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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Beat stress by nourishing your brain
Aug 14, 2019 | 6 min read
Stress impacts all of our day to day lives, it impossible not to feel it and to be unaffected by it. Rather than popping pills to deal with the side effect of stress it might be wiser to tackle the route cause by nourishing the part of the brain where stress originates.
Protein powder isn't just for gym goers
Aug 7, 2019 | 3 min read
Protein is an important part of a healthy diet for anyone but as we get older it becomes more and more important to get sufficient amounts. This is because it's key to preventing age related muscle loss (sarcopenia).
Supplements could prevent dementia
Jul 31, 2019 | 2 min read
While dementia has no known cure, some experts believe that a certain plant supplement could help those diagnosed with a mild form of dementia.
Use of sunscreen doesn't impact vitamin D status
Jul 23, 2019 | 4 min read
​A new study by UK researchers claims that the use of sunscreen on sunny days doesn't stop the body from producing vitamin D.
Vitamin D can reduce risk of dying from cancer
Jul 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Taking vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of dying from cancer by 13% say researchers. Modern lifestyles, which see many of us hauled up indoors, are to blame for people not getting enough sunshine. In fact a fifth of Britons are estimated to be low in vitamin D, which could be....
Tart cherry reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
Jul 10, 2019 | 2 min read
British researchers are now suggesting that consuming montmorency tart cherries improves certain conditions known to be precursors to type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. These set of conditions is known as metabolic syndrome, global rates of which are on the rise.
Skipping breakfast higher risk of heart disease
Jul 3, 2019 | 3 min read
Missing breakfast is associated with a higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease says a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Government go ahead with folic acid fortification
Jun 26, 2019 | 2 min read
Back in February of this year we reported on the UK government's plans to fortify flour with folic acid, an attempt to bring the country in line with fortification guidelines in the EU that prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. Well, ministers have now revealed that they are mov....
Trying to lose weight? 5-HTP could help
Jun 20, 2019 | 2 min read
Trying to get rid of weight whether its just a few pounds or a whole lot of pounds is an effort. And while diet and exercise have to form the basis of your weight loss plan if you're going to be successful, a bit of extra help can speed things along.
Did you know sleep detox's your brain?
Jun 12, 2019 | 4 min read
Science hasn't yet discovered exactly why we need to sleep, yet we do know about the health benefits good quality sleep brings. An optimal sleep routine detox's the brain, consolidates memory, improves weight loss, and puts you in a better mood amongst many other things. So how can we....
The best supplements for tiredness
Jun 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Feeling tired could just be down to too many late nights or a disrupted sleep routine however perpetual tiredness could also be a symptom of a deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals. Taking these supplements could help to beat that foggy feeling.
Supplements that fight stress
May 22, 2019 | 3 min read
Regardless of whether you're good at managing stress or not, it affects each and every one one of us. There is an argument to say that modern day living has increased the amount of stress we feel, with mental health issues such as anxiety being more and more commonplace. So whether yo....
Top supplements for a healthy spring
May 15, 2019 | 2 min read
We've left behind the cold weather and bleak landscape of winter and ushered in the sunshine, chirping birds and green hedgerows of spring. Sound idyllic? Not so much when you're struck down with illness that comes with seasonal change. However, primed with the right nutrients your bo....
Looking for a holistic remedy for hayfever?
May 8, 2019 | 2 min read
Following the sudden rise in both temperature and pollen count are you suffering from an onslaught of hayfever symptoms? Tried everything and nothing seems to help alleviate the incessant sneezing and itchy eyes? Well a new research has suggested that CBD oil could be an effective new....
Magnesium is important for optimising vitamin D
May 1, 2019 | 2 min read
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has highlighted the importance of magnesium for optimising vitamin D in the body, suggesting the nutrients work together to boost your health.
Vegans are advised to supplement daily with vitami
Apr 24, 2019 | 3 min read
Guidelines issued by a non-profit organisation increase an adult's vitamin B12 intake from 3 micrograms to 4 micrograms per day, paying special attention to those following a vegan diet by saying that they must take a permanent vitamin B12 supplement to avoid a deficiency.
Vitamin D fortification urgently needed
Apr 17, 2019 | 3 min read
Many parents may expect that by opting for a multivitamin they’ll be able to meet all their children’s needs, but the latest study shows that belief could be misplaced. Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Southampton, found only 25-36% of children's supplements provide the....
Link between arterial stiffening and dementia
Apr 10, 2019 | 3 min read
New research has found that those people with arterial stiffening have an increased risk of dementia - this may lead to more research into vitamin K2 supplementation as a possible treatment.
Take Vitamin C before exercise to aid recovery
Apr 3, 2019 | 2 min read
New research is suggesting that women who take vitamin C before performing half an hour of moderate intensity cycling showed increased antioxidant capacity post exercise.
Sage studied for its brain boosting properties
Mar 28, 2019 | 3 min read
Did you know that sage is a well known medicinal herb that has a long history of traditional use in cognitive improvement? In fact, it's an old wives tale that sage boosts the powers of memory, however scientists have now proved they were right.
Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies are on the rise
Mar 20, 2019 | 3 min read
According to the UK's latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey intakes of vitamins and minerals have decreased drastically since 2008 and this is leading to deficiencies of important nutrients including vitamin A, fibre and iron.
Top supplements to rely on throughout the year
Mar 11, 2019 | 9 min read
Supplements are not a wonder cure but they can do a lot to help to support our general health and well being and can be useful in bridging nutritional shortfalls if we're not eating as well as we should. Here are some that should be worth your consideration if you're thinking of suppl....
Vitamin D is Britain's favourite vitamin
Mar 4, 2019 | 2 min read
Vitamin D has overtaken vitamin C as Britain's favourite vitamin supplement. Last year saw a 7% increase in vitamin D usage and today it is used by 33% of vitamins, minerals and supplements (VSM) users.
Turmeric Curcumin - avoid getting ripped off
Feb 28, 2019 | 4 min read
Turmeric has seen a meteoric rise in popularity and evidence shows it may arguably be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Unfortunately with this uprising, a flood of 'turmeric supplements' have hit the market, many of which are HUGELY MISLEADING to consumers and r....
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