Chemicals and Mental Health Early life exposure to heavy metals and ‘environmental chemicals’ may not only reduce IQ but also cause schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. It is now recognised that these also cause Alzheimer’s disease. Psychological studies have suggested that cognitive decline may well have been cast at the dawn of the industrial age!Continue reading “Environmental chemicals, mental health & dementia”
Our bodies are mostly water so to stay healthy we must drink 3 or more litres a day. Many illnesses can be cured or prevented just by drinking water.
Chronic Inflammation We often hear discussions about inflammation but what exactly is chronic inflammation and why does ageing cause it? We’ve all seen ‘acute inflammation’. Usually, we recognize it as a swelling that is red and warm to touch. Often this will follow an injury of some sort – perhaps a cut, a burn, orContinue reading “Ageing, Telomeres, & Chronic Inflammation”
Critical roles in cancer prevention, healthy thyroid, heart & mind You might never have heard about the importance of consuming Selenium. However it is critical that you eat enough, but not too much Selenium rich food to live a longer, healthier life! Selenium is a critical trace element and a recent study of blood donorsContinue reading “Selenium – the secret of a healthier life and longevity?”
Vitamin D plays many critical roles including the prevention of depression.
Vitamin D is critical to good health Many of us know that our bodies can make Vitamin D when our skin is exposed to sunlight and in a previous blog, I discussed how human migration has been a major factor in our current epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency. Here, I’m going to discuss some ofContinue reading “Vitamin D Deficiency – A Modern World Epidemic with Huge Consequences”
More than just bones! Vitamin D may be our most important ‘vitamin’. Although it has long been known that Vitamin D plays a critical role in the body’s ability to absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus, which are both critical for the formation of bone, recent research has now revealed that Vitamin D plays criticalContinue reading “Vitamin D Deficiency: A Major Health Side effect of Human Migration”
In Japan, seaweed is a common dietary component which gives Japanese adults an average daily intake of 5280 micrograms (µg) of Iodine each day. This is very different to the rest of the world where the average intake of Iodine is only about 209 µg/day. Now there are obviously other dietary differences between traditional JapaneseContinue reading “Can eating Seaweed prevent Breast Cancer?”