New meat inspection rules coming from Brussels, means that quality checks will be watered down and inspectors can shift responsibility to food companies, leaving the UK open to receiving infected meat on supermarket shelves.

The 2013 horse meat scandal in the UK created a large amount of worry over what is in their food in the minds of many innocent shoppers, when they found out that for a long time, that they had had the wool pulled over their eyes when they discovered the meat they were eating in many supermarket ready meals was in fact horse meat and not 100% beef.

Now horse lover or not – we all deserve to know exactly what is in our food so we … Read More

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Rickets disease is on the rise in the UK. Serious bone deformities can arise in children that develop this condition and the government are dragging their feet over how to deal with this major health issue.

What causes Rickets?

Rickets disease develops when a child is not getting enough Vitamin D and calcium. Calcium deficiency is not the issue here though as most people in the UK are getting enough in their diets, it is a lack of vitamin D that is the issue.

As without Vitamin D, calcium cannot be absorbed so that it can get into the bones to keep them strong and to the other places it is needed such as the heart, muscles, and to create properly … Read More

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A recent study carried out at the University College London found that those that ate 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, had a significantly lower risk of death compared to those in the study who had only 5 portions of fruit and veg.

The current UK guidelines say that we need to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day to stay healthy and prevent many lifestyle related diseases. But this advice should be updated given the strong evidence researchers at UCL have discovered.

Seven-a-Day Will Provide You With Lower Death Risk than Five-a-Day

UCL analysed data from 65,226 men and women and discovered that the more fresh fruit and vegetables they ate, the less likely they were to die, … Read More

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The mind is the most powerful part of our body, and how it functions determines whether we succeed or fail at everything, including if we can stick to a healthy eating regime.

For instance, if you are someone who finds new challenges uncomfortable, stressful or you even detest them – then you could be someone who is beating themselves up mentally and unnecessarily by telling yourself things that are negative which have some detrimental consequences in your life and to your health.

Consequences of a Negative Mindset

Life can be seen as quite a scary thing when we are filling our minds with negative thoughts. With constant negative thoughts taking up our head space, we then start carrying out negative actions, which is … Read More

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Balanced hormones are the key to a successful natural conception and health pregnancy. At times hormones can seem quite complicated to set straight, but what doesn’t need to be complicated is where to get started on your journey to balancing them naturally.

Take Control of Your Mental-Chatter & Stress Levels

When you have been struggling to get pregnant for some time, it can begin to sap us of positivity and then our stress levels can rise. The most vital place to start when looking to balance your hormones is to ensure you stay positive, and focused on your goal of conceiving naturally no matter what life throws at you. By staying focused on only the positives, any other lifestyle changes you need … Read More

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Having various nutrient deficiencies is a common factor in causing infertility. One way to address your deficiencies is to ensure your diet is full of nutrient-dense superfoods.

Superfoods can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and not all superfoods have exotic and unusual names that come in powder form. In fact, some of the more common foods we have all heard of can also provide your body with crucial nutrients to help improve your fertility status and ensure you thrive and don’t just survive.

How Can A Superfood Help With Fertility?

Without adequate building materials, you could not expect to build a good quality house could you? The same applies when looking to build a healthy body that is able … Read More

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For a long time it has been said that there are many benefits to be obtained by owning a pet. And now – here is more research to back that up. As the University of Minnesota has discovered that people who don’t have a cat are at a 40 percent higher risk of having a heart attack and a 30 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease.

The benefits come from petting your cat as this increases the production of ‘oxytocin’ – the stress-lowering hormone, which helps to boost feelings of trust, love and connection with others.

So even if you can’t own your own cat right now, why not volunteer at your local animal shelter. I am sure there are … Read More

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A study has found that a common chemical included in baby wipes, hand creams and lotions called ‘methylisothiazolinone’, is behind a lot of misdiagnosed rashes in children that often leaves children with itchy, scaly skin.

This is due to an allergic reaction to the moist wipes and has been mistaken for conditions such as eczema, impetigo and psoriasis.

This study was co-authored by Dr Mary Wu Chang who is a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and was published in the medical journal Pediatrics.

Dr Chang has seen 6 children with this condition in the last 2 years, with her first patient being an 8 year old girl who came in with a rash around her … Read More

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