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veganuary, vitamins for vegans 26/01/2021

Veganuary: Vegan Supplements & Dietary Advice

The interest in going vegan for a month each year during January -–now known as Veganuary – has grown year on year.  As Veganuary 2021 gets underway, we take a look at how to go vegan, and the main differences between a vegan diet and a vegetarian one.   What’s The Difference Between Vegan And Vegetarian Diets? Sometimes the difference between vegan and vegetarian diets can be confusing, but there is a clear distinction between the two. A vegetarian diet excludes meat and fish, whereas a vegan diet is much more... Read More

What Vitamins Should I Take 22/12/2020

What Vitamins Should I Take?

In 2002, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reviewed the nutritional status of a broad cross-section of society and found that the following groups could be at risk of nutritional deficiencies:  People who eat less than NINE servings of fruit and vegetables per day People whose diet does not include wholegrain, low-fat dairy AND small servings of lean meat, poultry or fish, every day. People on a low-calorie diet (less than 1200 per day) People who are Vegetarian or Vegan People who are lactose intolerant People with food... Read More

zinc benefits, benefits of zinc 12/11/2020

Top 10 Zinc Benefits

Zinc is a mineral with many different vital roles to play in your body. But why is zinc good for you exactly? This blog looks at all the various benefits of zinc, its role in our health and when you may benefit from a zinc supplement.  What Is Zinc? First, let’s look at zinc facts. Zinc is a trace mineral – the second most abundant in your body after iron. It plays many different roles in your body but seems to be particularly important in: Fertility and Reproduction Immune Health... Read More

benefits of MCT oil, what is MCT oil? 15/10/2020
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What is MCT Oil?

You may have heard of MCT oil, particularly in relation to the keto diet. But what is MCT oil exactly, and what are its benefits? Today I will try and present the low-down and give you all you need to know about MCT oil and the role it plays in ketosis. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides – it is a type of fat which is low in our diets, and which has had a lot of interest in recent years.  MCT oil can be produced from coconuts or palm... Read More

Helping Them Thrive Across The UK

With the health of the nation high on the agenda, a network of community baby banks, that spans the UK, has received a donation from Nature’s Aid, ensuring little ones have access to Vitamin D to support the development of healthy bones and teeth and to support a healthy immune function. Abbernecesities, Little Village and Baby Basics form a network of national baby banks that rely on volunteers and donations to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. In 2019... Read More

best vitamins for healthy hair 28/08/2020

Top 10 Tips for Healthy Hair

Hair lacking lustre, growing slowly or feeling brittle? There are lots of factors that could be contributing to your hair woes but, luckily, diet can play a significant role in helping to get your hair back to its healthiest. Here at Natures Aid, we’ve looked at what vitamins are good for hair, which minerals your body needs and the most important nutritional factors to help put an end to bad hair days and support strong healthy hair.  1. Remember: healthy hair starts from within The first and most important thing... Read More

18/08/2020

Here Comes the Choo Choo Pain

2020 has certainly been a strange year. A pandemic, an unprecedented lockdown, and a huge disruption to our way of life. This has been a very challenging time, which has made some already stressful experiences seem even more difficult. This is not surprising, isolation from others can make us feel so much more alone, and feeds into our belief that we are the only one struggling, which can really increase feelings of stress.  FEEDING TIME STRESS:  One thing we are certainly aware of is how difficult it is to feel... Read More

best vitamins for energy 28/07/2020

Top 5 Vitamins and Minerals for an Energy Boost

Life can be busy, stressful, hectic – and, of course, tiring! To combat fatigue, many people start searching for something which may help to improve their body’s energy production and therefore reduce feelings of tiredness and day-to-day lethargy. Many people will reach for a cup of coffee or an energy drink when fatigue hits, however, certain vitamins and minerals can also help to ensure that your body has the support it needs for healthy and sustained energy production.  So, put down the caffeine; here at Natures Aid, we’ve created a... Read More

29/05/2020

FAQ: The Menopause

Over the next four weeks, Nutritional Therapist Jenny Logan will be answering all your questions about the Menopause – what it is, what to expect, and which natural remedies can help. What is the Menopause? The word menopause comes from Greek: Meno means ‘month’ Pausis means ‘to stop’ This is an accurate description as the menopause is the time of life when the monthly menstrual cycle stops. This usually occurs between the ages of 45-55. What causes Menopause? Women are born with a finite number of eggs cells in their... Read More

29/05/2020

The Microbiome & the Brain

THE ‘SECOND BRAIN’ Human beings have a ‘second brain’ in the gut – a number of enteric cells, containing the same number of neurones as the brain of a cat, stretched out along the digestive tract.  These cells are in direct communication with the brain, via the Vagus Nerve.  This communication is not one way either – the gut influences the brain and the brain responds.  The gut bacteria produce a large number of neurotransmitters, which help and support the brain and mood: 95% Serotonin (our happy brain chemical) is... Read More