When I think of winter I think of bonfire nights, wellies, hot water bottles, christmas socks and oversized jumpers. As a lover of nutrition, I think of roast dinners with lots of seasonal veg, soups and plenty of bone broth! … Continue reading 6 Ways to Warm up your Winter
As autumn approaches and we wave goodbye to summer, it’s time to prepare ourselves for a strong immune system and good circulation. Do you have cold extremities and red or blueish hands and feet in winter? You could be suffering … Continue reading Natural Remedies for Circulation
How is the body designed to deal with stress? Recently, we did a blog post on sleep where we essentially covered ‘rest and digest’. This post is about the other mode the body can be in, which is ‘fight or … Continue reading What does stress do to the body?
What happens when we sleep? Our sleep works in a cycle of phases: Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM. REM stands for, Rapid Eye Movement (characterised by fluttering eyes). Phase 1: This phase is light transitional sleep. In this phase you may … Continue reading What happens when we sleep and 8 ways to improve it
Are folic and and folate the same? Both folate and folic acid are different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is naturally occurring and can be found in foods such as dark green leafy veg, where as folic acid is synthetic … Continue reading Are Folic Acid and Folate the same?
It goes without saying that the nutrients we need should, first and foremost, come from the food we eat. However, people often want to know what more they can do to make sure they are getting enough of each vitamin … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Take a Multivitamin and What to Look For
What is Potassium Gluconate? Potassium is the most abundant electrolyte in the body. Potassium gluconate is a salt and often used in food supplements. It is an essential nutrient for cell function, particularly in excitable cells such as those found … Continue reading What are the Health Benefits of Potassium Gluconate?
What is Lecithin? Lecithin was first isolated from egg yolk in 1945, by a french chemist named Theodore Gobley. The name ‘Lecithin’ comes from the Greek word ‘Lekythos’, which means ‘egg yolk’. Lecithins are a group of yellow-pigmented fats containing … Continue reading What Are The Health Benefits of Lecithin?
What is Astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is a red pigment and belongs to the carotenoid family alongside beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and more. Astaxanthin occurs naturally in algae and is what provides fish such as salmon and trout with their pink colour. Astaxanthin … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Astaxanthin
What is Omega-3? Omega-3 is a family of anti-inflammatory fatty acids that have crucial benefits for the brain and body. There are different types of omega fats such as omega-9 and also omega-6 (arachidonic acid, linoleic acid) which are generally … Continue reading What is Omega-3?