News Focus - January 2021
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Soluble Fibre (FOS) and the effect it has on the immune system
Fructo-oligosaccharides, or FOS for short, is well-known for its gut supporting properties, and the most researched of soluble dietary fibres. This topical piece explores the way FOS acts on the immune system.
How to get out of your lockdown 2.0 funk
I don’t think any of us were prepared for just how long the pandemic would affect our world, so with patience wearing thin and our stamina flagging, how can we shake off the lockdown lows? This editorial gives some useful spirit lifting advice.
Best supplements: Vitamin C is an antioxidant and could help treat iron deficiency
In this column experts explain the importance of vitamin C in the absorption of iron, one of the most common nutrients at risk of deficiency amongst all ages and both sexes.
Gut health: Why it is more important now than ever
New research has come to light that several types of gut bacteria, understood to be associated with the immune system, may help with the long-term effects of the COVID virus. Study details and tips on how to support your gut bacteria can be found here.
How you can eat well to stay well
The pandemic has played havoc with pretty much every facet of our daily lives, one in particular, diet. If you’ve struggled to maintain healthy food fare during lockdown, this piece is for you.
The 10 nutrients your body needs to fight off infection
The foundations for good health are summarised here and the top nutrients required to help support the immune system. There are also tips on what to avoid to keep you in optimal fighting condition.
Supporting male mental health
It’s time to discard the stigma associated with mental health issues and start talking about them without judgement. Expert advice on mental wellbeing and how to support those in need.
Hair loss treatment: Increasing your iron and zinc could help support hair growth
The link between iron and zinc in connection with hair growth is explained in this article, along with useful dietary suggestions.
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