The formalities of the Christmas period are essentially wonderful, with time off work, nice food and spending time with your family and friends. But in reality it is also a stressful time of year for many people. Then we have the excitement of the New Year and the psychological impact of a new calendar year and perhaps the post seasonal ‘blues’ as winter sets in.
We provide a review of recent health related research stories that made the news with six items comprising:
- ‘Can your blood type affect your memory?’;
- ‘Bad cholesterol assumptions questioned again’;
- ‘Case reveals possible allergy to antibiotics in food’;
- ‘How epigenetic memory is passed across generations’; ‘Breast versus bottle feeding’ and
- ‘Do artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance’.
It is that time of year again as the sun shines and daylight hours lengthen, for many of us our spirits are up. Unfortunately for a sizeable proportion of the population it also means the start of months of varying misery as our allergic reactions skew our immune system and hay fever and related allergies abound. Continue reading
Sadly at Cytoplan we are shortly drawing to a close our use of the word “Probiotic” in all relevant product packaging plus online and print materials (etc.). So soon, when you are looking for our range of supplements that we have sold for decades and designed to support gut health you will be confronted instead with the term “Live Native Bacteria”. Continue reading
How does your gut health affect your mood – could the microbes in your tummy be making you melancholic? We look at this and other recent health related research that made the news, including:
‘Government advice on folic acid supplements for pregnancy appears to be failing; but is the suggested mandatory folic acid fortification of flour good for us all’? ‘Several forms of vitamin E protect against memory disorders, study says’; and ‘do combined Selenium and vitamin E supplements increase prostate cancer risk’? Continue reading
For many people the term ‘detox’ immediately conjures visions of minimalist diets comprising perhaps just water and the odd carrot. The reality is of course that a sensible detoxification diet is not a hardship. And indeed many people benefit from a short period of detoxification with a dietary ‘regime’ of their own choosing that simply minimises the ingestion of certain foods and drinks. Continue reading