Friday, 12 October 2018 | Editor
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.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 | Editor
Adding turmeric to your diet can definitely bring some big benefits in terms of nutrition but It is the curcumin in it that is so valuable. But, a typical turmeric root contains about 2-5% curcumin, so taking an unstandardized, powdered turmeric root product means that very large amounts would be required to get a beneficial amount of curcumin.
While turmeric is excellent when used as a spice, a curcumin extract is a much, much better choice for health benefits because it is is much more concentrated. This incredible compound can influence just about every aspect of health inside and out, from your skin all the way to your brain.
Monday, 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.
Monday, 4 December 2017 | Editor
A comprehensive, high potency nutrient complex with marine collagen, antioxidants and nucleotides It is rapidly absorbed, superior form of type 1 collagen - identical to the collagen found in the body - with excellent research Collagen, hyaluronic acid and nucleotides are components of skin and joints and Vitamin C is important for collagen formation and supports the structure of bones, joints and skin.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 | Editor
Unhealthy joints can cause a host of problems. And they can be very debilitating even up to the point that you have to start using knee pads or other accessories that provide knee support to be able to walk or do other everyday activities. Which is why you need to take care of your joints and knees and try to prevent any problems from occurring in the first place. One of the ways in which you can do this is through the consumption of the right vitamins and minerals.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | Editor
Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by low bone mass and increased fragility, putting patients at significantly higher risk of fractures, which are major causes of morbidity, especially in older people. This latest study demonstrates how inflammation materially affects how this condition develops and gives tips on how to reduce it by diet and key nutrients
Tuesday, 7 June 2016 | Editor
Sulphur is highly important. Approximately half of the total body sulphur is concentrated in the muscles, skin and bones. It is present in keratin, the tough substance in the skin, nails and hair. Sulphur is necessary for making collagen, the primary constituent of cartilage and connective tissue.
Monday, 6 June 2016 | Editor
A joint is the place where the ends of two bones meet. In a healthy joint these ends are separated from each other by a layer of cartilage that prevents them from rubbing together. Synovial fluid, secreted from the membrane that lines the joint, lubricates and reduces friction between the bone ends.
This article explains what may help to alleviate the symptoms
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Editor
Higher doses of Vitamin D are a positive move, but should we really be prescribing yet more inorganic calcium?
Naturopaths have for many years looked on in horror as main stream medicine continues to develop its nutritional beliefs based on symptomology rather than a truly holistic approach.
The very idea that if the bone lacks density it must all be due to a lack of one mineral, calcium, is in our view quite flawed. Why?
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 | Editor
A Dutch study of 95,000 Danes undergoing hip or knee replacements has shown in increased risk of heart attack in the 2 weeks following surgery for patients over the age of 60. The results also led to a recommendation that a prior heart attack in the year leading up to surgery should be a contraindication for knee and hip replacement operations.