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Are you an older individual looking for advice about how to protect your immunity or do you have an older loved one whom you want to support?
In this blog, we aim to empower you with knowledge of the many areas which can be proactively addressed to help strengthen the immunity of our much loved and respected older population.
With infections rife, we need to protect the vulnerable members of our community, including mums-to-be. It’s difficult to navigate your way through the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy at the best of times, let alone trying to maintain a strong immune system too!
Read our blog to learn about our top tips for optimising immunity during pregnancy which we hope you find helpful and reassuring.
As we all know, we face many challenges as parents and guardians of children growing up in modern society. However, at a biological level, our children face the continuous and constant challenge of nurturing an immature immune system; a complex system which is constantly developing and adapting to the outside world in order to equip them with a fully functioning immune army in adulthood.
A healthy diet is paramount to provide all the nutrients they need to ensure a strong and robust immune system. If you’re not sure which nutrients are important, or what to do when your children get poorly, we’ve gathered our top nutritional and lifestyle tips all in one place.
The immune system is incredibly important for protecting our health and defending us against viruses and bacteria.
There's certainly a lot that we can all do naturally, through nutrition and lifestyle interventions to strengthen our immune defences.
Read our A-Z guide of key nutrients to consider to support your immunity.
In these times of uncertainty, with the coronavirus pandemic escalating, and the rise of self-isolation and working from home for a currently unknown length of time, we want you to know that we’re here for you. We’re working hard to stay abreast of the rapidly developing guidelines and research, so we can help to keep you informed and healthy.
We also want to use this opportunity to impart some positivity at this strange time. There is a lot going on, and a lot of unanswered questions, however, there are several things that we do know. This will pass. We will go back to work. Normal daily life will resume. While we do not know how long it will take to get to this point, there are many things that we can all do to support ourselves. Let’s make sure to use this time wisely for reflection and self-care.
We need to do everything we can to harness the might of our immune system to ensure that it is primed to respond swiftly and efficiently should it come into contact with coronavirus, to help minimise its impact on the body. So without further ado, we have compiled our top tips for boosting immunity, maintaining a positive outlook, and keeping healthy at this most challenging of times.
Vitamin C has multiple benefits for our body, from supporting healthy skin to promoting a strong immune system. Whilst many foods contain vitamin C, it is increasingly evident given the trials and tribulations of modern day living, that we are not getting nearly enough to meet individual needs.
Read our blog on the benefits of taking a vitamin C supplement, to make sure you're getting enough.
It’s that time of the year again, when everyone around us comes down with colds, flu and other nasty infections. The festive celebrations are just around the corner, and we all want to make sure that our immune system is strong and efficient, so we can enjoy this cheerful season with our loved ones.
Here are the Nutrition team's favourite supplements so you can start building your natural pharmacy and support your family's health throughout the winter months.
It’s that time of the year again when we all seem to be coming down with something: coughs, colds, flu, tonsillitis, or worse… We all know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be to daily life, so how can we make sure that we are able to defend ourselves against these nasty bugs and viruses?
Thankfully, there is a lot that we can do to help ourselves, such as stress reduction and ensuring we get enough vitamin C, D, zinc, and sleep. But did you know that one of the most effective supplements you can take to support your immunity is actually a probiotic? It makes perfect sense when we consider that our immune system is largely based in the gut, and that the good bugs in it are absolutely critical to protecting us against the bad guys.
Read our blog to learn more.
The dreaded ‘winter vomiting bug’ threatens to wreak havoc on the start of our festivities.
There is currently no conventional treatment, [i] so read on to learn how nutrition and lifestyle may help you avoid infection, and support you during and after infection if it comes to that.