For some time, there seems to have been some mystery as to the relevance of IgA Food Antibodies to conventional IgG Food Sensitivities, and so we will now attempt to demystify this relationship along with their key implications to clinical practice.
As many of us have likely begun the year with some form of the ever ubiquitous New Years ‘Detox Program’, (or at least contemplated it with a sincere and earnest vigour), the issues of Toxicity living in our modern world and lifestyle, are likely to be acutely in mind.
ADHD is associated with a ‘Western’ Dietary Pattern in Adolescents- Omega 3’s may provide protection
Researchers from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research found that a diet high in the Western pattern of foods was associated with more than double the risk of having an ADHD diagnosis compared with a diet low in the Western pattern, after adjusting for numerous other social and family influences.
We in the modern world, often lead frenetic and unbalanced lifestyles. Day to day life often involves continuous stress, not only from emotional stressors (such as marital, financial, and occupational) but also from physical stressors (such as sleep deprivation, caffeine consumption, pain and extreme exercise) all without adequate recovery.
A review of literature published last year in the journal Nutrients confirms the scope of evidence supporting DHA's critical role in the evolution and maintenance of human physiology. From the late Paleolithic period, consumption of DHA-rich foods (i.e. seafood) began to correspond with brain development, which surged in the last 200,000 years. Modern science has delved deeply into this relationship, noting the technological and lifestyle changes that have contributed to radical alterations of dietary essential fatty acid ratios, and quite possibly certain negative health effects from inadequate DHA.
Have you ever thought that perhaps you may have a food allergy? Perchance you thought, "I've eaten these foods before, sometimes every day, and I've never had a problem. Why should I consider being tested for food allergies?"
Nutrigenomics Study Shows Dietary Anti-inflammatories Also Decrease Oxidation and Metabolic Stress in Overweight Men
Nutrigenomicsis the study of the relationships between dietary factors and individual genes. New nutrigenomic research was reported from the Netherlands in which a combination product of fish oil, green tea extract, resveratrol, vitamins C and E, and a tomato juice extract produced changes to genes associated with inflammation, blood vessel health, and oxidation of fat in the liver, according to findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Musculoskeletal symptoms and orthopaedic conditions are a common cause of concern for many patients. Concentrated fish oil, providing the omega-3s EPA and DHA, is emerging as a cost effective tool with a favourable safety profile for optimising outcome from traditional treatment strategies. Scientific and clinical evidence shows that EPA and DHA may address all three of the major components of pain and injury: inflammatory response, cellular/tissue structural integrity, and nervous system signalling.