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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Omega 3's and heart disease - prevention not cure
Monday July 10, 2017 at 8:31am

Sometimes it's difficult to know if you're getting the health benefits you want from the supplements you're taking, and this in large part might be due to the fact it's about prevention not cure. There are a lot of health claims surrounding omega-3's and it's pretty safe to say they're good for you - some of the latest research has reaffirmed the benefits of omega 3's in helping to reduce the risk of getting heart disease.

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Vitamins may play larger role in slowing brain dec
Monday July 3, 2017 at 8:02am

A new review study is suggesting the role of the B vitamins in slowing down age related decline in brain functioning, as well as age related depression, has been underestimated. These findings are highly relevant to a world that already sees a high number of dementia sufferers and an increasing aged population.

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Could vitamin D help manage pain?
Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 8:53am

New research is suggesting that vitamin D combined with good sleeping habits might help manage chronic pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis. Find out more in this post.

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Vitamins & supplements to take in the summer
Friday June 23, 2017 at 8:17am

The summer time puts a lot of stress on the body, in fact the time you spend out in the heat can actually deprive your body of certain important vitamins and minerals that you need. By learning about the best vitamins and supplements to take, if you are planning on travelling to very hot climate this summer, you can keep your health at its best.

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Men with good vitamin D levels will have strong he
Monday June 19, 2017 at 7:59am

According to a new study by University College Dublin men with good levels of vitamin D in their bachelor years are more likely to have healthy children when they start a family. The scientists found paternal vitamin D intake directly impacted their child's height and weight in their early years which is a crucial point of a child's development.

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Omega 3's may protect children against type 1 diab
Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 8:04am

New research has brought attention to the role of omega 3 fatty acids and milk feeding in helping to reduce children's risk of type 1 diabetes. Find out more in this post.

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High blood pressure? Eat chocolate!
Tuesday June 6, 2017 at 12:50pm

Are you a chocolate lover? Well we've got some good news, you may be inadvertently keeping high blood pressure at bay! Foods such as dark chocolate, bananas and avocado are high in magnesium and research suggests a high magnesium intake lowers your hypertension risk by regulating blood flow. Find out more in this post.

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Worried about the side effects of Ibuprofen?
Monday May 29, 2017 at 8:48am

Painkillers such as ibuprofen are widely used and available over the counter. However recent studies have brought attention to the potentially serious side effects these drugs have when taken regularly over long periods so it's a good time to look at natural alternatives.

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Pycnogenol provides a natural cure to osteoarthrit
Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 2:30pm

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition affecting joints and preventing them from moving smoothly. It causes misery to around 8.5 million Brits and there is no known cure. It is mistakenly thought to affect only the elderly population however it it can affect much younger people leading them to look at alternative and natural therapies to manage the condition. This can be found in the form of an extract of French Maritime pine bark called Pycnogenol.

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Turmeric helps to build and repair bones affected
Thursday May 18, 2017 at 11:34am

Osteoporosis is the most common bone diseases and is responsible for around 65,000 potentially fatal fractures each year in the UK. Promising new research suggests the active compound in turmeric called curcumin may prevent bone cells being removed before they are replaced thereby improving bone density.

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