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Why do you need supplements?
Wednesday July 1, 2015 at 7:38am

If you consume a healthy and balanced diet, plentiful in fresh fruit and vegetables which are full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants then you may think you don't need supplements. Shouldn't your healthy diet be sufficient for all your body's needs? There are many reasons why our bodies can benefit from supplements to support our healthy eating, we've covered three of these in this article.

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Foods which are not safe to eat during pregnancy
Monday June 29, 2015 at 8:42am

When pregnant there are some foods you should give up or cut down on because they could cause food poisoning or harm your baby. Some are very obvious but some are not - find out more by reading the full article.

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8 ways to build strong bones
Friday June 26, 2015 at 7:31am

Bones are quite literally the support system of the body, so it’s very important to keep them strong and healthy. Bones are continuously being broken down and rebuilt in tiny amounts. Before the age 30 (when bones typically reach peak bone mass) the body is creating new bone faster but after the age 30 the bone building balance naturally shifts and more bone is lost than gained. What can you do to ensure that you're doing everything you can to keep your bones strong and healthy?

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Tips for swallowing bulky pills
Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 8:59am

While it seems like an easy task, swallowing a pill is something that many of us have great difficulty doing. The fear of gagging causes the throat to tighten up so that the pill stays in your mouth until you spit it out. Here we look at various ways to approach the problem so that you can relax and just let the pill slide down!

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Can you take fish oil supplements when pregnant?
Friday June 19, 2015 at 6:29pm

Yes and no! It is important to know the differences between different types of fish oil supplements. There are two categories of fish oil supplement, one of which is safe to take in pregnancy, the other is not.

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 What does Maltodextrin do to the body?
Monday June 15, 2015 at 1:33pm

Maltodextrin powder is used as a stabiliser, sweetener and thickener in many packaged foods. It is found in condiments like salad dressings, spice mixes, soups and sauces, baked goods, yoghurt, nutrition bars, sugar-free sweeteners (take a close look at your Stevia sweetener!) and meal replacement shakes. Many people believe it is not safe to consume but there are two sides to every ingredient, and maltodextrin is no different.

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Can CLA provide salvation from cellulite?
Friday June 12, 2015 at 5:06pm

If you’re one of the 85% of women in the UK affected by the dreaded orange peel then you'll be pleased to hear there is new hope for an effective treatment! Recent scientific studies have identified a special kind of fatty acid known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) as being effective in lowering body fat levels and improving the visual appearance of cellulite.

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Natural treatment for acid reflux
Monday June 8, 2015 at 8:31am

Acid reflux (or heartburn) is a common condition afflicting many people. Most people believe it is caused by excess acid in your stomach and are prescribed acid-blocking drugs. It is believed by many medical professionals that reducing the amount of acid in the stomach is a serious medical misconception that adversely affects hundreds of millions of people, as the problem normally results from having too little acid in your stomach.

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UK pregnant women found to be iodine deficient
Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 8:18am

The UK is a first world country however pregnant women have been found to suffer from an iodine deficiency which "is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage". Iodine is crucial for neuro-development in the womb and through infancy, with deficiency causing many issues with metal health, developmental problems and hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid).

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Coenzyme Q10 for gum disease
Friday May 29, 2015 at 8:27am

Gum disease is an increasing issue in western countries, but scientific studies have found an important link between gum disease and Coenzyme Q10 deficiency. Clinical experiments have shown that supplementation with as little as 50mg per day of Coenzyme Q10 resulted in a reduction of inflammation and faster healing of gum tissue.

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