Monthly Archives: February 2017

Vitamin D back in the news – could ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ prevent colds and flu?

“More than 3 million people across the UK could stave off infections such as colds or flu every year through taking Vitamin D supplements”, ran the headline of The Independent last Thursday. Indeed, vitamin D was dominating the headlines towards the end of last week across all media platforms, and not for the first time. And with 70% of the population suffering from at least one acute respiratory (such as a cold or flu) infection every year, could this latest claim be music to the ears of the UK population?

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Last updated on 4th January 2018 by cytoffice

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 to be in the news, five items comprising:

  • Kids devouring too much ‘breakfast sugar’ warning
  • Olive oil could slash your chances of bone fractures in half, study says
  • Autism may begin early in brain development
  • The appendix may have an important function, new research suggests
  • Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

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Last updated on 16th March 2017 by cytoffice

Is the value of your functional testing getting lost in translation?

Getting bogged down in the detail of functional tests? You’re not the only one. With a greater number of functional and genetic tests out there, some provided by reputable labs, some by lesser known, more “novel” outfits, this is a subject that is now at the forefront of the minds of most health practitioners.

In this week’s blog, experienced functional practitioner Miguel Toribio-Mateas shares with us how clinical applicability is the key to choosing the appropriate test, and how to do that to optimise clinical outcomes. Miguel discusses his top 5 considerations that he believes all functional practitioners should take into account before choosing the right test for their clients.

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Last updated on 5th March 2020 by cytoffice