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Spice Up Your Christmas

December 14th, 2022 | Posted in Info

There’s nothing quite as evocative as the aroma of spices emanating from the kitchen during the festive season. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without them. And this is no recent trend. Herbs and spices have been used for their culinary and medicinal properties since ancient times. They are known to have antioxidant, anti-microbial, and ...

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Ten Tips for Healthy Eating over Christmas

December 9th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Christmas can be a joyful time of feasts, festivities and frivolities.  Putting on a few pounds over Christmas is not unusual and is not necessarily a bad thing as a bit of extra padding can help keep us warm over the cold, winter months to come. However, not everyone needs an extra layer of fat, and indeed,  it may have detrimental effects on ...

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7 Tips for Healthy Ageing

November 25th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Whilst celebrating the positive aspects of ageing we also need to recognise the realities of some age-related changes, such as decline in sensory abilities and the impact of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and dementia. There is a disparity between healthy life expectancy and average life expectancy. The challenge is to ...

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Think Well, Age Well

November 18th, 2022 | Posted in Info

We all know that certain dietary and lifestyle habits can improve our chances of living well into old age. However, nothing is guaranteed when it comes to ageing and there are likely to be factors of which we are unaware. It turns out that something to add to your knowledge of the ageing process is that how you think about ageing impacts how you ...

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Healthy Ageing

November 11th, 2022 | Posted in Info

The fountain of youth may still be a myth, but life expectancy in many countries has increased over the past few decades with improvements in nutrition and health care. Ageing is now a global phenomenon with an increasing number of people over 60. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion older people globally. This has led to more attention ...

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Gum Health ~ Gingivitis vs Periodontitis

October 28th, 2022 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body and Nutrition for Dental Health you’ll have some idea of the importance of dental and gum health to prevent systemic and chronic diseases. In this blog post we’ll look at the impact of gum disease on health and how to treat or prevent it. Gingivitis and periodontitis are types of ...

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Nutrition for Dental Health

October 19th, 2022 | Posted in Info

The associations between oral health, diet, nutritional status, and general health are complex with many interrelating factors. Inadequate nutrition can affect many aspects of oral health including contributing to dental caries, periodontal diseases, a decrease in tissue healing, and infectious diseases. Poor oral health in turn can result in ...

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

October 14th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Gum diseases are extremely common. They happen when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up on teeth. The earliest stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, are reversible if treated. However, some people develop periodontitis, a chronic destructive form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. See blog post Gum Health – Gingivitis and ...

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Nutrients for Post-Exercise Recovery

September 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Info

The blog posts Post-Exercise Nutrition and Nourishment During the Window of Opportunity describe how physical activity, particularly high-intensity, strenuous or prolonged exercise produces exercise-induced muscle damage and creates a need for carbohydrates and protein to be replenished. There are many supplements aimed at and consumed by athletes ...

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Nourishment During the Window of Opportunity

September 16th, 2022 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post Post-Exercise Nutrition you’ll know that during and shortly after exercise your muscles are open to absorbing nutrients that can stimulate muscle repair, growth and strength. Some refer to this phenomenon as the window of opportunity. Ideally the body needs to be replenished within 2 hours of ...

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