Omega-3


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 […]


Omega-3 testing: should you do it?

  Optimal omega-3 status (meaning the amount of omega-3 that is actually in your cells) is linked with many different aspects of good health, from having a healthy immune system, heart and brain, improved mood, good sleep, energy and recovery from exercise, to reduced risk […]


Nutritional interventions for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely distressing condition that arises after having experienced a traumatic event.  Affecting around 3% of the population, individuals experience symptoms that are similar, but not exclusive, to those associated with anxiety and clinical depression.  Many individuals with PTSD are […]


Top 5 nutrients for optimal cognitive health

I was saddened by the recent news of Monty Python star Terry Jones’ diagnosis with primary progressive aphasia, a severe form of dementia that directly affects the speech.  Along with so many of my favourite personalities, including Robin Williams, Peter Falk (‘Columbo’) and the wonderfully […]


If you suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, eczema, acne or psoriasis) chances are you are suffering from an omega-3 deficiency.

Recognising EFA deficiencies

Let’s start this controversial topic with a rather bold statement: If you are following a typical Western diet you are most likely to be deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. If you are following a typical LOW FAT Western diet, you are most likely to be […]