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1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet

A study published last week in The Lancet estimates 1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet. The study estimates and analyses data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study covering the period from 1990-2016 and the statistics make for sobering reading… Since 2006 deaths from ischaemic heart disease...

Vitamin D and Safe Sun

A recent survey showed that more than 50% of the UK’s adult population has insufficient vitamin D levels.  Very few foods contain vitamin D and those that do, such as oily fish, egg yolks, and fortified milk, don’t contain enough to provide optimal amounts on a daily basis.  Our major...

Beetroot for blood pressure and exercise endurance

A daily glass of beetroot juice reduces your blood pressure, and also improves your exercise endurance, according to recent research published in the Journal of The American College of Cardiology. After one week of drinking just 2 1/2 oz of beetroot juice every day aerobic endurance improved by 24%, and...

Can our faces mirror our health?

Traditional and Ancient medicine think our health can be seen in our faces – and now medical research has shown the Ancient Greeks may have known a thing or two.  A study has supported one sign – a crease in the ear lobe – is an indicator of heart disease.  The study...