• Nutrient Displacement & Processed Foods

    Nutrient Displacement & Processed Foods

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    Modern society is demanding more of our time, so preparing healthy meals is something may suffer due to time and budget limitations. Unfortunately, this means that often nutrient-rich foods are being displaced with more convenient foods which often lack key nutrients.
  • Creatine - Athlete's Gold?

    Creatine - Athlete's Gold?

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    Creatine is a compound produced by the body in the liver, pancreas, and kidneys from the combination of the three amnio acids glycine, arginine and methionine, with the body producing about 1 gram a day. The combination is then stored in the muscles in the form of creatine phosphate, where the body converts it into ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), or what is known as energy.
  • Your Guide To Beautiful Nails

    Your Guide To Beautiful Nails

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    On average, nails grow around 2 to 3 millimeters long (around 0.08 to 0.12 inches) in a month. Along these lines, it takes around five or six months for a fingernail to completely regenerate. Interestingly, fingernails of the hand you use regularly grow faster than the nails of the other hand. Increasing the intake of key nutrients can trigger parts of the vital process that...
  • Prebiotics vs Probiotics

    Prebiotics vs Probiotics

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    Probiotics are microorganisms that provide health benefits when consumed. Prebiotic compounds are short chain carbohydrates that cannot be digested by digestive enzymes in humans and selectively enhance the activity of some groups of friendly bacteria. 
  • ZMA

    ZMA

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    ZMA, Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate, is a common supplement taken by athletes to ensure optimum post-workout recovery in the body. The supplement is made up of zinc, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. By increasing the extent to which the muscles relax and improving sleep, muscles can have a better chance of repairing during sleep, decreasing the amount of time needed for muscle recovery. This can be...
  • Circulation

    Circulation

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    If we were to arrange a child’s blood vessels in to a single line it would stretch over 60,000 miles. If we were to do the same for a full grown adult, the line would be nearly 100,000 miles. That’s an enormous network of blood vessels running through each and every one of our bodies. Arteries, veins, and capillaries are the three types of blood vessel...
  • Ginseng

    Ginseng

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    From seeing it in teas to being used in energy drinks, ginseng has a reputation for being quite a nutrient powerhouse, and with rightful reason. The root has been known and used for centuries for its ability to boost brain function, sexual health, heart health, and immunity.
  • Staying Healthy at University

    Staying Healthy at University

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    University can be a daunting time for both students and parents, a new environment, new friends, new knowledge, and leaving home. The last thing you are going to be worried about during this transition time is going to be what you are throwing in your rucksack for between lectures when your tummy begins to grumble. However, what you choose to snack on can have...
  • Pre-Exercise & Sports Nutrition

    Pre-Exercise & Sports Nutrition

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    Competition is the best motivation for athletes – to train hard and exercise consistently for the purpose of showing up one day to test your strengths. But in order to achieve one’s training goals, preparing for a competition (and the muscle building process), an athlete should also consider sports nutrition and see to it that he or she is getting nutrients from all important...
  • Zinc and Sexual Dysfunction

    Zinc and Sexual Dysfunction

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    Human sexual activity serves both to provide erotic experience and as a means of maintaining the species (reproduction). Regardless of sexual identity or preferred sexual behaviour(s), men and women each have certain physical and psychological requisites for healthy sexual function. Libido, or interest in sex, may be stimulated by sensory experiences – especially sight, smell and touch, or may be more spontaneous via memory,...
  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Ginkgo Biloba

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    Ginkgo biloba is an extract taken from one of the oldest tree species known as the G. biloba tree, native to China, and is commonly associated with treating blood circulation disorders, neurological disorders, and memory loss. The tree itself is renowned for its ability to treat asthma and coughs. However, for its current day usage, the most potent properties are typically extracted from the leaf of the tree....
  • Indigestion

    Indigestion

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    Indigestion is a word often passed around to describe unpleasant symptoms gained after eating, but what exactly is it? And why am I getting it? A group of symptoms that are often considered to be passed off as ‘normal’, due to their consistent reoccurrence after eating, actually define a health disorder that can be reduced or rid of with dietary changes and mindful eating.
  • The Modern Diet & Our Need For Supplements

    The Modern Diet & Our Need For Supplements

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    Whilst supplements aren’t meant to replace a nutritious, balanced diet, they are becoming increasingly important component alongside, to ensure we are nourishing our bodies and we can thrive. Supplements can also be therapeutic to a number of health conditions and to the symptoms they may present.
  • Inflammation - Good and Bad?

    Inflammation - Good and Bad?

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    Inflammation can be both a positive and negative factor to our health. Our diet can have a large impact on either raising or reducing the inflammation level in the body,  there are many foods that are high in anti-inflammatories which can help to reduce the risk of chronic inflammation.
  • Cranberry Extract

    Cranberry Extract

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    From being known to fight scurvy, to being ground up and placed on open wounds to fight off infections, these vibrant red gems have numerous health benefits encompassed in their tart fruit. Interestingly, when pilgrims first ate cranberries to fight scurvy, they believed salt to be the root of the cause, and that the sourness of the berry would remove the salt from their body. They...
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by bouts of diarrhoea or constipation with stomach cramps. Bouts last for days and then followed by months of reduced or no symptoms, and then occurs again. Many patients describe IBS as bothersome as symptoms often occur repeatedly without warning. Since IBS is mainly a digestive condition, changes in diet may provide relief. Many cases of IBS respond well to...
  • Smoking & Dietary Habits

    Smoking & Dietary Habits

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    Smokers are more likely to practice negative eating habits than nonsmokers; typically, smokers lean towards choosing foods with a higher fat content, less fruits and vegetables, and are more likely to consume higher amounts of alcohol and caffeine. This can be due to nicotine’s ability to alter taste buds and suppress a smoker’s ability to taste flavour in foods, which can lead to poor...
  • Chron's Disease

    Chron's Disease

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    The digestive tract is one of the most important parts of our body. It plays a massive role in digesting foods, absorbing nutrients, and getting rid of waste products. In addition, it also consists of 80% of our immune system. However, sometimes inflammation strikes the digestive tract. This prevents it from functioning to its fullest and compromises the overall health. This is exactly what...
  • Autoimmune Diseases & Nutrition

    Autoimmune Diseases & Nutrition

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    The immune system is responsible for protection against infection and disease. These conditions are usually a result of an attack that comes from outside of the body, but in some cases, the “danger” may derive from our own cells.An autoimmune disease occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in your body, common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Sjögren’s syndrome.
  • Bone Density

    Bone Density

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    We tend to think of bones as these things we were born with – they’re just ‘there’. But bones are actually a lot more complex than most of us would think. There are two types of bone – spongy or compact. Spongy bone is a very light material, made up of lots of small pieces of bone with spaces in between, rather like mesh....
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