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…]
Menopause is a hot topic at the moment and the time between peri menopause and complete cessation of periods can vary greatly. Some women sail though this time without any symptoms and the only thing they notice is that their periods have stopped. Others however can experience anything from hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, declining libido, osteoporosis, ageing skin, lack of energy, joint pains, weight gain, headaches to changes in hair quality.
Sleep is fundamental to our good health. It’s crucial role in immune and stress support makes it even more of a priority at the moment. Studies show that the longer we sleep, the longer we live and vice versa. It helps us manage stress and boosts resilience and focus and can even help weight regulation. We can all feel the impact of a bad night’s sleep straight away. But getting even slightly too little most nights chips away at our ability to cope on an ongoing basis. So why aren’t we getting enough?
The thyroid tissue has the highest concentration of selenium in the body. Glutathione peroxidase enzymes are the most abundant antioxidants in the thyroid. These are the protector of our thyroid cells and they are made of selenium and protein. This nutrient is there to protect our thyroid as explained in our previous blog, but it is also helpful when our thyroid is already damaged.