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Monday 28 November 2016

Link between the mother’s vitamin D status and learning disabilities in the child

A link has potentially been found between a low vitamin D status in pregnant women and learning disabilities in their children. For the study, published recently in the  American Journal of Epidemiology , data was used from more than 800,000 children.   It has been found that learning disabilities are more common in children who are conceived between January and March. This is the time of the year that most people at our latitude produce insufficient levels of vitamin D...

Sunday 27 November 2016

Blog: the added value of clinical PNI

Leo Pruimboom The Natura Foundation has been offering clinical psycho-neuro-immunology (cPNI) training since 1999. Now, in 2016, the course is as strong as ever. Leo Pruimboom explains why cPNI will definitely add value to your practice.   Over the past eighteen years, the Natura Foundation, leading scientists and universities have developed clinical PNI to become ‘hard science’. The question that remains, of course is: what specifically does this give the health...

Monday 31 October 2016

Low- grade inflammations: The lastest insights

| Remko Kuipers PhD   What is a low-grade inflammation? What causes it? What are the consequences? And what can you do about it? At the cPNI conference in Antwerp, I will give answers to all these questions based on my specialisations of evolutionary medicine and cardiovascular disease .  Below is a sneak preview.   Things are going well for us: we have a longer average life expectancy. But meanwhile we are increasingly suffering from lifestyle diseases....

Tuesday 18 October 2016

5 signs of an iodine deficiency

With an iodine deficiency you may soon think of hypothyroidism. You might think of impaired cognitive development, but would you also give thought to abdominal discomfort, dry skin, mouth and eyes? Take a quick look to see whether you recognise the five main signs of an iodine deficiency in your client.  1. Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) The best known problem of an iodine deficiency is the underactive thyroid. The thyroid needs iodine for normal production of thyroid...