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Review suggests vitamin K2 may help prevent Alzheimer’s

Vitamin K2 has the potential to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and contribute to its prevention, according to the authors of this review study.

What should you eat after you've been on antibiotics? And can probiotics and prebiotics get your gut back to normal?

People at high risk of diarrhoea after antibiotics may benefit from consuming probiotic – as well as prebiotic – foods daily.

The National Food Strategy

The Government should introduce a £3/kg tax on sugar and a £6/kg tax on salt sold for use in processed foods or in restaurants and catering businesses.

Antibiotics in early life could affect brain development

The findings suggest reducing widespread antibiotic use or using alternatives, when possible, to prevent neurodevelopment problems.

Fungi that live in the gut influence health and disease

Fungi - a microorganism that lives within us - may be equally important as bacteria in health and disease.

Is it time for a new junk food tax?

There is no doubt – as a nation, we’re snacking more, and what once were occasional treats are now part of the daily diet. Could a junk food tax be the solution to this problem?

'The Better Brain' - Book Review

The 'Better Brain' is a long-awaited compilation of decades of work by two psychologists, Drs. Bonnie Kaplan and Julia Rucklidge, who have more experience treating various forms of mental illness with supplements than pretty much anyone else.

Lab analysis finds near-meat and meat are not nutritionally equivalent

Several metabolites known to be important to human health were found either exclusively or in greater quantities in beef, including creatine, spermine, anserine, cysteamine, glucosamine, squalene, and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA.

Methylglyoxal detoxification deficit causes schizophrenia-like behavioral abnormalities (possible role for Vitamin B6 and/or antioxidants?)

This is the first report to show that Methylglyoxal (MG) detoxification deficits are involved in the development of schizophrenia.

Fibromyalgia likely the result of autoimmune problems

This study has uncovered a whole new area of therapeutic options and should give real hope to fibromyalgia patients.

Diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils can reduce migraine headaches

This research found intriguing evidence that dietary changes have potential for improving a very debilitating chronic pain condition like migraine without the related downsides of often prescribed medications.

Study: Vitamin D deficiency exacerbates use and misuse of pain meds

New research has found that modulating vitamin D levels changes multiple addictive behaviors to both UV and opioids.

Study associates organic food intake in childhood with better cognitive development

In this study they found better scores in fluid intelligence and working memory with higher organic food intake and lower fast food intake.

Mediterranean diet with oily fish could help reduce migraine frequency

This study tested whether altering the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 in people’s diets had any impact on the frequency or severity of their migraines.

Gut microbe secreted molecule linked to formation of new nerve cells in adult brain

A new study has found gut microbes that metabolize tryptophan—an essential amino acid—secrete small molecules called indoles, which stimulate the development of new brain cells in adults.

Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners

This study is the first to show that some of the sweeteners most commonly found in food and drink—saccharin, sucralose and aspartame—can make normal and 'healthy' gut bacteria become pathogenic.

Western high-fat diet can cause chronic pain, according to research team

A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a new groundbreaking paper.

Study shows brain differences in interpreting physical signals in mental health disorders

The study showed that for patients with bipolar, anxiety, major depression, anorexia and schizophrenia, part of the cerebral cortex called the dorsal mid-insula showed different brain activation when processing pain, hunger and other interoceptive signals when compared to the control group.

Switching from Western diet to a balanced diet may reduce skin, joint inflammation

These findings reveal that patients with psoriatic skin and joint disease should consider changing to a healthier dietary pattern.