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Fish Oils – Essential to every cell

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for cellular health and function. As well as attenuating acute inflammation,6 they are required for foetal neurodevelopment,7 can prevent cognitive and mood disorders8 and minimise cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality in adults.9 Despite this, 80% of adults do not meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) of 500 mg of omega-3. Interestingly, even this … Read more

Pyrroluria – Medical Condition or Biomarker?

Is Pyrroluria a discrete medical condition or is it a biomarker of other pathology? Courtesy of InterClinical Laboratories,we take a look into the history, research findings and treatment options.   Detection Hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL) or “mauve factor” was first discovered in 1958 in the urine Dr Hoffer’s psychiatric patients. It was named after the colour it appeared in chromatograph assays. … Read more

Are your food choices making you sick?

GoodFood,  By PAULA GOODYER     April 10, 2018 Is it a coincidence that as the number of over-processed foods in our supermarkets has grown, the diversity of microbes living in our gut has shrunk? Many researchers say our modern diet has a lot to answer for when it comes to the rise in obesity, diabetes, allergy … Read more

Fish Oil

The following explains why I recommend Nordic Naturals or Orthoplex fish oil products – purity and quality.  Always purchase quality products and remember that in order to maintain quality fish oil should always be refrigerated – in store and at home! Research Nutrition are aware of the results from research conducted by the University of … Read more

Omega 3 – Dosage matters

Omega-3 consumption in diet and as supplements has long shown promise as a potential therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Just how much of these essential fats must be consumed for their protective benefits has remained a point of debate. A recent study reveals that omega-3 dosage matters when it comes … Read more

Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity

Until recently science has denied that non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity exists.  However, in reality, gluten-sensitivity is presenting in clinic with increased frequency. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 2012 has published a study by DS Sanders “Non-celiac wheat sensitivity; separating the wheat from the chat!” 107:1908-1912 Many people experiencing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as well as a … Read more

Epigenetics: Protection from Omega 3

The ability of dietary fatty acids to improve the outcomes of many conditions has been well established. In addition to the well-known interactions on the metabolism of eicosanoids, one of the most interesting areas of research on the mechanisms of action of fatty acids is epigenetics—a term that refers to the ability of diet, lifestyle, … Read more

The dangers of self-prescribing

It is all too easy and tempting to purchase nutritional supplements.  They are available in massive displays at the supermarket, chemists and health food stores.  The internet provides further temptation to ‘research’ any health condition and offer a myriad of ‘cures’.  Friends and colleages are often too forthcoming with ‘advice’ and personal recommendations.  Before you … Read more

Brain Food – fending off mental illness with diet

The following is an excerpt from Medscape – a leading medical journal: Diet is inextricably linked to conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. However, what we consume also seems to have significant implications for the brain: Unhealthy diets may increase risk for psychiatric and neurologic conditions, such as depression and dementia, whereas healthy … Read more