Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption which promotes healthy bones. Other roles for vitamin D are modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Vitamin D is one of four fat-soluble vitamins. It is available from two natural sources, primarily from exposure to sunlight and also from a limited range of animal-based foods including sardines, salmon, mackerel, tuna, beef, liver, cheese and egg yolks. It […]
There’s snuggling up all cosily on the couch to watch Harry Potter for the hundredth time, toasting marshmallows over a “campfire” on the hearth, and seeing just how cute your little ones look rugged up in their winter coats and beanies. Plus, because the nights are longer, they’re more likely to sleep late… which means you get to enjoy a sleep-in too.
We all do it many times a year. Whether it’s because we’ve got a cold, an allergy or our noses are irritated, sneezing is just another way to clear the membranes. They’re annoying, and usually a symptom of general unwellness, but after all, a sneeze is a sneeze, isn’t it? No harm done? That is not always the case. For too many of us, a sneeze (or a cough, heavy […]
Magnesium is one of the most commonly found chemical compounds in the universe – but its use as a key health supplement still remains relatively unknown by many in the western world. For hundreds of years, particularly in Chinese herbal medicine, magnesium has been used as an all-round health aid – due to its unique and natural ability to calm and relax the muscles, brain and nervous system. In this […]
There are countless lifestyle fads and diets vying for our attention at any given point. Every other day, it seems, there are new reasons to eat meat and new reasons to not eat meat. Reasons to run instead of walk and walk instead of run. One minute, carbohydrates are bad for you and the next they’re vital. When it comes to our health, there’s always new ideas, innovations and opinions. […]
Kyolic aged garlic extract is sourced from natural garlic and then aged for 20 months for peak results. The ageing process transforms the natural sulfur in the garlic into an antioxidant powder. Best of all, it is completely odourless. Kyolic aged garlic is scientifically proven to boost the immune system. Say au revoir to nasty colds and flus! Individuals taking kyolic aged garlic extract take an average of 58% less […]
It’s a quintessential spice in curry, a relative of ginger and one of the healthiest ways to add flavour and colour to a home-cooked meal. Turmeric has been used to relieve everything from joint pain to Irritable Bowel Syndrome but like many alternative therapies, there’s not always much research to back up the ancient wisdom.
Aged garlic extract can stop heart disease from progressing and, in some cases, even reverse artery plaque accumulation, according to new research. The studies were conducted at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and led by cardiologist Matthew Budoff, M.D. He took CAT scans of 72 heart patients who had blockages of at least one of major cardiac artery.