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- Antioxidants and exercise(29/06/2009)
- Could Vitamin D status be linked to swine flu? (19/06/2009)
- A gluten free diet may be bad for the gut (05/06/2009)
- An increasing number of children are allergic to healthy fruits and vegetables (23/04/2009)
- Anti-obesity drug now available through pharmacies (23/04/2009)
- Diet tips - The truth about cholesterol (24/03/2009)
- A Little Bit of What You Fancy (23/01/2009)
- Nutrition Tips - High Blood Pressure(23/01/2009)
- Another reason why sprouts (and other green veggies) shouldn’t just be for Christmas (19/12/2008)
- Following a low carbohydrate diet may impair mental function (19/12/2008)
- Expert claims RDI of vitamin D ten times too low (05/12/2008)
- Why vitamin C and E supplementation is beneficial (21/11/2008)
- Walking little and often is as beneficial as 30 minutes on a treadmill (21/11/2008)
- Multivitamins improve health outcomes for kidney disease patients (21/11/2008)
- Pre-term babies need extra omega-3 (10/11/2008)
- Vitamin B3 to be examined as a treatment for Alzheimer’s (10/11/2008)
- Vitamin/mineral supplementation has the potential to improve brain function in healthy children (10/11/2008)
- New research suggests the use of supplements could save the NHS billions(03/11/2008)
- The “French Paradox”: Drink Red Wine & Eat Dark Chocolate For a Long Life (31/10/2008)
- St John’s Wort as effective as antidepressants(31/10/2008)
- Why the Traditional Cuppa is Good For You(29/10/2008)
- Vitamin D Deficiency May Contribute to Diabetes(28/10/2008)
- Beta-carotene Supplements May Help Protect Against Sunburn, a New Study Reports (27/10/2008)
- Folate May Protect Against Colon Cancer (06/10/2008)
- Vitamin B12 May Prevent Brain Shrinkage (06/10/2008)
- Low Fat or Low Carbohydrate Diet? (06/10/2008)
- Could MSG be helping to make you fat?(11/09/2008)
- Could green tea help diabetics?(10/09/2008)
- Turmeric may be an effective treatment for patients with pancreatic cancer(09/09/2008)
- Vitamin D Supplementation May Have The Potential To Increase Life Expectancy(27/08/2008)
- Why Dark Chocolate Is Healthy Chocolate(27/08/2008)
- Vitamin C consumption may help reduce the risk of adult onset diabetes (11/08/2008)
- Antioxidants May Reduce Chemo Effects(13/07/2007)
According to a recent article which was published by the Science Daily, researchers say antioxidants may reduce the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
- Green Tea Extract May Boost Blood Vessel Health(21/06/2007)
According to a news article from Nutra, The heart healthy reputation of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the main extract from green tea, may be due in part to improvement in blood flow through the vessels, suggests a clinical trial from the US.
- Ginseng 'Reduces Cancer Fatigue'(20/06/2007)
An article by the British Broadcasting Corporation (June 2007) claims that recent research suggests that the Chinese herb Ginseng could give exhausted cancer patients a physical and emotional
- Drinking Green Tea May Halve The Colorectal Cancer Risk(17/06/2007)
According to a recent study based in China, regularly drinking antioxidant-rich green tea may halve the risk of colon and rectal cancer.
- Eating flaxseed may halt prostate cancer growth(15/06/2007)
Research by the Duke University Medical Center in the United States suggests that daily consumption of flaxseed may stop the growth of prostate cancer tumours, according to research presented this weekend.
- Drug Trials Give Best Results to Sponsors(14/06/2007)
A report by Mark Henderson the Science Editor for the times in June 2007 highlights that clinical trials that compare two similar drugs are significantly more likely to favour the one made by the company that pays for the work, according to a study that sheds new light on bias in medical research.
- Older Women With Hypertension May Reduce Blood Pressure, Cholesterol With Soy Nuts(13/06/2007)
Reduced bad cholesterol 11%, systolic, diastolic blood pressure 9.9%, 6.8%
The Senior Journal May 29, 2007 edition stated that Older women with high blood pressure, which includes more than half of all senior citizens, may be able to lower their blood pressure and reduce their cholesterol levels by substituting soy nuts for other protein sources in a healthy diet. Women with hypertension
have four times the risk of heart disease compared to those with normal blood pressure and it is estimated that about half of all senior citizens suffer with this problem.
- Folic Acid \'Reduces Stroke Risks\'(11/06/2007)
Adding folic acid to their diet can cut a person' s stroke risk by a fifth, cumulative evidence suggests.
- Nutrition and Behaviour(05/09/2006)
Here’s a question for you: What can each one of us do that can travel at the speed of light and can result in a limitless amount of actions.
- Turmeric useful to inhibit H.Pylori(18/08/2006)
The effects of phytonutrient curcumin on H.pylori and how Piperine can enhance absorbtion of Turmeric.
- The use of Probiotics in the Elderly(10/08/2006)
Recent research has highlighted that probiotic capsules could help protect older people against bowel conditions, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Experts, speaking at a briefing in London, also warned that some of the smaller brands on sale in the UK were not effective.
- What is Turmeric For?(28/07/2006)
The majority of the studies being conducted focus on the ability of Turmeric to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.
- Wonder Treatment: Manuka Honey(18/07/2006)
Manuka Honey has antimicrobial/antiviral activity that has shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial/viral infections.
- Babies Should Get Fish Oil in the Womb(05/07/2006)
Research in the Journal of Perinatology shows that children of mothers who consumed fish oil daily after the 18th week of pregnancy
and during early breast-feeding performed better in terms of IQ at the age of four.
- Stress, Blood and Nutrition(30/06/2006)
Recent research has shown that high job demands, tight deadlines and low support in the workplace are potential triggers for developing high blood pressure (hypertension), particularly in men.
- Antioxidants - The Silent Protectors(15/06/2006)
Antioxidants have become the focus of much media attention which has led to many people to recognise the word, without knowing what they are for and what they do. An antioxidant is any compound, which has the ability to protect against the biological process known as oxidation. If oxidation is allowed to damage the intricate structures of a cell, then this is referred to as oxidative stress.
- Menopause - The Natural Approach(13/06/2006)
The menopause or the change of life is considered by some to be a disease. In reality, it is a phase of life that marks the end of a womans reproductive years.
- Coenzyme Q10 for Relief of Chronic Migraines(12/06/2006)
Results from a study show that supplementing with Coenzyme Q10(CoQ10) can reduce the frequency of migraines in chronic sufferers. Energy production in brain cells is impaired in migraine sufferers and as CoQ10 can enhance energy production, it has the potential
to correct this defect and possibly prevent migraines.
- Managing Stress(11/06/2006)
Scientists believe that have found some vital clues to how stress can trigger a heart attack in vulnerable patients. UK researcher focused on men who had suffered a heart attack or acute heart pain
triggered by stress.
- Quest Vitamins response to the EU Food Supplements Directive(09/06/2006)
It is Quests opinion that the ruling by the European Court of Justice on 12th July 2005, allowing the VMS Directive to proceed, is anything but just!
- The Benefits of Glucosamine(08/06/2006)
The health of our joints is extremely important and is something that many people take for granted. The amount of pressure exerted on major joints, including the knees and hips, is laregly underestimated but it is thought that when we run, the knees absorb upto 4 times our body weight.
- Immunity for Winter(07/06/2006)
As the Winter months approach, many of us find that we suffer from more coughs and colds. In fact more and more people are finding that a few months if the year recurrent infections can become a real problem.
- Drinking Water can cure Migraines(05/06/2006)
Do you have a pounding headache? Drinking water could be a simple cure for migraines, researchers claim.
When many people think of stress they immediately assume it means the stereotpical response to an increased pressure at work which may result in anxirty, fatigue and depression and ultimately adisturbance in our eating habits.
- Green Tea could protect you from Alzheimers(02/06/2006)
Alzheimers is a progressive disorder that causes memory loss and afflicts millions globally.
Researchers have found an ingredient in green tea that may protect the brain from the memory-destroying disease of Alzheimers
- Are you taking the right Echinacea?(01/06/2006)
In recent media articles there was publicity regarding the effectiveness of the herb Echinacea for the prevention of bacterial infections such as the common cold. The articles stated that Echinacea augustfolia did not help prevent or treat the symptoms of the common cold and therfore those who brought this herb in supplement form were wasting their money.
- Carotenoids Linked to Arthritis(24/05/2006)
Recent research has discover a link between carotenoid intake and the reduction of arthritis and therefore further highlights the importance of these nutrients in our diets.
- Bifidobacterium Longum(13/05/2006)
Probiotic bacteria such as bifidobacteria are now being introduced into many fermented food products and supplements. The consumption of fermented dairy products containing probiotics has increased in the past decades.
- Society if being increasingly exposed to toxic compounds in the air, water and food(12/05/2006)
Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. As society is being increasingly exposed to toxic compounds in the air, water and food it has become apparent that our ability to detoxify substances to which we are exposed to is of critical importance in our overall health.
- Love your Heart(11/05/2006)
The heart is a powerful muscle that receives used, de-oxygenated blood from around the body and returns it to the lungs for oxygenation via the system of veins and the pulmonary artery.
- Change Your Lifestyle Today!(10/05/2006)
Diet, Exercise, Relaxation, Work and Oral Hygiene.
- Lowering Homocysteine(08/05/2006)
One of the biggest factors affecting the heart and other major body systems is high levels of homocysteine in the blood.
- The Importance of Vitamin D(04/05/2006)
It has been suggested that half the population of Britain suffer mild deficiency of Vitamin D - the nutrient essential for healthy bones.
- Good News For Breast Feeding Mothers(11/11/2005)
Breast feeding and their benefits
- Aged Garlic Extract may help prevent heart attacks(04/11/2005)
Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - Europe
- Link between Evening Primrose Oil and a reduction in Breast Cancer(03/11/2005)
- Mineral Absorption(03/10/2005)
The efficient absorption of nutrients is vital. One particular area of interest is the absorption of minerals especially when consumed in supplemental form.
- Herbs During Pregnancy(15/09/2005)
More than 400 different herbs are commonly used to treat or prevent a variety of conditions. Read more about the effective use of herbs during pregnancy.
- Gut Health(24/06/2005)
With the onset of Gut week 18-24th July 2005, which aims to raise awareness of digestive health, read more about maintaining a healthy digestive system.
- Essential Fatty Acids Boost Childrens Brain Potential(10/05/2005)
- Daily Mail Headline Creates Alarm Without Justification(20/04/2005)
- Nutrition and Cancer(15/03/2005)
Many people do not realise that around 30% of all cancer cases in Western society are caused by poor diet and lifestyle habits.
- Controlling the Risk of Heart Disease(21/02/2005)
The importance of maintaining a healthy heart is emphasised by the fact that coronary heart disease (CHD) is the commonest single cause of death in most industrialised countries. A number of influences have been identified that predispose to an increased risk of developing CHD, these components are loosely referred to as \'risk factors\'.
- St Johns Wort, Better than Pharmaceutical Medication(14/02/2005)
St John\'s Wort has been used for many years as treatment for mild depression.
- Good fats in the correct proportions.(19/01/2005)
Natural Ratio Omega 3+6 Obtaining the correct balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids is vital for health and is based on the needs and evolution of the human body.
- Age Related Macular Degeneration(18/01/2005)
Look to the future Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the western world among patients over the age of 55 years, its prevalence increases with age and in Europe 220,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.
- Digestion Bridge or barrier between nutrition and health(18/01/2005)
The digestive system can be defined as an external passage
through the body that bridges the gap between a sound diet and physical wellbeing,
however if the function and integrity of this structure become compromised it
can effectively act as a barrier between nutrition and health.
- Controlling the Risk of Heart Disease(18/01/2005)
The importance of maintaining a healthy heart is emphasised
by the fact that coronary heart disease (CHD) is the commonest single cause
of death in most industrialised countries.
- The Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals(18/01/2005)
Almost all nutrients are absorbed in the first two sections
of the small intestine which are called the duodenum and the jejunum. With the
exception of vitamin B12, very little is absorbed in the ileum purely because
most of the nutrients have been absorbed before the food reaches this section.
L.plantarum is a member of the Lactobacillus family of microorganisms and has been found to populate a healthy human
gastrointestinal tract. Scientific studies show that this particular strain
of probiotic has adhesion properties which allow it to temporarily colonise
the large intestine.
- Reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes...(08/12/2004)
In Norway, Cod Liver Oil is an important source of dietary
vitamin D and the long-chain n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic
acid, all of which have biological properties of potential relevance for the
prevention of type 1 diabetes.
- Benefit to endurance athletes...(08/12/2004)
The influence of an antioxidant vitamin supplement on
immune cell response to prolonged exercise was determined using a randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study.
- Efficacy of oral glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate(08/12/2004)
To assess the structural and symptomatic efficacy of
oral glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate in knee osteoarthritis through
independent meta-analyses of their effects on joint space narrowing, Lequesne
Index, Western Ontario MacMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), visual
analog scale for pain, mobility, safety, and response to treatment.
- Effective in ameliorating physical symptoms...(08/12/2004)
There is preliminary clinical evidence to support the
contention that the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of bromelain
help to reduce symptoms of osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Antioxidants and physical performance in elderly persons(07/12/2004)
A study was carried out to assess the correlation of
plasma concentrations and daily intakes of antioxidants with skeletal muscle
strength and physical performance in the elderly. 986 Italians aged over 65
had their physical performance assessed on the basis of walking speed, ability
to rise from a chair, standing balance and knee extension.
- Improvement in CVI related signs...(07/12/2004)
Conservative therapy of chronic venous insufficiency
(CVI) consists largely of compression treatment. However, this often causes
discomfort and has been associated with poor compliance. Therefore, oral drug
treatment is an attractive alternative.
- Answer to Varicose Veins?(29/11/2004)
A varicose vein is a superficial vessel that is abnormally
lengthened, twisted, or dilated, seen most often on the legs and thighs. Varicose
veins develop spontaneously and are usually attributed to a hereditary weakness
of the vein.
- Does piperine increase bioavailablity?(28/11/2004)
A significant number of problems faced by people over
the age of sixty may be attributable to nutritional deficiencies. Many elderly
people have malabsorption problems, in which the nutrients in food are not properly
absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract due to the decrease of the production
of digestive enzymes.
- Isoflavones and womans health(08/11/2004)
There is evidence that diets which contain high levels
of phytoestrogenic isoflavonoids are associated with a low incidence
of osteoporosis and menopausal symptoms.
- Joint and Connective Tissue - The Natural Approach(07/11/2004)
The health of our joints is extremely important and is something that many people take for granted.
- Effective Probiotics(06/11/2004)
The stability of probiotic supplements is vital to their
efficacy as they are useless unless they are stable and are able to pass through
the harsh environment of the stomach unharmed.
- Sweet Dreams(05/11/2004)
Disturbances in our sleep patterns can arise for a number of reasons including
stress, irregular working hours, grief, depression, hyperactivity and consuming
stimulant foods (coffee, chocolate etc) shortly before bedtime.
Health in Later Years(18/10/2004)
The average life expectancy of both men and women is
around 85 years with individual variations from 70 -100 years. Studies carried
out in some countries have noted that people are living longer because the survival
rate from infectious diseases is increasing. In a few remote areas of the world
where certain individuals live until they are over one hundred, their longevity
is associated with hard physical labour! Many people look forward to retirement,
while few look forward to old age.