What are the links between diet and the menopause?

Menopause is simply a pause for some of us in our 40s and 50s. For others, it’s a giant full stop!  As our bodies undergo massive changes, our youthful health and well-being can often take a sudden plunge.  However, women’s experience in different parts of the world can vary hugely. In Japan, even the word […]

DPA – the missing Omega you may never have heard of.

We’ve all listened to podcasts and lectures about the different Omega-3 essential fatty acids.  Normally there’s mention of EPA, DHA and ALA.  However, the “missing Omega-3” called DPA   (22 : 5n-3) docosapentaenoic acid is often overlooked. It has always been part of healthy nutrition because infants obtain almost as much DPA as DHA in human breast milk. At the […]

Prozac Vs Omega 3 for Depression

Startling disclosures, from previously hidden sources, that Prozac is no more effective than placebo in the treatment of clinical depression has met with reactions ranging from surprise to despair. However, these revelations are neither new, nor surprising. Unconvincing outcomes from earlier trials raised serious questions about the efficacy, as well as safety, of new generation […]

The Expanding Role Of Omega-3 in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

While the health benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) omega-3 have been well established for the past three decades, it is only recently, since its appearance as a pharmaceutical agent, that this remarkable fish oil product has received recognition for its usefulness as a preventive and therapeutic agent in a wide range of clinical disorders. […]