Introduction Dr Russel Reiter is a World Authority on the hormone Melatonin and has published many scientific papers in his 50 year career. His findings show that Melatonin is a remarkable human hormone, vital to good sleep but also essential to the maintenance of good health, reproductive biology, cell repair and healing. Artificial Light His […]
We hear a lot these days about ‘microbiome’ and it is a term which is even beginning to appear in adverts for beauty products. The Gut microbiome is an area of particular interest to me and I was fortunate to attend a lecture by Kiran Krishnan, the Chief Scientific Officer for Microbiome Labs USA. Read about […]
Gut Microbiome A definition of microbiome must include Joshua Lederberg’s definition “the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms that share our body space and are determinants of health and disease.” The microbes that live in our colon are bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. All together they form a complicated eco-system that regulates our […]
Looking after your skin Ageing decreases antioxidant activity, there is a reduction in SOD (super oxide dismutase) and Catalase, energy cell repair and renewal is diminished and antioxidant enzymes are less available. Dehydration is the largest easily corrected cause of accelerated aging, particularly of the skin. An intake of 2 litres of water per day, […]
Progesterone Progesterone is produced from the ovaries and is very low in women until ovulation, when progesterone levels start to rise to a peak at day 20-22 of the menstrual cycle. It declines by 80% in the Peri-menopause (leading up to the menopause) and symptoms of low mood, irritability, and depression can occur. In normal […]
Oestrogen Matters In a fascinating new book, published in 2018, Dr Avrum Bluming and Dr Carol Tavris re-examine the evidence for replacing hormones, and in particular Oestrogen, at the start of the Menopause. They conclude that the benefits are significant and that the dangers of HRT have been exaggerated. Key Benefits: Oestrogen replacement may reduce […]
Magnesium is essential for your health and being a very important Mega Mineral in the body it has over 350 enzymatic reactions. Absorption of magnesium is from the small intestine, decreased absorption occurs with excess fatty diet, alcohol, coffee, and salt.
Now that Autumn is fast approaching and the days shorten it is a good time to think about your Vitamin D level. Vitamin D plays a crucial part in a range of physical processes essential to good health and has a positive effect of your gut Microbiome. Your skin naturally makes Vitamin D in reaction […]
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) with the inability to gain and sustain an erection has many psychological problems to men of any age. Young men who have had a bad sexual experience on their first few dates, quite often suffer from anxiety performance.
Low Testosterone in MEN has a detrimental effect on lifestyle. Depression, reduced sex drive, poor erections (not as hard as when I was younger). Lack of motivation and no get up and go.