Natures Aid

29/05/2020
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Suggestions to Support Anxiety & Depression

Mental health is not something to be ashamed of or to hide away from. Our mental health is something we should all be taking more care of. Anxiety and depression are two of the biggest killers in our society. ANXIETY Anxiety is the almost constant presence of fear, leading to issues at work, in social situations and often isolation. Children who are highly intelligent are more likely to develop anxiety disorders, as they struggle to process all the thoughts and worries they have. This can carry through into adulthood. Low... Read More

29/05/2020

The Menopause FAQ: Blog 3

Over the next few blogs I am going to have a look at the wide array of symptoms that can be linked to the menopause and peri-menopause. This week I’m discussing mood issues, including mood swings, low mood and anxiety: the hormonal causes, and the natural remedies which can help. The Hormonal Causes of Mood swings, Low Mood & Anxiety For more information on the hormonal cycle, refer to my ‘Introduction to the Hormonal Cycle’ earlier in this series. Oestrogen has a natural anti-depressant action, whilst progesterone is known to... Read More

29/05/2020

The Science Behind Green Coffee

In my previous blogs, I have been looking at ways to help support people who are wanting to lose weight: including the 5:2 diet and the use of Glucomannan to help fill you up more and so eat less. In my final blog in a series on natural ways to support weight loss, I am going to focus on the claims and science behind Green Coffee. WHAT IS GREEN COFFEE? Green Coffee is sourced from unroasted coffee beans. Rejecting the roasting process helps to preserve compounds called chlorogenic acids. Chlorogenic... Read More

29/05/2020

IBS Awareness Month: Supporting IBS-D

Continuing my blog series on IBS, in this post I’m going to look at the subtype IBS-D – Irritable Bowel Syndrome where diarrhoea is the main symptom. (For my blog on IBS-C – IBS with constipation as the main symptom – click here.) HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM IS IBS-D? The symptoms most frequently reported for IBS-D are abdominal pain and discomfort, abdominal bloating, distension, urgency and – of course – diarrhoea. This complaint can be very uncomfortable, and indeed embarrassing, with some people struggling to leave the house on... Read More

29/05/2020
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What is CBD Oil?

WHAT IS CBD OIL? In recent months, there has been a great deal of publicity with regard to CBD oil – and the messages can be confusing. In this blog, nutritionist Jenny Logan tackles the frequently asked questions, to try and provide some clarity on the subject. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Because of this, some people are concerned that it could cause them to get ‘high’ or suffer the negative effects associated with cannabis. So, question one – IS CBD OIL SAFE? The short answer is yes. CBD is not... Read More

29/05/2020
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Men’s Health Month: Mental Health

According to government reports, men could now expect to live for 16.2 years in poor health. With this statistic in mind, this Men’s Health Month, I’m aiming to highlight some simple ways men can try and reduce this figure – and therefore increase their quality of life. Last week, we looked at Heart Health. Now, we turn our focus to mental health and wellbeing. Mental health is a major problem, especially in today’s fast paced society. Women are more likely to address their mental health, whilst men may look to... Read More

29/05/2020

MCT Oil: Fad or Fact?

WHAT IS MCT OIL – FAD OR FACT? MCT oil is exceptionally popular with followers and advocates of the Keto Diet.  Keto regimes and MCT recipes crop up online all the time.  But is this just another fantastic fad, or is there something in it? WHAT IS A KETO DIET? Keto is short for ketosis, a state where the body is burning fat for energy instead of sugar.  Something we all want to achieve!  The whole goal of the keto diet is to keep the body in a state of... Read More

29/05/2020
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Childrens Immune Health

In my previous blog I talked about the best ways to support your immune system this cold and flu season – this time, it’s all about the kids! Below, I discuss what you can do to support their immune function and help keep them healthy this winter. As I said at the beginning of my previous blog, cold and flu season tends to start mid-September – just after the children have gone back to school. The indoor environment, central heating and close contact make schools the perfect breeding ground for... Read More

29/05/2020

The Science Behind Green Tea

In my previous blogs, I have been looking at ways to help support people who are wanting to lose weight: including the 5:2 diet and the use of Glucomannen to help fill you up more and so eat less. I am continuing this theme, having a look at the claims and the science behind two other weight loss products – Green Coffee and Green Tea. Starting with Green Tea. WHAT IS GREEN TEA? Green and Black Tea both originate from the same tea plant – Camellia Sinensis. To produce black... Read More

29/05/2020
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Glucomannan to support weight loss

In my last blog post I had a look at the 5:2 diet – a program I suggest to many of my clients who are looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight. When following the 5:2 diet you eat normally for 5 days of the week. However – for the other 2 days you restrict your calories, for women you restrict to 500 and for men 600. Whilst this diet can be incredibly successful and you don’t even have to THINK about being on a diet for... Read More