Fleur Borrelli’s Blog

Understanding Inflammation

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  What is a normal inflammatory response? Inflammation is a normal physiological response produced by your immune system when you have injured yourself.  It is designed to keep out pathogens such as bacteria and viruses that could infect the wound further.  This acute inflammation induces redness, pain and swelling is a natural part of the

Heart Health

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Keeping your heart healthy Cardiovascular disease remains the UK’s biggest killer causing one quarter of all deaths, approximately 155,000 deaths per year.  Many of these can be prevented by making simple changes to your lifestyle habits. Energy Production Heart health. Your heart is unique amongst the body’s organs because it needs to continually pump blood

Nutrition for Depression

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 Is chronic depression really down to a serotonin imbalance? According to NHS 2012 statistics, anti-depressant prescriptions in the UK jumped by nine point six per cent in 2011 to 46 million prescriptions. How do anti-depressants work and are they effective? The majority of anti-depressive medication acts on serotonin signalling. Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type

Autoimmune disease

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Auto immune disease - What does this mean? Auto immune disease refers to a situation in the body where the immune system starts to attack own body tissue. This causes damage to the tissue and inflammation and loss of function.   What are examples of autoimmune disease? Multiple Sclerosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Crohn’s Type I Diabetes