Category: Info

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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Nutrients to Support the Immune System

May 28th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post The Importance of Nutrition for the Immune System you’ll be aware that nutrients from food and supplements play an important role in the development and preservation of the immune system. Nutrient deficiencies decrease immune defences, and increase susceptibility to infection (1). As with any health matter, it is ...

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The Importance of Nutrition for the Immune System

May 21st, 2020 | Posted in Info

Recently an international research team published a report advising how the public can support their immune system and give it the best chance of fighting the coronavirus. And guess what? They suggest nutrition is an important strategy that should be included in public health recommendations (1). If you are reading this blog you are probably aware ...

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Why COVID-19 Affects Different People in Different Ways

May 14th, 2020 | Posted in Info

One of the confounding things about the coronavirus is the wide range of disease severity that infected people experience. Whilst a minority of patients with the disease require hospitalization, for these patients the effects can be severe and, in some cases fatal. Other people have mild symptoms or none at all. Understanding why some patients ...

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Spring Cleaning the Natural Way

April 24th, 2020 | Posted in Info | Recipes

With a lot of us spending most of our days at home making our living space clean and tidy may be more appealing than ever, and is a sure fire way to lift the spirits and give a sense of satisfaction. Why you may not want to use traditional cleaning products Many traditional cleaning products are bad for the environment and bad for us. They will ...

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Anti-Viral Help Mates

April 17th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Across all cultures medicinal plants have been used throughout history for the treatment of diseases and infections due to their broad therapeutic spectrum and minimal side effects. The limited advances in the field of anti-viral drug research coupled with drug resistance has led to progress in the field of utilising herbs as antiviral agents. In ...

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