Many of us can relate to the stress easing benefits that a square or three of our favourite chocolate can bring. For some it’s a daily pleasure, for others, chocolate is that treat at the end of a hard week and we’re sure many would say that it’s the ultimate comfort food.
If you’re not already familiar with lactoferrin, then it’s time to get to know this naturally occurring protein. Classed as a glycoprotein, it is primarily secreted by neutrophils (the most abundant type of white blood cell) and through exocrine glands and so is found in fluids such as saliva, tears, semen, bile, digestive juices, urine, blood plasma and amniotic fluid.1
‘Can a vitamin pill a day keep the doctor away?’ ran a BBC headline last year.1 As the article correctly stated, with so many vitamin and mineral supplements now available it is difficult to know which will be of benefit to your health.
In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, four items comprising:
- Can exercise reverse the ageing process?
- Single course of antibiotics may cause irreversible damage to crucial gut bacteria
- Nutritional psychiatry: can you eat yourself happier?
- Sitting down for too long may be causing 70,000 UK deaths a year
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 achieving greater results.
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.