Category Archives: Vitamins

In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, four items comprising:

  • Gut bacteria impacts intestine behaviour in IBS patients
  • Omega 3 could decrease mortality rate in postmenopausal women, study suggests
  • Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
  • B vitamins may have ‘protective effect’ against air pollution

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Research surrounding the benefits of CoQ10

“Functioning on low levels of Coenzyme Q10 would be similar to running a car on low-octane fuel. The energy available to drive the car would be inadequate, and would result in misfiring pistons and sluggish, undependable performance”, a quotation taken from Stephen Sinatra’s book ‘The Sinatra Solution’ on the importance of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for the optimal functioning of the human body.

Indeed, there are believed to be in excess of 30,000 citations on the internet alone attesting the benefits of CoQ10 in supporting a wide variety of diseases. In this week’s blog, we look at these benefits, the role that CoQ10 plays at cellular level and some of the research and factors that can often lead to an increased need.

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Make a healthy start to 2017 – Hints and tips for the perfect smoothie

With the period of over indulgence now over our shoulders for another year, many will be looking to January and February as a period of recovery to make up for the guilt of having one too many mince pies!

To start off the year, we thought we would give you some smoothie tips to assist a healthy start to 2017, and to help you on your way to getting your 5-or-more-a-day. Whether you eat healthily all year round, or are looking to 2017 for a fresh start and have made a New Year’s Resolution, this blog will provide you with a few hints and tips to assist in making a healthy and nutritious smoothie.

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A Christmas meal – through the eyes of a Functional Nutrition Practitioner

This weeks’ article is written by our guest blogger, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, who provides a light-hearted look at Christmas meals and his top five functional festive foods. Christmas can often be a time of overindulgence and we tend to be spoilt for choice at the dinner table. With an abundance of roasted vegetables, dark chocolate and steamed sprouts on offer, Miguel explores the nourishment which is found on many dinner plates during the festive season. Continue reading  ▶

In the News – Health and Nutrition Research

In this week’s article we provide our usual monthly roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, five items comprising:

  • Vitamin D3 supplements shown to significantly improve autism symptoms
  • Imaging technique measures toxicity of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s proteins
  • Early life nutrition builds brain resilience to extreme stress
  • Weight gain driven by gut bacteria’s ‘memory’ of obesity, says study
  • Scientists study link between unhealthy pregnancy diet and ADHD

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