Eczema Eczema See also: Allergy (food) Skin Health (general) Essential Fatty Acids Those with eczema tend to have altered LFA metabolism, resulting in high levels of  linoleic acid, but low levels of GLA and omega 3 fatty acids; a scenario that is consistent with inflammation and allergy. Supplementation with GLA (from borage/evening primrose oil) and fish oils has resulted in marked improvements Read More

Eye Health (General)

Eye Health Eye Health (General) See also: AMG Bilberry (vacdnium myrtillus) Research studies confirm that bilberry extract offers significant benefits in the prevention and treatment of various eye dysfunctions. The active anthocyanosidc flavonoids in bilberry improve the circulation to the eyes, increase oxygen and energy levels in the eye tissue, and possess powerful antioxidant and connective tissue strengthening properties. Ginkgo (ginkgo biloba) The herb Read More


Fatigue Fatigue See also: Stress B-Complex Many of the processes involved in energy metabolism rely on various nutrients as co-factors for enzymes that drive the various processes. Common among these nutrient co-factors are B-complex vitamins. Ensuring adequate B vitamin intake is important if efficient energy metabolism is to be maintained. Multi vitamin and mineral formula In addition to the B-complex vitamins, a number Read More


Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) A disease that is linked to chronic fatigue and is characterised by aching and tender muscles over a long period of time. Also common in fibromyalgia are- insomnia, headaches and joint pain. Low serotonin levels are a common feature in fibromyalgia patients and the quality and amount of sleep is proportional to the amount of pain experienced. Researchers have consistently Read More

Food Allergies

food allergy Food Allergies See also: Intestinal permeability (leaky gut disorder) Betaine Hydrochloride and Digestive Enzymes The activity of hydrochloric acid and pancreatic protease enzymes is often deficient in those with food allergies. Stomach acid is required for the vital first step of protein digestion, therefore hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) is implicated in the development of allergies, where the immune system is triggered by Read More


Gallstones Gallstones Psyllium Husk Fibre/Oat Bran Fibre Diets that are low in fibre are positively correlated with the development of gallstones. Indeed fibre appears to be one of the most important dietary factors, with gallstones being a rare condition among populations with high fibre intake. On the other hand diets that are low in fibre and high in fat and sugar lead to Read More

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