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THE UNLIKELY COUGH AND COLD TREATMENT: PINEAPPLE

THE UNLIKELY COUGH AND COLD TREATMENT: PINEAPPLE

There’s no shortage of slightly eyebrow-raising foods that have been cited as effective for relieving the symptoms of cold and flu down the years, and you may have given some of them a go yourself when feeling under the weather. But has it ever crossed your mind in such circumstances to reach for a few slices of pineapple? According to... Read More

ASK AN EXPERT: HOW TO INCREASE MINERAL DENSITY IN MY DIET?

The typical Western diet is low in micro minerals which isn’t surprising when you look at the National Diet and Nutrition Survey which shows only 8% of children and less than 30% of adults meet their 5-a-day fruit and veg which is where most of these vital minerals are found.   So what can be done to increase the minerals... Read More
ASK AN EXPERT: HOW TO INCREASE MINERAL DENSITY IN MY DIET?
7 SURPRISING THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT MUSHROOMS

7 SURPRISING THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT MUSHROOMS

As the spore-bearing, fruiting bodies of fungi, mushrooms represent so much more than a great topping for a pizza, or the perfect way to enhance the flavour of sauces and soups. And there’s certainly more to the world of mushrooms than the packaged and ready ones you probably spot all the time in your local supermarket. So, what are just... Read More

ASK AN EXPERT: HOW DO I ENSURE I'M GETTING ENOUGH ZINC IN MY DIET?

This power house of a mineral is responsible for a huge amount of wide ranging processes in the body. It’s probably best known for its role in the immune system, from modulating T cells to helping us fight infection. It’s also essential for our mental wellbeing too. Zinc is crucial for a healthy reproductive system and a tip top digestive... Read More
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GETTING SICK AT UNI DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A RITE OF PASSAGE

If you’re currently preparing to embark on university study for the first time or to return after the summer break, you’re likely to be feeling enough trepidation and strain without your health being an additional cause for concern. The coronavirus pandemic, of course, has put an even more perilous complexion on the matter of how to avoid falling ill due... Read More

WHY IS TURMERIC SO GOOD FOR YOU?

While the last few years have been characterised by plenty of health crazes, at least one of those was an overnight sensation more than four millennia in the making. The craze in question is turmeric, a deep orange-coloured spice that resembles ginger root in its raw form but is routinely ground down to create a powder frequently used in South... Read More
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Myth Busting Immune Health

MYTHBUSTING VITAMIN DOSE: *SPOILER ALERT* YOU PROBABLY NEED TO UP YOURS

Myths, a widely held but false belief or idea. They are something we all hear in our daily lives, but where do they come from and why do they often need busting in accordance with the truth. Well, Myths are kind of like stereotypes, a major way in which we simplify our social world; since they reduce the amount of... Read More

ASK AN EXPERT: HOW DO YOU TACKLE WEIGHT LOSS MINDFULLY?

On average we go on four diets a year. And as soon as we come off them we put the weight back on. There are lots of reasons why we don’t lose weight and the outdated model of calories + exercise = weight loss often doesn’t work in the long term. Low thyroid function, stress, the wrong type of training,... Read More
ASK AN EXPERT: HOW DO YOU TACKLE WEIGHT LOSS MINDFULLY?
HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF GETTING ILL WHEN FLYING

HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF GETTING ILL WHEN FLYING

These are tricky times when it comes to day-to-day risk management. While lockdown restrictions may have loosened as COVID-19 case numbers fall in many parts of the world – including the green light being given to international travel once more – the pandemic is most definitely not “gone”. So, whether you’re eager to make the most of your summer by... Read More

IS YOUR PET THE KEY TO BETTER IMMUNITY?

Ask almost any pet owner, and they’ll tell you that owning and looking after their beloved dog, cat or other furry or feathered friend has definitely been good for their health. However, a lot of the discussion about how beneficial our pets are for our health has long revolved around how their affectionateness after a long and difficult day supports... Read More
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