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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Getting the most from your probiotics
Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 1:51pm

Prebiotics and probiotics represent essential aspects of a wholesome, nourishing diet. Though not the same, prebiotics and probiotics complement one another and work together to improve overall health and wellness. Simplistically, a prebiotic encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria while probiotics contain live beneficial bacteria that help to recolonize your gut. Both prebiotics and probiotics work in harmony with one another so a diet deficient in either prebiotics or probiotics may severely impact health and immune function in particular.

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Vitamin B can help fight depression
Monday August 24, 2015 at 2:10pm

Supplements of vitamin B could be used to help treat people with depression, researchers believe. Scientists found that people suffering from depression responded better to treatment if they had higher levels of B12 in their blood. Find out more in this post.

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Feeding your child salmon could protect them again
Friday August 21, 2015 at 8:05am

The daily mail has recently reported on new research suggesting that a diet rich in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel before the age of 8 halves the risk of developing hayfever in later life. Find out more about the study in this post.

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Vitamin D Supplements recommended for everyone
Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 8:25am

According to a recent report from Public Health England, over one in five people have low levels of essential vitamin D. The bleak British weather is stopping much of the population from receiving healthy amounts of the essential vitamin from sunlight and natural food sources alone are not enough to boost levels. Government health advisers are now recommending people across the UK increase their daily intake of vitamin D to 10 micrograms.

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Iodine is vital for brain development
Monday August 17, 2015 at 6:06pm

When it comes to listing vitamins and minerals required for optimal health, it's not often people think about iodine. In fact the lack of iodine affects intelligence, hair and skin health, hormone related issues and depression. Learn about food sources of iodine and make sure you and your family are getting enough of this important mineral.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids - A Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Monday August 10, 2015 at 5:55pm

Chronic inflammation contributes to many painful conditions, including osteoarthritis and back pain - while treatment with drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac work well there are extreme side effects associated with their use. An alternative treatment with fewer side effects that also reduces the inflammatory response and thereby reduces pain is believed to be omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish oil.

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Turmeric Extract for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief
Friday August 7, 2015 at 6:31pm

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff and is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Many people with the condition depend on non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen to manage the symptoms, but the regular, chronic use of these types of medications is associated with significant, and very serious, side effects. A safe and natural remedy comes in the form of turmeric extract, which has shown to as effective for pain relief as ibuprofen.

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Iron deficiency - the most common mineral deficien
Monday August 3, 2015 at 7:53am

Iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency in the world affecting nearly 1 billion people (15% of the world’s population). Iron deficiency usually arises by any factor or a combination of three factors which are: low iron diets, poor absorption and excessive loss of blood. Common symptoms include lethargy, feeling weak and fatigued, excessive hair loss, a weakened immune system and a short attention span. Find out which people are more likely to be at risk.

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Selenium - a mineral that is crucial to health
Monday July 6, 2015 at 8:45am

As recently as three decades ago, Selenium was considered an irrelevant nutrient however scientists have now discovered that it's nutritionally essential for humans and plays a key role in helping to protect the body against many damaging diseases and conditions.

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Turmeric keeps you looking young
Friday July 3, 2015 at 7:23am

The proven health benefits of turmeric are well known however new research coming to light is also showing that turmeric may keep you looking young, possibly slowing down the rate at which the skin ages.

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