Optimum Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mums

Optimum Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mums August 1st marked the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week, an awareness campaign organised by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to protect, support and promote breastfeeding. As natural as breastfeeding is, it can often be challenging for new mums. Breastfeeding is an energy-intensive business, requiring an additional 300-500 calories […]

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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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