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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Suffer from winter colds? Try Echinacea
Monday October 12, 2015 at 1:42pm

Echinacea is one of the most popular herbal products in the UK. It is a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and north America - the root, seeds leaves, stems and flowers of which are used in herbal remedies. People have used echinacea as a traditional cold remedy for centuries - new research suggests it can help shorten the duration of the common cold as well as reduce the symptoms.

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The best vitamins for skin collagen
Monday October 5, 2015 at 10:37am

Collagen is an essential protein. It is responsible for the formation of skin and other tissues in your body. To help boost the production of collagen, consider supplementing your diet with a variety of nutritious foods, all rich in specific vitamin substances that work together to ensure that your skin is healthy and that collagen is being produced.

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Vitamin D may improve seasonal anxiety and depress
Friday September 11, 2015 at 5:45pm

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health conditions including increased risk of asthma, reduced bone density, chronic pain and muscle weakness, among others. Now, a new study led by researchers from the University of Georgia associates low vitamin D levels with greater risk of seasonal affective disorder. Find out more in this post.

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GLA as treatment for MS
Monday September 7, 2015 at 5:54pm

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). More than 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS) and more women than men are diagnosed with it. Linoleic acid is a naturally occurring omega-6 essential fatty acid which has been shown by trial results to slow the progression of MS, especially in people who are newly diagnosed. Find out more in this post.

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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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