Joints & bones

In this section of our blog we explore how age, nutritional status and lifestyle factors can all contribute to the rate of breakdown in our joints and bones and ways to help support our musculoskeletal system.

low back pain

Psychosocial symptoms, chronic low back pain and inflammation | By Kieran MacPhail

Since the turn of the century there has been an increased awareness of psychosocial symptoms in chronic low back pain ...
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Nutrition for musculoskeletal health

The importance of nutrition for musculoskeletal health

Musculoskeletal health is a broad term which can encompass many different conditions that can affect the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments ...
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Collagen type II: what is it and how does it work in the body?

Collagen type II: what is it and how does it work in the body?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body; accounting for approximately 25% of the body’s protein mass. As ...
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Bone density - diagnosis, nutrients and lifestyle factors

Bone density – diagnosis, nutrients and lifestyle factors

The NHS reports that osteoporosis affects over three million people in the UK.  In addition, according to prevalence data from ...
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Curcumin – a natural therapeutic agent

Curcumin – a natural therapeutic agent

Curcumin, an active constituent of the root of the perennial herb turmeric (also known as Curcuma longa) and a member ...
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The case for diet as a contributor to non-specific chronic low back pain

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 ...
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Vitamin D - New government guidelines

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 ...
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Nutritional Support for Arthritis

Nutritional Support for Arthritis

There are currently around ten million people suffering from some form of arthritis in the UK – and if you ...
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