The Anti-inflammatory Approach to Long Covid

The Anti-inflammatory Approach to Long Covid

If you’re suffering from the lasting effects of Covid-19, an anti-inflammatory diet may be able to help, suggests nutritional therapist Caroline Hind The lingering after-effects of a Covid infection have come to be called ‘long Covid’ or ‘long-haul Covid’ and are estimated to affect around one in three people who have contracted the SARS-Cov-2 virus. Long Covid symptoms can include fatigue, low mood, anxiety, joint and muscle aches, disturbed sleep, nerve pain and brain fog. As with other post-viral illness,…

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Spring into Mental Wellness

Spring into Mental Wellness

The last two years have taken their toll on our mental health and wellbeing. Now as restrictions end and the spring months are upon us, it’s time to give our mental wellness a lift to keep anxiety at bay and our energy levels high. Lorraine Perretta and Olga Preston, registered nutritional therapy practitioners at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition’s Brain Bio Centre, give their expert advice on how to support mental wellbeing through diet and lifestyle. Brain Boosters 1. Colour…

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Top Tips for Better Sleep

Top Tips for Better Sleep

To mark World Sleep Day, Claire Murray, a registered nutritional therapist for Vitaminology, shares her top tips on how to get a good night’s sleep Why is sleep so important? Sleep is an essential component of human health and survival. Without regular sleep, we can suffer from reduced immune function, impaired memory and concentration, an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes as well as weight gain and poor mental mental health [i]. According to NHS statistics, poor sleep is…

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Avoid the Afternoon Slump

Avoid the Afternoon Slump

Seven hacks to avoid the mid-afternoon energy lag You may have survived Blue Monday, but are you surviving the mid-afternoon energy slump during these short days? If you regularly feel ‘hangry’ or sleepy when the clock strikes 4pm, follow these top tips from registered nutritional therapists at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition to stay fully fuelled for the afternoon: 1. Limit caffeine to the morning Caffeine has a half-life of around six hours, so whilst that 4pm coffee may seem…

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Eat to Beat the Winter Blues

Eat to Beat the Winter Blues

Practitioners at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) explain how a change in your diet can support your mental wellness this winter Winter can be a challenging time for our mental health. As the air becomes chillier and the days grow shorter, many of us want to do nothing more than curl up on the sofa. As outdoor activity becomes less appealing, it’s only natural to want to hibernate with an endless supply of comfort food. But nourishing the brain with good…

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Make your eyes a priority with Nutrof® Total

Make your eyes a priority with Nutrof® Total

Our eyes need specific nutrients to protect and support their function as we age. Nutrof® Total has been specifically designed to help make sure your eyes have the correct nutritional intake. With a premium formula of clinically supported ingredients including: Lutein & Zeaxanthin – to support macular health Zinc – for maintenance of vision Vitamin D – to combat deficiencies linked to poor eye health Antioxidant vitamins and minerals with eye health benefits Nourish your eyes and support your vision…

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Period Game Changer

Period Game Changer

Mooncup® is the original, multi-award-winning menstrual cup.  Designed by women and made in the UK to the highest quality standards, the reusable Mooncup offers an end to the plastic waste, discomfort and expense of traditional disposable sanitary protection.  With nearly 20 years’ experience supporting customers to make the switch to healthier, greener and cheaper periods.  Their exemplary advice service is run by medical health professionals.  As the leading menstrual cup brand Mooncup® has been tried and trusted by millions worldwide. Thanks…

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Creamy salt and vinegar kale crisps

Creamy salt and vinegar kale crisps

Eat yourself younger with these delicious recipes from Nutritionist and author, Christine Bailey. A wonderful healthy snack. These can be made in the oven or if you have a dehydrator, you can dehydrate these overnight for a crispier texture. Using cashew nuts provides protein and zinc for healthy immune response. Kale is an ideal cleansing leafy green vegetable, high in folate, iron (which promotes healthy red bloods cells), calcium, and manganese. Baobab powder is a powerhouse of vitamin C –…

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Acai raspberry ice cream

Acai raspberry ice cream

Eat yourself younger with these delicious recipes from Nutritionist and author, Christine Bailey. Rich and creamy, this ice cream is packed with antioxidants to help protect the body from free radical damage. The addition of kefir provides beneficial bacteria to support digestive health and lower inflammation. If not available use natural yogurt instead. Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 18 minutes Ingredients: 300g frozen or fresh raspberries 60g xylitol Juice of ½ lemon 1tsp acai powder or other…

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Baked sardines with salsa verde

Baked sardines with salsa verde

Eat yourself younger with these delicious recipes from Nutritionist and author, Christine Bailey. Salsa verde is a summery herb dressing and a perfect match for fish. Here, watercress is added to the sauce for a peppery punch, as well as providing valuable detoxifying nutrients, including B vitamins, zinc, potassium, vitamin E and vitamin C. This light, high protein dish takes minutes to prepare and can be simply served with a mixed salad or steamed vegetables. Serves 2 Preparation time: 10…

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