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Man in suit sitting against wall with hand on head looking at text referring to vitamin B6 supplementation for anxiety and depression
14 September 2022

Vitamin B6 for the reduction of depression and anxiety

A report on recent research into the use of vitamin B6 supplementation for the management of anxiety and depression and the role of vitamin B6 in GABA production.

Lady with dark hair rubbing her eye and lifting her glasses
14 September 2022

Digital eyestrain in a world of pervasive screen use

The use of visual digital terminals, or screens, can result in digital eye strain presenting with a myriad of ocular and non-ocular symptoms, a problem that is impacting people of ...

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23 August 2022

Can antioxidants reduce the risk of dementia?

Antioxidants have been studied for their benefits in cognitive health and dementia prevention as a means of minimising the modifiable risk factors associated with dementia.

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17 August 2022

Social distancing, hygiene protocols and the potential impact on future health

Social distancing, hygiene protocols including hand sanitiser, antimicrobial and antibacterial products may have an impact on the health of the microbiome and immunity.

White flower with purple centre in green leaves andrographis herb
03 August 2022

Supporting immunity - looking beyond vitamins

Herbs including Andrographis can support the immune system to combat viral infections. We review research into Standardised Andrographis Paniculata Extract (SAPE) and Andrographis' ability to promote T cell and cytokine ...

Person raising their arms to the sky in the sunshine for vitamin D
20 July 2022

Prescribing vitamin D for health

As we experience the winter season in Australia, awareness among practitioners of the risk for vitamin D deficiency is essential. Australians experience considerable seasonal variation in vitamin D status, it ...

Postbiotics
05 July 2022

Postbiotics - the new kid on the block for the gut

With increasing research into the human microbiome, interest into the health benefits of microbiome modification continues. Prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics modulate the gut microbiota composition and activity and influence the ...

Development of Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders using nutraceuticals and phytoceuticals
21 June 2022

Development of Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders using nutraceuticals and phytoceuticals

On the back of the pandemic, there has been a new wave of Australians accessing mental health support services - 13% of Australians sought mental health support from their general ...