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Health & Nutrition Articles: June 2015

Foods which are not safe to eat during pregnancy
Jun 29, 2015 | 1 min read
When pregnant there are some foods you should give up or cut down on because they could cause food poisoning or harm your baby. Some are very obvious but some are not - find out more by reading the full article.
8 ways to build strong bones
Jun 26, 2015 | 4 min read
Bones are quite literally the support system of the body, so it’s very important to keep them strong and healthy. Bones are continuously being broken down and rebuilt in tiny amounts. Before the age 30 (when bones typically reach peak bone mass) the body is creating new bone faster bu....
Tips for swallowing bulky pills
Jun 23, 2015 | 2 min read
While it seems like an easy task, swallowing a pill is something that many of us have great difficulty doing. The fear of gagging causes the throat to tighten up so that the pill stays in your mouth until you spit it out. Here we look at various ways to approach the problem so that yo....
Can you take fish oil supplements when pregnant?
Jun 19, 2015 | 2 min read
Yes and no! It is important to know the differences between different types of fish oil supplements.There are two categories of fish oil supplement, one of which is safe to take in pregnancy, the other is not.
 What does Maltodextrin do to the body?
Jun 15, 2015 | 3 min read
Maltodextrin powder is used as a stabiliser, sweetener and thickener in many packaged foods. It is found in condiments like salad dressings, spice mixes, soups and sauces, baked goods, yoghurt, nutrition bars, sugar-free sweeteners (take a close look at your Stevia sweetener!) and mea....
Can CLA provide salvation from cellulite?
Jun 12, 2015 | 3 min read
If you’re one of the 85% of women in the UK affected by the dreaded orange peel then you'll be pleased to hear there is new hope for an effective treatment! Recent scientific studies have identified a special kind of fatty acid known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) as being effectiv....
Natural treatment for acid reflux
Jun 8, 2015 | 3 min read
Acid reflux (or heartburn) is a common condition afflicting many people. Most people believe it is caused by excess acid in your stomach and are prescribed acid-blocking drugs. It is believed by many medical professionals that reducing the amount of acid in the stomach is a serious me....
UK pregnant women found to be iodine deficient
Jun 3, 2015 | 2 min read
The UK is a first world country however pregnant women have been found to suffer from an iodine deficiency which "is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage". Iodine is crucial for neuro-development in the womb and through infancy, with deficiency cau....
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