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Health in the Media

Dillon mentions cashew cheese and beetroot burgers – a bit upmarket for junk food! Cashews are...
So, more nonsense in the news today, this time we are being told we need meat and eggs to dodge...
Researchers examined 47 studies published between 2006 and 2017, including over one million...

Health features

Lactose Intolerance
After returning from the Beagle expedition in 1836, Charles Darwin wrote: “I have had a bad spell. Vomiting every day for eleven days, and some days after every meal”.
Darwin...
“My body was telling me to eat meat!” is another of those old chestnuts. No it wasn’t, it was just a misguided notion that meat contains something missing from plant ...
Vole pups born in the winter come out growing thicker coats. Vole mothers are able to communicate the season to their babies in utero and tell them to put a coat on even before they’re born. We’re no...
Free radical damage
To understand the benefit of antioxidants, we first have to understand the damaging effects of harmful molecules called free radicals that seem hell-bent on wreaking havoc in your...
Why do we need it?
Vitamin B3 helps to release energy from the foods we eat, is essential for many basic reactions in the body and helps to maintain the nervous system and keep our skin healthy.
How...
Protein plays an important role in the body, forming the basis of muscles, hair, nails and collagen – the connective tissue that holds the body together. It also plays a part in regulating our bodies...
Thanks to Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg and protest group Extinction Rebellion, it feels like we are finally waking up to the imminent threat posed by climate change. Sadly, the importance of...