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Cure for a tension headache
Monday September 15, 2014 at 8:12am

Trying to keep on top of your to do list both at work and at home can feel like a juggling act for many of us - there is always too much to do and too little time! If this sounds like a familiar story then your stressful life might be causing you a tension headache - instead of popping a painkiller, try a natural remedy in the form of Magnesium!

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Are multivitamins worth it?
Friday September 12, 2014 at 7:28am

Are you worried it's a waste of money taking Multivitamin supplements as they just go straight through you? Your concern is not entirely unfounded but have a read of our thoughts and tips to get the most out of your Multivitamin Supplement

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Nutrition to combat post summer blues
Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 5:15pm

As always getting the right foods into your diet is essential but supplement can be a great way to boost your mood. Magnesium and B vitamin supplements are also great for energy production, and a short course of 5-HTP (a form of L-Tryptophan) can help boost mood and sleep if you are feeling really down post-summer.

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Try Hyaluronic Acid to treat Dry Eyes Syndrome
Monday September 8, 2014 at 7:43am

Dry Eyes Syndrome is a medical condition which affects almost one third of the adult population, typically middle aged females. It is one of the leading causes of visits to the optician. Symptoms such as redness, blurred vision and dry, gritty sensations in the eyes can be very distressing. Find out the leading factors which cause dry eyes syndrome and how a Hyaluronic Acid supplement may be able to help.

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Omega-3 found to help Lou Gehrigs (ALS) disease
Thursday August 21, 2014 at 9:54am

Have you heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? It's all over social media at the moment - a worldwide trend in which people either pledge £60 to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by freezing cold water, then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same. ALS is a neurogenerative disease that can strike anyone and has no known risk factors however a recent study has linked higher dietary consumption of omega-3 fatty acids with a reduced risk for ALS.

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UK childrens misconceptions about food
Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 4:57pm

A national pupil survey conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation of over 13,000 children between 5 and 16 has revealed some alarming results - with children believing fish fingers to come from chicken and bread from animals. With childhood obesity on the rise could poor food knowledge be a causal factor?

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Food businesses take action to reduce salt and fat
Monday August 18, 2014 at 8:43am

You may be aware from recent news reports that Tesco has banned products such as sweets and chocolate from checkout aisles in a bid to help parents avoid nagging pleas from their children to buy unhealthy snacks. A voluntary scheme called the Public Health Responsibility Deal has now been launched asking businesses to help remove billions of calories from the foods and drinks market. The UK Department of Health has since praised the efforts of UK businesses so far.

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The importance of Omega-3 essential fatty acids
Friday August 8, 2014 at 8:36am

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential to human health, they cannot be manufactured by the body therefore they have to be obtained from the food we eat. Research has shown numerous health benefits from a diet rich in omega-3 including preventing risk factors associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease.

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Take magnesium before bed for restorative sleep
Thursday August 7, 2014 at 8:17am

Magnesium is a mineral essential for maintaining a healthy body and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Due to the fact that it is notoriously difficult to absorb, combined with modern day lifestyles and dietary patterns, instances of deficiency is on the increase. Deficiency in magnesium can adversely affect a number of bodily functions including sleep, so if you're having trouble nodding off at night magnesium may hold the answer!

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The NHS advice on probiotics underestimated
Tuesday August 5, 2014 at 10:33am

The Probiotics association has voiced concern the the UK's updated NHS advice on probiotics underestimates the potential health benefits of probiotics outside the digestive tract. Scientists from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics believe the NHS are ignoring significant advances and evidence of their benefits despite strong results from scientific studies.

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