Tag Archives: "supplements"

Which Digestive Enzymes are Good For IBS?

IBS is a digestive health problem which can be triggered by the inability to digest certain foods. So you may be wondering, which digestive enzymes are good for IBS? In this article, I look at the science to explain which digestive enzymes you should u …

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Can diabetes supplements improve blood glucose levels?

Can diabetes supplements be the key to controlling blood glucose levels?  About a year ago I was teaching type 2 diabetes education to a group of patients. One of the attendees swore blind that adding a cinnamon supplement to his diet improved his gluc …

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Does Activated Charcoal Help IBS Symptoms?

Activated charcoal has many claims behind it, including its ability to ‘detoxify’ your gut and help with excess wind and bloating. This article will look at the science behind these claims to provide you with unbiased dietitian advice on whether you sh …

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Five things you need to know about ADHD and Diet

  October is ADHD awareness month. If you have a child with ADHD you may have heard all sorts of things about the role of diet in ADHD and it can be really difficult to separate the fact from the fiction. In this post I present some facts, bust some my …

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Healthy Bones and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis “Osteo” means bone, and “porosis” means porous… so when you have osteoporosis, your bones become thin and weak, and there’s a higher risk of breaking a bone especially if you fall. Clinical definitions of osteoporosis are based on the meas …

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Do healthy adults need to take vitamin/mineral supplements?

As featured on ITV’s “Save Money: Good Health” series 1, episode 4 with Sian Williams During the TV experiment with Sian Williams and our lovely volunteers in Eastbourne on ITV’s “Save Money: Good Health” show, we looked at whether healthy older adults …

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Do you need supplements? Some food for thought.

Vitamins, minerals and trace elements are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts. The actual amounts you need vary. This will depend on your age, the amount of physical activity you take, your medical history, gender and for women wh …

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Vitamin D: the sunshine vitamin

Hello October!… Time to consider vitamin D supplements for everyone over the age of 1 from now until the end of March. Although it’s sunny in this October picture, the sun zenith angles are now too low in UK for us to synthesise vitamin D through skin …

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