Category Archives: Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body with about 99% deposited in the bones and teeth. Calcium is used in the development and maintenance of bone structure and rigidity. Research indicates that Calcium requirements are typically higher for women than men and Increased amounts (above the recommended daily allowance) of Calcium may be needed for women during pregnancy, lactation and for post-menopausal women. Calcium contributes to: normal cell division and differentiation, normal muscle function, normal neurotransmission, normal blood clotting, normal energy metabolism, normal function of digestive enzymes.

The Importance of Magnesium

Our article this week is on the often overlooked importance of the mineral magnesium. The health and nutrition writer Anette Harbech Olesen has compiled a booklet packed with wonderful information on this essential mineral. The booklet includes details on the positive actions of magnesium in our body, the issues with good magnesium levels in our diets, the risks of magnesium deficiency, plus recipes and a great deal more valuable information. Continue reading  ▶

Bone Health Nutrients

Supporting Good Bone Health Throughout Life

The correct nutrition to support good bone health is essential at all stages of life. In this article we cover the main vitamin and mineral nutrients that you will find most commonly referred to in respect of beneficial bone health. These nutrients are applicable from pregnancy through to old-age. Continue reading  ▶

The ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014

The ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014

The question perhaps to ask is “are we getting enough vitamins?” as the ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014 survey results are out. The survey is commissioned each year by the HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers’ Association), and more than 10,000 adults were asked a range of questions on nutrition, diet and health matters. Continue reading  ▶

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

There is no question that suitable vitamin D levels are important to the health of us all, and at all stages of our life; and this includes from in the womb. There is also no question that many groups of the UK population have low vitamin D status. The UK Government currently have a range of recommendations in respect of ensuring certain population groups get enough vitamin D. Continue reading  ▶

Fertility & Conception

Fertility & Conception

This article provides both mums and dads ‘to be’ with a good breadth of information on a range of health aspects that impact on fertility and conception. This includes preconception planning notes for both men and women, and healthy planning suggestions ahead of both pregnancy & breastfeeding. With guidance on the most relevant nutrients and supplements including information for vegetarians, vegans and those on special diets. And sensible diet and nutrition suggestions for women whilst pregnant and breastfeeding. Continue reading  ▶

Osteoporosis and Menopause

Menopause and Osteoporosis

Menopause is a time of change and an important change in nutritional requirements too. And for those women in ‘perimenopause’, the transitional stage prior to menopause when oestrogen levels start to fall, a focus on gradually adapting your diet to meet the needs of menopause is a good idea. Continue reading  ▶