Vitamins

December 2018 – What should we eat now?

As October’s autumn fruitfulness is lost in November rains, December days get shorter and we start to look towards a midwinter feast to stave off the gloom. December is not only the lead up to Christmas, but these days it is also when thousands gather for two weeks at the United Nations Climate Change conference,…

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Why Women should do weights: August 2016

A summer of change A lot of changes are afoot  both at Helix House and in public health advice recently. Most notably this July with new governmental advice for us to take extra vitamin D as a supplement. Vitamin D supplementation For most people, the bulk of their vitamin D is made from the action…

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February Blog 2012

 The Sunshine Tonic “What vitamin deficiency affects over half of the population, is almost never diagnosed, and has been linked to depression,  dementia, many cancers, autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic muscle pain, and bone loss? What vitamin is almost totally absent from our food supply? What…

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February Blog 2011

Have you noticed that any time the BBC news reports anything to do with Flu, even if there is no real need to do so, the two graphics they turn to are the big blobby virus AND a picture of a hypodermic needle. The unspoken connection (nudge) being that the only sensible alternative to a…

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January Blog 2011

Happy New Year! I thought we might start the year off with the fashionable topic of nudging. Not the nudge, nudge wink, wink variety so exquisitely (and painfully!) displayed all those years ago by Erik Idle of Monty Python fame, but rather the way in which the government wants to change the way we think…

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