Sunday, 3 May 2020 | Editor
Kееріng good mental health during ѕеlf-іѕоlаtіоn іѕ еѕѕеntіаl. Lосkdоwn takes an еmоtіоnаl tоll because we feel limited іn what wе can do аnd are rеѕtrісtеd in movement. It can also сrеаtе fеаr аnd ѕtrеѕѕ, not least because of thе соnѕtаnt news аbоut the раndеmіс.
There are ѕоmе ѕіmрlе рrасtісеѕ to boost уоur mental and еmоtіоnаl wеllbеіng durіng these difficult tіmеѕ.
Sunday, 3 May 2020 | Editor
Public Health England is recommending people consider taking daily vitamin D supplements throughout the spring and summer as the coronavirus lockdown continues.
Normally, many of us get enough of it by spending time outdoors. Our skin makes it when exposed to the sun.
The sunshine vitamin, along with others, can help our body stay fit to ward off illness and infections - important during a pandemic. So who might need supplements?
Sunday, 5 April 2020 | Editor
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a huge increase in demand for dietary supplements that help support the immune system and fight viruses. This has led, unfortunately, to a lack of supply. There is considerable confusion about what works best in maintaining a healthy immune system. Some people simply search out supplements that have the word "immune" in their name. This is far too simplistic; it doesn't reflect there ingredients but simply the supplement brand's decision as to what name is likely to be most popular. We have found also that other people are fixated on certain, nutrients, for example Vitamin C or zinc.
The truth is that there are many vitamins and minerals that support immune health. If we were to suggest one above all, it would be vitamin C, however, as you will see below, because of the large range of nutrients that support the immune system, you may instead want to think about a multivitamin and mineral. Here are supplements with science to support their role in immune health.
Monday, 9 March 2020 | Editor
By now most of us will be aware that Coronavirus thrives, as do other viruses, on the health of those unfortunate enough to contract it. The elderly, the very young and those with underlying health issues will be more susceptible to having difficulty fighting it just as with the common cold or any other type of influenza.
Much has been published about the need to bolster your immune system and there has been such a demand for immune health supplements that many suppliers are running short or even out of stock. Here's how to bolster your general health and guard against future problems
Monday, 9 March 2020 | Editor
Dietary fibre is a term that is used for plant-based carbohydrates that, unlike other carbohydrates (such as sugars and starch), are not digested in the small intestine and so reaches the large intestine or colon.
Fibre helps to keep our digestive system healthy and helps to prevent constipation. The European Food Safety Authority says that including fibre rich foods in a healthy balanced diet can improve weight maintenance. Dietary fibre can reduce your risk of:
- Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) and
- type 2 diabetes
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.
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 | Editor
Iodine is a mineral found in the earth’s soil and ocean waters. Many salt water and plant-based foods contain iodine, and this mineral is most-widely available in iodized salt.
It’s important to get enough iodine in the diet because it regulates hormones, fetal development, and more.
If you have low iodine levels, your doctor might recommend iodine supplements. This article details the benefits and risks of iodine.
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 | Editor
Many people suffer from digestive problems and diet changes restricting certain foods can often help these issues. Probiotics are a great way to help your gut perform better and benefit you both physically and mentally (See xxxx). However, many people need to gut down on F.O.S, a fibre substance that can sometimes cause these issues. many probiotics contain an element of F.O.S. But there is a new probiotic product that is free from F.O.S thus helping people who need to restrict fibre intake.
These people may include those on FODMAP, SCD or GAPS. Read the full article about this and explanations about FODMAP, SCD or GAPS.
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.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 | Editor
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.