Vitamins and minerals

A simple guide to essential vitamins and minerals in food Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in order to work properly. Their jobs include supporting health in all sorts of ways, such as strengthening bones and teeth, fighting infection, balancing mood and maintaining healthy blood. There is much contention about the

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brushing your teeth

Encouraging kids to brush their teeth

When the little ones give us their best smile, offering a flash of those milk teeth, it would be difficult for the coldest of hearts not to melt- they look so cute! Encouraging kids to brush their teeth is so important. From the first little one that pops up and onwards – they need to

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IBS foods to avoid

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a digestive problem that can cause extreme abdominal pain, usually after eating. Other symptoms include severe bloating or flatulence, passing mucus, or urgency (and consequently incontinence). There are three general patterns of symptoms: IBS with diarrhoea, IBS with constipation, and IBS with both diarrhoea and constipation. As

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The worst food and drink for your body

It’s winter; it’s cold and dark outside and our bodies seem to be craving those leftover selection boxes as well as other yummy comfort foods. Deep down we know that indulging in some of these on a regular basis is bad for our health but sticking to a healthy balanced diet is something we’d rather

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Depression in theUK is worse than we think

Teenage depression

Teen Depression: How To Handle Your Troubled Teen Many of us have experienced being a teenager. We’re often moody, irrational, a little bit reckless and prone to mood-swings, then once we grow out of it we warn others’ that all teenagers will be vulnerable to these behaviorisms sometimes. The line between typical teenage behaviour and

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children exercising

How much exercise does my child need

Once upon a time this would have been deemed a peculiar and altogether redundant question, but with children leading more sedentary lifestyles than previous generations, it appears a more proactive approach is needed to ensure children are healthy and fit.So how much exercise does my child need? The amount of exercise each child requires is

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