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Can Pollutants Harm Your Children’s Health?

Can Pollutants Harm Your Child’s Health?

Nowadays the world is bathed in a toxic soup of environmental pollutants from industry, transport, agriculture and even households. Children, with smaller bodies than adults, take in proportionally more pollutants. They’re physically closer to the toxins in dust and soil, and because children tend to pop everything into their mouths, pollutants can easily make their … Read more

How a Happy Liver can Balance Your Hormones

Happy Liver

If your hormones are out of kilter, it’s likely your liver function is not so great. In celebration of Love Your Liver Month, you’ll discover one of your liver’s frequently overlooked roles – balancing your hormones. The Many Roles of Your Liver It’s tempting to think of your liver simply as a tireless garbage removal … Read more

How to Banish Visceral Fat

visceral fat

Despite your best intentions, does your waistline seem to expand by the day? If you’ve tried to shift the fat around your middle but discovered it stubbornly stays put, you’re not alone. Chances are your belly is the first place you gain fat and the last place to lose it. The culprit? Visceral fat. This … Read more

Supercharge Your Immune Arsenal This Winter

supercharge immunity

Is one of your New Year resolutions to nurture your immune system? With news about the latest mutations of the virus causing COVID-19, having a healthy immune system is more important than ever. In this blog, you’ll discover why your immune system is your best friend and protector against viral infections and how to support … Read more

Learn to Love Your Lymph System

lymphatic system

Winter is tough on your lymphatic system. Its dual roles of waste removal and protection from invaders can be put to the test. With this in mind, here’s an introduction to the world of your lymph system and how you can give yours some support. Meet Your Lymphatic System Your lymph system is a network … Read more

Fats, Arteries and You

atheroschlerosis

Do you have healthy arteries? If blood vessels become narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits, a condition known as atherosclerosis, blood won’t flow as easily around your body, your heart is forced to work harder and your blood pressure will rise. It might seem logical to adopt a low-fat diet to reduce your risk of … Read more

Is There a Link Between Food and Inflammation?

Inflamation and food

Inflammation is the new buzzword. Previously thought to be simply a short-term reaction to injury or trauma, inflammation is now recognised as a major player in chronic disease. You might not know you’re suffering from inflammation, so in this article you’ll learn more about this process and how it’s connected with the food you eat. … Read more

Do Gut Bacteria Control Your Brain?

Gut brain connection

You might not know they’re there, but a staggering amount of bacteria are living their lives right now in your gut. You provide a home to more bacteria than there are cells in your entire body. You may have heard about their helpful role in digestion, but would you have guessed they influence your thoughts, … Read more

Your Endothelium: Why it’s your Key to Health

endothelium

What do you know about Endothelium Health? You might be wondering what exactly the endothelium is and why should you care about it. In this article, you’ll learn about endothelium and blood vessel health, and how you can look after yours. Endothelium Explained Your endothelium is the thin layer of cells lining your blood vessels, … Read more

Prevent Male Hair Loss Using Natural Strategies

Prevent Male Hair Loss

Do you see less and less hair when you look in the mirror? The media is full of stories of celebrities who have turned to expensive treatments to try and regain a full head of hair. As part of Men’s Health Month, this article will look at why male hair loss happens and what can … Read more

Combat Anxiety by Breathing

breathing for anxiety

Would you like a simple, no-cost technique to manage stress and anxiety? You can learn to combat anxiety by breathing. In a 2018 survey almost 75% of people reported being so stressed during the previous year they’d felt unable to cope. After the last 18 months this figure will doubtless be higher as health concerns, … Read more

The Relationship Between Sugar and Inflammation

Sugar and Inflammation

Inflammation is the fire in your body thought to be at the root of all chronic disease. But did you know it can be ignited by sugar? It’s Sugar Awareness Week, so read on to discover the link between sugar and inflammation and it’s effects on our health. Acute vs Chronic Inflammation Inflammation seems to … Read more

Managing Stress to Balance Your Hormones

Managing Sress

Hands up if you’re stressed right now? It’s no secret stress can leave you feeling tired and irritable, and even affect your immune system. But did you know stress plays havoc with your hormones, too? Because all hormones are so closely connected to each other, if one is out of balance all the others can … Read more

Nutrition and Your Baby’s Brain

Nutrition and brain development

Your food choices during pregnancy and your child’s diet in early life significantly influence the development of their brain throughout childhood, teenage years and even adulthood.   Providing the best nutrition for the brain early on can have lifelong benefits. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the nutrients needed to ensure your baby’s … Read more

How Your Female Hormones Affect Your Thyroid

Thyroid Gland

Do you suspect thyroid issues are behind your health concerns? You couldn’t survive without your thyroid gland, so it’s worth looking after. It can be affected by many lifestyle factors– nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, stress and lack of sleep, as well as exposure to toxic metals and pollutants. But one unsuspected cause of thyroid issues can … Read more

Natural Approaches to Manage Lupus

Lupus Disease

Do you or a loved one suffer from lupus? Would you like to understand more about this sometimes mysterious disease and learn how to naturally manage your condition? Lupus Awareness Month runs throughout October. Raising the profile of the disease as well as understanding the impact it has is important because lupus can have a … Read more

Eight Steps to Naturally Manage Arthritis

Arthritis

World Arthritis Day not only aims to raise awareness of joint health problems but also highlights the issues faced by people suffering from arthritis. If you’re affected by arthritis, you’ll know how frustrating it can be. Apart from the aches, pain and stiffness, you might find it hard to keep active and manage your weight. … Read more

Look After Your Urinary Health

Look after your urinary health

September is Urology Awareness Month, aiming to raising awareness of urological health issues and break down the taboo and stigma surrounding talking about the urinary system. 50% of the UK population will be affected by urological disease at some point. Read on to find out more about problems affecting the urological system, and how to … Read more

How to Protect Yourself From Gynaecological Cancers

cancer ribbons

September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, aiming to raise the profile of cancers affecting the female reproductive system. 21,000 women are diagnosed with gynae cancers each year in the UK, and on average, 21 women sadly die every day as a result. One problem is symptoms from gynae cancers may be missed because some women … Read more

Childhood Eczema: How to Naturally Stop the Itch

Childhood Eczema and how to stop the itch

Few things are as distressing as watching your child itch and scratch. Childhood eczema can cause unbearable irritation, the constant scratching leaving skin red, raw and bleeding and interfering with sleep. The misery of eczema can affect a child’s mental health as well as their confidence. This disease, affecting at least one in five children … Read more

Spotlight on Diverticular Disease

Diverticulitis

Experts estimate you have a 50% chance of developing diverticular disease in your lifetime. If you’ve ever experienced a painful attack of diverticulitis, you’ll probably want to avoid having one again. In this article, you’ll find out why diverticular disease develops and discover natural measures you can take to prevent this distressing condition, ease any … Read more

How Your Diet and Lifestyle Affect Your Baby’s Health

Unborn baby eating junk food

It makes sense your food choices while pregnant and breastfeeding influence your baby’s health. But you might not realise lifestyle choices, such as exercise, stress and sleep during pregnancy can affect your child’s lifelong wellbeing. Even your diet and lifestyle in the period leading up to conception can have long-term positive health effects, not only … Read more

Is Pollution Harming Your Gut?

Pollution and your gut

It’s no surprise pollution is bad news for health. You’re probably imagining chimneys belching out fumes and the thick industrial smog from decades ago, so you might be surprised to learn air today is dirtier than ever. Air pollution is increasing in many countries, while in the UK, it’s estimated to be responsible for over … Read more

Natural Support for Psoriasis

Natural Support for Psoriasis

If you’re familiar with psoriasis, you’ll know this skin condition can make life miserable. You may have tried all manner of ointments and creams only to find they help for a short while before the itchy, unsightly patches of skin return with a vengeance.  Around 2% of people in the UK are affected by psoriasis, … Read more

Breastfeeding and Your Baby’s Microbiome

Breastfeeding and your babies Microbiome

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, aiming to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. Breast milk supports your baby’s health in many ways, some of them lasting a lifetime. Read on to discover the importance of breast milk to your baby. Why Breastfeed? Despite many public health campaigns highlighting the benefits of breast milk and urging … Read more

Introducing Glutathione, Your Master Antioxidant

Glutathione your master antioxidant

Chances are you’ve never heard of glutathione, yet it’s one of the most important substances in your body. Crucial for preventing cellular ageing, optimal levels of this important antioxidant keep you healthy and prevent chronic disease. Interested in finding out more about this incredible substance? Then read on. Antioxidant Power Glutathione is an antioxidant, so … Read more

How to Naturally Support Progesterone Levels

Progesterone Supporting foods

Are you one of the millions of women suffering symptoms of low progesterone? Read on to learn about this important female hormone, why it’s often in short supply and how to take action to support your progesterone levels. Meet Your Progesterone First, let’s introduce progesterone. In your menstruating years, it’s the dominant hormone in the … Read more

Are Screens Affecting Your Child’s Wellbeing?

Are Screens Affecting Your Child’s Wellbeing

Are screens affecting your child’s wellbeing? The Covid-19 pandemic with the rise in online learning has significantly increased the amount of time children spend in front of screens. While some of this shift has been positive, screen time is associated with several health issues. Research from seven years ago estimated children spend on average over … Read more

Naturally Manage Fibromyalgia Pain

naturally manage fibromyalgia pain

Do ongoing muscle pains, aching and stiffness make your life a misery? Are areas around your body incredibly painful even from the slightest pressure? Do routine tasks like putting on clothes or drying yourself with a towel, or even the feeling of your socks on your legs suddenly become painful with no warning? If you … Read more

Women and Heart Disease: Know Your Risk

heart disease in women

Would you be surprised to learn heart disease kills over twice as many women each year than does breast cancer? Around 65 women will die from a heart attack every single day, with an average of four women per hour being admitted to hospital with a heart attack. Yet heart disease is often thought of … Read more

How to Feed Your Microbiome

microbiome - Passing bacteria through contact image

World Microbiome Day 2021 aims to raise the profile of all things microbial. This year’s theme is sustainability because healthy microbes are essential to the long-term health not only of the planet but everyone living on it. This article will delve into the complex relationship between the unique microbes influencing your health and the food … Read more

How to Naturally Support Male Fertility

Naturally support male fertility

Can Functional Medicine help with Male Fertility? Men’s Health Week 2021 concentrates on optimising wellbeing as life moves on after Covid-19. Men are being encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyle strategies to benefit both their mental and physical health. This blog will look at one area of men’s health capable of causing huge mental anguish – … Read more

Natural Support for Vaginal Atrophy

Natural Support for Vaginal Atrophy

Natural Support for Vaginal Atrophy Vaginal Atrophy, so what is it? In this blog you’ll learn about a condition affecting as many as 50% of all post-menopausal women, yet one you’ll rarely hear spoken about. As well as being widespread, vaginal atrophy can be debilitating, with over a quarter of sufferers surveyed saying their symptoms … Read more

Can You Spot the Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes?

diabetes just ahead

Can You Spot the Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes? To coincide with Diabetes Week, come with us on a deep dive into Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a largely preventable lifestyle disease. If untreated, it leads to complications like nerve damage, vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and foot problems, so … Read more

Are Migraines Making You Miserable?

Are migraines making you miserable

Are Migraines making you miserable? Do you suffer from migraines? So much more than simply a headache, migraines can be debilitating. Often sufferers are left confined to bed and unable to function, with the time between attacks spent dreading the next one. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone because migraines affect around six … Read more

New Discoveries about Long Covid, the Hidden Epidemic

The effects of long covid

Are you still suffering from health issues months after catching Covid-19? Then you’re not alone, because at least one in ten people who’ve tested positive for Covid go on to develop symptoms of long Covid. Read on to learn more about long Covid and how natural therapies can help. The Hidden Effects of Covid Even … Read more

How Heat and Cold Shock Proteins Benefit Your Health

Cold Water Shock Proteins and their benefits to your health

Did you know exposing your body to extreme temperatures can be beneficial to your health? When you’re very hot or very cold, substances called heat and cold shock proteins are produced. These help cells regenerate, support the immune system, improve your resilience to stress and even protect your brain. Read on to discover why you … Read more

Skin Cancer – How to Reduce Your Risk

Reduce your risk of skin cancers - sunscreen image

Do you love the feel of the sun on your skin? If like many people you’re craving a beach holiday, you’ll be familiar with the uplifting effects of sunlight. But sun exposure has a dark side. Skin cancer is the number one cancer in the UK and is increasing faster than any other. With many … Read more

Naturally Support Eye Health to Avoid Glaucoma

Glaucoma and prevention

Could you recognise the warning signs of glaucoma? A misunderstood condition, usually with no symptoms in its early stages, glaucoma is nicknamed ‘the silent thief of vision’ because it’s a leading cause of blindness if left untreated. World Glaucoma Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of regular checks to detect the early onset … Read more

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