Monthly Archives: August 2023

Long covid recovery: group of multi-ethnic friends hiking in the woods in the summer following.

Long covid recovery: nutritional approaches and interventions  

Long covid is a complex condition which is still being understood. It appears to be characterised by endothelial damage, chronic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction leading to multiple symptoms, the most prevalent of which include; fatigue, brain fog and shortness of breath. Government statistics currently estimate that 2 million people in the UK are affected by long covid. With many people unable to lead their normal lives due to this debilitating condition and few available therapies for long covid recovery, it is important to consider the pathophysiology of long covid and how dysfunctions that contribute to symptoms can be counterbalanced.

This blog looks at the tangled web of dysfunctions that drive each other following covid infection and highlights potential long covid recovery interventions that may be beneficial for supporting individuals who are experiencing long covid.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

Close up of feet walking on a boardwalk at a summer sunset

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, which all focus on aspects of healthy ageing. We analyse four items comprising:

  • Dietary flavonoids intake may delay the biological ageing process
  • Vitamin D may reduce inflammation in the ageing population
  • Just 20 minutes of brisk walking can bring mental health benefits
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to healthy lung function
  • Probiotics have the potential to reduce hypertension

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

Young attractive couple shopping at a farmers market for organic fruit and vegetables to support their liver health.

Natural ways to support your liver health

The liver is a highly metabolic organ with a range of functions which are essential for digestive health, hormone regulation as well as the detoxification and excretion of waste products. If the liver is under stress, it can contribute to multiple symptoms associated with excess toxicity, hormone dysregulation and digestive dysfunction. Hence, poor liver health is a major contributor to chronic disease and is associated with a decline in wellbeing.

The liver is also an essential regulator of blood glucose, cholesterol and clotting factors therefore, liver health has a significant influence on cardiovascular function. It is also intrinsically linked to the digestive system; waste products are excreted from the liver to the digestive system via the bile and absorption of products from the digestive system are transported to the liver for filtration. This filtration process protects multiple bodily systems, including the immune system by modifying the content of infectious agents in the bloodstream.

It is important to consider that the liver must be resilient to oxidative damage, stress and inflammation, to protect and support its optimal function. In this week’s blog we will look at the detoxification processes of the liver, dysfunction which contributes to poor liver health and associated conditions, and at how to support liver function.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice