Early life trauma (ELC) influences gene expression during critical stages in neurodevelopment increasing the risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), and other mental health conditions, later in life.
Genetic testing can provide extremely useful information to help you create the healthiest version of your current and future self. It can be used to both optimise health and understand the risk of disease.
Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements have the benefit of working in harmony with the body's own natural biochemistry and have virtually no side effects. So which of these are best, and how do you know what's right for you?
We are now on the verge of enhancing our cognitive abilities, ahead of natural evolution.
If your body could talk, what would it tell you that you should be eating? Well, science has come up with a way to help you decipher just that. Nutrigenomics is the science of discovering how the food we eat interacts with our genes.
The various links between stress and mood are well documented - but where chronic stress and low mood are present, sleep deprivation is likely to exist as well. The reverse is also true; sleep disturbances are strongly related to increased cortisol levels and the development or exacerbation of mood disorders.
The gut & enteric nervous system function as a sensory organ which digest & absorb nutrients, but in doing so, they gain information from the food we eat. This information is then used by the body to regulate genetic expression.
I’m constantly confronted by the differences between Western (allopathic) medicine & natural therapies. While many seem to believe that you have to choose one or the other – I disagree. Maybe some of my colleagues would be rather annoyed at that admission, but there it is! I have the benefit of having trained in both …