The evidence for carotenoids

Dr Paul Clayton 2006 Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in such yellow foods as corn and egg yolks. They are also found in green vegetables and fruits. Examples include avocados, broccoli, green beans and kale. They are strongly linked to protection against Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Moeller at al ’06). They are also associated with … Read more

Heart health – Betaine, the latest 'B vitamin'

Dr Paul Clayton 2003 Betaine, sometimes known as Vitamin B10, is increasingly in the limelight. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood (homocystenaemia) are strongly linked to increased risks of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and other diseases(1). Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid are often used to lower homocysteine levels, but this combination is not … Read more

Slowing the ageing process

Your chronological age and your biological age are not necessarily the same. Some people age faster than their calendar years – others age more slowly. They look and act more youthfully. And there’s a scientific reason, which was explored at a recent conference I chaired in London. Given the right nutrition and lifestyle, our bodies … Read more

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) nutritional solutions

Dr Paul Clayton 2006 Data from the ongoing Nurses’ Health Study II suggests that a high intake of calcium and vitamin D can cut the risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) by up to 41 percent. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts analysed information from more than 3,000 women who had no symptoms of PMS when … Read more