Chocolate has a bit of a poor reputation, and fair play. But when is it a snack to be eaten with caution, and when is it actually a natural remedy that provides health benefits? Science has some answers.
Food & Nutrition
Supplements, it turns out, aren’t created equally. From cost to space, from discrepencies between RDIs and scientic evidence on what makes something clincially effective through to sub-standard substitutes and filler ingredients, there’s a whole lot to unravel here.
Physical health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity are on the rise. Self care is no longer optional. It’s essential. Are you ready to make some simple changes to your lifestyle that will make all the difference to the quality of your life?
Vitamin C and hand sanitiser shortages. Hocus potions and black market, untested solutions. It’s a wild world out there right now in the health market, but I’m sticking with tried, tested and verified ways to manage my own health during this coronavirus pandemic.
A recent systematic review that assessed the breadth of evidence relating to human health outcomes when comparing an organic diet to its conventional counterpart, found a range of interesting links.
We’re not quite there with the research on organic food, but there’s increasing interest and a growing body of evidence to suggest that organic food may indeed play an important role in the health of the world at large.
Every so often an ingredient comes into trend due to robust scientific evidence and meaningful clinical outcomes. Every so often an ingredient has legitimate credibility and is backed by more than just unsubstantiated celebrity endorsements and waves of marketing hype.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is one of those ingredients.
Imagine if you could craft your meals by combining a bit of this for protein, a dash of that for antioxidants and colour, some herbs and spices for flavour, and a good dollop of key researched ingredients to support your mind. Good news! These mood foods do exist.
A natural solution for depression? Zinc shows statistically significant and clinically meaningful benefits alone and in conjunction with antidepressants.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine has been shown to provide a statistically significant and clinically meaningful reduction in depression compared to placebo and conventional antidepressants.1 Findings from a 2018 systematic review and meta analysis reveals the following: Combined results from nine randomised controlled studies show Acetyl-L-Carnitine significantly reduces depressive symptoms compared to controls; Combined results from three randomised controlled […]