Krill Oil – an alternative to Statins

An exciting new therapy which replicates many of the benefits of statins, without the side effects, is krill oil. Krill, a small crustacean, is one of the first links in the marine food chain as a source of omega 3 fatty acids. Krill is a short-lived species, residing towards the bottom of the food chain. […]

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Alkaline body for good health

It is well documented that contemporary Western diets typically cause a mild, yet significant, state of metabolic acidosis. In comparison, our pre-agricultural ancestors ate a net alkalising diet as their acidifying protein intake was balanced with an increased consumption of alkalising fruits and vegetables. Their diets also did not contain significant quantities of acid-forming grain-based […]

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

In a recent poll, 35% of people indicated mental wellbeing had the greatest influence on their ability to adopt healthier eating habits. This factor outweighed physical activity (22% of voters), their environment (21%), social support and spirituality (both 11%). The results of this poll highlight how many of us recognize the importance a positive mindset […]

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Healthy gift ideas

Top 10 tips for surviving the Christmas silly season!

Surviving and Enjoying Christmas Christmas is a joyful time, a time of anticipation and excitement for the season that follows and it is now less than a month to Christmas and all the celebrations that go with it. However, before you gleefully RSVP to all those festive invitations you need a plan to protect and […]

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Fructose and chronic disease

Fructose in Processed Foods and Drinks Recently I have spoken at a couple of seminars with the main topic being how sugar and more specifically how the fructose component of sugar leads to many of the chronic diseases we are faced with today. Sugar is made up of 50% glucose and 50% Fructose, for many […]

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Vitamin D how much do you need

The Facts About Vitamin D

The Research On Vitamin D This article gives you the facts about Vitamin D, looking at different research that shows that Vitamin D in the right dose is essential for every aspect of health. Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients required by the human body. Unlike most vitamins, it is one that we […]

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Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

  Optimal Vitamin D Levels Vitamin D for many years has only been thought of as good for healthy bones but in recent years, vitamin D research shows that Vitamin D acts more like a hormone and affects virtually every aspect of health. Reports of new and promising studies seem to emerge almost weekly. However […]

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Top 10 facts about Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is common While the message to cover up and avoid excess sun has helped reduce the incidence of skin cancer, it has caused an issue with widespread vitamin D deficiency. Even if you regularly get enough sun there are certain genes that may affect your ability to absorb vitamin D from the […]

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Magnesium, why you need it!

Magnesium is one of your body’s most important minerals It plays a vital role in helping your body to: Produce energy Maintain healthy cellular function Metabolise protein, carbohydrates and fats (in other words how your body uses food) Regulate calcium metabolism, helping you to keep your bones strong Keep your blood pressure low and improve […]

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