Vegetarian Lifestyle: Supercharge Your Diet

National Vegetarian Week: Supercharge Your Vegetarian Diet May 16th marked the beginning of National Vegetarian Week, a campaign aimed at promoting the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. A balanced vegetarian diet is an extremely healthy choice. Vegetarians have lower mortality rates than the general population. A balanced vegetarian diet tends to provide higher levels of […]

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Vitamin D: a better life for IBS sufferers?

Vitamin D improves quality of life for IBS sufferers April is IBS Awareness Month, a campaign aiming at improving diagnosis and treatment of IBS, and heightening awareness of both the condition and its affect on sufferers. IBS impacts severely on quality of life, with patients commonly suffering with pain, discomfort and social embarrassment. Previous studies […]

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Water: Just how much do we need it?

Water: The Vital Nutrient This week is National Nutrition and Hydration Week, a global movement aimed at promoting the importance of optimum nutrition in avoiding malnutrition and hydration related illnesses. While the focus of this campaign is on health and social care settings, anyone can be vulnerable to the effects of dehydration, which can range […]

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Living Nature: Looking After Sensitive Skin

How to Look After Sensitive Skin Sensitive skin is thought to affect millions of people worldwide. A recent report by the American Academy of Dermatology indicated at least 50% of the US population experience some kind of skin sensitivity, with increasing concern over this situation. Here in the UK, incidences of skin sensitivity are also […]

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Heart Health: How healthy is your lifestyle?

Heart Health This month we turn our attention to heart health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) still remains the biggest killer, accounting for 155,000 deaths per year, costing the National Health Service 8 billion pounds (1). The most common types are Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries) and Stroke (rapid loss of brain […]

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