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Diets: Alkaline vs Plant vs Grain Free

As we have reached that time of the year when we are bombarded on all media fronts by the latest diets and DVDs, it was interesting to watch a programme that was looking at the above nutritional changes (not a … Continue reading

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A wonderful Afternoon of Rugby

21st July 2015 I’m eternally grateful to the team at Sale rugby for a wonderful day – thank you so much for the invitation! It’s not often that I get to have an afternoon off from work and it was … Continue reading

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Swiss Research Shows Benefits of Vitamin D in Reducing Fractures

A recent analysis of published research from the study of over 31,000 people showed that taking between 800 and 2,00 international units (IU) of vitamin D resulted in 30% fewer hip fractures, as well as 14% fewer fractures of other … Continue reading

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Green Tea Helps to Reduce Metabolic Syndrome in Elderly

A study has demonstrated the benefits of including at least 3 cups of tea a day. Overall results were significant and showed an average weight loss of 1.2kg over the 2 month study period and a reduction in waist size … Continue reading

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Study Shows Olive Oil has Beneficial Effect on Improving Blood Vessel Function

Patients with atherosclerosis may benefit from adding olive oil to their diet (30ml/day). Studies have show that long term use of this oil improves endothelial function in those with an existing low to medium cardiovascular risk. It is believed that olive … Continue reading

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Compounds from Turmeric Have Blood Sugar Management Activity

People wih type 2 diabetes may benefit from turmeric supplements based on a “gold standard” human trial. Daily supplements from curcumin, a natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow colour, have resulted in a significant drop in blood … Continue reading

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Apple Peel Extracts May Help with Lowering Blood Pressure

Based upon laboratory studies, extracts from apples may have the potential for lowering blood pressure by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme which is linked with high blood pressure. Whilst further studies are required in order to confirm their findings, … Continue reading

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Olive Oil & Mediterranean DIet Linked to Bone Health

Scientists have published the results of a study which looked at the cosumption of med-style diets enriched with olive oil. Over 2 years, they identified that this diet was associated with increased serum concentration of bone formation markers. This suggets … Continue reading

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