Category Archives: Immune Support

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:

  • Screen-time linked to greater diabetes risk among children
  • Vitamin D deficiency may indicate cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese children
  • Doctor’s Diary: Can Omega-3 oils help fight depression?
  • Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children
  • High fibre diet ‘could prevent type 1 diabetes’

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Vitamin D – New government guidelines

‘Vitamin D supplements advised for everyone’, ran the BBC headline back in July, citing the government backed research now recommending that everyone should be getting at least 10 micrograms of the nutrient every single day.

However, as we have frequently referred to in previous blogs, it may not be achievable to get 10 micrograms of vitamin D from your diet alone, which is why supplementation of ‘the sunshine vitamin’ is now advised for everyone.

In this week’s blog we provide a timely recap on why vitamin D is so important for our health and how best to source it, in light of the new government guidelines.

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Children’s health: Preparing for a new school year

It’s that time of year when we say goodbye to the summer and the new school term gets underway. It is also the time of year when due to season changes and numbers of children grouped together inside that there is an increase in common infections such as coughs, colds and flu.

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In the News – Health and Nutrition Research

In this week’s article we provide a review of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to reach the news, five items comprising:

  • Scientists identify genes connected to well-being, depression and neuroticism
  • Type 2 diabetes is reversible – study findings mark ‘paradigm shift’
  • Protein injection hope for Alzheimer’s
  • Early introduction of peanuts and eggs cuts allergy risk, study finds
  • Fast food may expose consumers to harmful chemicals called phthalates

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Nutritional Advice for the Final Weeks of Winter

Are you still struggling with the Winter blues? Finding it hard to revitalise your health in 2016? Well this is a problem for many particularly whilst the weather outside is still bitterly cold and the days short, so you can be forgiven for finding it especially difficult to reinvigorate your health in the first couple of months of the year.

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