• Tom Oliver’s Women’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral

    Tom Oliver’s Women’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral

    Tom Oliver’s Women’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral We all know that nutrient deficiencies can have a negative effect on many aspects of physical and mental health. For most of us it’s hard to know which specific nutrients we need more of, and even if we did, taking all the nutrients individually would be cumbersome and expensive. That’s where Tom Oliver’s Multi-Vitamins and Minerals come in. There’s both a women’s multi and a men’s multi to address the specific needs of these groups.   Micronutrients and Risk of COVID Recent scientific evidence indicates that there are various groups...
  • Protein, Appetite and Weight Loss

    Protein, Appetite and Weight Loss

    Protein is a vital nutrient that has many critical roles in the body. The building blocks of proteins are amino acids. There are 22 amino acids used in the human body. Nine of these have to come from the food we eat and are called essential. Functions of protein include repair and maintenance of body tissues, energy, the formation of some hormones, enzymes and antibodies, and the transportation and storage of molecules. Protein also increases thermogenesis and satiety, both of which are useful for weight loss. Let’s look at what the research says about protein, appetite...
  • Introducing - Tom Oliver’s Men’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral

    Introducing - Tom Oliver’s Men’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral

    Nutrient deficiencies can have a negative effect on many aspects of physical and mental health. Even if we eat a healthy diet it may not be possible to get sufficient amounts of all the nutrients we need for optimal health. Taking a multivitamin and mineral is a good insurance policy against nutrient deficiencies and the subsequent symptoms. Tom Oliver’s Men’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral supplement is specially designed to meet the needs of men at all stages of life. Nutrition and the Immune System The role nutrition plays in supporting the immune system is well-established. A wealth...
  • Optimising the Immune System

    Optimising the Immune System

    There is increasing evidence that being in a good state of health is one of best ways to protect yourself from succumbing to a severe COVID-19 infection and many other infections.  Given that there is no vaccine that is proven to give lasting protection, and the drugs that are currently used are not always effective we all need to be proactive in optimising our health. Things we’ve learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic so far include: Drugs and vaccines take time to produce, test and distribute so may not be the best or only way to deal...
  • Spotlight On Vitamin B Complex

    Spotlight On Vitamin B Complex

    What are B Vitamins?   B vitamins are a group of water-soluble nutrients that play an important role in many aspects of body function. Although each B vitamin has its own unique functions, they also work synergistically. With the exception of vitamin B12 they are not stored in the body so need to be constantly replenished. The need for B vitamins increases during times of stress and illness. Functions and Benefits of B vitamins  Energy production Digestion Cardiovascular health Protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism Mental health and nervous system function Skin and hair health Growth and...
  • Sustainable Packaging

    Sustainable Packaging

    When it comes to sustainability what our purchases are packaged in is a crucial part of the picture. Here we’ll look at the problems of plastic and how glass and aluminium stack up against it. There’s also lots of ideas for up-cycling your empty supplement bottles. The Problem with Plastic It’s now clear that plastic packaging is a real problem for this planet. After being used just once it often ends up in landfill or in the oceans where it has devastating effects on wildlife. Even if plastic is sent for recycling each time it is...
  • Healthy Gut ~ Healthy Body

    Healthy Gut ~ Healthy Body

    We’re entering the time of year of feasting and celebrating. This can take its toll on many aspects of health, not least the digestive system. Here we’ll give you some tips on how to look after your digestive health, specifically your microbiome. The Microbiome There are trillions of microscopic organisms in our gastrointestinal tracts that are collectively known as the microbiome. These organisms play a critical role in our health and well being. Each of us has a unique microbiome composed of a diverse range of organisms. What we eat and drink affects the make up...
  • 8 natural sugar substitutes

    8 natural sugar substitutes

    Are you in need of some serious sugar rehab? Looking for a healthy sugar substitute maybe? Here, we provide a handy overview of some common natural sugar substitutes. But beware, not all of them are as good for you as you might assume. Agave nectar Produced by the agave plant, it’s flavourful and works as a sweetener in a wide range of culinary situations. Pros A low glycaemic index score suggests it might not spike blood sugar as much as regular sugar.1 Cons Agave has 85% fructose content (that’s more than regular sugar) and is high in...
  • 10 ways to support kids' immune systems

    10 ways to support kids' immune systems

    We all have an immune system that helps to protect us from disease. In babies and children, the immune system that will serve them throughout their lives is still developing. This means that for little ones, a healthy diet and good hygiene are key. We’ll take a look at what the immune system is, why it’s important, how you can support your baby’s immune system, and how you can support your children’s immune system. In this article, we’ll explore 10 ways to support your child’s immune system 5 ways to support your baby’s immune system  ...
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