Monthly Archives: August 2022

Cute girl working on her mindset enjoying morning coffee on the porch.

Mindset over matter

In this blog our guest writer and mindfulness, yoga and stress management consultant, Bev Alderson, shares some great advice about mindset and self-care.

In this modern world, we have access to more wellbeing products, services, and information than ever before.

Consequently, many of us are adopting self-care practices that are supporting our health and wellbeing – helping us to get the most out of who we are and our daily lives.

Maybe you are one of them and have become an advocate for wellbeing?

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

Nutrient content: Young male farmer walking in apple orchard carrying crate of apples over his head

The decline in the nutrient content of our food

The important role that micronutrients play in our health is well documented, but despite this it is becoming increasingly challenging for most of us to achieve a suitable intake.

Micronutrient malnutrition (a term used to refer to conditions caused by a dietary deficiency of vitamins or minerals) is now widespread1,3 and there are many contributing factors. One notable impact is the health of the soil in which our fresh foods grow and the effect of modern agricultural methods. In a recent study published in 2021, it was found that fruit and vegetables sold in the UK now only contain around half the amount of key nutrients than they did in 1940.2

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Last updated on 30th August 2022 by cytoffice

Happy woman in gym wear taking fat-soluble vitamins to help with hormone balance

The role of fat-soluble vitamins in hormone balance  

Hormones play a significant role in our health and while it’s natural for them to change during certain life stages, if they are out of balance, they can cause a variety of symptoms and conditions. When we experience hormonal problems, it is our body’s way of letting us know that something is amiss.

Unfortunately for many of us, we’ve just come to accept that they are a part of life. However, these symptoms aren’t normal, nor should they be an inevitable part of life.

In fact, there are various ways to promote hormone balance and reduce or eliminate some of the associated symptoms of an imbalance. Our nutrient status, for instance, is incredibly important and for the purpose of this blog we will take a look at the role fat-soluble vitamins play in our hormonal health.

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Last updated on 10th August 2022 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 in the news, five items comprising:

    • You can’t exercise away poor dietary choices, study finds
    • Study: Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of death from COVID by 50%
    • Vitamin B6 may reduce anxiety symptoms, study shows
    • Whether you’re 18 or 80, lifestyle may be more important than age in determining dementia risk, study reveals
    • Could eating fruit more often keep depression at bay

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Last updated on 9th August 2022 by cytoffice