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2nd November is Vitamin D day!
Thursday November 2, 2017 at 3:34pm

Led by the Vitamin D Society, Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth, Vitamin D Day is a day marked to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world health problem. Researchers has agreed that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists think it's even greater than that.

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Take pregnancy vitamins to boost child's IQ
Monday January 23, 2017 at 8:50am

It is well known that keeping vitamin and nutrient levels up during pregnancy is essential for a healthy baby but new research suggests failing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set a child back by a year by the time they reach secondary school.

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Autism could be linked to lack of vitamin D during
Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 12:43pm

While it’s widely known vitamin D is vital for maintaining healthy bones, there’s also a solid body of evidence linking it to brain growth. A recent study has found that women who have a lack of vitamin D while pregnant are more likely to have a child with autism.

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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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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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Foods which are not safe to eat during pregnancy
Monday June 29, 2015 at 8:42am

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.

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Can you take fish oil supplements when pregnant?
Friday June 19, 2015 at 6:29pm

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.

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UK pregnant women found to be iodine deficient
Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 8:18am

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 causing many issues with metal health, developmental problems and hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid).

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The humble Sprout - the Christmas 'Superfood'
Thursday December 4, 2014 at 5:22pm

Sprouts are being hailed as this seasons 'superfood'. Rich in immune boosting Vitamin C & K its perfect for keeping bugs at bay this winter. As well as folic acid, calcium and magnesium sprouts also contain sulforane which to helps to lower cholesterol. These nutritious little gems deserve to be on your plate more than once a year!

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