How Vitamin D cuts the risk of cancer

Health Benefits of Vitamin D As you’ll know, the NHS recommends that we all supplement with vitamin D – specifically vitamin D3 – in the winter to help boost our immune system against colds and flu. But there is another very important reason to take extra vitamin D. Vitamin D is a vital factor in … Read more

Nutrition can help depression

University research shows that certain health supplements and combinations of foods and nutrients can not only improve overall mood but even reduce the incidence, length and severity of depression. Omega 3 People who are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids are generally more susceptible to depression and low mood. The brain has a high component of … Read more

Where are you on the happiness scale?

Are you a clergyman or a florist?  According to research, you are very likely to be happy. Or a roofer or a banker? If so you are probably at the opposite end of the occupational happiness scale. But assuming you are in none of these occupations, where are you on the happiness scale? The largest … Read more

Reaction time is an indicator of brain health

Your diet is a major factor in how fast and well your brain – and reflexes – work. And research tells us which foods and nutrients keep your brain working at peak efficiency. The reaction time test at the end of this short article estimates your age, based on how fast you reacted in a driving … Read more

Combat depression with botanicals

Chamomile, Green Tea, Valerian and Lavender are mood enhancers There are at least four botanical extracts that have proper evidence as mood enhancers. Chamomile There are compounds in chamomile (Matricaria recutita) that bind to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium. So a cup of chamomile tea can have a direct calming influence. It … Read more