Monthly Archives: August 2015

Vitamin B12 Deficiency – An Issue of Widespread Concern

Do you often get ‘pins and needles’ and suffer from a lack of energy or fatigue? Well it could be something that you may not yet have considered – Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Vitamin B12 is one of the most documented and researched nutrient deficiencies in medical science, yet despite this it still prevails on a frequent level in the UK – “affecting around 1 in 10 people above the age of 75” as reported by the NHS. However, it is considered by many doctors that this statistic may actually be closer to ‘1 in 4’.

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Last updated on 26th August 2015 by cytoffice

Why a Low Fat Diet and Statin’s May Cause Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that currently affects almost 500,000 people in the UK and this number is expected to drastically rise in the future with dietary and lifestyle choices being one of the main catalyst for this rise. Alzheimer’s was a little known disease before 1960, but today it threatens to completely derail the health system not only in the UK – but Worldwide.

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Last updated on 20th August 2015 by cytoffice

Brain food

Nutrition for cognition

Our brain requires optimal levels of nutrition throughout all stages of life, just like the rest of our body. Many factors including age, illness, medication and stress  can all affect the level of our cognitive function.

A healthy diet with the appropriate nutrients such as essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals is, of course, essential to maintaining cognitive health throughout life.

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Last updated on 5th October 2017 by cytoffice

Melatonin – Much More than Meets the Eye

It has been described as the “superhero of the night” and is now considered to be one of the most important hormones and antioxidants in the body – Melatonin.

Indeed, recent research is suggesting that the health benefits of melatonin supercede what was previously considered to be simply the ‘regulator of the sleep cycle’.

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Last updated on 5th March 2020 by cytoffice