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Monday, 11 November 2019  |  Editor
Winter Germs: Easy ways to make yourself better.

Some people cling fervently to favourite remedies whilst conservative practitioners often dismiss anything but flu shots and decongestants as a waste of time and money.

As might be expected, fthe answer lies somewhere in between: There is simply too much research to completely dismiss some traditional remedies but not enough to call any one treatment an actual “cure.” so what is all the research to really telling us?

Sometimes a treatment may not have been studied, but traditional use may in some cases suggest benefit.

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019  |  Editor
Probiotics for gut AND mental health

Many people now know the importance of a healthy gut for their physical well-being but now we're beginning to discover that it supports mental health as well.

Have you experienced butterflies in the stomach; are you making more trips to the bathroom during moments of stress? If so you probably already knows the gut and the brain are inextricably linked. What happens in one has been shown to affect the other. 

Mental well-being is seen as increasingly important to overall health, allowing better management of stress and anxiety. It’s no surprise that more and more people want to find food or beverages that can support their brain health.

One in four consumers are taking probiotics to support their cognitive health and 60% of them agree that feeling emotionally stable is part of having a healthy lifestyle.

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Thursday, 24 October 2019  |  Editor
BioCare New Products

BioCare are passionate about helping everyone to be as healthy as they can be, by challenging scientific developments in the nutrition world, sharing their knowledge and providing flexible product solutions so we have options for everyone.

They have spent over 30 years developing their trusted range of the highest quality supplements available.

It is this commitment that has led BioCare to make some changes to our product range. This includes updates to some products and also some delists – but don’t worry, they have improved formulations and alternative recommendations for you!

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Thursday, 10 October 2019  |  Editor
Vitamin D - New Research Round-Up

As daylight hours diminish and temperatures start to fall, a nutritionist’s thoughts will naturally turn to vitamin D; the darker nights are a vital cue to add in a daily supplement. Vitamin D Isn't usually supplied by diet.

Unlike most other essential nutrients, vitamin D isn’t typically supplied by a healthy balanced diet – the main source of vitamin D is bare skin contact with sunshine, and when sunlight is scarce and skin is hidden under woolly layers, deficiency risk really starts to soar.

The long term public health impact of low vitamin D is of significant concern, especially since we now know that vitamin D acts not only on the skeletal system but on almost every other body system too; vitamin D receptors have been identified in nearly all tissue types throughout the body.  In simple terms this means that we cannot rule out vitamin D’s involvement in any aspect of health.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019  |  Editor
Optimum sleep with magnesium

Sleep. We all need it. Vital for helping to restore the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems, it’s critical for maintaining mood, memory and cognitive function, as well as immune and endocrine function. Sadly, these days, optimum sleep is becoming more and more elusive to so many of us now.

Magnesium is a key mineral that can support healthy sleep cycles. It helps the nervous system to aid restful sleep, by supporting healthy neurotransmitter function to maintain a calm body and mind.

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Monday, 7 October 2019  |  Editor
Controlling the devastating effects of Endometriosis.

More than 13,500 women have taken part in BBC Research revealing the devastating effect of endometriosis.

Half said they had had suicidal thoughts, and many said they rely on highly addictive painkillers. Most also said endometriosis - involving painful periods - had badly affected their education, career and relationships.

MPs are to launch an inquiry into women's experiences of endometriosis following the research.

Women with the condition answered questions on how the condition has affected them. The charity Endometriosis UK helped gather the responses.

The condition affects one in 10 women and, as well as extremely heavy periods, can cause debilitating pain and sometimes infertility.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a disorder of the reproductive system which causes endometrial tissue to grow outside of the uterus. 

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Thursday, 19 September 2019  |  Editor
What is Serrapeptase? Questions and answers

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.  Researchers are constantly investigating chronic inflammation’s effects on health and possible preventive medical applications but among those involved are:

  • Varicose Veins and other circulatory problems
  • Pain problems such as, Arthritis, Joints, and Muscles Pains and even MS.
  • Lung Diseases such as Emphysema, Asthma, Bronchitis and Bronchitis.
  • Sinus and other ENT problems
  • Post Operative Healing, Lesions and Cysts (breast, ovarian etc)
  • Arterial Plaque, DVT (good for travellers) and Blood Clots
  • Migraines (vascular).
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • . . . and many more
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Thursday, 19 September 2019  |  Editor
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Thursday, 19 September 2019  |  Editor
Fish Oil and benefits for weight loss

In a survey, participants who took fish oil, and took moderate exercise for 45 minutes three times per week, but did not change their normal eating habits, lost an average of 4.5lb over three months.

Lead researcher Alison Hill, an honors student in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, observed 68 overweight and obese study participants with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and divided them into four separate groups for a period of 3 months:

Group 1 - Small doses of tuna fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids)
Group 2 - Sunflower oil (much lower in omega-3 fatty acids)
Group 3 - Small doses of tuna fish oil, PLUS 3 x 45 mins. exercise a week
Group 4 - Sunflower oil, PLUS 3 x 45 mins. exercise a week

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019  |  Editor
Lack of magnesium can cause serious health issues

About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in bone and the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood. Every cell in your body contains magnesium and needs it to function.

Magnesium deficiency can cause many health problem. This deficiency may be because of inadequate intake from food or loss of magnesium from the body. Yet only about 50% of people do not get the recommended daily amount of magnesium from the food they eat.

This article discusses the illnesses that can be caused by magnesium deficiency and some of the symptoms. It also shows which natural foods provide the body with the most magnesium.

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