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Osteoporosis

September 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Info

Osteoporosis is called a silent disease because many people don’t know they have it until they fracture a bone. Others may notice their spine starting to curve, or that they’re getting shorter, which can indicate bone loss. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when your body loses too much bone and/or makes too little bone, resulting in ...

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Plant Based Diets and Bone Health

September 18th, 2020 | Posted in Info

It’s a popular belief that dairy products are the answer if you want healthy bones. Well let’s see what the research tells us about vegan, vegetarian and omnivorous diets and bone health. The Bone Health of Vegans and Vegetarians Vegan and vegetarian diets are associated with factors that are thought not to support bone health, such as low ...

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Nutrients for Bone Health – Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D

September 15th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts on Osteoporosis and Plant Based Diets and Bone Health you might be keen to find out which specific nutrients can support the health of your teeth and bones. Here we highlight the key nutrients for bone health, although the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle cannot be over-estimated when it comes to the ...

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B12, Fermentation and Bread

August 19th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blogpost on The Power of Fermentation you’ll be aware of the many health benefits of eating fermented foods. Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient that is needed for maintaining the nervous system and forming blood cells. However, B12 is mainly found in animal foods meaning those who consume only small amounts of ...

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The Power of Fermentation

August 14th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Fermented foods and beverages were among the first processed food products consumed by humans. The production of foods such as yogurt, kefir, wine, beer, sauerkraut and kimchi were initially valued for their improved shelf life, safety, and flavour. It is now understood that fermented foods improve digestibility and contribute beneficial ...

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How to Fall in Love with Vegetables

July 20th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post We Need to Talk about Vegetables you’ll know how important vegetables are for health. If you’ve never liked vegetables or have a family member who is reluctant to eat them this blog post is for you. There’s also a post full of Vegetable Recipes that will inspire even the most die-hard vegetable refuser as well ...

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We Need to Talk about Vegetables

July 16th, 2020 | Posted in Info

There are many different diet plans around at the moment. Whether it’s Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, Mediterranean or vegan, everyone’s following some regime or other. It can be quite confusing given they all claim to be the diet for you. The one thing that advocates of these diets can all agree on is that vegetables are an essential part of a ...

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One Health

June 26th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Microbes, Human Health, Animal Health, Plant Health and Environmental Health The One Health movement proposes that there is a connection between human, animal, plant, soil and ecosystem health. At the heart of this is the idea that the health of all organisms in an ecosystem are interconnected via the microbial communities in the environment, in ...

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Microbes, Immunity and Health

June 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Info

Diseases of the immune system have increased over the last few decades in urban environments. The hygiene hypothesis suggests that immune mediated diseases may be linked to reduced contact with the soil and the natural environment whilst living in over sanitised environments and being overly clean. These all affect the balance of micro-organisms ...

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Benefits of Exercise and COVID-19

June 18th, 2020 | Posted in Info

We’ve all heard about the benefits of exercise for physical and mental health. Of particular interest, in light of the pandemic, is recent medical research showing that regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a major cause of death in patients with COVID-19. Research prior to the pandemic suggested ...

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