Inflammation


Astaxanthin – the king of antioxidants

This month we’re focusing on an exciting new ingredient, astaxanthin. For those who aren’t familiar with astaxanthin (as-ta-xan-thin), allow me to acquaint you with one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, and the many reasons why astaxanthin would be a fabulous addition to any supplement regime. […]


Understanding histamine intolerance

Do you find that certain foods just don’t ‘sit well’?  That you feel bloated, itchy, develop a headache or feel exhausted after meals but can’t quite put your finger on why?   If this is your experience, and certainly if you experience numerous seemingly unrelated symptoms, […]


Nutrition interventions for ADHD – a focus on Treg

Cytokines are hormonal messengers affecting the immune system, consisting of pro-inflammatory T-helper 1 (Th1) cells and anti-inflammatory T-helper 2 (Th2) cells. Th1 and Th2 cytokine balancing is a well established nutritional target for a number of health conditions.  Several nutrients are known to influence Th1/Th2 […]


Applied nutrition for endometriosis

  It is estimated that one in ten women of reproductive age suffer with this debilitating illness and yet it takes on average seven years for a diagnosis to be made. Is it any wonder that sufferers of this poorly understood reproductive disease are drained […]


How to optimise your diet to manage inflammation

Unhealthy eating habits coupled with sedentary and stressful lifestyles are known to contribute to poor health. What might be surprising to learn is that inflammation is not only a core contributor to poor health, but one that can also be either exacerbated or elevated by […]


Beyond omega-3: managing the many faces of inflammation

Unresolved or exaggerated inflammation is the hallmark of chronic disease and targeting key regulators of inflammatory mechanisms is essential for successful therapeutic intervention.  Whilst the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids AA, EPA and DHA play key and distinct roles in regulating inflammatory pathways, inflammation is […]


Understanding acne: causes and cures

It’s probably most common to associate acne with moody teenagers, but acne breakouts can affect anyone at any age.  Certain factors such as stress, hormones and diet are all known to influence skin health and whilst the odd spot here or there may not be […]


EPA triumphs once again in inflammation study

A new study published in the journal Brain, Behaviour and Immunity has found that high intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults, suggesting that regular use of high-EPA supplements can help protect against and treat certain […]