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Nutritional Strategies for Long Covid

There has been an influx of health information on how to support our immune system: vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, echinacea etc. While most of them have sufficient research to back up their use, in…

Long Covid An Overview

An evolving problem with an extensive impact We just over one year on since the COVID-19 pandemic has started and you may have heard or read the name ‘Long Covid’ or ‘Post-COVID-19 syndrome’ in the…

How Your Gut Bacteria Can Influence Your Weight

How Your Gut Bacteria Can Influence Your Weight Obesity is one of the most prevalent health issues and leading risks for global death of the 21st century. It is a major risk factor for serious…

An Introduction to Resilience

What is resilience? If we think of a tree planted in a different climate, they simply adapt. This is resilience. We have the same ability to respond to environmental changes and recover with the least…

Physical Exercise and Immunity

We already describe our immune system as the ‘intelligent deployment of defence agents in the body’ in earlier blogs. Therefore it makes sense for us to keep this protective system not only up to date…

Sleep and Immunity, Is there any link? (Part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of our look at sleep and the immune system, we focused on sleep itself. In part 2, we examine the link between sleep and immune function. We’ve all heard that getting enough…

Mental Health and Mindfulness

10th to 16th May is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme this year is “nature”.  Taking a walk in nature, can help your awareness to be present without the distractions of work, TV, social…

Sleep – How important is it? (Part 1 of 2)

In part 1 of our look at sleep and the immune system, we’ll focus on sleep itself. It is one of the most powerful things there is for supporting good health, and it’s free. In…

What Is the Immune System And Tips To Support It

At this time of the year, we often feel run down and seem to be more susceptible to colds or viral infections. By the end of winter, we become tired of the weather and cloudy…

Saturated fat – What’s the story?

The debate about saturated fat and health has been ongoing for the last 70 years, so let’s take a look at some of the facts. The history of the low-fat diet The “fat-heart hypothesis” began…

Mood and food. What is the gut-brain connection?

When we have an intuitive thought we say “I’ve got a gut feeling that…. ”. When you look at the science behind that expression there are some really interesting facts about why our thoughts are…

Menopause?

Menopause sadly continues to be a taboo topic. My mother never discussed it, nor did any of my older friends, neither during nor after ‘The Change’. It is only recently, as I approach fifty, and…

Post-Holiday Health

Are you feeling bloated? Tired? Hungover? Christmas and New Year celebrations are a great opportunity to enjoy festive favourite foods and drinks. The problem is they may not be in line with the healthy habits…

What Powers Your Life?

Work, sports, hobbies, charities, family or friends? Whatever it is that powers your life, there’s also a biochemical factor that helps to fuel your life? Whether this is mental of physical fuel, it all starts…

Is Broccoli Really a Superfood?

Why Broccoli? Most people when they hear ‘eat your broccoli’ may think of it as being just one of the government’s recommended ‘5-a-day’ fruit and vegetables (1) and that they know it's important to eat…

Empowering Your Health – Taking The First Step

With the rise of many diseases such as diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases, healthcare has reached saturation point where hospitals and those in the medical field are no longer able to cope with the workload…

Stress, Health Effects & The De-Stress Kit

We’ve all heard how stress is bad for your health but some of us don’t even know we are stressed. How stressed you feel can be different to how much your body is able to…
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