5 causes of inflammation and how to avoid them

By | May 11th, 2019|Nutrition|

Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting itself from infection, illness and injury. Acute inflammation is a short-term response which happens in response to something harming your body, kick-starting a protective defense system which aids recovery. Chronic inflammation happens when the inflammation process goes on for too long, or there’s too much of it. This increases the risk of developing chronic diseases and is not good news. Read on for 5 causes of inflammation, knowing what they are and minimising [...]

Diet hacks to improve recovery time

By | May 1st, 2019|Nutrition, Wellbeing|

Have you amped up the intensity of your exercise routine since the beginning of the year? If so you may have experienced the feeling of ‘hitting the wall’ when participating in strenuous exercise. This is the point when glycogen stores are no longer available which leads to sudden fatigue and energy loss. Or perhaps your new favorite vigorous workout is giving you that endorphin high, but also contributing to the dread of DOMS (delayed-onset muscle soreness) the next day?   [...]

DNA-Testing kits – all hype or have we finally found the key to achieving individual wellness goals?

By | November 1st, 2018|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Our genes not only make us unique, they dictate how our bodies, and to some extent our minds, function. We can thank our parents for the 23 chromosomal pairs found in every cell in our bodies. However, our DNA does differ from theirs as we receive a combination of chromosomes from both parents. As the sequence of DNA on each chromosome is also unique due to a recombination, a process where sections of DNA are traded between chromosomes that make [...]

5 surprising facts about the sunshine vitamin

By | October 1st, 2017|Nutrition|

This essential nutrient gets a lot of press but did you know these 5 surprising facts about the sunshine vitamin? 1. Sunscreen screens more than sunshine (say that 3 times fast...) Did you know that being super strict with your sunscreen application may actually be hindering your exposure to vitamin D? We're not suggesting you stop protecting your skin against UVB rays, but it's important to know that sunscreen with a sun protection factor 15 or more blocks more than [...]

It’s time to stress less. What vitamins you should be taking during stressful times

By | September 1st, 2017|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Have you been experiencing tightness in your body, tiredness, headaches, sleep disturbances or digestive issues? You may be suffering from stress which impacts both our physical and mental health. If you are up-against deadlines taking time out to relax may not be an option (do remember that however busy you are compromising on sleep is counter-productive as this directly impacts your productivity!) so ensure you are supporting your body in the best way possible by including the following supplements into [...]

Finding it difficult to get to sleep in the heat? Let us help…

By | July 1st, 2017|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Commuting, functioning and even sleeping in the capital has been a struggle for many during the heat wave. As we are experiencing record breaking temperatures many of us are beginning to long for cooler days, and in particular nights! Sleeping in sweltering temperatures may make your bedtime regime more difficult than usual as we want to help as proper rest and sleep are as important to good health as good nutrition and adequate exercise. During sleep our bodies rest, cardiac [...]

Soy milk – good or bad?

By | July 1st, 2017|Nutrition|

A new study has been published claiming that nutritionally speaking, soy milk is the best dairy alternative. The study claims soy has the most 'balanced nutritional profile', however, it also states that one main drawback of this option is the presence of 'anti-nutrients'; substances that reduce nutrient intake and digestion. So, is soy milk good or bad? Soy milk comes from processing soybeans and is an alternative for those with a lactose intolerance, however, did you know that there is a strong correlation between having a [...]

The real reason why you’re tired all the time

By | June 1st, 2017|Nutrition|

Trouble getting out of bed in the morning now it’s cold and dark? Well, you aren’t alone. Winter tiredness is an actual thing, even the NHS recommends ways to beat it... The question is, is it purely coincidence that winter is associated with sleepiness? Surely there more to it than red wine and log fires? Read on for real reasons why that snooze button is getting a lot of love this winter. Melatonin Melatonin, the sleep hormone which makes us [...]


By | May 1st, 2017|Nutrition|

With exposure to social media being almost inescapable, we are inundated, like never before, with aspirational, glamourized and to a certain extent, unattainable lifestyles.  The hours in our days remain the same, however the expectations of higher levels of productivity are continuously on the increase.  It is no wonder that stress-related symptoms are all too often becoming common place, with anxiety being a silent but detrimental disorder. Anxiety is a normal emotion which helps us to recognise real problems [...]

What should we eat for a healthy heart?

By | April 1st, 2017|Nutrition|

The term 'heart-health' is used freely in the food and supplement industry, often with little evidence behind health claims.  In 2014, cardiovascular disease (CVD) was the second main cause of death in the UK.  Although mortality rates have gone down by 68% between 1980 and 2013 in the UK, hospital admissions for all CVD increased by over 46,000 from 2010 to 2015. 36,500 of these were men. Our hearts give us life, and although no one is immune to [...]

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