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Friday, 12 October 2018  |  Editor
How Urticalcin can help ageing muscles and bones

As our average life expectancy continues to climb, we know that we are more at risk of experiencing problems with our bones. Although it's normal for our bone density to decrease as we age, this process can be accelerated by a number of factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise and the overuse of medication. However, that's not all; some common but less obvious contributing factors include stress or weak digestion, all of which can contribute to weaker bones.

Contrary to popular belief, relying on sources of dairy or high-dose calcium supplements isn't necessarily the way to go in order to protect our bones. Instead, sensible approaches to diet and lifestyle can make all the difference, and here we explore how the supplement Urticalcin can also play a useful part.

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Thursday, 11 October 2018  |  Editor
All you need to know about Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is a pro-teolytic enzyme which is naturally present in the silk-worm intestine and is processed commercially today through fermentation. Studies reveal powerful anti-inflammatory effects of this naturally occurring enzyme. Inflammation has been found to be associated with just about every health condition.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018  |  Editor
Fibromyalgia- identifying some of the key symptoms

Prior to 1980, fibromyalgia was called fibrositis, as it was believed that inflammation in our connective tissues was causing the characteristic, widespread pain associated with this condition. Post 1980, the name changed to fibromyalgia as the conclusion was drawn that there was no such inflammation present, and instead the condition was a 'centralised pain state' and our central nervous system was the root cause.

However, regardless of the technicalities, most practitioners aren't convinced that some degree of low grade inflammation isn't involved and, regardless of the official standpoint, the main aim should be to focus on reducing the symptoms that trouble our clients most.

Generally, the main symptoms that affect those suffering from fibromyalgia include:

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Monday, 8 October 2018  |  Editor
Optibac Probiotics: 6 Reasons to consider them

We're often asked what prompts us to include certain brands of supplement on our website. The truth is they have to be "top brands" and by that we don't mean "top sellers", we mean that they have to satisfy our criteria for quality, research and manufacturing processes. Of course, we do take into account price, but this is not so important. They do say, "you get what you pay for". In the case of Optibac one might say you get rather more than that

As it happens, Optibac satisfies all these criteria, including good pricing. The picture is of the family that run Optibac. Read below to see why we've includes them but first, here is a quick summary:

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Monday, 8 October 2018  |  Editor
Natural ways to lower your blood pressure

Hіgh blооd pressure occurs when thе fоrсе of thе blood аgаіnѕt your artery wаllѕ is hіgh enough thаt іt саn еvеntuаllу cause health рrоblеmѕ ѕuсh аѕ hеаrt dіѕеаѕе.

The more blооd your hеаrt рumрѕ аnd thе nаrrоwеr уоur arteries, thе hіghеr your blооd рrеѕѕurе is. Thаnkfullу, there аrе nаturаl wауѕ tо lower уоur blood рrеѕѕurе. Sоmе оf thеѕе іnсludе making lіfеѕtуlе сhаngеѕ ѕuсh аѕ lowering your salt intake аnd drіnkіng less alcohol. Taking thеѕе ѕuррlеmеntѕ mау аlѕо ѕuрроrt уоur condition:

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Saturday, 6 October 2018  |  Editor
Growing Old Gracefully

In 1962 the average life expectancy for men was 68.1 while women could expect to live six years longer. Fast forward 55 years and the UK Office for National Statistics now puts life expectancy rates at 79.4 and 83.1 respectively. This is great news for us all, as medical advances mean that survival rates from serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease continue to improve, but it also means that the older generation needs to learn how to ‘age well’ by delaying the onset of chronic degenerative conditions.

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Friday, 5 October 2018  |  Editor
IBS Symptoms, Causes & Relief

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex health problem that baffles patients and healthcare providers alike. The most common of all gastrointestinal problems, IBS is far more prevalent among women, and generally occurs between the ages of 25 - 45. ‘IBS’ is more of an umbrella term that describes a set of symptoms rather than an explanation of what’s causing the problem, and this makes it difficult to treat. There is no single known cause and conventional treatments tend to focus on symptom relief.

The good news is that you don’t need to ‘just live with’ unwanted symptoms of IBS.  Read on if you’re ready to take action to improve your gut health for good. Here we identify common symptoms of IBS, a range of possible underlying causes, a simple 5R plan and some natural IBS symptom relief.  Use this simple guide to IBS as an ideal starting point to help restore normal gut function. 

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018  |  Editor
Top supplements for your pregnancy

Getting the best nutrition for you and your baby is a top priority when you’re pregnant. But for many women, eating a healthy and varied diet isn’t an easy choice. If you suffer from ‘morning’ sickness, some days you might find you can’t eat anything, while on other days only a doughnut will do – and the thought of green leafy vegetables or a helping of quinoa can be nothing short of nauseating.

A solution to this temporary problem might be to support your diet with some high quality supplements. But with safety of paramount importance during pregnancy, which supplements should you take to ensure the best environment for your growing baby?

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018  |  Editor
Anti-ageing or Healthy Ageing?

Healthy ageing? it's something that starts even before birth, and yet we may not notice it's lacking until it's too late.

Our start in life determines how well we age.FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES: POOR NUTRITION AT BIRTH CAN CAUSE AN UNHEALTHY OLD AGE We're living longer (an extra seven years based on the life expectancy increase over the last 100 years for 65-year-olds), but there's a simple reason most of our population is not living better.

As we grow older, millions of us face disease, disability and premature death because we've run out of the genetic power we need to reach a healthy old age.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018  |  Editor
Don't let commercial nasal sprays block you up

Decongestant nasal sprays used for more than a couple of days, are likely to experience what’s called a rebound effect so that you end up with more congestion than when you started. There is a danger that you then start using it more often, making the problem worse and worse.

This doesn't need to be the case, there are other remedies. You could make a salt solution and use that but many people find that unpleasant and it is very difficult to administer to children.

That's why A Vogel have produced Sinuforce.

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