Insomnia Insomnia See also: Anxiety Stress 5-HTP 5-HTP appears to improve the quality of sleep in normal subjects as well as those with insomnia. Evidence suggests that REM sleep and deep sleep are increased without increasing overall sleep time, i.e. the proportion of quality sleep is increased. 5-HTP is one step closer to serotonin and has been shown to provide Read More

Intestinal Dysbiosis

Intestinal Dysbiosis Intestinal Dysbiosis See also: Parasites Candida albicans Oregano Oil Numerous studies have shown oregano to be effective in killing a number of bacterial pathogens including Klebsiella, E.coli, Salmonella, H.pylori and Staphylococcus aureus. The active phenolic components of oregano oil are thought to kill bacteria by altering their membrane and cell wall integrity. Bacterial dysiosis, or an imbalance between good and bad gut flora, Read More

Intestinal Permeability

Intestinal Permeability Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut Syndrome) See also: Food Allergies Dysbiosis Parasites Candida albicans L-Glutamine Food allergies are typically associated with excessive permeability of the intestinal lining (leaky gut disorder). This allows potential allergy-causing proteins to be absorbed into the bloodstream intact. The amino acid glutamine is a major component and energy source of the intestinal lining and supplementation has been shown to restore Read More

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome See also: Anxiety Depression Stress Psyllium Seed Husks Increased fibre intake is the cornerstone of an IBS protocol. However, the right fibre choice is important. Wheat-based products have the potential to trigger an allergic response in the individual with IBS, so fibre from other whole grain, vegetables and fruits are preferable. Psyllium husks aid intestinal cleansing and detoxification through Read More

Liver Health (General)

Liver Health Liver Health (General) See also: Detoxification Gallstones Milk Thistle (silybum marianum) Silymarin, the primary active component in the herb milk thistle, is proven to prevent liver toxicity and destruction, enhance liver function and stimulate the replacement of damaged liver cells with healthy cells. The intake of silymarin leads to a substantial increase in the levels of glutathione (a major antioxidant and detoxifying Read More


Menopause Menopause Black Cohosh Possibly one of the most helpful herbs in low oestrogen conditions such as the menopause. The major active compound, 27-deoxyactein possesses the ability to selectively reduce serum concentrations of luteinising hormone (LH) – LH levels are often consistently high in menopause, a factor that is thought to be linked to many of the typical symptoms of menopause. Studies have shown Read More

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