Category Archives: Joint Support

The case for diet as a contributor to non-specific chronic low back pain

Our blog this week is written by nutritional therapist, physiotherapist and exercise specialist Kieran Macphail. In the article, Kieran discusses how diet can influence lower back pain and how dietary and lifestyle changes can help relieve it.

Kieran will be speaking at our Practitioner Education Day in May. To find out more about the event; ‘Nutritional applications for musculoskeletal health and sports performance’, please follow this link.

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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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Polyphenols: health benefits, dietary sources and bioavailability

In the past 30 or so years researchers and food manufacturers have become increasingly interested in a certain type of antioxidant, known as polyphenols, and the role that they play in the body. The main reason for this interest stems from the antioxidant properties of polyphenols, their great abundance in our diet, and their probable role, backed up by much research, in the prevention of various diseases associated with oxidative stress, such as cancer and cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases.

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Nutritional Support for Arthritis

There are currently around ten million people suffering from some form of arthritis in the UK – and if you are a sufferer, the winter months may be associated with an increase in pain directly linked with the condition. So in this week’s article we are going to look at two of the more common forms of arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and how to support both during the winter months.

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