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Top Tips For Keeping Healthy This Year: Part 2

3. Diet (continued). Foods that can give you energy and help your circulation include fruit and vegetables, whole grains and goods oils such as olive oil, flax seed, fish oils and coconut oil. Incorporating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and lentils in your diet will also help you to lose some extra weight and benefit your immune system. Red meat and fats...

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Top Tips For Keeping Healthy in 2014: Part 1

Top Tips For Keeping Healthy in 2014: Part 1

This year is a great opportunity to make some beneficial changes to your health and wellbeing. With all the general doom and gloom surrounding us today it is vital that we take control in our general mental and physical health. The way the NHS is heading, it is more important than ever to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This has many obvious benefits both...

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Manuka Honey Prevents Infections

Manuka Honey Prevents Infections

A new study published in the journal, Microbiology, has found that manuka honey could help to clear chronic wound infections. These findings even suggest that this natural remedy could prevent infections from developing. This study provides further evidence of the anti-bacterial properties of this powerful natural remedy. Research conducted at Cardiff Metropolitan...

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Supplements for the Party Season

With Christmas and New Year’s celebrations just around the corner, most of us will be enjoying plenty of food and the odd drink. The down side of the festive fun is that our bodies generally take in more calories than normal, and our immunity and detoxification organs are put under extra pressure. The good news is that there are a few natural supplements that can...

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Can turnips help prevent flu?

Can turnips help prevent flu?

There are lots of recent foods and remedies that claim to help prevent flu. Recently scientists in Japan have discovered that eating a traditional pickled turnip could prevent people catching the flu. This is potentially a major breakthrough and an addition to the number of natural remedies for supporting the immune system against the flu virus. Studies conducted in...

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Can homeopathy help with flu prevention?

Homeopathy may be able to play a role in preventing seasonal flu by helping to support the immune system. There are a number of remedies that can be taken to support the immune system at this time of the year, although the most effective form of treatment is to consult a professional homeopath and have constitutional treatment. This is given in the form of a...

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Natural supplements for immune boosting

There are many immune boosting herbs and supplements available, but which ones are the most effective and safe to take? Which ones are a waste of money? Alongside taking natural immune boosting supplements you can also make some simple life-style changes that will have dramatic results. A healthy diet, good quality rest, minimal alcohol and caffiene consumption,...

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What is Gluten Allergy & Intolerance?

Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, oats, rye, barley and oats. You will find gluten in foods such as bread, rolls, cakes, flour, pasta, biscuits, pastries, noodles, pizza, muffins and couscous. These are just a few examples, but you can see that gluten is present in many foods that are consumed in a western diet. We are exposed to a lot of gluten on a daily...

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Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Foods to Boost Your Immune System

As we are approaching the “flu season” it is time to start eating the right foods for our immune systems.  During the autumn and winter months, there are new strains of viruses and bacteria mutating and this puts a great strain on our immune systems. We are surrounded by all sorts of viruses and bacteria from buses/trains/underground, places of work, coffee shops to...

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The Benefits of Vitamin B5

The Benefits of Vitamin B5

There are a whole range of B vitamins, each with lightly different functions and roles in the body, but what are the benefits of vitamin B5? This range of vitamins is generally recommended to nourish the nervous system and to boost energy levels. B vitamins are all water soluble, which means that the body does not store them. Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic...

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Meditate to Boost your Immune System

A recent study has found that meditation can improve mental health and boost your immune system. The research was conducted at Harvard and Justuc Liebig University. The researchers discovered that the ancient religious tradition of meditation has various health benefits and can be used as an effective clinical treatment The new study which found that meditation can...

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Can Vitamin D Reduce Asthma Symptoms?

Can Vitamin D Reduce Asthma Symptoms?

Researchers at King’s College London have claimed that vitamin D has the potential to treat asthma symptoms. Their initial research has found that vitamin D can reduce the production of a chemical that makes asthma symptoms worse. The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Asthma affects more than 5 million people a year, although a...

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