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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Ginkgo biloba - the tree that never grows old
Jan 15, 2020 | 2 min read
The Ginkgo biloba tree can live for thousands years and scientists have recently discovered just how they manage to do it.
Vision loss associated with western diet
Jan 8, 2020 | 3 min read
A study conducted over a period of 18 years looked at dietary patterns and the development of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and found that poor diet is associated with AMD.
Snack on pistachios for gut health
Dec 31, 2019 | 2 min read
Eating pistachios could be beneficial to your gut bacteria according to research. There is a growing evidence supporting the idea that intestinal health has an important impact on our overall health and it seems that pistachios may play a small part in the the beneficial modification ....
Elderberries fight seasonal illness
Dec 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Many of us look to stock up on supplements at this time of year in an attempt to help our bodies fight off cold and flu bugs that are doing the rounds. One such seasonal saviour comes in the form of Elderberry.
How to get the most out of your supplements
Dec 3, 2019 | 2 min read
If you opt to take vitamins and supplements on a regular basis you are proactive about your health and well being which is great but you could do even more by arming yourself with the knowledge of how and when to take them to optimise their benefits.
Low Vit D in over 60's impairs muscle strength
Nov 26, 2019 | 2 min read
If you're over the age of 60, not having enough vitamin D could have a significant impact on how well your skeletal muscle functions. These findings come from an analysis of 4000 older adults that showed low blood markers of vitamin D impaired muscle strength and performance.
Worried about the health of your brain as you age?
Nov 19, 2019 | 3 min read
Astaxanthin is a super powerful antioxidant, the wonders of which we have previously purported. Research has linked it to healthier skin, heart health, joint pain improvement and now research is suggesting it may reduce depression and stress as well as improve memory in people with mi....
Just Vitamins' Krill Oil supplier A rated
Nov 12, 2019 | 2 min read
Krill harvester Aker Biomarine, supplier of Just Vitamins' Antarctic Red Krill Oil has received an A rating for its fishery sustainability for a fifth year in a row.
Another reason to eat nuts. They reduce wrinkles
Nov 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Recent research found wrinkle width and severity to be reduced in postmenopausal women who snacked on almonds on a daily basis. Almonds are already associated with an array of health benefits due to the fact they're full of vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre.
Over 50's have highest rates of vit D deficiency
Oct 29, 2019 | 2 min read
A team of researchers are suggesting that more than a quarter of adults over the age of 50 are deficient in vitamin D and therefore urge supplement uptake and mandatory food fortification as policies most effective in combating deficiencies.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease shockingly common
Oct 22, 2019 | 3 min read
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two long term conditions known as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, both of which can lead onto a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. According to new research the number of sufferers is three times higher than....
Nuts could halt inevitable ageing weight gain
Oct 15, 2019 | 2 min read
Nuts are good for you, that is not breaking news, however a new study has revealed that replacing unhealthy food with nuts could stop the inevitable weight gain as you get older.
Eat your way to lustrous locks
Oct 8, 2019 | 4 min read
The human scalp contains approximately 100,000 hair follicles which require essential elements, such as proteins, vitamins, and minerals, to efficiently produce healthy hair. Micronutrients, including vitamins and trace minerals, are therefore crucial components of our diet.
The brain diet 'slows mental decline'
Oct 2, 2019 | 2 min read
The MIND diet was developed specifically to help the brain work better as well as reduce the likelihood of developing dementia. It is in fact, a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, designed to lower blood pressure. An earlier study of the MIND diet found participa....
Tea drinkers have better organised brains
Sep 25, 2019 | 2 min read
A paper published in the journal Aging and conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore, Wuyi University in China, the University of Essex in the UK and the University of Cambridge looked at the difference between the brain structure of tea drinkers v. non tea dr....
Why is your gut so important to health?
Sep 16, 2019 | 3 min read
The complex colony of organisms that live in the gut is called our gut microbiome. You may have heard that term banded about a lot in recent years and that is because those in the wellness world are seeing more and more evidence supporting poor gut health as a cause of disease and chr....
Worried about Osteoporosis? Supplements to take
Sep 4, 2019 | 3 min read
Being diagnosed with osteoporosis would require treatment with prescription medication however the body still needs certain vitamins and minerals to aid in the absorption of nutrients required to build strong bones so if your dietary intake is lacking then supplementation is worth con....
Vegans must supplement with B vitamins
Aug 28, 2019 | 3 min read
To all the vegans and vegetarians out there, be aware that the best food source of B vitamins is meat, so it’s very important for non-carnivores to supplement with them. B vitamins are important for a wide range of functions, including heart health, metabolism and cognitive function. ....
Salt reduction failure tragedy for public health
Aug 21, 2019 | 2 min read
Back in 2011 a voluntary self- regulating pact, called the Public Health Responsibility Deal, was made between the government and the food industry. The pact saw to curb the salt content of food however new research shows that it's fallen short in it's goals, in fact, it has slowed do....
Beat stress by nourishing your brain
Aug 14, 2019 | 6 min read
Stress impacts all of our day to day lives, it impossible not to feel it and to be unaffected by it. Rather than popping pills to deal with the side effect of stress it might be wiser to tackle the route cause by nourishing the part of the brain where stress originates.
Protein powder isn't just for gym goers
Aug 7, 2019 | 3 min read
Protein is an important part of a healthy diet for anyone but as we get older it becomes more and more important to get sufficient amounts. This is because it's key to preventing age related muscle loss (sarcopenia).
Supplements could prevent dementia
Jul 31, 2019 | 2 min read
While dementia has no known cure, some experts believe that a certain plant supplement could help those diagnosed with a mild form of dementia.
Use of sunscreen doesn't impact vitamin D status
Jul 23, 2019 | 4 min read
​A new study by UK researchers claims that the use of sunscreen on sunny days doesn't stop the body from producing vitamin D.
Vitamin D can reduce risk of dying from cancer
Jul 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Taking vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of dying from cancer by 13% say researchers. Modern lifestyles, which see many of us hauled up indoors, are to blame for people not getting enough sunshine. In fact a fifth of Britons are estimated to be low in vitamin D, which could be....
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