Hay fever update – a newly published study

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, have just published a study(1) indicating that probiotics (‘good’ bacteria) may help to keep hay fever symptoms at bay. The researchers of this small study wanted to investigate whether the ‘good bacteria’ Lactobacillus casei Shirota (found in many probiotic supplements, yoghurts and drinks) played a role […]


Be safe in the sun, can nutrition help? Part I

In my last post I wrote about the importance of vitamin D and sensible sunlight exposure.  This led me to start investigating natural ways to prevent skin damage from the sun (photo-damage) and sunburn.  The concept of photo-protection by dietary means is gaining increasing amounts of attention from the scientific community.  Sun exposure leads to […]


Studies show that good bacteria in the gut do more than just protect our digestive systems

Whilst writing my last post about zinc and the common cold I came across some interesting research and evidence about probiotics and how they may be useful in enhancing the function of our immune system.  Probiotics are supplements containing ‘beneficial’ or friendly bacteria which inhabit the intestines.  These friendly bacteria produce various substances in our bodies, such as […]


Welcome to the bodykind blog

Welcome to my first blog posting!  My name is Ani and I am ‘Consultant Nutritional Therapist’ for bodykind.  Nutrition and health have been fascinations of mine for many years and after completing my BSc(Hons) at the University of Reading I went on to study for an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey.   […]


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