This is a 13 minute information reel revealing details of how Australia’s peak medical research body, the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), set about reviewing the evidence on a natural therapy it had no prior subject, clinical or research expertise in.
Previous research has shown that physical activity is associated with reduced risk for depression. In this new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers asked the question, does physical activity have a potential causal role in reducing risk for depression? Researchers answer this question by turning to genetics to objectively assess the data from a combined sample size of 611,583 adult participants.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is the diagnosis given to people with excessive worry and anxiety, that is difficult to control. Kava is a herbal medicine that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of GAD.
Are you confused when people say there's no evidence that Natural Medicine works? Take 3 minutes to watch this video to find out how they've reached this conclusion.
The evidence for the gut–brain connection continues to increase. Plenty of rodent models demonstrate the effects of gut microbiota on emotional and social behaviours, such as anxiety and depression.
It is common to have poor quality sleep due to acute stressors throughout the day or environmental disturbances. However, we can minimise the impact that stress and our
environment have on our sleep by practising good sleep hygiene.
A broad range of salicylic acid esters are used to flavour foods such as cake mixes, puddings, ice cream, chewing gum, and soft drinks. Salicylates are also found naturally in many foods and in cosmetics.
A common dietary recommendation I give my patients is to eat some nuts. Many studies have now shown higher nut intake is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, as well as cancer and death from diabetes.
The probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii (SB) was found to have the potential to prevent Gluten Sensitivity in mice. The mice were fed a gluten-free diet followed by a gluten challenge (introduction of gluten).
By now you know how important it is to get sun exposure for vitamin D production. Now researchers have found that sunlight energises T-cells that play a central role in human immunity.
A common deficiency I often see in practice is Iron deficiency. When iron deficiency is severe, red blood cell synthesis becomes impaired, and anaemia results.
Its winter in Melbourne and we are getting very little sunshine. No Sun, no vitamin D. No problem, i'll get my levels checked out from my local GP or I will just get a supplement from my local health store.
Improved cognitive function and neurogenesis in 8 weeks. If a supplement could make those claims, it would fly off the shelves and cost the earth.
The use of Medicinal Mushrooms in folk and traditional medicine predates history. Pharmacological research has now isolated antifungal, antiviral, and antiprotozoan isolates from this fabulous fungi.