Category Archives: Stress

In the News – Health and Nutrition Research

In this week’s article we provide a round-up of recent health and nutrition related articles that have made the news, five articles comprising:

  • Green tea compound may form basis for future arthritis therapy
  • Sugary drinks tax ‘would stop millions becoming obese’
  • Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota
  • UK air pollution ‘linked to 40,000 early deaths a year’
  • Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered

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Nutritional Advice for the Final Weeks of Winter

Are you still struggling with the Winter blues? Finding it hard to revitalise your health in 2016? Well this is a problem for many particularly whilst the weather outside is still bitterly cold and the days short, so you can be forgiven for finding it especially difficult to reinvigorate your health in the first couple of months of the year.

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Could Alzheimer’s disease be ‘Type 3 Diabetes’?

Alzheimer’s disease has long been a condition of catastrophic consequences; a condition affecting around 26 million people worldwide, a high number of fatalities and a severe financial burden upon healthcare throughout the Western world. But need this be the case?

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Dietary Approaches to Reversing Insulin Resistance

There are currently around 3.9 million people in the UK living with Diabetes and 90% of these have ‘Type 2’ Diabetes. Although the number of people suffering from Diabetes is predicted to grow to 5 million by 2025, there is also a growing awareness that the treatment and reversal of many chronic conditions, such as Diabetes, may not lie in the field of prescriptive medicine, but in the hands of  our own lifestyle and dietary choices.

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Eczema – Looking Beyond the Skin

Eczema is a name for a group of skin conditions – of which atopic eczema, (also known as ‘atopic dermatitis’) is the most common. This condition often occurs in people who are prone to other common allergies. It can run in families and often develops alongside other conditions such as asthma and hay fever.

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Diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME – What’s missing?

It is estimated that around 250,000 people in the UK suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), with 1 in 4 of these sufferers experiencing severe symptoms that affect quality of life and seriously reduce mobility. It is a condition, along with many other chronic diseases, that appears to be in a ‘grey area’ in terms of treatment and a possible cure. But could we be looking in the wrong direction for an explanation?

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