N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the non-essential amino acid, cysteine and is associated with antioxidant capability, immune support, detoxification and much more. NAC has received a lot of positive attention recently, particularly in light of the pandemic and vaccination roll out, and in this week’s blog we explore some of the evidence in relation to this and also its wider application.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient of which many people struggle to obtain optimum levels. The benefits of vitamin D for bone health and immunity are well published and understood by the general population. However, the impacts of vitamin D on health are far reaching and more and more evidence is accumulating for the functions that it elicits across the body.
How long do you spend seated each day?
In this blog by guest writer, Bev Alderson, we are going to take a look at why sitting, in particular sitting incorrectly and for prolonged periods, is not great for our health and wellbeing. And of course, what we might practically do about it.
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:
- Hidden immunity benefits of a plant-based diet
- Red wine helps lower blood pressure, study reveals
- Poor nutrition a risk factor for cognitive decline & dementia, says KCL team
- Essential Oils Can Be Beneficial for Your Health and Mood
- Heavy Drinking in Youth Could Harm Arteries
This week’s blog exploring the topic of our thoughts and busy mind, is written by guest writer and mindfulness coach, Bev Alderson.
I saw a quote one morning that read “nothing can trouble you more than your own thoughts”. As I sit down to begin this blog, I am having one of ‘those’ life periods. One that has the potential to leave my mind spinning, as much as all the plates I have in the air.
Right now, the only thing I want to think about is writing this blog. What are the chances of me being able to stop my thoughts, focus and achieve this? As owners of minds, we all have those times when our mind will not shut up. When it creates more trouble for us than the reality we face. When the noise of the past and the future drown out the present and suck the joy out of it.
Osteoarthritis is a condition characterised by the World Health Organisation as the deterioration of cartilage in joints which results in bones rubbing together and creating stiffness, pain, and impaired movement. The degeneration and loss of cartilage can subsequently lead to alterations of the subchondral (underneath cartilage) bone. It is a reasonably common condition, 80% of adults over 50 will demonstrate some evidence of OA, which many people associated with wear and tear, as it is correlated with advancing age and excess pressure on joints.