8 June 2019 | Editor
Those who have taken or heard of grape seed might not know that an important part of the grape, the skin was being left behind. The grape skin contains an important antioxidant known as resveratrol, which has a number of extremely useful properties.
19 September 2018 | Editor
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.
19 February 2018 | Editor
Did you know that up to 35% of all body protein content is made up of one type of protein? This protein is a key component of our connective tissue – the most widely distributed tissue in the body, which binds, holds, supports and strengthens other body tissues, as well as insulating and protecting the organs. It makes up our ligaments, tendons, skin, joints, cartilage, bone and even the gut lining, blood vessels and our teeth! It is therefore absolutely vital to health and proper integrity and function on ALL body tissues and organs.
3 January 2018 | Editor
A woman’s deadly blood cancer was stopped in its tracks when she began taking a daily dose of a compound found in turmeric, prompting experts to call for further research.
Dieneke Ferguson, 67, had myeloma diagnosed more than a decade ago. Treatment with chemotherapy and stem cells failed and she faced a third relapse. After research online she began taking curcumin, one of the main compounds in turmeric, each day in a tablet . Doctors said that, despite having no further treatment, her condition had remained stable for the last five years. Her case was published in BMJ Case Reports.
There are several proven health benefits attributed to Circumin.
21 December 2017 | Editor
Polyphenols are the unique chemicals which give plant foods their color, and they provide numerous health benefits.
However, some foods are much higher in polyphenols than others.
This article will explain precisely what these compounds do, where we can find them, and their health-protective properties.
12 October 2017 | Editor
antioxidants range from carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin found in yellow and green veggies which offer protection to the macula in the eye, to flavonoids like quercetin in onions and apples with their anti-histamine effects and polyphenols in green tea which offer anti-ageing benefits.
Minerals like zinc citrate and selenium also offer Antioxidant benefits, protecting cells against toxin and free radical damage and enabling enzymes to work properly.
12 June 2017 | Editor
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?
24 March 2016 | Editor
After the food and drink indulgences of Christmas and New Year, we naturally start to think about getting back into shape in January. We all know junk foods are bad news for your waistline and new research is highlighting the negative effects these unhealthy foods also have on memory and cognitive function.
23 March 2016 | Editor
The amazing benefits of fish oil for brain function have been highlighted once again with new research demonstrating the protective effects of omega-3 oils on memory and brain function.
22 March 2016 | Editor
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing age related macular degeneration according to new study findings