The clocks have changed, the beautiful colours of autumn are all around us and the weather is getting colder. It is that time of year again when cold and flu become more widespread and we start thinking about how we can boost our immunity. So here are a few of my favourite immune supporting supplements and foods … Continue reading →
Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years and the UK has seen the highest rate of obesity in Western Europe. Figures from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) show that up to 79% of children who are obese in their early teens are also likely to remain obese as adults. … Continue reading →
Hay fever is an allergy, a disorder of the immune system in which it decides harmless substances such as pollen are dangerous. White blood cells are activated and histamine released resulting in inflammation and leading to skin rashes, excess mucous, steaming and itching eyes and nose. Vitamin C promotes a healthy immune system and helps … Continue reading →
In the UK 13% of women and 5% of men are effected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a collection of symptoms which effect the digestive system. This makes IBS the most common gastrointestinal disorder. It is, however, poorly understood with no evidence of what causes it and no known cure. Symptoms can vary from person to … Continue reading →
So now we are being told that we should be eating at least 7 fruit and vegetables a day. A study by University College London has found that those eating at least 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day were 42% less likely to die prematurely. Those eating 7 to 10 portions a day were 25% … Continue reading →
Scientists at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have found that dark chocolate (containing 70% cocoa solids) helps to reduce cardiovascular disease. The study found that the chocolate restored flexibility to the arteries and prevented white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, which leads to inflammation. Both these factors play a key … Continue reading →
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