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Back to school with an omega brain boost

Posted by Shelagh McNally on

Back to school with an omega brain boost

Did you know that studies have shown that most kids' nutritional deficiencies are the cause of their poor school performance! Give your child a head start for the new school year with an omega brain boost. This essential fatty acid can improve concentration and help with ADHD and ADD symptoms. There are three key parts to omega-3 fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). DHA accounts for 97% of the omega-3 fatty acids found in the brain. Its presence is also crucial to facilitate neurotransmitter activity and maximize the quantity of neurotransmitter receptors in the...

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Keeping an eye on healthy vision

Posted by Shelagh McNally on

Keeping an eye on healthy vision

Keeping your eyes healthy starts with a healthy diet. Fill your plates with green leafy vegetables and you can help ward off age-related vision problems. For those with a busy lifestyle, a supplement can also bolster eye health. Recent studies by the National Eye Institute in Maryland have helped us understand the nutrients needed for healthy eyesight. One key ingredient discovered was a type of carotenoid known as lutein. Lutein gives vegetables their delicious orange-red colours but also keeps our eyes healthy and our vision clear. Along with zeaxanthin (also a carotenoid), lutein It’s responsible for keeping the macula healthy, a...

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Figuring out sunscreen protection

Posted by Shelagh McNally on

Figuring out sunscreen protection

A bit of sunshine is good for you. Our bodies are built to generate Vitamin D when basking in the sun. Too much of a good thing can be dangerous! Particularly since sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer. To get the best protection from your sunscreen, it’s important to understand how SPF works. No matter what the number, all sunscreens work for two hours’ time and then to be re-applied. The SPF number is actually the amount of sun exposure blocked so a higher number doesn’t mean longer time in the sun with no sunscreen. SPF rating  % rays blocked...

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Soak up the rays: what’s your limit?

Posted by Shelagh McNally on

Soak up the rays: what’s your limit?

Summer is a time to get outside and bump up our sunshine vitamin. Humans are built to generate Vitamin D after being exposed to sunshine, which is why it’s called the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is a key ingredient in helping the body absorb calcium while getting muscles and nerves to function properly. Lack of the sunshine vitamin can cause rickets in the young and osteoporosis in the old but researches have also discovered links to other disturbing health problems including a higher risk of certain cancers, dementia, diabetes and arthritis along with a weakened immune system. During the summer...

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Naturally relieving menopausal symptoms

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Naturally relieving menopausal symptoms

[Return to previous article - Understanding menopausal symptoms]    Are you battling with menopausal symptoms? We’ve laid out the most common menopausal symptoms and found the most natural way to diminish their intensity. Now you’ll be able to fine the calm within yourself and enjoy a little serenity. Hot flashes / Night sweats Black cohosh produces the most recognized estrogen-like effect. As a consequence, it has been shown to significantly reduce hot flashes and night sweats. Related products: MENODAUSE.  Red Clover are filled with isoflavones which also have an estrogen-like effect and help reduce hot flashes and night sweats.  Related products: PROMENSIL Omegas: EPA + DHA found...

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