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Check-ups and tests to have during pregnancy

2021-02-11T14:30:43+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Immune System, Vitamins & Minerals|

While pregnancy is a natural process and not an illness, regular medical check-ups are important. Whether you choose to see your doctor throughout your pregnancy, or prefer to see a private midwife, only going to a doctor early and then again later in pregnancy, you will need to see a practitioner regularly, and you [...]

The immune system – the art of balancing!

2021-01-27T12:41:25+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Immune System, Vitamins & Minerals|

Understanding our immune system is a complex process that is still being studied. There are many factors involved in a healthy immune system, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought great emphasis on studying what makes certain immune systems more vulnerable than others. One cannot underestimate the role of genetic factors, diet, [...]

What does it mean to have high homocysteine levels?

2021-01-25T11:32:06+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Vitamins & Minerals|

Symptoms of dizziness, tingling limbs and pale skin are often identified as a vitamin B and folic acid deficiency. If you have visited a doctor with such symptoms, they would most likely send you for blood tests to check your homocysteine levels. But what are homocysteine levels, and can you prevent hyperhomocysteinemia? Explaining homocysteine [...]

Sport and Magnesium

2020-12-15T14:26:27+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Sport, Vitamins & Minerals|

No matter what type of sport you are playing magnesium is essential for optimal muscle function and most importantly recovery. Recovery is vital especially when you play sports where the demand is high. Example tennis you might have to play two matches per day an also the amount of time required on court is [...]

Calcium and Vitamin D3

2020-12-15T14:27:11+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Vitamins & Minerals|

Calcium plays an important role in the body. It is fundamental for healthy bones, joints, muscles, and teeth. Symptoms of calcium deficiency are quite common. It may include: Muscle cramps and spasms in the thighs, arms, and underarms and especially when walking. Calcium deficiency has even been linked to painful premenstrual syndromes. Mood disorders, [...]

The importance of Magnesium as part of your daily nutrition plan

2020-12-15T14:27:36+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Sport, Vitamins & Minerals|

Our bodies need at least 18 minerals which are important in human nutrition. Along with vitamins, these minerals function as components of body enzymes. Our bodies need minerals for the proper composition of bones and blood cells, as well as the maintenance of normal cell functions. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals [...]

How zinc can help you to treat your acne

2020-12-15T14:27:52+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Vitamins & Minerals|

Zinc is a mineral that is crucial for optimal health and wellbeing. It is found in the cells throughout our  bodies and helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA and to grow and develop properly. Zinc also helps wounds heal and [...]

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