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 Mitochondria in Health and Disease – by Ray Griffiths MSc MBANT.



Foreword by Lorraine Nicolle APRIL 2018 • 336pp • £30.00 • HB • ISBN: 9781848193321 What are the functions of mitochondria in the human body? Why might they stop working properly and what can happen as a result? How can … Continue reading

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Fish oil supplements in pregnancy ‘may reduce allergies’



Research suggests taking a daily fish oil capsule during pregnancy and the first few months of breastfeeding may reduce a baby’s risk of food allergy.  According to a large analysis of past trials by Imperial College London, this led to … Continue reading

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Ruth Stanley – Half way there!

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I’m half way through my training programme, working towards my 3rd Dan exam on March 24th. It’s been massively time consuming and quite intense, but I’m really pleased with how it’s going. I needed to increase my boxing sessions, so … Continue reading

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Support your Bones and Joints



Ageing can play havoc with even the healthiest bones and joints. Staying supple, avoiding nagging pain and reducing the risk of osteoporosis (weakening bones) is often a challenge. However, help is at hand, at Health Interlink we have a wide … Continue reading

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What are Amino Acids?



Amino Acids are the building blocks of life Proteins control almost every biochemical reaction in the body.  Protein is broken down to amino acids which are basically ‘the building blocks of life’. There are over 20 amino acids, essential and … Continue reading

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Top 6 Brain Boosting Foods



Iron – Found in foods such as red meat, beans, and dark leafy vegetables are good sources of iron in the diet. Water – Studies have shown that dehydration of even less than one percent of body weight can lead … Continue reading

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New Year and a New Look to Thorne Research



New Year and a new look Thorne Research. For over 30 years, Thorne Research has set the standard for exceptional quality manufacturing and formulation of premium natural dietary supplements. Thorne’s dietary supplements are recognized by health care practitioners around the … Continue reading

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After the three peaks challenge last June left me with knee issues it’s been a steady road to partial recovery. An MRI showed significant reduction in cartilage behind my knee cap which now limits the type of activity I can do, so for the last 6 months I’ve been on a programme of glucosamine tablets, physio and leg strengthening work.

The good news is that I’m still able to kickbox so I’ve been continuing my training in preparation for my 3rd Dan examination, which up until last night I believed was going to take place in May. The not so good news is that the exam has been brought forward to March 24th which leaves me only 8 weeks to prepare for my biggest kickboxing challenge and the highest technical exam I can achieve.

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My first focus has to be building my fitness so I’m ready to give 100% for a very intense physical exam which could last up to 5 hours. With limited preparation time and being unable to carry out certain activities due to my knee this is going to be a challenge.  My fear is that I will be particularly exposed to picking up an injury as I don’t have time for a gradual increase in training and I need to get up to speed much quicker than my original 5 month plan.


My job for today is drawing up a training timetable. Luckily over the next 8 weeks my body will have the additional support of Thorne’s Glucosamine & Chondroitin, Omega Plus and Vitamin D

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Christmas Closing

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Kindly note our office we will be closed for Christmas from 4.30pm on 22 December and will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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This time of year can be a troublesome time for those of us who suffer from Asthma.

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Charity Asthma UK says breathing in cold, damp air can make the airways tighten and trigger an attack in three out of four people.  Leaving people coughing, wheezing and grasping for breath.

Those individuals who suffer from asthma are being encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks this winter. The charity’s #Scarfie campaign says “a scarf can save a life” but it’s not a replacement for asthma medicines.

Four million people with asthma in the UK say that breathing in cold winter air makes their asthma symptoms worse.

Dr Andy Whittamore, clinical lead at Asthma UK and a practising GP, said just going outside on a cold day could be life-threatening for many people with asthma.

“Living in the UK means that cold weather is impossible to avoid over winter, but if people have asthma, simply wrapping a scarf around their nose and mouth can warm up the air before they breathe it in, reducing their risk of having an asthma attack.

“We are urging everyone – whether they have asthma or know someone that does – to share the message that something as simple as a scarf could save a life.”

In the UK, 5.4 million people have asthma and just over one million of them are children.

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