As mentioned on the NHS website, dry eye syndrome is a “common condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly”. In turn this leads to the eyes drying out and with it the onset of inflammation (swollen, irritant and red eyes). It is estimated that around 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 suffer from dry eyes, and it is more common in women than men.
“The number of hay fever sufferers is expected to reach 20 million this summer – up five million from last year. And by 2030, that figure is predicted to reach 31.8 million”, reported the Daily Telegraph only last week alongside commenting that the pollen count is – surprise, surprise – currently soaring.
“Not all Omega 3 is the same: ALA needs to be converted to EPA and DHA in the body – not everybody makes this conversion efficiently”. This is the full title of our article today that is kindly provided by nutritional therapist Katie Clare. Continue reading
Not everyone will be familiar with the term ‘EFA’s’ and how relevant it is to diet and health, however many more people are well aware of the nutritional term ‘Omega 3’ and the beneficial health aspects of a diet rich in this nutrient. In this article we explore how important it is to have a diet balanced in EFA’s; what they are, and why certain EFA’s are so important to health – for everyone in the family from the youngest member to the oldest. Continue reading
In recent years krill oil supplements have come to rival fish oils in terms of popularity and sales. It is not surprising as good quality pure krill oil supplements have arguably many more natural nutritional attributes when compared to fish oils. Continue reading
Omega 3 is an ‘Essential Fatty Acid’ and the topic of Omega 3 seems never far from the public eye as it is regularly reported on in the mainstream media. The phrase Omega 3 has also made its way more frequently onto food packaging of late – a good example being ‘Omega 3 Fish Fingers’. Continue reading