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Tuesday, 18 July 2017  |  Editor
A nutritional approach to menopause

​Menopause for a woman is a time she is transitioning into a new phase of her life. This is a time for liberation, change and celebration. However for many it can be a difficult transition that can be painfully drawn out due to a number of lifestyle and emotional factors. Nutritionally speaking, we can support that woman into the next phase of her life by supplying her with the nutrients her body needs to successfully make that transition.

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Thursday, 6 July 2017  |  Editor
How to relieve tires, heavy legs and help varicose veins

Swollen feet and ankles are an issue for many, and this embarrassing problem all comes down to our circulation, especially in hot, sunny weather.

Poor circulation can give rise to a number of problems with swollen ankles and feet being one common issue, but varicose veins can be troublesome too. Both health concerns have one thing in common: VEIN FUNCTION.

We need healthy, robust veins in order for them to do their job properly and push our blood, against the forces of gravity, back up through our legs towards our heart. However, along with age, our poor veins often have a number of other factors to contend with, including sedentary lifestyles or jobs, warm weather, us being overweight or pregnant, as well as hereditary factors. What chance do they have?

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Thursday, 6 July 2017  |  Editor
Smartphones have been blamed for a dramatic rise in head lice among schoolchildren

Smartphones have been blamed for a dramatic rise in head lice among schoolchildren because they encourage youngsters to gather round in groups, allowing the bugs to jump between heads. Should you be pre-armed with a natural solution?

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017  |  Editor
Prebiotics and probiotics - what is the difference

You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health on BBC television show “Trust Me I’m A Doctor”. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important?

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017  |  Editor
What are the benefits of giving up sugar?

Health bloggers and clean-eating advocates frequently extol the benefits of quitting sugar - but is it actually desirable and what are the actual benefits of limiting the amount of sugar you eat?

Entirely eradicating all sugar from your diet would be extremely difficult. You can ditch fizzy drinks, cakes and stop adding sugar to your tea, but as long as you've still got bread, milk, fruit ready meals, condiments, and a thousand other innocuous-looking foods in your shopping basket, you'll still be consuming sugar.

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Monday, 12 June 2017  |  Editor
What are antioxidants?

We know we need them and we think they are good for us, but why do we need them? Why are they so crucial to help with preventing chronic disease and the ageing process? We use the term a lot, but do we understand what it actually means and its implications for health?

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017  |  Editor
Magnesium - The one nutrient we can't do without?

If there’s one nutrient we should all consider supplementing, it’s magnesium. Magnesium is one of the most important elements in our body, being involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions. Up to 60% of it is stored in our skeleton. Therefore, just like calcium, it is important for healthy bones and prevention of conditions such as osteoporosis. Apart from musculoskeletal health, it is also involved in making protein, helping muscle and nerve function, controlling our blood glucose levels, supporting our blood pressure regulation and energy production. In fact magnesium is so essential to so many biological functions, that it’s possibly the one nutrient we can’t do without.

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Monday, 15 May 2017  |  Editor
Do supplements really help fertility?

It goes without saying that a healthy diet is crucial to a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby but many people are unaware that diet can help to correct hormone imbalances that may affect your ability to conceive. There are also certain foods and drinks that are known to lower fertility.

But can supplements help and should you consider them?

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017  |  Editor
Study shows vitamin D deficiency can increase likelihood of diabetes.

According to news originating from Cambridge, United Kingdom, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the onset of diabetes. This article summarises how Vitamin D Helps maintain the normal release of insulin.

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Monday, 8 May 2017  |  Editor
Are you getting all the necessary nutrients?

60 per cent of people say they eat a very healthy diet but perception and reality are not always the same. Most people are not eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day, reveals recent research. The discrepancy leaves a huge nutritional gap to fill.

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