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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Can starflower oil stop a hangover?
Friday May 27, 2016 at 9:34am

A hangover is your body withdrawing from alcohol, the most common complaints include headache, nausea, and generally feeling bad all over. Some people claim to not suffer from hangovers, but those who do won't have any positive memories of them! Can a little known supplement called Starflower Oil help prevent a hangover?

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Rosehip for arthritis
Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 4:30pm

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition affecting an estimated 8.75 million people in the UK, significantly effecting peoples quality of life. Over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not desirable to take long term so people are seeking natural alternatives. Clinical trials give strong evidence showing rosehip is more effective than glucosamine for osteoarthritis treatment, and can help significantly improve quality of life.

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Vitamins to help feed your way to healthy skin
Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 5:14pm

Skincare will never be as simple as any single ingredient - just as no single food or nutrient can keep your body healthy, you need more than just one ingredient to keep your skin in good shape. Find a list of skin boosting vitamins and nutrients, along with information about what they do to keep your skin healthy.

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Thursday May 5, 2016 at 3:22pm

You will no longer see the term RDA on food and supplements in relation to vitamins and minerals. The term is now called NRV (Nutrient Reference Values). Find out what NRV means and what the difference to RDA is.

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activated charcoal for intestinal gas buildup
Thursday May 5, 2016 at 2:35pm

Bloating and intestinal gas can be both a painful and embarrassing problem but activated charcoal is a simple and effective remedy. Here’s how you can use it to greatly reduce stomach gas problems and remove toxins from your digestive tract.

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Why do people take CoQ10?
Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 5:08pm

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most popular supplements for the over 40's in the UK. It is a substance similar to a vitamin, found in every cell of the body. Find out why people are taking CoQ10 and how it may be able to contribute to your health and well-being.

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proven to help you lose weight - Glucomannan
Friday April 8, 2016 at 4:32pm

The search for a miracle weight loss potion or pill continues to elude us, there are regular crazes and new supplements which reach the market but rarely do they have any proven claims or research backing them. There is however a supplement which has genuine claims based on scientific evidence - Glucomannan.

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Green-lipped mussel for rheumatoid arthritis
Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 1:29pm

Green-lipped mussel is a nutritional supplement taken from a type of mussel native to New Zealand. The joint healing properties of green lipped mussels were first noticed more than 100 years ago by Maoris in New Zealand. There is now good clinical evidence this kind of supplementation helps people with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.

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Why you should never drink tea near a mealtime...
Friday April 1, 2016 at 2:21pm

Did you know that drinking tea can severely inhibit your body's ability to absorb vitamins and minerals - especially iron? There are three categories of tea - black, green and herbal. Each has very different properties which affect vitamin and mineral absorption in different ways.

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Hyaluronic acid a supplement to keep wrinkles away
Friday February 26, 2016 at 11:12am

When it was recently suggested that film star Olivia Munn has undertaken cosmetic surgery due to her seemingly ageless complexion and changed appearance, she explained it is all simply down to eating Japanese sweet potatoes. These special sweet potatoes are the same as we reported in 2014 in the story of the Japanese Village of Long Life. They contain high levels of Hyaluronic Acid which evidence strongly suggests is excellent for wrinkle free skin and flexible joints.

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