Mental Enhancement

Mental Enhancement Mental Enhancement See also: Brain health (general) Ageing / longevity Depression Phosphatidylcholine Lecithin’s major active compound phosphatidylcholine is a precursor to acetyl choline, an important neurotransmitter in the brain. Acetylcholine is involved in many important central nervous system functions including motor control and short-term memory, and has been shown to help maintain optimal mental function. L-Glutamine Supplementation with the amino acid Read More

Migraine Headache

Migraine Headache Migraine Headache See also: Food Allergies 5-HTP Headaches can have a variety of causes, but a deficiency of serotonin may be a major factor. Various studies in both adults and children have reported significant improvements in patients using 5-HTP therapy (in one double blind study the 5-HTP group gained such good results that they were unwilling to swap medication for the second phase Read More


Obesity Obesity See also: Syndrome X 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) Serotonin influences eating behaviour, so much so that in experiments a tryptophandeficient diet results in significantly increased appetite and binge eating {especially with carbohydrates}. 5-HTP has been shown to positively influence cravings and diet adherence in obese individuals because of it influence on serotonin levels. In one study 20 obese patients were randomly assigned Read More

Oedema – General (Water Retention)

Oedema Oedema – General (Water Retention) See also: Premenstrual Syndrome Circulatory Disorders – general Magnesium The hormone aldosterone is often implicated in the water retention, which is especially common in chronic stress and in pre-menstrual syndrome. In fact it is estimated that approximately 70% of women with PMS are aldosterone dominant and therefore suffer with cyclic water retention. Aldosterone causes magnesium Read More


Osteoporosis Osteoporosis Calcium Calcium is the most predominant mineral in the body, making up to 1.5-2% of total body weight. Approximately 99% of calcium is found in the skeleton. Calcium deficiency is associated with the development of osteoporosis, although in reality this may be one of a number of contributory factors. Post-menopausal women are among those at the highest risk of developing the disease. Read More


Parasites Parasites Wild Oregano Oil Studies suggest a powerful anti-parasitic action for oregano oil. In one study oregano oil was administered to 14 adults known to have tested positive for a variety of parasites including Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba hartmanni and Endolimax narna. After 6 weeks of supplementation there was complete disappearance of parasites in eight cases and reduction in numbers in a further Read More

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