Vitamin B12 deficiency: The three major warning signs on your face that could mean you are

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA. Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly. Pernicious anaemia is the most common form of vitamin B12 deficiency in the UK, this […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Five of the worst foods to eat that will raise blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s response to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. The body may not produce enough insulin and this causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. If type 2 diabetes is left untreated or if it is poorly managed, severe health […]

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Vitamin D deficiency: The three warning signs that you are lacking the vitamin

Vitamin D works with calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones, muscles and teeth. The body makes vitamin D under the skin when a person is outside in the daylight, which is the reason why vitamin D is known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D absorbs calcium and blocks the release of parathyroid hormone and also plays a role in muscle […]

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What you’re not told about ‘secretly healthy’ foods

Food gives us the nutrients we need to survive, and we know a balanced diet contributes to good health. Beyond this, many people seek out different foods as “medicines”, hoping eating certain things might prevent or treat particular conditions. Fancy drinking 200 bottles of red wine?Credit:Shuttestock It’s true many foods contain “bioactive compounds” – chemicals that act in the body […]

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Highly processed foods increase the risk of early death

Why have a high-processed food life expectancy? Unfortunately, many of our foods contain different unhealthy ingredients. Just so-called high-processed foods are no exception. Doctors found out now that the consumption of highly processed foods with an increased risk of death. The scientists from the University of Sorbonne, found in their recent study that highly processed foods with an increased risk […]

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Warfarin diet: 19 foods to avoid

A doctor may prescribe warfarin to someone who has had a blood clot in the past, as they are at a higher risk of blood clots in the future. Other factors that increase the chances of a blood clot include: obesity pregnancy long periods of inactivity smoking irregular heartbeat trauma older age chronic inflammatory diseases diabetes high blood pressure high […]

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Eczema diet tips: Foods to eat and avoid

While no cure exists, over-the-counter creams and medications that can help to reduce inflammation are available. Sometimes, a doctor may recommend avoiding foods known to make eczema worse. Some foods may trigger the release of T cells that cause inflammation, as well as immunoglobulin-E or IgE, which is an antibody that the body produces in response to a threat. Foods […]

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