• Lifestyle, Diet and Kidney Disease

    Lifestyle, Diet and Kidney Disease

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    While treatment for kidney disease is available there is not yet a known cure. The treatment offered can reduce the symptoms associated with CKD and can prevent the disease from worsening. One of the easiest and thus most common management methods for CKD is changes in lifestyle. Several important changes have been put forward by the British NHS. These include performing regular exercise, quitting smoking...
  • The Incredible Benefits of Garlic Extract

    The Incredible Benefits of Garlic Extract

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    Garlic, as it is commonly known, is an edible bulbous plant of the lily family that is native to Asia and a few European regions like Italy, Greece, and France. The latin/scientific name of the plant is Allium Sativum and has been used for centuries by Asians, Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Sumerians and various other civilizations in cooking and medicine, either in internal or external applications--from flavoring...
  • Is Holiday Weight Gain Inevitable?

    Is Holiday Weight Gain Inevitable?

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    Tis the season for indulgence and it’s ever more difficult to eat healthily when we’re surrounded by sweet and savoury treats. At the time, we think ‘ah it’s the holidays’, so we don’t worry too much. Holiday weight gain might seem inevitable, and it might well be. There are a lot of social gatherings: twelve pubs of Christmas, catch ups over wine and cheese,...
  • Calcium, The Wonder Nutrient for your Bones

    Calcium, The Wonder Nutrient for your Bones

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    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our bodies, which is just as well seeing as it’s one of the most important. Without calcium we would quite literally fall apart – our bones would become brittle and break easily, our muscles would spasm, hair and nails would become fragile, and our nervous system would go haywire.
  • Quercetin, Are we getting enough?

    Quercetin, Are we getting enough?

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    Quercetin is a water-soluble plant pigment classed as a bioflavonoid. Flavonoids are a large and diverse group of bioactive compounds, known as phytonutrients or phytochemicals that come under the banner of Polyphenols. This particular group of plant bioactive compounds have been identified as possessing huge benefits to human health, best known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Flavonoids are present in practically every fruit...
  • What Should Sprinter's Be Eating?

    What Should Sprinter's Be Eating?

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    Providing your body with nutrition that is specific to your type of training is crucially important in determining your success as an athlete. If you're past the days of racing your friends during break time and are truly concerned with becoming a true sprinter keep reading.
  • Common Supplement-Drug Interactions

    Common Supplement-Drug Interactions

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    Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements are increasingly being taken all over the world and providing significant benefits. However, it is crucial to know that your supplements can interact with certain medications and even other supplements. It is a must to pay attention to the way each supplement can affect your medications, so that you can use them properly. Below are some common supplement interactions,...
  • Fat Soluble Vitamin Series, Vitamin A

    Fat Soluble Vitamin Series, Vitamin A

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    Vitamins are among the micronutrients that are essential for a healthy body. They are divided into two major groups; the water-soluble vitamins and the fat-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins consist of Vitamins A, D, E as well as K. Our bodies need to replace the water soluble vitamins on a regular basis but this is not the case for the fat-soluble vitamins, as they are...
  • Zinc, Selenium & Your Immune System

    Zinc, Selenium & Your Immune System

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    The immune system in its complexity is able to recognise millions of pathogenic factors and its components communicate with each other in an effort to kill or at least control these pathogens, before they spread further into our systems and cause illness. Dietary selenium has been found to play a role in the immune treatment of viral and bacterial infections. Zinc can support the function...
  • What is the Mediterranean Diet?

    What is the Mediterranean Diet?

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    The Mediterranean Diet, along with its lifestyle, has long been lauded as one of the healthiest diets available. It is rich in fruits and vegetables, fish with a splash of olive oil and a glass of red wine thrown in here and there. The diet is adopted primarily by those who live in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The diet has been associated...
  • The Key to Healthy Joints

    The Key to Healthy Joints

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    A joint, when it’s healthy and in good shape, facilitates the movement of the two bones. Naturally, unhealthy joints would thus make it more difficult to move about and get things done. This is why it’s important to make sure you consume the right nutrients to ensure that your joints stay healthy.
  • Gum Disease

    Gum Disease

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    How well are you taking care of your gums? Traditionally, we don’t think of this to be our first priority when it comes to taking care of our health, but poor gum hygiene can actually be the beginning of many other health issues. Our mouth (and gums in particular) are full of millions of tiny good bacteria (microbiome) that help to protect our mouths...
  • Digestion: Probiotics vs. Enzymes

    Digestion: Probiotics vs. Enzymes

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    More than just your gut is affected by your digestive health. In fact, your digestive health affects your mental and physical health, too. Everything that we take into our bodies goes through our intestines and our gut, and as such, our diet and lifestyle has a huge effect on our digestion. Unfortunately, around 40% of us have digestive problems at any one time. In...
  • Epigenetics and Pregnancy

    Epigenetics and Pregnancy

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    If you’ve never heard of epigenetics, you’re probably not alone, but they are everywhere, important and need to be discussed. To put it simply, epigenetics are the biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off. Not only that, but what you eat, how you exercise and when you sleep are all epigenetics and all influence the biological mechanisms in your body.1 This article will discuss...
  • Fatty Liver Disease

    Fatty Liver Disease

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    Fatty Liver Disease is characterised, as its name suggests, by too much fat being stored in the liver cells. The disease is marked by inflammation in the liver which can sometimes lead to scarring and irreversible damage of the liver. The disease is becoming increasingly common in the Western parts of the world, and in the United States, it is the most common form...
  • Lysine

    Lysine

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    Lysine, or L-lysine, is one of the nine essential amino acids required for growth and tissue repair in humans. Lysine’s main function is to aid in the production of Carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping lower cholesterol. Lysine also plays a role in calcium absorption and in the formation of collagen which is necessary for the production of...
  • Stomach Ulcers

    Stomach Ulcers

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    Stomach ulcers can also be caused, less commonly, by long-term use of painkillers such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, aspirin, or naproxen; referred to as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These painkillers can cause inflammation to the stomach lining which can lead to stomach ulcers.4
  • Blood Health & Diet

    Blood Health & Diet

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    Proteins, vitamin C and iron, just to name a few are essential to keeping our blood healthy and maintaining its function.The main feature of blood is the constant maintenance of the composition and properties of the internal environment. On the other hand, blood components are very mobile and they can quickly indicate any abnormal changes in the body. This is why blood is one...
  • What is an excipient? Are the 'Other Ingredients' Really Necessary in Our Supplements?

    What is an excipient? Are the 'Other Ingredients' Really Necessary in Our Supplements?

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    We call them an ‘excipient’. We often receive emails here at Oxford Vitality about the safety and purpose of these ‘other ingredients’. What are they they for? Are they really necessary? Are they causing problems to our health? Simply put, the answer is ‘No’, here’s why….
  • Breastfeeding Nutrition

    Breastfeeding Nutrition

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    Breastfeeding is equally beneficial for both the baby and the mother. And while it is equally important that every human being has healthy eating habits, a breastfeeding mother should pay even more attention to her nutrition.
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