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A fall is not almost always a simple event. It can cause hip and wrist fractures or dislocations, head injuries, cuts, bruises, abrasions and importantly, in some people, loss of mobility and/or confi...
Don't fall for......it
UVR refers to Ultra Violet Radiation, an invisible energy produced by our Sun and artificial sources such as solariums. It is made up of UVA, UVB and UVC. Unlike sunlight and heat, we can’t feel UVR...
What's up with UVR?
The first of the final three members in the B group vitamins is the not very famous Vitamin B 7, also known as Biotin, a vitamin required only in very small amounts by the body for energy processing, ...
To B or not to B, that is the ...
In this second of our series on the B group vitamins, we are looking at B3, 5 and 6. All three vitamins play key roles in helping the body release energy from food.Vitamin B3 (Niacin) also helps the b...
And the winning numbers are .....
The B Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 AND B12) are a group of 8 vitamins with important and diverse roles in the body. They are water soluble and so any excess are removed by our kidneys. This me...
Are you thinking what I'm thin...
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our body, making up about 2% of the weight of an average adult. Most of our body’s calcium (99%) is found in our bones; the rest are in our teeth, soft tissue...
The not so secret recipe for s...
In actual fact, it is more accurate to perhaps call it shinning the sunlight on Vitamin D, for more than 90% of this crucial vitamin is produced by exposure to sunlight. A very small amount comes from...
Putting the spotlight on Vitam...
Peri-menopause and menopause can be a trying time for many women. Up to 80% of women experience menopausal symptoms so it makes sense to take extra special care of ourselves at this time. Symptoms suc...
Menopause - hot flushes, fatig...
Zinc is an important nutrient. It is a component of many proteins and is needed for many processes in the body such as skin repair and immune function. While symptoms of zinc deficiency can be vague a...
It’s an amaZINC thing!
A craving for ice cubes is a form of pica (the need to eat substances not normally considered as food) called pagophagia which is an unusual but significant symptom of iron deficiency anaemia. That be...
The Curious Case of Chewing Ic...
The skin is the largest organ of our body and while it might looks as if it is just sitting there making us look good, it is actually a very busy organ! Amongst its many functions is its role in regul...
I feel it in my fingers, I fee...
Don’t be afraid of your bed !​I am so good at sleeping that I can do it with my eyes closed! (Anonymous) While it is that simple for some people, up to a third of us have had trouble sleeping at s...
Don't be afraid of your bed!
Magnesium is a player in over 300 enzyme systems in the body! These include protein production, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control and bone development. It might also have a role in high...
Magnesium - it's in every cell...