Nutrition

Optimal Health Resource

Another interesting blog to find useful information is http://myoptimalhealthresource.blogspot.com/. Todays article was about vitamin D. We have talked a little about vitamin D before and the importance of recieving it through sunlight, however this article talks about how vitamin D protects against colon cancer. Again this is an example of... 

Posted: 16/03/2011

A Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is considered as essential to a healthy life and lifestyle. It is important to eat a balanced array of foods, and any meal should typically be made of 1/3 carbohydrate, 1/3 protein and 1/3 vegetables. The BBC Website has a good page on balanced diet. A good... 

Posted: 11/03/2011

Folic Acid May Prevent Your First Heart Attack

Folic acid is a little like aspirin which is usually taken by people after they have heart attacks to prevent them from reoccuring. Folic acid, a B vitamin lowers homocysteine which according to evidence should reduce the risk of heart attacks. Previous trials had shown folic acid not to work, but... 

Posted: 07/02/2011

Vitamin D Exposure

Here is a section of  a nutrigold article that talks about the need for vitamin D from sunlight. Vitmain D is a key vitamin used much in functional medicine to solve a variety of problems. ' December 2010, seven major charities and organisations released a joint statement announcing a U-turn on the... 

Posted: 03/02/2011

Study finds increased folate levels stop depression

The following is quoted from 'vistasearch' which brings you the latest research from the functional medicine world. The following piece of research shows that boosting folate levels can stop depression. Reference: "Serum Folate, Vitamin B-12, and Homocysteine and Their Association With Depressive Symptoms Among U.S. Adults," Beydoun MA, Shroff MR,... 

Posted: 29/09/2010