Mushrooms are used medicinally in many cultures. However, science is only now catching up with the ways in which they actually help us. Most research has been carried out on types like Lion’s Mane and Coriolus that we don’t usually eat here. All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre however. They also contain b vitamins and a host of other vitamins and minerals.
Immune related infertility may be one of the underlying culprits behind ‘unexplained infertility’. Having this non-diagnosis is a difficult pill to swallow when you are on a fertility journey. Without a diagnosis, you can’t find a solution. Without having a solution, or even something to work towards, you might feel lost, powerless and somewhat abandoned by medicine. [Read more…]
Poly-what?? Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get mainly from plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, chocolate, herbs and spices. They are the reason why red wine, dark chocolate and green tea are known to be so good for us. It’s thought that polyphenols can improve or help many aspects of health, including IBS, weight management, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease and cardiovascular diseases.
You really can’t beat beets. In a study of 40 healthy people it was demonstrated that they were able to better perform on cognitive tests 90 minutes after drinking 450 ml of beetroot juice compared with placebo (apple/blackcurrant juice). The reason for this is the presence of dietary nitrates. These lead to more nitric oxide to encourage oxygen flow to the brain. Remarkable how quick the effects were.