Tag Archives: immune system

  • 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 […]

  • Sunscreens….good or bad for you?

    It is so true that when the sun is out we all feel so much better. People have a smile on their face, colour in their cheeks and walk upright, striding out! Why is this? Well one reason is that whilst you are out in the sun you are getting your Vitamin D which is […]

  • Keep Free of Flu and Viruses this Winter

    We are told that there are a lot of coughs, colds, flu and viruses ‘going around’ at the moment and everyone is clambering to have the flu vaccine, although there is little guarantee that it will work! At this time of the year there are 100 different strains of colds and flu, and I for […]

  • Fight Disease with One Simple Dietary Change

    Can the kind of fats you eat really be a major culprit in lowering your immune system, arthritis, cancer, and heart disease? Dr. Andrew Weil a Harvard Medical School graduate and internationally-recognized nutrition expert, says they can. He says dietary fats are vital to health, because they either promote or combat inflammation, and as I […]

  • Vitamin D….. The Essential Vitamin

    We are definitely into winter now and unlikely to get our Vitamin D from the sunshine. So it is important that everyone takes a supplement during the winter months as research show that the average person today has lower levels of Vitamin D than their parents had 30 years ago! Vitamin D is essential for: […]

  • Bromelain – Benefits And Side Effects

    Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found naturally in the juice and stem of pineapple and was first isolated from the pineapple plant in the late 1800s. It has been widely used as a meat tenderiser in the Caribbean and this is one of the reasons why pineapple is often served with gammon.

  • The Life-giving B Vitamin

    According to Jenny Thompson from HIS research there is, surprisingly, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that is showing vitamin B6 as a cancer-fighting vitamin! The JAMA study is a review and meta-analysis of 13 studies. Nine examined B6 intake, and four examined blood levels of PLP, the active […]

  • Vitamin D May Help Fight Crohn’s Disease

    A new study has discovered that nutritional supplements that contain vitamin D could help fight Crohn’s disease, a chronic form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Researchers from McGill University found a link that ties vitamin D to Crohn’s disease, according to a report published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. It found that people who […]

  • Verrucas

    Children playing without shoes in warmer weather often means we see many new Verrucas for treatment in late Summer. Verrucas are caused by a virus which is found everywhere.   It invades the skin, through rubs and splits, to grow into the painful and unsightly warty growths, known as Verrucas, on our feet. Prevention from infection […]