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Probiotics and Vitamin D Absorption

November 4, 2021
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Thank you to Kerry Beeson (BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist) of Optibac Probiotics for this months guest post.

Research1 suggests that the daily supplementation of a probiotic may boost vitamin D levels circulating in the blood by 25%. Vitamin D, known as […]

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Children Eating more Fruit and Veg = Better Mental Health

According to new research from the University of East Anglia Health and Social Care Partners children who eat a better diet, high in fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing. This study is the first to investigate the association between fruit and vegetable intakes, breakfast and lunch choices […]

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How to know if you suffer from insomnia?

October 13, 2021
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Fantastic guest blog from Vitae Health Innovation

Sleep is a cyclic, complex and a vital active process interacting with different hormonal and nervous systems of the organism. The well-known sleep-wake cycle is a circadian cycle (approximate duration of 24 hours) regulated by our biological […]

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Manage Everyday Stress

September 7, 2021
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As schools return and working patterns shift from a working at home model to an office based/home model for many, these changes in routine can throw up challenges and take a bit of getting used to. Focusing on work life balance is important, as we know things […]

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Bloated? Why do I feel bloated all the time?

July 19, 2021
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Thanks to Katie Wheaton (Dip NT, mBANT CNHC) from Optibac for her guest blog about this common digestive symptom and how to beat the bloat.

Bloating is an uncomfortable and tight feeling of fullness in the stomach or abdomen, which may also be accompanied […]

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What happens to your body during Menopause?

July 5, 2021
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Menopause is currently hitting the headlines with a call for a ‘menopause revolution’ supporting increased education, workplace policy, medical school training, public health messaging and inclusion in school curriculums. It is a very important life stage for a woman, since there are significant changes that can […]

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Another International Award Transforming Classroom Cookery

June 21, 2021
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The Food Teacher team have been working with schools, teachers and families in the UK and Ireland for a number of years to support practical cookery sessions in schools. Following research and recent award success this has been shown to be making a difference.
 

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Naturally Support Insomnia

June 18, 2021
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Insomnia (an inability to sleep well) is the most common disorder of the nervous system. Statistics suggest that 36% of UK adults struggle to get to sleep at least on a weekly basis. Almost 1 in 5 have trouble falling asleep every single night […]

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Balance your Energy

May 24, 2021
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Keeping our energy levels well balanced throughout a busy day can sometimes be a challenge. Any energy lows affect our ability to concentrate, focus and make decisions and can also affect our leisure time when we might be spending time with friends/family, exercising or relaxing. The food […]

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Brush up on your Dental Health and Boost your Good Bacteria

May 17, 2021
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Our understanding of the balance of bacteria throughout our digestive system has been of huge interest over the last few years specifically whilst understanding our immune health, mood, cravings and links to chronic disease. The community of microorganisms that inhabit our mouths have recently been more widely researched […]

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Stress and Anxiety: Top tips to move forward

May 4, 2021
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Stress and anxiety are thought of as two of the great evils of our century and, although they are not the same, they are closely related. We live immersed in the midst of chaos and a fast changing world that often does not allow us time to think […]

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Banish the Blood Sugar Blues

March 22, 2021
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If you’re clued into the healthy eating world then you are probably aware that keeping your blood sugar stable, rather than fluctuating in peaks and troughs, is a good thing. Your body uses the simple sugar, glucose, as a fuel but it needs a Goldilocks amount at […]

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