indexPsychiatric disorders in general, and major depression and anxiety disorders in particular, account for a large burden of disability, morbidity and premature mortality worldwide. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have a range of neurobiological activities in modulation of neurotransmitters, anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation and neuroplasticity, which could contribute to psychotropic effects. [1]

indexFor people with obsessive compulsive disorders the condition can be extremely exhausting. For practitioners and clinicians the condition is very frustrating to manage and to bring relief safely and reproducibly. The use of the nutrient N-Acetyl Cysteine as an adjunctive intervention has been explored in a small number of clinical trials, this review paper takes a systematic approach and brings together the evidence to help determine if this single intervention has any clinical value.[1]

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Dr Carrie Decker ND discusses the role of the pancreas and gall bladder in human digestion and health and explores some common problems, signs and symptoms and makes some recommendations for treatment and functional interventions. Normal pancreatic and gallbladder function: Digestive secretions of the gallbladder and pancreas are necessary for appropriate digestion of food substances.

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ClinicalIn a clinical trial undertaken by Hudson and King from Kennesaw State University, people with a gluten sensitivity were given an enzyme to aid in the degradation of gluten chains so that periodic or accidental exposure to gluten could be mediated through suitable enzyme assistance.[1]

The enzyme produced by Deerland, showed considerable benefit in terms of a variety of symptoms experienced by people with gluten sensitivity after exposure to gluten. In the double-blind, placebo based human clinical study, participants showed statistically significant improvements in a wide variety of common digestive issues while taking Glutalytic.

Vitamin A and Immune Specificity

Thursday, 22 October 2015 by

eji201570050-gra-0001Homeostasis — literally ‘standing still’ — describes the mechanisms by which all biological systems maintain stability. In effect this is the position at which human health is maintained and may also be described as a homeostatic set point, in which as circumstances change so does the set point. In simple parlance the idea that someone may be in a stable state of homeostasis but one that induces illness is a concept still developing. In effect all illness generates a change in homeostasis but not all changes in homeostasis results in illness.

Cclogo.svgDr Carrie Decker ND explores the role of a number of nutrients in the management of immune responses to challenges. The topic of infection and related illness are often of concern in the autumn and through the winter, with many people having increased exposures with children back at school and confined to the indoors.

header-3b910cae-74f1-4559-8cef-25ede860f04eAcross the world there are chronic diseases affecting the lives of many, most of which are preventable or modifiable by appropriate lifestyle changes. Yet currently politicians are unwilling to legislate change, to force behaviours that in turn diminish the costs to the individual and to society.

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Calcium Supplements Do Not Prevent Fractures

Friday, 09 October 2015 by | Comments: 1


The recommendation for consumption of calcium over the typically recognised minimum official recommendations in the UK and Nordic countries of 700-800 mg/day of dietary calcium for adults appears to have no substantive benefit on fracture prevention. There is currently little, if any, firm evidence that higher intakes prevent bone loss, falls, or fractures in middle aged and older women and men living in the community.[1],[2]

histamine_intoleranceDr Carrie Decker ND, explores the mechanisms behind the increasingly recognised and better understood intolerance to histamine (1% of population are likely to suffer). Responsible for a wide range of apparently unconnected symptoms, the ingestion of histamine containing foods by someone ill equipped to adequately render the amine neutralised can result in an unpleasant series of functional problems.

cov200hConcerns about mortality and these days morbidity settle on people’s shoulders at different times and with different weights. Some are blissfully immune to risk association with decisions and others become frozen into indecision because of fears that manifest as a result of exposure to dubious or credible sources.

Today there seems a relentless list of non-modifiable risks that provide challenges to a healthy and vibrant long life, from terrorism, economic collapse, wars, infection, pollution, agrichemicals and more. A whole industry is set up to disseminate these concerns in a relentless barrage of news, insight, opinion and at times hysteria.