Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy – is there a need to “eat for two”?

Having a healthy diet is important throughout life, however it is especially important when growing a baby! Here are some tips to help prepare new mothers for what to eat during pregnancy for a healthy body and baby. It is vital to eat a wide range of fruit and vegetables in order to get lots of vitamins and minerals. They also contain high amounts of fibre which can aid digestion….

Protein: should we worry about how much we consume?

High protein diets were once only really linked with athletes and body builders. Now, more people than ever are concerned about their protein intake. There is some belief however, that too much protein can do serious damage. Protein is an essential nutrient for the body. It is found in virtually every cell in the body and helps the body to repair and grow. Protein is made of amino acids –…

Maintaining a happy smile – tips for making sure your teeth are healthy

Strong, white, healthy teeth are all signs that we are looking after our oral health well. If your pearls are less than perfect, here are some tips to bring back the shine. Firstly, to have healthy teeth, we should start with a healthy diet! Include plenty of calcium rich foods like leafy greens, milk and low fat dairy. Also try to reduce the amount of added sugar in your diet….

Taking vitamin supplements – can there be too much of a good thing?

To many people, taking a daily multi vitamin supplement helps them get the right balance of nutrients. Can there be too much of a good thing? Firstly, we need to be clear about which vitamins are needed each day. Vitamin A is needed for healthy skin abd growth. Vitamin B is also needed for healthy skin and also to provide energy. B12 is required for healthy red blood cells. Vitamin…

Gastroesophageal reflux disease – how to relieve symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease which is more commonly known in the UK as GERD or heart burn is usually caused by sudden changes in the barrier between the stomach and food pipe which may be down to the likes of abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter or a build up of acid in the stomach. The feeling does almost feel like it is burning the heart. For people who suffer…