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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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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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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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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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Digestive Enzymes in your First Aid Kit

March 2, 2021
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Should we include digestive enzymes in our first aid kit?

Flatulence? Bloating? Heaviness after eating? Does it sound familiar?

Digestive enzymes and their power to improve digestion is certainly worth knowing a little about and may offer support as pubs, restaurants and social events open up […]

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Vitamin C 4 Covid

January 18, 2021
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80% less hospital deaths in critical COVID patients – vitamin C placebo study shows

Could a simple, inexpensive vitamin halve covid-19 mortality?

The first randomised placebo-controlled trial of vitamin C on COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilators in a group of Wuhan hospitals, reports 80 […]

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Guest Blog: Teenagers: A Critically Overlooked Group

September 28, 2020
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A fantastic guest blog from registered naturopathic nutritional therapist, Lorna Driver-Davies (Head of Nutrition at Wild Nutrition Ltd.) Lorna Driver-Davies has worked for a decade as a registered naturopathic nutritional therapist, integrating functional medicine practice with her knowledge of botanicals as a […]

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COVID-19 and Vitamin D

September 9, 2020
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Some interesting research has just been published about vitamin D and COVID-19.

Though it was a small scale randomised control trial the results are worth noting.

In short, taking vitamin D virtually eliminated the risk of ICU admission—and may completely eliminate […]

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Feed off Winter Colds!

November 22, 2019
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September and October has brought media attention back to the common cold and the possibility of getting closer to finding a possible cure. Colds are our most common infectious disease with adults on average getting 2-4 each year and children between 5-10 (1). Most colds are […]

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