Category Archives: Preconception and Pregnancy

In the News – Health and Nutrition Research

We provide a review of recent health related research stories that made the news with six items comprising:

  • ‘Can your blood type affect your memory?’;
  • ‘Bad cholesterol assumptions questioned again’;
  • ‘Case reveals possible allergy to antibiotics in food’;
  • ‘How epigenetic memory is passed across generations’; ‘Breast versus bottle feeding’ and
  • ‘Do artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance’.

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The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D – A Timely Reminder on its Importance

The clocks are changing and with not only daylight hours but sunshine in the UK in scant supply now is a timely and essential reminder of the importance of maintaining good levels of vitamin D in the body.

This crucial health matter has been further highlighted by official figures that note “New figures show the number of children in hospital suffering from Vitamin D deficiency have tripled in four years, as experts say parents should ensure young children take a supplement daily.” Continue reading  ▶

The Importance of Detoxification for Preconception Planning

This article will provide mums and dads to-be with an increased understanding of the benefits of detoxification before conception. We also cover a range of pertinent diet and nutritional issues relating to preconception and pregnancy, This information can therefore be used as part of preconception planning to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy, for both mother and child. It should also be stressed that preconception planning is equally important for men – in order to increase the chances of a successful conception and healthy birth. Continue reading  ▶

Children’s Nutrition and School Meals

Children require suitable levels of vitamins, minerals and natural nutrients for both mental and physical growth and development. Yet surveys and research continue to highlight common childhood nutritionally deficiencies in the UK. Continue reading  ▶

Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3 & Conversion Efficiency Inhibitions

“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  ▶

Water – The Elixir of Life

We all know that water and hydration are essential for human life. But how much do we really know about these topics, and applying some form of ‘best practice’ to maximise our healthy hydration levels?

Lesley Una Pierce is a Director of The Nutritional Healing Foundation and her new book ‘The Life-Saver’s Guide to Water – The Elixir of Life’ may help many of us think more consciously about this essential health matter.
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