The Emerging Epidemics of Childhood

Rather than a time of innocence and happiness, childhood has for many become a difficult health battle. Soaring rates of obesity, allergies, neurodevelopmental disorders and learning issues have Practitioners, parents and teachers all struggling to cope. Like the canaries in the coal mines, our…

The Statin Story

Elderly people are more likely to be medicated with CoQ10 depleting medications. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (i.e. statins) are widely used to manage elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. While effective at inhibiting hepatic cholesterol synthesis, statin medications may also inhibit endogenous CoQ10 production due to…

Maintaining the skin function by addressing the physical structure of the skin and its qualities

The two components of corneum and corneocytes work together in maintaining skin function. Corneocytes not only provide physical structure, but also produce natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) which attract and retain water in the stratum corneum. Where there is damage to the lipid-rich extracellular domain…

Facts about the skin and it’s importance

Skin is the largest organ of the human body, with a total surface area between 1.5 to 2m2. Each cubic centimeter of skin is home to approximately one million bacteria. Maintaining microbial balance is therefore crucial not only for healthy skin, but also for…

Leak gut of the skin has links to leaky gut of the bowel

Much like leaky gut, damage to the ‘bricks and mortar’ structure of the stratum corneum allows the penetration of antigens and other harmful substances through the barrier to the living layers of the skin, where they can drive an immune response. In fact, repeat…

Coenzyme Q10 to treat the management of migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, male infertility, gum disease, and tinnitus

As well as the applications discussed here, scientific research shows CoQ10 may also be useful in the management of migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, male infertility, gum disease, and tinnitus, as well as to improve athletic performance and endurance. Due to its broad range…

CoQ10: A Heart’s Best Friend

The heart muscle is a dense reservoir of co-enzyme Q10, which may become depleted not only with age, but also with cardiovascular disease and ischaemic damage. Nutritional and Herbal Support for a Healthy Heart contains Salvia miltiorrhiza (danshen), Crataegusmonogyna (hawthorn), folic acid, and vitamin B12,…

Too Tired to Care?

Among its many biochemical functions, CoQ10 forms an essential part of the cellular machinery responsible for energy production. In the inner mitochondrial membrane, CoQ10 is primarily responsible for the transport of electrons across the protein complexes of the electron transport chain, which ultimately drives…

The Values of Coenzyme Q10

Due to their high energy requirements, cardiac cells contain approximately 10 times the amount of co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) found in intestinal cells. This is one of the main reasons CoQ10 is such a valuable cardiac nutrient. Supplemental CoQ10 has been found not only to…

A Healthy Childhood Starts Before Conception

Recent advances in our understanding of the role of epigenetics have indicated that the nutritional status, toxic load, hormonal profile and stress levels of parents-to-be can significantly impact on rates of miscarriage, birth outcomes and childhood development. Combined with changing fertility patterns and older…