Vitamin D May Prevent Uterine Fibroids

Women with adequate Vitamin D levels are 32% less likely to develop uterine fibroids, according to a new study published in Epidemiology journal this month (1).

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths attached to the uterus, and they normally affect women of childbearing age. Many women with fibroids experience no symptoms at all. In others, [...]

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Can chemical-free sunscreen help prickly heat?

Hot summer weather and beach holidays are adored by many but for around 10% of the population they can mean days of itchy misery thanks to a common condition called prickly heat. This tends to affect people year after year but could something as simple as switching to a non-waterproof, chemical-free sunscreen reduce the [...]

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Does an SPF30 sun lotion give twice the protection of an SPF15 product?

Does an SPF30 sun lotion give twice the protection of an SPF15 product? No – SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and measures the protection against UVB provided by a sunscreen. An SPF15, when applied properly, protects you against 16 out of 17 parts or 93% of UVB. An SPF 30 protects you against [...]

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Carotenoids: Protect Your Skin From The Inside

Hopefully you have all been having a great time in the beautiful sunshine these last few days – it’s a great opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Whether that be pottering in the garden or going for long walks, having picnics in the park or barbeques with friends or sunbathing and enjoying everything else [...]

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Everybody loves the sunshine!

The sun has finally got its hat on across the country this week, and with temperatures reaching well over 20° C, many of us will be rushing outside to make the most of it while it lasts.

Sunshine is a great mood booster as well as being a fantastic energiser, so we feel more [...]

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Top 4 tips for holiday health

As we roll into the holiday season, many of us will be looking for natural ways to keep our bodies in tip top condition whilst in a new environment.   Whether you are looking for ways to enhance your immune system, avoid the dreaded holiday tummy, protect yourself from bacteria or look after your [...]

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Natural sun protection from lavera

Whether you are off to a sunnier climate for a much deserved summer holiday or simply taking advantage of the good weather with time in the garden, a bbq or trip to the coast, it is vital to protect your self from the sun.  Many of us have fallen into the habit of reaching [...]

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Summer is on its way – Part 2: Sun protection through nutrition

Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays doesn’t stop with applying sun creams.  There is a wide range of things we can do nutritionally to protect our bodies from the inside out.

A Mediterranean diet rich in fish, whole grains, beans/pulses, vegetables, fruits and olive oil is full of antioxidants and omega [...]

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Summer is on its way – Part 1: Protect your skin naturally

Summer is almost here, and although many of us are hoping for the promised British heat wave for some summer sun, in all probability we may have to seek sunnier destinations this year.  However, as much as we all love the sun shine and the health benefits it brings, there is a serious side.  [...]

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Sun protection through nutrition

Summer seems to have come to an end here in the UK but many people escape the autumn and winter months by going away to hotter, sunnier climbs for a holiday.  In 2008 I wrote two blog posts about being safe in the sun and how nutrition can help.  In those posts I mention antioxidant nutrients [...]

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