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Lysine for Cold Sore Control
29 May 2023

The Importance of Lysine for Cold Sore Control

Cold sores are caused by variants of the highly contagious herpes simplex virus (HSV), which is estimated to infect 80-90% of people, lying dormant in nervous tissue until relapse is ...

Migraines and the preventative role of zinc
14 May 2023

Migraines and the preventative role of zinc

Recognised by the World Health Organisation for the health burden that they are, migraines impact up to one billion people worldwide, with a considerably higher representation in women.

Child with asthma
01 May 2023

Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) - a common trigger for asthma exacerbations

Evidence suggests that upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) may lead to an increased presentation and development of asthma, and reduced lung function later in ...

Equipment, medications and supplements needed to support and treat diabetes
05 April 2023

A Pharmacist’s take on the role of complementary medicines in diabetes

Diabetes continues to place pressure on communities, our article looks at opportunities for the use of natural medicines to support people living with diabetes.

Two hands forming a heart across the abdomen
21 March 2023

Cardiovascular disease and the microbiome

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for nearly 18 million deaths worldwide. Interestingly, research has shown that it may be possible to treat common conditions such as atherosclerosis, and metabolic syndrome earlier ...

Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium probiotics
08 March 2023

Multi-Strain Probiotics and IBS

Multi-strain probiotics offer hope by addressing reduced Lactobacilllus and Bifidobacterium numbers in IBS patients

Woman looking to the sky contentedly with eyes closed
22 February 2023

From STRESS to STRENGTH with B complex vitamins

We share an excerpt from Professor Lesley Braun's 'Mental Wellbeing: The Essential Guide to Using Herbs and Nutritional Supplements' focussing on the role of the B complex vitamins for stress ...

Epithelial cells within the gastrointestinal tract
08 February 2023

Gastrointestinal signs of long COVID - a potential key to treatment

As we learn about the longer implications of COVID-19 viral infection, longer term gastrointestinal symptoms may offer insight into the virus' behaviour, supporting diagnosis and treatment.