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Posts Tagged ‘Immunity’

The Vitamin D Epidemic

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

By London Nutritionist Sylvia Hensher How Vitamin D Deficient Is The UK? A recent survey in the UK showed that more than half of the adult population in the UK has insufficient levels of vitamin D. In the winter and spring about 1 in 6 people has a severe deficiency. It is estimated that about […]

Don’t get sick: Our favourite immune boosters

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

There’s no denying anymore: It’s officially autumn. The mornings are cold, the evenings are dark, and London is playing up to its reputation on the weather front. Top this with the daily stressors of City life, public transport and an inadequate diet, and you’ll soon experience the discomfort of a ‘cold’. The great news is […]

Baobab the superfruit

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I’m always excited to discover nourishing new foods, and this weekend it was the velvety baobab.  Baobab is a fruit grown in Africa, with a velvety green shell that protects the seeds inside.  The seeds are coated with an edible pale powder that can be added to food and drinks and has a pleasant citrus-tang. […]

Boosting your immunity

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Our immune system is constantly on alert fighting off bacteria, bugs and infections. If we are a bit run down, tired, or stressed, or if our diets are lacking in nutrients we can easily come down with a cold. With this cold weather, it can be harder to keep winter bugs at bay, and it […]

Is Christmas stressing you out?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Apart from causing anxiety and pressure, stress also creates some physiological changes in the body. Stress causes the adrenal glands to secrete the ‘fight or flight’ hormones – adrenaline, noradrenalin and cortisol. In the days when we were hunter-gathers the fight or flight reaction was vital for enabling us to flee dangerous situations whilst out […]

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