“Hashi-what? Never heard of it”. This is a very typical refrain from someone when their lab test results reveal they have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid disease. Yet this condition is rife in the UK and on the increase and three of our NatureDoc practitioners live with this condition.
Vitamins and minerals are the spark plugs of the nutritional world and are vital for ensuring optimal health. If a family member has been off their food, or their health has been under par, then they may require extra nutrients in food supplement form to give them a boost. Every day our clients ask us “Is there an optimal time to take food supplements?” and so we have put together some of the key rules to help you too.
Did you know that certain tree saps are incredibly nutrient dense and some mineral waters are more mineral rich than others? There has recently been chatter among the clean living community about how amazing birch sap and maple water are for you. These “tree juices” are claimed to have health benefits ranging from improved hydration, to better cholesterol control. They are said to help boost the immune system and may enhance detoxification. Should be consuming these more regularly, or are they simply over-priced bottled waters?
If you have seen great benefits from taking daily supplements and super foods, you may be keen to give your children the same boost. You may get frustrated that these are often not as child-friendly as you would like, and getting your children on-board to take their vitamins may prove to be an uphill struggle. Here are some cunning ideas to help them whizz down their daily goodness.
Some kids are superstars and love to take their daily food supplements. But others refuse point blank. A rebellion at the breakfast table is the last thing you need when you are in a rush to do the school run, so here are some simple tips to help give kids food supplements.