Image courtesy of Big Stock Photo Can we get enough nutrients from our food? Ideally, the food that we eat on a daily basis should be enough to provide us with the nutrients we need for the day. But … Continue reading Here’s Why You Need Zinc in Your Diet
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
How many portions of fruit & vegetables should we eat? Nature cleverly provides us with the whole spectrum of colours in our foods, to ensure we eat all the different types of nutrients that will nourish and heal our bodies. … Continue reading Eat the Rainbow: How Many Portions of Fruit & Vegetables Should We Eat?
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
April is IBS awareness month in the US and in these uncertain times, it’s easy to overlook other conditions people are still suffering from. 80% of immunity lies in the gut and so is a good place to start when … Continue reading IBS awareness: Cooked vs Raw food
Saccharomyces boulardii is a unique, non-pathogenic, transient yeast which has been classed as a probiotic for various conditions. It has a sticky outer surface which can attach to bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella and removes it from the body. … Continue reading What is Saccharomyces Boulardii?
2020 has arrived and people are going meat-free for a month! With veganism on the rise, availability of alternative products has gone up and there is more and more information helping people to educate themselves on what it is to go … Continue reading Support during Veganuary
Infertility is sadly becoming more and more common, in both men and women. There are many lifestyle, nutritional and environmental factors that could be contributing to the problem too. Below is a chart that shows the percentage of cases where … Continue reading Fertility for Men and Women
Multivitamins are great maintenance tools to supplement a healthy balanced diet and to top up our vitamins and minerals from any gaps in nutrition. However, we don’t all fit into one box. We require different nutrients and in some cases, … Continue reading Multivitamins minus a few