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Omega-3’s Recommended in Depression as Add On

  Omega-3s Recommended as Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression A clinical practice guideline from the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) recommends omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD). The value of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in depression is “overlooked,” even though accumulating evidence supports it. This therapy “needs

Lavender Promising for Anxiety Study Suggests

Lavender Promising for Anxiety but Evidence Base Needs to Grow Lavender may have a role in treating anxiety but no firm conclusions can be drawn without higher quality, less biased studies, a large systematic review and meta-analysis suggests. “Oral lavender in the form of a standardized essential oil titrated in linalool and linalyl acetate may be

Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acids Backed By The AHA

AHA Advisory Backs Prescription Omega-3s for Triglycerides Prescription omega-3 fatty acids — products containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or EPA alone — are an “effective and safe” way to reduce elevated triglyceride levels when used alone or with other lipid-lowering therapy, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Omega-3 Reduces Aortic Calcification in Men

Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to have an inverse association with aortic calcification a new study has reported. Published in the journal, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, the study found that in middle-aged men, blood levels of total omega-3s were significantly and inversely associated with aortic calcification ( Calcium deposits form on the

Kanuka Honey For Cold Sores

Kanuka Honey vs Acyclovir for the Topical Treatment of Herpes Simplex Labialis TAKE-HOME MESSAGE • This randomized controlled trial of 952 adults who were enrolled within 72 hours of a herpes simplex labialis episode compared the effectiveness of New Zealand medical-grade kanuka honey with topical acyclovir for the treatment of this condition. Although acyclovir has


Glucosamine Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Event Risks   People who regularly take glucosamine supplements appear to have a moderately lower risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, results from 22 centres participating in the UK Biobank suggest. Glucosamine use was associated with a 15% lower risk for total cardiovascular disease events and a 9% to

Ginger Lowers Blood Pressure

Ginger supplements lower blood pressure The blood pressure lowering effects of ginger have been confirmed in a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal, Phytotherapy Research. The review was comprised of six randomised trials with a total of 345 participants, and found that ginger supplementation can reduce systolic blood pressure (mean difference: -6.36


Fish Oil Supplementation Can Slow Muscle Loss During Periods of Immobilization Researchers enrolled 20 healthy young women (age range, 19-31 years) who were recreationally active (ie, active but engaging in structured exercise 2 days/week or fewer). They randomly assigned women to two groups: one group received an omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil) supplement (active group) and the other group


Dr Lesley Braun: Valerian safety profile   Last week I was interviewed about a well known herb called valerian and its safety profile. It’s a traditional herb used since ancient time which is very well-tolerated with few side effects. It’s most often used for insomnia and as a gentle relaxant, usually in combination with other

Concussion and Depression

CONCUSSION AND DEPRESSION There has been much discussion in the media and sporting circles again about the short and long term effects of concussion ( known medically as TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury) and mental health (depression and anxiety). These effects also apply to those who work in areas where physical injuries can occur (military,

Botanica Medica

97-99 Glen Osmond Road
Eastwood SA 5063
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