Feeling your body doesn’t work like it used to?
Hi, I’m Angela Henderson. As a nutritional therapist, I work with clients who are struggling with symptoms of getting older, such as digestive problems, worsening memory and cognitive function, aches and pains, low energy, and poor sleep. I see myself as a health detective, working with my clients to identify underlying imbalances or deficiencies that may be contributing to their symptoms, regardless of whether they have been given a formal diagnosis.
By using the latest nutrition science and careful analysis of your unique situation, I work with you to develop a personalized plan to address the underlying causes of your symptoms, so you can reclaim your vitality and enjoy life to the full again.
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New research on mind-boosting mushroom
Traditional Chinese Medicine and other traditional medicines, including our own, have used mushrooms medicinally since pre-history. Western researchers have studied some of these powerful adaptogens in more recent years, for their vast array of uses, and are confirming some of the age-old claims. One species that has been known for its potential mental health benefits is the lion's mane or hericium erinaceus mushroom. Recent research has demonstrated its ability to reduce the risk of depression and limit damage from Alzheimer's disease. An exciting new study by an international team of scientists published this week in the Journal of Neurochemistry highlights [...]
Nurtural news – issue #2
In this issue: - Keeping your marbles: How to take action now to prevent dementia - A sprinkle of insight: the scoop on salt - Snack attack! Ten healthy snack ideas for guilt-free nibbles Keeping your marbles Nobody wants to lose their mind. But for women, dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease is now the no. 1 killer in England and Wales, and men aren’t far behind. “I’m getting old”, “I’m having a ‘senior moment’” – the language we use when we have memory lapses and momentary confusion is telling: popular culture would have us believe that dementia is a natural part [...]
Nurtural News – issue #1
Welcome to the first issue of Nurtural News — - a serving of health tips, insights and research news in the world of nutrition. Nutrition science is an ever-changing landscape fed on the one hand by the collective knowledge of clinical practitioners who learn from their clients and patients, and on the other hand, researchers who study processes and patterns from the microscopic to the population level. As a Nutritional Therapist, I'm also interested in delving more deeply into the conventional wisdom about health and healthcare — the sweeping statements and generalisations that are spoken with authority by influencers, healthcare [...]
Why am I so tired?
"But doctor, I'm getting 8 hours of sleep and I'm still waking up tired!" There's nothing more frustrating - the constant tiredness, the brain fog, the poor memory, the inability to form a coherent sentence, the joint pain, the breathlessness - only to be advised to try and get more sleep. Of course, lack of sleep, or good quality sleep, may well be a factor, and "sleep hygiene" - tricks and habits to set you up for a peaceful night of uninterrupted sleep - is a good place to start. But it's certainly not the end. Even if your [...]
What to look for in a nutritional supplement
"Four out of five of the herbal supplements tested contained none of the labelled ingredients" The media love to pounce on findings that indicate supplements don't work, in order to decry the whole of the supplement industry. There is no doubt that, with such a confusing array of nutritional and herbal supplements available online, in healthfood stores, and even on supermarket shelves, it's difficult to know which ones are worth the money. And because the industry is unregulated (or self-regulated) there are a great many supplements that are substandard, ineffective or even harmfully contaminated. So how do you identify [...]
Fertility clearly isn't just a woman-thing. Up to 30 percent of cases of infertility worldwide are thought to be due to sperm-quality issues1. In the UK, 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving, and one in four of these are from unknown causes - unknown, that is, to conventional medicine. The conventional avenues of treatment are drugs, surgery or assisted conception – including intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF)2, but aside from addressing a blockage these generally focus on the woman rather than the man. So, couples are increasingly turning to nutrition and lifestyle medicine to address the root [...]
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