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Circadian rhythms and Biological clocks

Circadian rhythms and Biological clocks

October 16, 2019 | Depression, Heart, Sleep Disorders, Mental Health
Circadian rhythms are a cycle of mental, physical and behavioural changes of most living things (humans, animal, plants and microbes), which follow a daily cycle. Sleep, digestion, hormonal release and body temperature are all influenced by circadian rhythms. When they are disrupted or abnormal, chronic health disorders can result. Sleep...
Serotonin - More than just for happiness

Serotonin - More than just for happiness

October 10, 2019 | Depression, Digestion, Sleep Disorders, Pain
  Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) is a chemical often associated with feelings of happiness, but its functions are way broader. Sleep cycles, appetite and digestion are also influenced by serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical neurotransmitter found naturally in the body. It is made from an essential amino acid called tryptophan, obtained...
Teething

Teething

September 30, 2019 | Infant and Children, Pregnancy
Teething in babies can be a major concern for parents and carers with many symptoms being attributed to the much waited for appearance of a tooth. The teeth of baby are formed during foetal development and the beginning journey through the gum to eruption usually takes place around the ages...
Superderma Vitamin C – for Super skin

Superderma Vitamin C – for Super skin

September 23, 2019 | Skin Conditions, Age related illnesses
Superderma Vitamin C – for Super skin The skin is most vulnerable and visual to the signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, lack of elasticity, pigmentation and dry, dull skin can all indications of how well our skin is being negatively affected. Oxidation from environmental sources is thought to be...
Vitamin D and Associated disorders

Vitamin D and Associated disorders

September 18, 2019 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Pregnancy, Bones
The cold weather is coming to an end and we are looking forward to some sunshine. Vitmanin D  absorption via the skin is limited in winter, and then summer comes along with sunblock and block-out clothing. This may mean our stores of vitamin d are low. Vitamin D is needed...
Weight Loss Supplements

Weight Loss Supplements

September 11, 2019 | Diabetes, Weight loss
Weight loss is meant to be easy right? Eat less, eat sensibly and up the exercise. Unfortunately, even though this is the back bone for achieving a desired and healthy weight it doesn’t always work that way for all people and some need some supplemental help. There are some herbal...
Cold sores - Natural treatment and prevention therapies

Cold sores - Natural treatment and prevention therapies

September 7, 2019 | Immune, Stress
It's been a busy time and you are feeling overwhelmed and a bit -run down, and then you get the tell-tale tingling on your lip…. A cold sore! Cold sores (herpes labialis) are caused by infection of the herpes simplex virus (HSV1) which can enter the body via...
Confused about Cholesterol

Confused about Cholesterol

September 4, 2019 | Heart
Cholesterol is an organic molecule, a type of lipid, a sterol (a fat-like substance) produced by the body (75% by the liver) an obtained from the diet. Why do we need it? It is an essential component of: cell membranes brain and nerve cells bile – which needed for absorption...
How fibre can help reduce the risk of Cardiovascular disease

How fibre can help reduce the risk of Cardiovascular disease

August 29, 2019 | Diabetes, Heart, Diets
Cardiovascular disease is related to obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high glucose and high levels of insulin. Increasing dietary fibre can have an impact on the reduction of these cardiovascular disease markers.  Cardiovascular disease refers to conditions that involve a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels that provide oxygen...
Fibre supplements and fibre from foods

Fibre supplements and fibre from foods

August 20, 2019 | Diabetes, Heart, Weight loss, Diets
Fibre is an important dietary component for a healthy body and to help reduce the risk of disease. Coronary artery disease, diabetes, bowel disease and obesity can all be helped by fibre in the diet. Fibre plays a significant role in the health of the digestive system and regular bowel...
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