Developments in research, public knowledge, scare stories and advertising mean that we are bombarded by information, sometimes valuable , sometime not. In this section we hope to provide access to some of the current research, comments on stories and our views on different topics.
Fish Oil makes the headlines again
4th November 2006
The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence are drawing up new guidlines to recommend that coronory patients get a daily dose of omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. fish oils or flax seed oil). Some of the benefits for coronory patients are
a lower risk of death and non-fatal heart attack and stroke
fish oils have been shown to lower cholosterol levels.
In addition the benefits of omega 3 supplementation in other areas of health are well documented thoughout life, from conception and pregancy to concentration and behaviour in childhood and beyond, through to use in ageing populations in areas such as heart disease.
Many respected authors including Dr Michael Murray and Patrick Holford recommend taking fish oil capsules every day.
You are what you eat
20th October 2004
The popularity of the 'You are what you eat' series has taken over the UK. Amongst the most popular recommendations are
pumpkin seeds (High in Zinc and essential fatty acids),
Spirulina (a true food containg 18 amino acids, including 8 'essential amino acids' which the body cannot produce itself. It is also high in vitamin B12 (especially important for vegetarians and vegans)
Nettle tea, blood cleansing, rich in vitamins and minerals and tastes good too!
Ongoing Acupuncture Reseach
21st December 2004
A study into the use of acupunture to ease pain of arthritis (osteoarthritis of the knee) sufferers showed that for those receiving acupunture pain was reduced by about 40% and mobility improved by about 40%.