Author Archives: catherine

Arthritis inflammation and pain relief

Customer Question: We have received a couple of customer requests around which supplements may help with managing inflammation and pain around arthritis. In this blog Dr Shane highlights some of the nutrients that have been shown to of real value. Plus reducing our chances of developing arthritis, we need to also consider key nutrients obtained […]

How does Beetroot help the body?

Why is there so much buzz about beetroot? Beetroot is a root vegetable that’s most often found in it’s purple/red variety. There are a few other varieties too, like yellow and orange. Beetroot is most often found in the UK in pickled form, added pre-cooked to salads, or used raw in juices. In the UK, […]

How to add Natural Fiber to your diet.

HEALTHY ORIGINS FIBER NATURAL HEALTHY 225 G (7.9 OZ)

Product in focus.  Each month we will feature a product that we feel has much potential though it maybe one that you know little about. The first product in focus is brought to us by Healthy Origins. The product is called “Fiber Natural Healthy”. A quick review of the product label indicates that this supplement […]

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease

In recognition of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness week, we asked Katherine Kimber (Dietitian) to explain what it is and what we can do help if we suffer with it. Read what she suggests: First of all, what is GORD? GORD stands for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. It can be shortened to GORD or GERD depending on […]

Know Your Nutrients: Friendly Bacteria

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts promoted as having various health benefits. They’re usually added to yoghurts or taken as food supplements and are often described as “good” or “friendly” bacteria.1 What are Probiotics? What are the health benefits of Probiotics? What should I know when taking Probiotics? Probiotics products Summary What are Probiotics? Our […]

Helping Our Children Chase Rainbows With Their Forks.

We all understand the need and value in eating a wide range of vegetables and fruits. This has been promoted as eating a plate of colour or more specifically “Eat the Rainbow”. Benefits of Chasing the Rainbow “Eat the Rainbow” is an educational approach intended to encourage children to incorporate fruits and vegetables in their […]

Know Your Nutrients: L-theanine

This next post in the series which explores key nutrients that are required by our bodies to support our optimal health and wellbeing. Each nutrient will be described in terms of its role, highlighting various key benefits, including our potential for deficiency, dietary sources, and potential benefits for supplementation.  L-theanine is an amino acid uniquely […]

Know Your Nutrients: Chromium

This next post in the series which explores key nutrients that are required by our bodies to support our optimal health and wellbeing. Each nutrient will be described in terms of its role, highlighting various key benefits, including our potential for deficiency, dietary sources, and potential benefits for supplementation.  Naturally found in many foods and […]