Vitamin D’s role in supporting our immune system

The potential effects of vitamin D on Covid-19 are thought to be through its multiple actions on our immune system, including its antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.

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Hello sunshine! Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D, sometimes known as the sunshine vitamin is a fat-soluble nutrient that is produced when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Although there are a few foods that contain a little bit of vitamin D, we do need sun exposure to get adequate levels…and therein lies the problem. Over the next few months, most […]

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Immune Boosters

If you have been feeling a little under the weather, a bit run down, and just not quite as healthy as you would like to feel, I have a few simple immune boosters that most of us will find easy to include in our regular diet. My top ten immune boosters: Berries – dark coloured berries […]

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Is Veganuary good for your health?

January is the time when most of us take a look at our habits and lifestyle and try to make some changes to better ourselves a little. This year, Veganuary is the buzzword of the season, as plenty of us turn to a vegan diet for January in a quest to feel healthier, fitter, and […]

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Feeling Sad? Tips for beating the winter blues

For many of us, the darker nights and limited daylight hours can make us feel a little more sluggish, but for some people the change of season can trigger the onset of more severe symptoms of low mood or depression, fatigue and anxiety. Seasonal Affective Disorder (Sad) is thought to affect one in 15 of […]

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Eating to boost your immune system for winter

As Autumn settles in and the nights get darker our health can take a bit of a downturn. Earlier this year, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended that honey and over-the-counter medications should be used for coughs and colds before turning to our GP to ask for an antibiotic. The common cold […]

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