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Coronavirus, Self-Isolation and Community

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The world and our perception of our everyday lives seem to have changed so much over the past month since, in the UK at least, we have gone from 35 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 as of the 1st March to today’s (26th March) official figure of 9529.  Globally the figures…

The Food Matrix: Our Personal Response to Food

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We rely on food labels to make informed choices about which foods to eat. Labels offer us information on energy and nutrient values such as calories, protein, fat and carbohydrate. But the truth is that food is much more than a list of nutrients on a label. Simply looking at the…

Shining a Light on Seasonal Depression

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Natural approaches to overcome seasonal affective disorder (SAD) The term “seasonal affective disorder” – appropriately abbreviated SAD – is used frequently at this time of year coinciding with the dark, long winter nights and very little daylight, let alone sunshine, to be seen. But SAD isn’t an invented excuse for…

Health Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract

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Extracts from grapefruit seeds sometimes referred to as citricidal – the bioactive bioflavonoid compound – is known for its powerful anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial activity. But considering we don’t eat the seeds of grapefruits; we investigate how this extract is turned into a food supplement and the evidence for its…

Intention vs Resolution

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Digging deeper into the success vs. failure of New Year’s resolutions Intention: noun a thing intended; an aim or plan. Resolution: noun a firm decision to do or not to do something. The term itself, “New Year’s Resolution,” can lead to fear or apathy for many depending on the amount of change we want…

Find Your Happy

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We all want to be happy and successful in 2020. So how do you kickstart the New Year to ensure the next 12 months and beyond are full of opportunities?  It turns out that success doesn’t make us happy, but in fact, happiness makes us successful. And the key to…

Does CBD oil need omega 3 EFAs to work?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) plants and every day there seems to be a new article purporting the health benefits of this popular oil. One of the main research areas into CBD oil containing full spectrum hemp extracts has focussed on its anti-inflammatory effects through modulating…

Nutrigold Guide To Reading Food Labels

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Whenever you go into a supermarket, it can feel like a bit of a mission. Firstly you have to navigate the shop’s layout, then there’s all the confusing pricing and offers and all whilst trying to find food that is not only nutritious but fits your budget. With more people now opting for pre-packaged…

Vitamins D3, K2, and A – Nutrients for strong bones and a healthy heart

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Vitamins are classified into two groups: fat-soluble (vitamins A, D, E, and K) and water-soluble (B-complex vitamins and vitamin C). Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed best when consumed with higher-fat foods. Fatty fish, vegetable oils, green vegetables, and nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamins A, D, E, and K, collectively. However,…
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