Yearly archives: 2011

Nutrients and psoriasis

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, chronic, inflammatory disease affecting about 80 million people worldwide. It is not life threatening, but those with psoriasis may have a higher incidence of diabetes, psoriatic arthritis, heart disease, and depression.  The role of nutrition in the treatment of psoriasis has […]

Can I have more carrots please, Mum?

Trying to get children to eat a wide variety of foods can be challenging, often becoming an exhausting battle of wills.  Most mothers will at some point be exposed to temper tantrums as a result of defiance at feeding times.  Weaning, the gradual introduction of […]

The benefits of EPA and GLA in patients with early sepsis

The results of a prospective, multi-centre, randomised, double-blind and controlled trial designed to investigate if eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) could play a role in patients with early sepsis are published in this month’s Journal of Critical Care. Sepsis is an illness caused […]

Igennus Raises over £36K for ME Research UK

Whilst nutritional and complementary therapies can provide relief from symptoms of ME they do not provide an answer to the cause. Indeed, as with any poorly understood condition, research is the key to identifying the cause and consequences of this debilitating illness. ME Research UK […]

Where do you go when your GP fails to understand you?

Although classified by the World Health Organization under Diseases of the nervous system, the cause or origin of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME) remains unknown. NICE guidelines emphasise the role of the primary care team in the management of patients with CFS/ME and a key […]

Depression: is it on the rise?

Prescriptions for antidepressants have risen by a staggering 43% in the past four years, to nearly 23 million a year, NHS figures reveal. This rise in the number of antidepressant medications being prescribed is thought to be partly due to stress and financial worries arising […]