Why Omega-3s are crucial for pregnant moms

Pregnant woman drinking fresh water in kitchen, healthcare during pregnancy concept

A new pregnancy should hopefully be a very happy and joyful time. Expecting a new life is a wonderful experience. However, some young mums may have concerns about how successful their pregnancy is, and how healthy their baby will be. Of the many questions that young mums ask, “Am I taking the right prenatal vitamins?” […]

The real impact of Vitamin D Deficiency

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It’s that time of the year when we can all feel the seasons are a-changin’. As we slip into September, we know at a latitude of over 35° North, the amount of solar UV light needed to produce Vitamin D declines dramatically. As a result, between October and April each year, we get a minimal […]

What are the links between diet and the menopause?

Menopause is simply a pause for some of us in our 40s and 50s. For others, it’s a giant full stop!  As our bodies undergo massive changes, our youthful health and well-being can often take a sudden plunge.  However, women’s experience in different parts of the world can vary hugely. In Japan, even the word […]

DPA – the missing Omega you may never have heard of.

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DPA in Omega-3 can be considered “the missing Omega-3”. We’ve all listened to podcasts and lectures about the different Omega-3 essential fatty acids.  Normally there’s mention of EPA, DHA and ALA.  However, DPA (22 : 5n-3) docosapentaenoic acid is often overlooked. It has always been part of healthy nutrition because infants obtain almost as much DPA as DHA in […]

How can this small Vitamin K make such a big difference to my heart health?

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Several very important proteins require activation by Vitamin K2. One of these, GLA, is vital to bind calcium, remove it from the arteries and carry it to your bones, where it is required to build a healthy bone structure.  We know that the build-up of calcium in the arteries is the biggest threat to blood […]