Endometriosis is a condition that affects 10% of women of reproductive age. It is a condition that is painful, inconvenient and which can affect fertility, therefore it may have a significant effect on quality of life. The actual cause of endometriosis is unknown but there are specific risk factors and, like many conditions, there may be multiple contributory factors. In this blog we investigate the pathogenesis of endometriosis and discuss nutritional and supplemental interventions which may be beneficial to clients suffering the debilitating symptoms associated with endometriosis.1,2
Millions of people suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and distress each year. Diagnoses of leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s, coeliac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) continue to grow. Recently, researchers have acknowledged another digestive disorder: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. It is more prevalent than previously believed, and occurs in many people suffering from IBS and certain other conditions.1
A contentious issue in the nutrition community is whether dairy foods are good for us. As is sometimes found in nutrition, a food that works well and promotes health in one person may cause health issues in another.
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:
- New research: Zinc holds diabetes prevention promise
- 100m bacteria a day keep the doctor away, apple research suggests
- Micronutrient deficiencies: Researchers discover change in celiac disease symptoms
- Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk
- Insomnia sufferers can benefit from therapy, new study shows
We are very familiar with the terms ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’ in relation to our diet. In fact, the consumption of highly processed foods containing additives and preservatives has been linked to significant health concerns. But what about our personal care products?
Taurine was first identified and isolated from the bile of the ox (Bos taurus), from which it derives its name. It is an important amino acid with many functions in the body including osmoregulation and calcium homeostasis. It provides substrate for bile salt synthesis and supports a number of bodily systems, particularly the nervous system1.