Health Advice

Bone Health

Our bones which make up our skeleton, are an active organ that is continuously broken down and built back up throughout our lives. There are two cells responsible for this: Osteoblasts, the cells that instruct the body to build bones, and osteoclasts the cells that instigate the body to break down bone.  As bones are broken down the stored minerals; such as calcium are …

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Flu Advice

Flu Advice

The current Flu strike is forecast to be so widespread that few of us can expect to escape infection. The numbers are quite staggering and the epidemic if H1N1 may even combine with the H1N5 and become quite difficult to manage. It is important therefore to understand the defence system we have in place and …

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Look After Your Heart

Pumping over 7,000 litres of blood around the body each day and in an average lifetime reaching around 2.5 billion beats, carrying essential nutrients, oxygen, cells and hormones, while removing by-products of metabolism, the heart is the power horse of the body. Doing what we can to support it to remain healthy can be vital …

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Why Eat Organic?

Because chemical pesticides and herbicide have an inherent negative affect on the nutrient levels of food. The Ministry of Agriculture and Medical Research Council up until 1991 measured the annual average mineral content of food. The % change in nutrient content of vegetables, between 1940 and 1991 for example, were as follows: Sodium -50% Potassium …

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Gluten Free Diet and Coeliac Disease

Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye and barley.It is a staple part of many Western diets and is used to bind foods together due to its glue like action.Gluten free diets are suggested for those with an intolerance or sensitivity, and essential for those with an allergy or the autoimmune condition, coeliac disease.Symptoms can include: Bloating Constipation Diarrhoea Headaches/foggy …

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