Thursday, 8 July 2021 | Editor
As we come out of Covid-19 restrictions it is more important than ever that we look after our bodies to make them as resistant as possible to infection.
We could do that by making sure that we have a perfect diet but often this is difficult to achieve.
Nobody should suggest that dietary supplements should replace healthy eating but they can help to boost deficiencies and who doesn't want a healthy immune system?
Sadly, too many of us don't eat enough of the fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods we need to keep ourselves healthy all the year round. Before you know it, Summer will be over and we'll be confronted with the colder weather of winter and the risks of Flu, common colds and indeed Covid surging again. So it's best to prepare your body for the challenge.
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 | Editor
This article is not an attempt to advise you of safeguards against Coronovirus.
Nevertheless, what we do already know is that for the vast majority of people that are already healthy, this is likely to be a mild illness and more of an inconvenience than something that can be life threatening. Many of those affected by coronavirus develop only a mild illness, while some develop no illness at all. That may be an indication of what happens when the virus meets a well-functioning immune system.
Monday, 11 November 2019 | Editor
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.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 | Editor
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.
Friday, 27 October 2017 | Editor
As we are now approaching winter where our exposure to sunlight will be very limited, it is important to ensure that our vitamin D levels are kept within optimum levels. This is particularly important as vitamin D can enhance our immune response against various infections which are more common during winter such as tuberculosis, influenza and viral upper respiratory tract infections. It is also supportive of mental health conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD) and depression, whereby vitamin D supplementation portrayed effectiveness in reducing depressive symptoms in SAD patients. It is suggested that vitamin D may enhance serotonin production hence its mood-enhancing effects. Due to the Western diet and an indoor lifestyle, it is becoming harder for us to maintain adequate levels of vitamin D in our body.
Monday, 3 April 2017 | Editor
Nasal congestion can be painful, uncomfortable and dramatically affect your sleep. As in many things today there are many supposedly quick fixes but these can give rise to severe repercussions. But there are better, more natural, tried and trusted ways to deal with the problem more permanently.
Thursday, 30 March 2017 | Editor
Flu can be associated with a variety of symptoms, some of which are common with other viral infections such as the common cold. However, flu symptoms are inclined to be more severe and prolonged, and there is a risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Here we describe the different symptoms and complications of the flu, and when you need to seek help from your doctor.