Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression & Nutrient Deficiency. Any link?

What is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression (PDD) is a mood disorder which can arise any time after birth, either as an extension of postpartum blues, or independently in a mother who has been stable until that point. Studies have shown that women can be diagnosed with PPD up to a year …

curcumin

Turmeric & Curcumin… an Ancient-Modern Times healer

Curcumin! How powerful can you be? In our previous articles, we have looked at the Mediterranean diet and all its wonderful health benefits. Today, we move further East to look at Turmeric and its fellow spices for all their amazing properties! Essentially, both the Mediterranean diet and Eastern spices may …

PCOS

Suffering from PCOS? Can your diet help?

Ladies…do you suffer from PCOS? Could diet be affecting your ovulation patterns? Science is looking to answer these questions for you. One symptom of this condition is anovulation. There are varying reasons why a woman doesn’t ovulate. Today, however, we will be looking at the correlation between anovulation, PCOS and …

Chicory and osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis & Chicory Root- manage your symptoms!

Do you have osteoarthritis? If you do suffer of osteoarthritis, then chicory root may help you! Science is looking to see if chicory can help relieve symptoms for this condition. Chicory root, with its anti-inflammatory properties, may have good potential to ease the suffering of this disease. Scientists have been …

Soy

Soy and good health….why soy is so popular.

Traditionally, soy has been very popular in China and Japan. Britain and America, however, have caught on to the potential health benefits of eating soy. Soya beans, tofu, edamame, tempeh, miso soup and more… we are enjoying soy/ soya in our daily meals wherever we live in the world! Why …

fodmap nutritionist diet edinburgh

Low FODMAP diet! An approach for your IBS.

The low FODMAP diet is a dietary strategy used for lowering symptoms of different  gastrointestinal disorders, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What does FODMAP mean? The FODMAP is an acronym which stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols. Fermentable –  some carbohydrates that cannot be digested will stay in …

heart

Lowering the risk of heart disease? Are Antioxidants your answer?

Our heart health can be helped greatly by the food we eat. The bountiful benefits of a Mediterranean diet are demonstrated in science. The importance of antioxidants in the Mediterranean diet is the focus of scientific studies. Studies analyse how oxidative stress can lead to heart disease and inflammatory conditions. …

brain memory nutrition edinburgh

Brainpower & memory loss – a way out!

How often have you heard someone complaining about memory loss? This is your chance to improve your memory and gain some brainpower: How about cocoa & memory loss? Cocoa is an excellent source of many functional ingredients: flavonoids, caffeine and theobromine. All of them exert neuroprotective effects and increase cerebral …

missed period, pregnant, period pain, diet

Missed periods, but not pregnant?

If you are of child-bearing age, and not pregnant, but have missed period over consecutive months, then it’s advisable to see your GP for further investigation. For those who usually have menstrual cycles but who suffer heavy bleeding, irregular periods or menstrual pain, likewise, they should see their doctor. If …

Osteoporosis

Suffering from Osteoporosis? Get Help from your food.

What is Osteoporosis? As we age, our bones can weaken, lose calcium and bone mass density. Therefore, they thin and decline in overall strength. Weak, thinner bones are more likely to break. Age is one reason for developing osteoporosis but there are certainly other reasons too. Osteoporosis can occur when …