Chit Chat

  • Why Take Vitamin C?

    Vitamin C is currently recognised as an immune boosting vitamin and important in the treatment of scurvy. However a recent study has found it to be a crucial vitamin in bone health. The study, published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, demonstrated that at higher levels than just the minimum dose to prevent scurvy, Vitamin […]

  • Cholesterol Is Good For You

    We are constantly being told by the medical profession that we must lower our cholesterol levels, especially the low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as ‘bad cholesterol’, to avoid heart attacks. It seems to be that ‘the lower, the better’, although this has never been tested and more recently there has been increasing interest […]

  • Why Take Vitamin D?

    Vitamin D deficiency is a very important health issue that affects the vast majority of people in the UK, and the main reason for the deficiency is lack of adequate sun exposure. Vitamin D is primarily manufactured in the skin where it transforms cholesterol into the vitamin on contact with sunshine. The vitamin D status […]

  • Cruciferous Vegetables – Anti-Cancer

    Researchers, led by Dr Xiao Ou Shu at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have found that women who had survived breast cancer and who ate lots of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, spinach and cabbage) within the first 36 months following their diagnosis, had a higher survival rate. Results showed that increased intake of cruciferous vegetables was […]

  • Sugary Drinks and Heart Disease

    The way we live, our environment and the food we eat is the main cause of the epidemic of chronic disease such as heart problems and cancer. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health has discovered that drinking just one sugary drink a day increases your chances of heart disease by 20 […]

  • Olive Oil – A Great Healer

    Not that long ago olive oil was thought of as a speciality cooking oil, and only used on Mediterranean type recipes and for special occasions. Now, however, I would recommend it to all my patients because of all the wonderful health benefits it gives, especially cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as it contains most […]

  • Running Shoe Guide!

    Whether you are a professional athlete or play sport for fun, the demands made on your feet are increased and can lead to a range of injuries, which may be caused by how you walk or run. The study of movement or gait is known as ‘biomechanics’. The alignment and function of ligaments, bones and […]

  • Footcare – Really Really Important !

    Congratulations on entering for the Baldock Half-Marathon! Forward planning is vital to prepare your feet for a marathon so here are details of those recommendations in order to be pro-active regarding footcare for the event. ‘Fixing Your Feet’ is a book from Wilderness Press which contains vast amounts of extremely good advice – often written […]

  • Nutrition After The Marathon!

    Congratulations to all of you for signing up for the ‘Baldock Beast’ half marathon, and good luck to you all! You have probably been training hard for the last few weeks which will have strengthened your heart, reduced the effect of stress, improved your energy levels and made you feel and look good! However there […]

  • How does Magnesium Deficiency effect you?

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