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More evidence of Omega-3 Fish Oil benefits
Monday May 18, 2015 at 5:24pm

Most people know that we are advised to eat at least two portions of fish a week but statistics show our total daily Omega-3 intake is still declining. We may however not necessarily know why we are told to do this and what the potential heath benefits of eating fish are. Read 6 reasons to take an Omega-3 fish oil supplement.

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Dietary Supplements Help Keep Bodies in Motion
Friday April 17, 2015 at 6:02pm

It's fair to say that it's important that we keeping moving for as long as we can as we age, physical activity is known to give long term benefits with respect to health and wellness but there are other contributing factors to consider including dietary supplements. Find out more in this post.

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Allergy Fighting Supplements
Monday April 13, 2015 at 8:04am

We already know that good nutrition is required for good health and that it can be strategic in beauty and fitness regimes for example but did you know that you can also use certain foods to help fight your seasonal allergies?

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Pycnogenol® Shown to Improve Perimenopause Symptom
Monday April 6, 2015 at 6:38pm

Perimenopause is the transitional period into menopause and can last for up to four years. It is characterised by many unpleasant symptoms which can seriously affect quality of life. Pycnogenol® Pycnogenol®​ supplementation has been shown to be effective at reducing hot flushes and night time sweating and therefore may help women interested in controlling climacteric symptoms with a more natural approach.

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Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss
Friday March 20, 2015 at 7:50am

Not only do herbs and spices provide extra flavour to meals, they also bring a host of health benefits. They contain antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and in some cases unique medicinal properties. Find out how they can benefit your health and your waist line!

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Pycnogenol for Osteoarthritis
Monday March 16, 2015 at 6:41pm

A majority of people over the age of 65 years show signs of osteoarthritis. Essentially all joints may be affected, but the most commonly affected are hips, knees, fingers and the spine. Osteoarthritis is the leading medical condition for which people use alternative therapies. The primary goal is the relief from joint pain and stiffness and with time the restoration of mobility. Following 3 separate clinical trials, Pycnogenol® has been found to potently inhibit inflammation in arthritis.

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Nuts for Heart Health
Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 8:12am

We're an ageing population, in fact a quarter of Europe's population will be over 65 by 2050. However, while people are living longer, quality of life can vary greatly so it's becoming increasingly important to understand how diet and nutrition can help us to enjoy our older years. One such nutrient dense food group with proven heart health benefits is nuts!

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Selenium Can Boost a Woman's Fertility
Friday March 6, 2015 at 5:31pm

Scientists have known for some time that selenium is important in male fertility but it has only been fairly recently that it's role in healthy reproduction in women has been investigated. The research conducted in Australia has found selenium to play a crucial role in the development of healthy ovarian follicles.

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Did you know our intake of zinc has fallen?
Friday February 20, 2015 at 8:30am

Our zinc intake has declined over the last 60 years, due to changed eating habits, including a reduction in red meat intake - in fact it's lower than during rationing in World War II.

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Over 65? Take a vitamin D supplement
Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:23pm

The Department of Health recommends certain supplements for some groups of people who are at risk of deficiency, they recommend people aged 65 years and over take a daily supplement of 10 micrograms (0.01mg) of vitamin D.

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