated with liver dysfunction and consequent copper accumulation in the body. This is often referred to as “copper toxicity … Read more

Diet soft drinks linked to increased belly fat

Increasing diet soda/soft drink intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older. Findings raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption, which may increase belly fat and contribute to greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. A new study published in the Journal of the … Read more

Folate – synthetic -v- natural

Unmetabolised Folic Acid FOLATES, FOLIC ACID, AND UNMETHYLATED FOLIC ACID are not much of a muchness when it comes to human physiology. In the advent of Nutrigenomic assessments, Naturopaths have the qualifications to advise on nutrition and nutritional supplements focussing on the impact of different forms of key nutrients. Found in leafy green vegetables, natural folates are … Read more

NSAIDs linked to fertility problems

The following article was published in Medscape and is written by Pam Harrison, June 16, 2015: NSAIDs Dramatically Reduce Ovulation With Consistent Use ROME — Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been shown to inhibit ovulation and reduce progesterone levels in young women, which could seriously undermine fertility, new research suggests. “I’m actually a very late … Read more