What is IBS, different types of IBS 12/04/2021

IBS Support: The Different Types of IBS

What Is IBS? IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is a common diagnosis and has a broad spectrum of symptoms. For this reason, health professionals divide IBS into three sub-categories to help focus treatment more effectively. The different types of IBS are: IBS-C – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, where the main bowel symptom is constipation. IBS-D – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, where the main bowel symptom is diarrhoea. IBS-M – Irritable Bowel Syndrome with a mixed bowel symptom – most often alternating between constipation and diarrhoea. It is important to note... Read More

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An Introduction to the Microbiome

What is the Gut Microbiome? Hippocrates said: “All disease begins in the gut”. Modern-day research appears to be showing just how right he was. However, it is not the health of the gut itself that has such an impact – but rather the 100 trillion bacteria that make their home there, forming what is often referred to as ‘the microbiome.’ Bacteria get a lot of bad press. We’re encouraged to use anti-bacterial solutions and to regard all bacteria as ‘germs’, and therefore the enemy. But whilst there are bad bacteria,... Read More

probiotics for kids, childrens probiotics 08/03/2021
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Probiotics for Kids

When do children need probiotics? In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of probiotics for kids and why a supplement can support their diet. What Is A Probiotic?  Firstly, let’s look at what a probiotic is. ‘Probiotic’ means beneficial living organism. In this instance, we are talking about beneficial bacteria helping to support health and wellbeing. Every human gut contains a world of bacteria, known as the microbiome. This microbiome, when we are adults, is home to over 100 trillion bacteria.  To repay us for giving them somewhere safe... Read More

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

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

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


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


Natural Help for Hay Fever

NATURAL HELP FOR HAY FEVER Nothing is better than loads of time spend in the sunshine outdoors! Unless of course you suffer with hay fever – then it may not have been quite so wonderful. As everyone starts mowing their lawn and the trees break out with blossom, the hay fever sufferer finds their eyes starting to become red and swollen, their throat tickling and most often their nose streaming. As these symptoms hit, we are tempted to reach for the anti-histamines to try and suppress the symptoms – but... Read More