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7 SIGNS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NEEDS HELP

7 SIGNS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NEEDS HELP

The central importance of the immune system for protecting you from all manner of maladies can so often be forgotten about, right up until the moment something obviously goes wrong. The good news, though, is that with a bit of knowledge, you can better spot the telltale signs of below-par immune health, so that you can swiftly take the steps... Read More

IU VERSUS MG: HOW TO ACTUALLY READ A LABEL

It’s very much the responsible thing to take the time to actually read the labels of the vitamin supplements you’re comparing in a high-street health store, or for that matter, to scrutinise the specifications you might see listed for such products online. However, it can be an altogether different task to actually properly understand what you read on the label... Read More
IU VERSUS MG: HOW TO ACTUALLY READ A LABEL
HAYFEVER & COLDS? YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS TRYING TO TALK TO YOU

HAYFEVER & COLDS? YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS TRYING TO TALK TO YOU

While it is the winter months that people usually most associate with such maladies as cold and flu, the warmer and sunnier time of year brings a new threat: that of seasonal allergies, such as hay fever. When one adds to this the ongoing and unpredictable COVID-19 threat, it’s clear that even during the spring and summer, there can be... Read More

7 WAYS TO PRIORITISE YOUR IMMUNE HEALTH

The immune system has a vital role: It protects your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes. It is made up of various organs, cells and proteins. But ever the unsung hero, we don't ever notice it as long as the immune system is running smoothly. Like all things in our body, the immune system can benefit from a bit of TLC now... Read More
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CAN YOU SHOCK YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM INTO WORKING HARDER?

It’s an enticing idea for many of us; the idea that we can somehow trigger our immune systems into action via some kind of immediate ‘shock’ or trauma. Indeed, one of those potential means of providing such a ‘shock’ – a cold shower or bath – has been the subject of a few fair traditions and ‘old wives’ tales’ down... Read More

ZINC AND LEAN MUSCLE: WHAT'S THE CONNECTION?

You’ve probably heard a fair amount about the importance of zinc, especially if you have so much as a casual interest in bodybuilding. While zinc is a trace mineral – which means you only need small amounts of it to be healthy – of the key trace minerals, only iron is present in a greater concentration in the body. This... Read More
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7 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE VITAMIN C DEFICIENT

7 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE VITAMIN C DEFICIENT

The crucial role that vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid – has in a range of bodily functions should not be understated. This essential water-soluble vitamin helps to safeguard the health of your body’s cells. It’s a big factor in keeping your skin, blood vessels, cartilage and bones in the best possible shape, and is also instrumental in... Read More

'NATURAL KILLER' CELLS: YOUR BODY'S STEALTH MODE

They’ve got a menacing enough name – but what are they, and what is their role in human health? Natural killer cells are also sometimes referred to as NK cells, killer cells, or just K cells. They’re a type of white blood cell, or lymphocyte, and form part of the innate immune system. Wait – what do we mean by... Read More
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ASK A NUTRITIONIST: WHY CAN'T I GET ALL MY VITAMIN D FROM FOOD?

ASK A NUTRITIONIST: WHY CAN'T I GET ALL MY VITAMIN D FROM FOOD?

So why do I tend to advise patients to get out in the sunshine and supplement to optimise their vitamin D levels? Because we’re often low in it! The main reasons? We don’t go out in the sunshine enough, we often block the sun either from clothing or suncream, or moisturisers with factor in them, or we have darker skin,... Read More

DOES COFFEE REALLY AFFECT VITAMIN ABSORPTION

It’s pretty understandable why so many of us feel the need to start the day – or indeed, finish it – with a satisfying cup of coffee. Amid the rushes, stresses and strains of daily life today, we probably all feel the need for that kind of boost from time to time.But could your routine caffeine fix also be compromising... Read More
DOES COFFEE REALLY AFFECT VITAMIN ABSORPTION
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