Monthly Archives: September 2018

Adrenal health and fatigue. Attractive woman sat crossed legged on her bed in her home stretching whilst waking up.

Adrenal health: could tired adrenals be the cause of your fatigue?

In the UK, unexplained tiredness is one of the leading causes for people to visit their GP1. A recent YouGov survey found that around 13% of Britons feel constantly exhausted – a phenomenon so common that it has its own acronym: TATT (tired all the time). A further 25% report feeling exhausted most of the time, and 33% suffer with tiredness around half the time, which can have a huge impact on all aspects of their life.2

Once a specific cause such as anaemia or thyroid function has been ruled out, individuals are often advised to consider more sleep and to increase their exercise to improve energy levels, but what if your fatigue is not relieved by sleep, and exercise makes you feel even more tired? What if your exhaustion is coupled by an inability to cope with daily stressors and increased feelings of anxiety or brain fog?

While still a controversial topic in medical practice, a steep rise in the above symptoms has led many integrative practitioners to look to adrenal health for an answer, in a condition coined ‘adrenal fatigue’.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:

  • Making sure you get the right type of calorie
  • How can you get enough iron from your diet?
  • Eating food with low nutritional quality ratings linked to cancer risk in large European cohort
  • Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia
  • Mediterranean diet can help to beat depression

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Last updated on 20th November 2020 by cytoffice

Acne: therapeutic interventions

Acne is a common condition that affects many people at some point in their life, particularly those in their teens and early 20s.  Although often perceived as a self-limited disease of adolescence, its prevalence remains high into adulthood. In the UK nearly 90% of teenagers have acne and half of them continue to experience symptoms as adults. By the age of 40, 1% of men and 5% of women still have lesions and currently acne is becoming more prevalent in children.

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Last updated on 20th November 2020 by cytoffice

Migraine – more than ‘just a headache’

It is estimated that the UK population loses 25 million days from work or school each year because of migraine – a complex condition with a wide variety of, mostly, incapacitating neurological symptoms.

This week is Migraine Awareness Week, an annual campaign to draw attention to migraine and educate the wider public. This week’s blog takes a look at the different stages of migraine attacks, some of the causes associated with this debilitating condition, and nutritional support that could be considered to help alleviate the symptoms.

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Last updated on 10th September 2018 by cytoffice