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The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

Since the Human Genome Project was followed by the Microbiome Project, we have been learning more and more about how important our gut flora are to our health. More bacteria than cells The bacteria we have in our guts weighs up to 2kg (3-4lbs). The gut contains tens of trillions of bacteria that are made up of over 1000 different…

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10 tips for dealing with anxiety and depression

When dealing with health issues such as anxiety or depression it’s important to look at several things that may help. Nutrition plays a key role here and a Nutritional Therapist can best advise you on supplements and herbs as well as changes you can make in your daily diet. If you are on medication please be sure to consult a…

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Deficiencies in These Nutrients May Cause Depression

Is your diet be missing crucial nutrients that could eventually lead to mental health issues? Today is World Mental Health Day and we’ve come long way in our awareness around mental health issues. We realise that they are just normal ‘health issues’ that need to be treated and deserve our open attention. Raising awareness about the causes of depression and…

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Brain Food During a Pandemic

3 Ways to Feed Your Brain With a pandemic that has really hit the world hard since March this year, there’s no clear end in sight and more of us are looking to protect our physical and mental health. The health of our brain and immune system. As the number rise again we’ve seen an increase in depression, anxiety, suicidal…

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Is Eating Alone Making You Sick?

If you are like most busy professionals you may find yourself eating alone quite frequently. Recently, researchers found that eating alone changed the quality of food that people chose to eat. This could actually be having a negative effect on your health and it’s time to step back and take stock. As a huge proponent of community, socialisation and mental…

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4 Steps to Beating Depression

What impact is depression having around the world? Depressive disorders are common mental disorders that occur in people across all world regions and of all ages. So, how big of a problem is it? Well, from the 2013 article “Burden of Depressive Disorders by Country, Sex, Age, and Year“, which is based on the results of the Global Burden of…

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The Daily Mail finally got it right!

STOP THE PRESSES! Sometimes when I read about nutrition advice posted in the news, I have to cringe at the advice given. It’s often given by people who have very little training, are not up to date on the latest research, or who have cherry picked what they liked from what they read. We need to understand that it’s not…

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Leaky Gut and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Exploring the link between gut health and ASD A recent review, published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, found that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were more prone to have certain digestive issues. Author Megan R Santuary and her colleagues are urging researchers to perform more experimental and clinical research on children with these disorders to aid in individual…