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  • Brain Health

    Pine Bark for Brain Health

    Posted 26 March 2015 by Healthspan

    According to National Center for Biotechnology Information, the average attention span in America has apparently fallen from 12 seconds at the beginning of the century to just 8 seconds by 2013. The sad thing is that the attention span of a gold fish is apparently greater at 9 seconds!

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  • Men Women Weight Loss

    Why do men lose weight faster than women?

    Posted 26 March 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    A study that compared male and female participants following a variety of diets, including Atkin’s, SlimFast, Rosemary Conley and Weight-Watchers, showed that men beat women hands-down for weight loss.

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  • Understanding Iron

    Understanding Iron, the western world’s largest nutrient deficiency

    Posted 16 March 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    Anaemia affects an estimated 23% of the population across Europe. The most common causes of anaemia are due to lack of iron, folic acid or vitamin B12 in the diet.

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  • Healthy Brain

    Omega 3 and Vitamin D have a synergistic effect in the brain

    Posted 05 March 2015 by Healthspan

    Researchers writing in the FASEB Journal suggest that vitamin D and omega-3 fish oils may help to regulate serotonin levels in the brain.

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  • Holiday

    How can a holiday boost your immune health?

    Posted 05 March 2015 by Healthspan

    According to a new study, published in the journal Emotion, researchers at UC Berkley have discovered that seeing things that are beautiful and awe-inspiring may give our immune system a boost.

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  • Menopause

    Menopause symptoms can last for 7 years

    Posted 05 March 2015 by Healthspan

    According to a new study, published in Jama Internal Medicine, 50 per cent of women will experience the troubling menopausal symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats, for a staggering seven years.

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  • PCOS

    Vitamin D and polycystic ovaries

    Posted 02 March 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    New research suggests that lack of vitamin D may contribute to the hormone imbalances associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

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  • Vitamin C

    Can Vitamin C prevent the common cold?

    Posted 01 March 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    An interesting case study, just published, reports that high dose vitamin C helped clear a persistent parvovirus B19 infection in a 54-year old woman whose chronic joint pains had lasted six months without responding to standard treatments.

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  • Alcohol

    The link between alcohol and stroke

    Posted 28 February 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    If you enjoy a glass or two of wine in the evening, here’s some bad news. Drinking more than two alcoholic drinks per day in middle age increases the risk of a stroke by a third, and bring one on five years earlier than for those who have less than half a drink daily. At least in Swedish twins.

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  • Glucosamine And Chondroitin

    Glucosamine plus Chondroitin as effective for severe knee osteoarthritis as prescribed drug

    Posted 25 February 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    A robust, international study has shown that glucosamine hydrochloride plus chondroitin sulphate supplements are as effective in treating severe knee osteoarthritis as the prescribed anti-inflammatory drug, celecoxib.

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