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Two-thirds of people with a gluten sensitivity experience neurological symptoms instead of gut symptoms. This is because the tissue most affected by a gluten sensitivity is nerve tissue.The majority of Hashimoto’s [autoimmune hypothyroid] patients are gluten-sensitive or have celiac disease, which means gluten can play a role in their depression and anxiety.Gluten cross reacts with dairy, meaning the …

Myo-Inositol for PCOS

A recent study reminded me how good myo-inositol, a close associate of the B Complex vitamin group, can be for polycystic ovary syndrome, especially if you are having trouble conceiving. Check the study here: Impact of myo-inositol treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome in assisted reproductive technologies Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is marked in …

Art on Prescription

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An evaluation revealed a 71% decrease in feelings of anxiety and a 73% fall in depression; 76% of participants said their wellbeing increased and 69% felt more socially included. Arts & Minds, an arts and mental health charity runs weekly art workshops for people experiencing depression, stress or anxiety in Cambridgeshire. Sessions are led by …

Top Tips to Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Diet and exercise can influence the risk of cognitive decline (CD) and dementia long before their onset, according to new research from King’s College London. In the study, published in  Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association,  the researchers established that 12 years prior to diagnosis, both CD and Alzheimer’s were associated with levels of …