The busy epidemic – part 1

Bev Alderson is a Mindfulness, Yoga and Stress Management Consultant. Bev works with individuals, groups and workplaces who want to take a more positive and proactive approach to enhancing wellbeing, and in turn achieve greater results.

Bev brings a unique perspective and authenticity to her work, having spent 18+ years performing high pressured management roles within the Finance and IT industries, in both the UK and Australia.

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Mouth ulcers – causes & risk factors

Good oral health is one of the main pillars of general health and well-being and World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally in March every year to promote this message.

The World Dental Federation’s definition of oral health is that it is multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex (the craniofacial complex comprises the head, face, and oral cavity).1

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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:

  • Skipping breakfast may help you lose weight – what hunter gatherers can teach us
  • Obesity-related cancers rise for younger US generations, study says
  • Diets in decline: Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies on the rise
  • Eating healthily ‘significantly improves mood’
  • Caesarean rates related to better maternal nutrition, study finds

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Selenium and its importance to human health

Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential for all living cells, however, its importance for human health was only discovered as recently as 1973.1 It is well known for its role in immune health and thyroid hormone production but its functions extend well beyond this. In this blog, we will explore selenium’s functions including the health effects of sub-optimal intake and deficiency, food sources, research into supplementation and the different forms.
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Cardiovascular health and phytonutrients

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for all the diseases of the heart and circulation including angina, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 17.9 million people die each year of cardiovascular diseases and this is set to rise to 26 million by 2030; according to WHO 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable. We know that the majority of CVD is due to dietary and lifestyle factors, many of which are modifiable and associated with obesity, stress and sedentary lifestyles.

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