The therapeutic power of herbs

Herbal medicines and remedies have been used for thousands of years in a number of different cultures to promote spiritual healing and to help support the body and mind. Ayurveda is one of these ancient medicinal systems that is believed to be more than 5,000 years old and is known mostly because of the herbal remedies that are used as part of its system.

This week’s blog is provided by expert nutrition practitioner Miguel Toribio-Mateas who delves deeper into the history of ayurvedic medicine and discusses how herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years to help promote better health and longevity.

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Boost your immune system this winter

As the weather gets colder, days shorter and with Christmas just around the corner it tends to be the beginning of the flu season. Flu not only affects people’s health, and in some cases can be life threatening, but also places a strain on the economy and not to mention the already much stretched NHS. Flu vaccines do not protect against all strains of the virus, therefore the best way to protect yourself from being stricken with flu is to support your body’s ability to fight off infection.

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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:

  • Too much sugar? Even ‘healthy people’ are at risk of developing heart disease
  • Walking below minimum recommended levels linked to lower mortality risk
  • Losing sense of smell in later life could be early sign of dementia, scientists warn
  • Enough vitamin D when young associated with lower risk of diabetes-related autoimmunity
  • Probiotics benefit indigestion sufferers through gut microbiota normalisation

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