male fertility

Nutrients to support male reproductive health

Male infertility is a significant an issue as female infertility however, it is much less highlighted in the public eye. Infertility or sub fertility is a problem for many couples in the UK, affecting 1 in 7 heterosexual couples. Unexplained infertility occurs in 5-10% of couples trying to conceive this is thought to be due to one third female causes one third male causes and one third combined cause.

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The benefits of NAC to human health

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the non-essential amino acid, cysteine and is associated with antioxidant capability, immune support, detoxification and much more. NAC has received a lot of positive attention recently, particularly in light of the pandemic and vaccination roll out, and in this week’s blog we explore some of the evidence in relation to this and also its wider application.

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In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:

    • Hidden immunity benefits of a plant-based diet
    • Red wine helps lower blood pressure, study reveals
    • Poor nutrition a risk factor for cognitive decline & dementia, says KCL team
    • Essential Oils Can Be Beneficial for Your Health and Mood
    • Heavy Drinking in Youth Could Harm Arteries

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Taming a busy mind

This week’s blog exploring the topic of our thoughts and busy mind, is written by guest writer and mindfulness coach, Bev Alderson.

I saw a quote one morning that read “nothing can trouble you more than your own thoughts”. As I sit down to begin this blog, I am having one of ‘those’ life periods.   One that has the potential to leave my mind spinning, as much as all the plates I have in the air.

Right now, the only thing I want to think about is writing this blog. What are the chances of me being able to stop my thoughts, focus and achieve this? As owners of minds, we all have those times when our mind will not shut up.  When it creates more trouble for us than the reality we face.  When the noise of the past and the future drown out the present and suck the joy out of it.

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