Five things you need to know about ADHD and Diet

2nd October 2017 / Stephanie Fade

ADHD, additives, faddy eating, growth, sugar, supplements
  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 myths and give you five

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Healthy Bones and Osteoporosis

15th February 2017 / Elaine Allerton

Bone Health, Vitamin/Mineral, supplements
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 measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) from a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. Our bones

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Do healthy adults need to take vitamin/mineral supplements?

31st January 2017 / Elaine Allerton

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 should spend money on vitamin/mineral supplements. Half our volunteers were already taking a

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Do you need supplements? Some food for thought.

21st November 2016 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Micronutrients, antioxidants, supplements, vitamin c for colds, zinc for colds
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 whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do you need supplements? Here is some food

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Vitamin D: the sunshine vitamin

8th October 2016 / Elaine Allerton

#VitaminD, #sunshine, Vitamin/Mineral, supplements
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 exposure to the sun.  Vitamin D is important,

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