Ciara Wright recently presented to 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group. The talk was around dealing with post-treatment hormonal balance and surgical menopause. In this blog we outline some of the main points covered, including the benefits of phytoestrogens.
While parents might be looking forward to the return to school, many may be dreading the daily lunchbox preparation. With kids eating up to 1/3 of their food in school, what goes in their lunchbox makes an important contribution to their health, development and their immune system. Heather, herself a mum of 3, shares some ideas. Read on or watch her in action on Virgin Media Weekend AM this Saturday at 9.45am.
You know we just love our polyphenols. Among other health benefits they act as a fertiliser for our microbes and support immune health. Cacao is one such polyphenol. Pure cacao has very high amounts of flavonoids and its scientific name theobroma cacao literally means “food of the gods”. We certainly think so.
Probiotics are not for every person all the time. Depending on the level of dysbiosis or microbial imbalance someone may have, more gentle support may sometimes be wise. Enter polyphenols. Polyphenols are phytochemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which interact with our microbiome. Think of them like a gut fertiliser.
Headache disorders (of which migraine is one) are among the most common disorders of the nervous system and it has been estimated that almost half of the adult population have had a headache at least once within the last year. Given the year we have just had however this figure may be considerably underestimated. [Read more…]