Natural Immune Support for Children

Children frequently pick up and pass on common bacterial and viral infections, often through interaction with others at school which can manifest into sore throats, colds, flu, sinusitis and more. Unfortunately large numbers of these children are prescribed antibiotics repeatedly. With the current concern over antibiotic resistance, it is natural to want to avoid [...]

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Iron and Zinc Intake Linked with PMS

An iron-rich diet lowers the risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (1).

The study is one of the first to investigate whether dietary mineral intake is linked with PMS. The diets of more than 3,000 American women were analysed, with women completing three [...]

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10 Tips for Hay Fever Sufferers

10 Tips for Hay Fever Sufferers

If you missed last week’s bodykind newsletter about Hay Fever and some effective and natural ways to manage the symptoms, you may be interested in the “10 Top Tips” that bodykind’s Nutritional Therapist Nadia Mason came up with below:

Fruits such as Blueberries, Blackberries and Elderberries are [...]

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Zinc – an effective treatment for depression?

A recent review indicates that zinc may be an effective addition to treatment for depression (1).

A recent review indicates that zinc may be an effective addition to treatment for depression.

Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that are involved in brain function. In fact there have been a number of human [...]

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Zinc may shorten common colds

As autumn and winter draw on, many of us are blighted by the common cold.  While there is still no cure for the virus, a new literature review indicates that a common supplement can reduce its duration.

Studies have found that zinc and zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of the common cold [...]

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Review study finds that zinc supplements may reduce the severity and duration of the common cold

Previously I have written about zinc and vitamin C in relation to the prevention and shortening of the common cold and I would recommend you visit this post for more information.  I have also written about probiotics, elderberry, vitamin D and a healthy diet in relation to the common cold 

Colds are caused by viruses and our [...]

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Boosting immune health. Can ‘back to school’ coughs and colds be prevented?

Continuing with the theme of child health I have decided to look at the prevention of common infections such as those of the ear, nose and throat, and tummy upsets.  Children returning to school after the long holiday break will be exposed to others who they may not have seen in weeks and also to [...]

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Zinc may help speed recovery from the common cold

Recently my mum came back from a trip with a heavy springtime cold, a member of her travelling party had kindly passed on the infection and poor mum was suffering with the typical symptoms of a tickly throat, headache and runny nose.  Colds are caused by viruses and our susceptibility to these infections is [...]

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