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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Why Probiotics are a hot topic
Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 6:55pm

Probiotics are already widely considered to an important part of a daily health regime as they offer fantastic support to the health of your digestion, immunity, brain health and emotional well being. As researchers continue to study probiotics, they uncover additional benefits to a healthy, balanced gut flora.

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Take pregnancy vitamins to boost child's IQ
Monday January 23, 2017 at 8:50am

It is well known that keeping vitamin and nutrient levels up during pregnancy is essential for a healthy baby but new research suggests failing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set a child back by a year by the time they reach secondary school.

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Mediterranean diet prevent neurological degenerati
Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 12:30pm

Recent research to come out of the University of Edinburgh has suggested that the traditional Mediterranean diet of foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life.

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Iron deficiencies in the UK
Monday January 16, 2017 at 12:51pm

Iron is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the UK, with almost half the girls aged 11 to 18, and more than a quarter of working-age women, falling short of intakes needed for good health.

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Eat oily fish to reduce heart disease risk
Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

Coronary heart disease is responsible for more than 73,000 deaths a year in Britain, killing about one in six men and one in 10 women however new research has shown that ensuring oily fish is part of your diet could both slash the risk of heart disease by almost a fifth and reduce cholesterol levels. Find out more in this post.

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Vitamin deficiencies now commonplace across UK
Friday January 6, 2017 at 3:58pm

The official advice given by the government and NHS experts is that we should be able to get all our nutritional requirements from eating a healthy and balanced diet however new research has found vitamin deficiencies are common place across all ages.

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Brussels sprouts - you've got to love them all yea
Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 2:53pm

Unfortunately many of us fall into the sprout hating camp and what a shame that is as Brussels Sprouts are actually packed full of two very important antioxidants - lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants are proven to be important for keeping your eyesight sharp in later life.

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Autism could be linked to lack of vitamin D during
Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 12:43pm

While it’s widely known vitamin D is vital for maintaining healthy bones, there’s also a solid body of evidence linking it to brain growth. A recent study has found that women who have a lack of vitamin D while pregnant are more likely to have a child with autism.

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Crohn's disease vitamin therapy
Thursday December 8, 2016 at 12:54pm

Crohn's disease affects about 120,000 people in Britain. The damage the disease itself causes to the digestive tract as well as the damage done by surgery and medication used to treat it make it hard for the body to absorb nutrients.This means that sufferers should be aware of shortages in vitamins and minerals in their body and address it by dietary changes or supplementation.

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Feeling lacklustre? Perhaps you are Coenzyme Q10 d
Friday December 2, 2016 at 10:39am

Has a busy year and the onset of the festive season leaving you with dipping energy levels? If you're feeling the need for a pick me up then you may also be showing signs a nutrient deficiency. Find out how Coenzyme Q10 could be playing a part.

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