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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Walnuts - great for a healthy brain
Friday August 5, 2016 at 1:32pm

Have you ever noticed that a wrinkly walnut looks remarkably like a brain? Everyone knows the saying "you are what you eat", in the case of walnuts how true is it?

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Can you get Omega-3 from chicken?
Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 1:54pm

Getting Omega-3 from eating chicken? No we aren't mad - incredibly this is true!

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Co Q10 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Friday June 10, 2016 at 1:10pm

Coenzyme Q10 is found in the energy-producing part of our cells and is a powerful antioxidant. Clinical research on its benefits is extremely promising, showing supplementation could have benefits for a wide range of medical problems. Find out more about its benefits and the risk for deficiency.

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The Vitamin D vs sun protection debate
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 9:34am

Vitamin D is vital to our well-being and our primary source is from sunlight. During the winter in the UK, it is impossible to get enough vitamin D from the sun in the UK, and during the summer we are strongly advised to use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. Most people are unaware of the effect of SPF has on the amount of vitamin D we can absorb - this article makes for essential reading.

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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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RDA or NRV?
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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